OPI Excuse Moi! is the pink glitter polish from the OPI The Muppets Collection. At first I overlooked it because I had my eyes on the chunky glitter polishes, which I previously swatched and reviewed.
But I had to try this one out because I thought that perhaps this would be the pink that I would fall in love with.
It’s different than what I expected. The other glitter polishes take 3 or more coats to cover the nail, and they’re really meant for layering. On the other hand, OPI Excuse Moi! is waaaay more pigmented and isn’t really meant for layering over other polishes.
While this colour isn’t my favourite pink polish, it definitely gets points for being unlike any other pink I have in my collection.
OPI Excuse Moi! Pictures
OPI Excuse Moi! Swatches
All swatches have:
- Nubar Foundation Base Coat
- 2 coats of Excuse Moi!
- Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat
√ Pink glitter
√ 3-Dimensional textured look
- Name: OPI Excuse Moi!
- Collection: OPI The Muppets Collection (Holiday 2011)
- Colours Available in the OPI The Muppets Collection:Rainbow Connection, Divine Swine, Fresh Frog of Bel Air, Gone Gonzo!, Gettin’ Miss Piggy With It!, Excuse Moi!, Animal-istic, Warm & Fozzie, Wocka Wocka!, Pepe’s Purple Passion, Designer, de Better! & Meep-Meep-Meep
- Press Release: You can view my blog post on the OPI The Muppets Collection press release here.
- Amount: 15 mL (0.5 fl. oz.)
- What I Paid: Nothing! (This was kindly sent to me by PR.)
- Where to Buy: It was supposed to be officially released on November 1st, but I’ve already seen it at Trade Secrets, so you’ll probably be able to find it easily at beauty-supply stores now.
OPI Excuse Moi! Review
Excuse Moi! by OPI is a medium, saturated pink base with multicoloured glitter. The fine glitter is pink and silver. The large hexagonal glitter pieces are yellow, orange, green, blue, pink, and silver.
The overall effect is very much candy-like and blingtastic. I imagine a greedy little monster (who ate too much candy in a short period of time) puking all of this out.
The pink and silver are the main colours that stand out – they’re like the gym rats who hit the weights on a daily basis.
I was hoping that the other colours wouldn’t be bullied into the background, but, unfortunately they were. Oh, those lightweights!
Also, please note that to the naked eye, in most lighting, the polish tends to look more like what it looks like in my flash and sunlight photos. I included the natural-light photos so you could see all of the colours better.
Finish & Grittiness
This is a polish that’s chock full of glitter, so you can’t expect it to be as smooth as a creme lacquer. Yes, it has noticeable texture, but it’s definitely not sharp or rough. It’s smoother than most glitter polishes. And a top coat will definitely help.
Application & Formula
Unlike the other glitter polishes in this collection like OPI Rainbow Connection and OPI Gone Gonzo! that have clear bases, OPI Excuse Moi! has a pink base. This helps greatly with building up opacity. I needed just 2 coats to fully cover the nail. Because of this, I don’t consider this a polish suitable for layering on top of another base colour. It stands up well alone.
I liked this formula better than the other glitters in the OPI Muppets Collection because it seemed like it was easier to control the glitter when it was suspended in this pink base as opposed to the clear base.
Final Verdict: 5.5/10
OPI Excuse Moi! isn’t a bad polish, but this shade of pink left me disappointed. I was hoping for all the rainbow-glitter colours to stand out equally, but mainly just the pink and silver dominated the overall appearance. (I can’t fault OPI since they actually advertised it as just a pink-glitter polish.)
Those who like this shade of pink will be thrilled because the application was great and required just 2 coats. But, I had to give this a low score just because the polish didn’t move me. I was much more excited about the other colours in the collection.
Which colours in the OPI The Muppets Collection did you pick up? Did you buy the full-sized bottle or a set? Were you excited about the opacity of Excuse Moi!, or were you also hoping for more rainbow-glitter goodness?
Bother. Ordered all the glitters except for this one, and I absolutely adore it. Typical! That’s what I get for ordering without swatches.
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Well, I’m sure you still got a lot of great colours. You can still get it later…or maybe the other amazing ones you got will make you forget about it. 😛
Thank you for the beautiful swatches and great review.
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You’re most welcome! I was very happy to have the opportunity to wear this and then share it with everyone.
Oooh this one looks gorgeous. Wish they weren’t so expensive in the uk 🙁
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Yeah, people have told me how pricey OPI is in the UK…Honestly, I don’t know how I would feed my nail-polish addiction if I lived there. Hmm…maybe buying from eBay would be cheaper for you?
Great swatches, as always! I’m disappointed though. Maybe the base color was too opaque so it pretty much covered all the other colors. What a waste if you have rainbow goodness in there. Then again, it might have been intentional to get you staring all the more intently at your nails as you try to pick out the colors in the sun…and avoid all the odd looks on the train. 🙂
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The opacity was great, but, yes, if more of the multicoloured glitter came through, that would’ve been perfect. It’s a nice colour still, but not as much of a dramatic diva as it could’ve been. 😉 Hehe, and I may need to buy a magnifying glass because picking out all the colours in a glitter-loaded polish like this was hard with the naked eye. I also had to zoom in on my photos to double-check that what I saw on my nails was actually what was there. 😛
My sister in law is taking me to cosmoprof this week and I am hoping to find the muppet collection there- don’t think I’ll pick up this colour but there are so many great ones I have no idea how to choose! Thanks for another super review! Ps.I loved your Sunday post this week! I had a lot of similar crushes growing up (not kid rock, sadly). Cheers!
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Hope you and your sister-in-law have a wonderful time at Cosmoprof. I’ve never been there, but from what I’ve read about other people’s experiences, sounds like it’s amazing with lots of things to see!
You’re very welcome for this review. I was really curious to wear this colour and share my thoughts of it with everyone. 🙂
And I’m so glad that you enjoyed my Smorgasbord Sundays post about my crushes. 😉 Hehe, I was nervous about admitting to some of those crushes, but I published it anyway. Thank goodness it was received well…haha! (And it’s probably a good thing that we didn’t share the same former Kid Rock crush. I wasn’t proud of that.)
As always beautiful swatches… sorry you’re wearing cookie monster’s puke on your nails though 😉
Lol love your gym-rat analogy… I am quite pleased with my Warm&Fozzie purchase from this collection… but I can see how this would be a hit for the person who wants some bling, but not too much of it… this would be right up their alley
Ps. Speaking of “puke” I know you asked me (I just don’t know where) If i will be wearing some Unicorn Puke on my nails… and yes, yes I did order me a bottle of that 🙂
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Is it wrong that I fed him a little too much candy just so that he could ‘puke’ on my nails? 😛
You know, I love how we’re so comfortable with each other that you can say, “Speaking of puke”….haha! 😉 And then I’m all ears, and it’s not weird at all.
Weee! I can’t wait to see how Unicorn Puke looks like on your nails. I just adore your nail shape – everything looks so beautiful on them. And that polish is so special – it has soooo much going on. Can’t wait to see it in person, too! 😀 Hurry up, bottle!
And we shall continue to search for that one flattering pink because this definitely is not it. I got this color as a set (I mainly wanted Rainbow Connection and the indivdual bottles were sold out) and I agree it really isn’t the best color. Like Marta said.. it reminds me of pink puke as well. Not exactly what I want on my nails. I wish the other glitters in this collection were opaque like this one though.
Yes, unfortunately this wasn’t the pink that made me admit myself into the insane asylum. (I’m in there for another reason. :P)
Oh, it’s too bad that you were forced to buy a set instead of just getting the individual polish you wanted. But at least you got hold of Rainbow Connection! 😀 Yay! (You know, I was at a Trade Secrets a couple of days ago, and my location had that colour fully stocked. They must’ve bought more than other stores because whenever someone would buy a colour, the sales person would refill it so the display was always full.)
Dang! I need a trade secrets next door. I’d probably supply 50% of their total business! haha, but seriously though that’s really awesome. I wonder, does OPI limit the number of bottles you can order? Perhaps to make the collections more special and rare? I mean, if a certain color is sold out everywhere why don’t stores restock more often? They’d make more money. I remember hunting for OPI Crown Me Already, and finally found a bottle after the third store. The sales rep said I was lucky ’cause it was the very last bottle. I’m thinking to myself, “what’s stopping you from ordering more?”.
but…. I can’t really complain about my current store. $5.99 CAD per bottle is worth the elbowing I gotta do to get my colors. haha
If you had a Trade Secrets next door, it would be far too dangerous! “Vivian, step away from the polish with your hands up!” 😉
Good question! I’m not sure if OPI limits their orders. But the one I went to had TONS of cardboard boxes that were filled with OPI polishes. Obviously I didn’t open them, but when I walked by the cashier, I saw all the boxes with “OPI” on the outside. And the employees kept refilling The Muppets display with bottles from those boxes, so I just assumed that all of them were from The Muppets collection.
Maybe certain stores don’t stock up because they didn’t anticipate the demand. Haha, honestly! Just go to any nail blog and you can easily find out what’s in demand. But maybe stores have to place their OPI orders even fartherrrr in advance. Or…maybe OPI allows certain stores (the ones that get more traffic) to order more bottles.
Wow, yes, $5.99 is a fantastic price!
I love this color! Mary you have the greatest swatches and make it so hard to resist!!
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Hehe, it’s cool that you like this more than I did. 🙂 And thank you so much for enjoying my swatches. I am very grateful that PR was nice enough to let me wear this shade.
I love your review and how you took pictures of it under different settings. I got a mani and pedi with this colour and fell madly in love with it. However, it has been really hard searching for this colour. Really lucky that you got it as a present! I would buy it off you if I could haha!
Hey Cindy Chi!
Thank you so much! 🙂 I’m glad that you really enjoyed this post and the polish, too! Yes, I feel very lucky to have it. I actually like it more now than I did when I initially reviewed it!