OPI Pineapples Have Peelings Too! Swatches & Review

OPI Pineapples Have Peelings Too Swatches & ReviewOPI Pineapples Have Peelings Too! from the Hawaii Collection is the nail polish that I’ve been curious to try because it’s so different from anything I’ve ever seen from OPI.

It’s certainly weird. And okay, maybe pineapples have ‘peelings’ (hehe, feelings), but my reviews are always honest. I won’t spare the poor pineapple’s feelings.

Remember how I said before how I tend to wear nail polish for at least a day? Well this is the very first lacquer that broke my rule!

Sadly, right after I painted my manicure and took photos, I just couldn’t wear this in public. It was so chunky-looking, and I strongly disliked the way it looked.

The combination of the brushstroke-y gold base with the multicoloured glitter missed the mark in a big way, and parts of the polish pooled in weird areas on my nails, which made them look warped.

Read the rest of my detailed review with lots of swatches to see why OPI Pineapples Have Peelings Too! didn’t pull at my heartstrings. It wasn’t love at first sight. It was “hand me the remover – STAT!” at first sight, unfortunately.

I recommend that you save your money for other polishes. Unless you’re a die-hard fan who needs to own the complete OPI Hawaii Collection, you won’t miss not having this one in your stash.

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OPI Pineapples Have Peelings Too! Swatches

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  • Gold shimmer with colourful sparkle (Yes)

Key Notes

OPI Pineapples Have Peelings Too! Review


The regal gold of this one had the potential to be amazing combined with the multicoloured glitter. In the bottle, it looked like a wild carnival of colour, and I was so excited to try it to see how it’d translate onto my nails. Plus it was so unlike anything else in the OPI Hawaii Collection, so I had high hopes for it!


Pineapples Have Peelings Too! by OPI is really odd. The gold base is shimmery and extremely streaky, so you can see visible brushstrokes.

Then, you have the chunky glitter. There are large hexagons, medium ones, and very small glitter, all mixed together. This leaves the finish not only looking chunky, but they create some texture.

Application & Formula

This is the part that really stumped me.

I could overlook the odd colour combination, if it had a winning formula, but this applied terribly!

Since the gold base was sheer, I had to use a minimum of three coats to fully cover my nail line! The formula was thin, so even if you wanted to slap on a medium coat to reach opacity quicker, you can’t really do that. Plus I could see brushstrokes. (Sometimes, I tolerate visible brushstrokes if the resulting manicure is spectacular.)

The glitter in Pineapples Have Peelings Too! by OPI get partially covered up by the gold base, which is a bummer. It’s like they wanted to shine, but the polish put them into a blender and told them to be quiet. As you know, I like my nail polishes to be loud. Stop shushing them! 😉


  • Unique (I’ve never seen OPI come out with anything like this before)
  • Interesting concept (gold base with multicoloured glitter)


  • Poor execution
  • Gold, shimmery base needs a minimum of three coats to build up opacity
  • Base dulls the sparkle of some glitter
  • Chunky finished look

Final Verdict: 1/10

The result is very confusing to me. I’m not afraid of wearing ‘weird’ manicures, but this one went beyond that – it dived into the territory of embarrassment, which has never happened to me before!

I didn’t want to go out in public with this on. I didn’t want to look at it on my nails for another minute. And unless lightning strikes me, I can’t see myself reaching for this polish ever again.

It’s cool to look at in the bottle, but I think it’s a total disaster as a manicure.

Save your money. As you can easily see from my other in-depth reviews, there are plenty of other gorgeous shades in the collection that are worth your hard-earned money instead!

What do you think of OPI Pineapples Have Peelings Too!? What nail polish have you painted your nails with and removed it right after? 


35 thoughts on “OPI Pineapples Have Peelings Too! Swatches & Review

  1. karen

    Sigh, you too, eh?

    I had such high hopes for this one and couldn’t wait to get it. Once I had it, I couldn’t wait to get it OFF.

    Your review is spot-on and highlights every issue that I had with it. This bottle now resides at the back of the drawer in case I decide to try again some rainy day.

  2. Eva

    I don’t think anyone really likes this polish… OPI got a little nuts with this one 😛 I once bought this lovely shimmery coral/pink polish that took off immediately because it just looked horrible on my skin.
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  3. Melissa

    I’ve never seen you rate a polish so low, but I can see why. The idea is sound, but the execution wasn’t so great. It looks like it would be hard to work with. I think I’ll steer clear of this one. Thanks for sharing with us!

  4. TishK

    I think 1/10 is being a bit generous, I’m afraid – to put it into words that don’t need to be replaced by asterisks – it looks bloomin’ awful! I think what gets to me the most is the knowledge that, underneath, you have the most fabulous nails – but anyone would think you’ve had terrible acrylic tips, followed by a cheap gel overlay, finished off with an attempt at nail art below the skill set of a one-year-old! Ok, ok, maybe it’s not *that* bad, one out of ten for the idea? Nah, I was right the first time… it’s ‘orrible! (although it could be a worry that I’m getting angry with a nail polish – lol!) Tx

    1. Mary S. Post author

      Hey TishK!

      Yeah, that’s exactly why I didn’t want to go out in public wearing this. Sadly, they made my nails look oddly chunky, and I found it hard to paint with.

  5. Jessica

    Great review, as always! I have to say, this is the one polish in the Hawaii collection that made me scratch my head and think, “What was OPI thinking?” I get the concept, but the end result just isn’t appealing (a-peeling…hahaha). Definitely steering clear of this one!

  6. Mary N

    Soooo, if I’m reading this correctly, you will not be rushing out to purchase a backup, eh? LOL

    The only time I put on a polish and immediately regretted it was a ghastly dark pink polish. I should know better — I’m not a pink fan but do have a few in my stash. The color was kind of cute and funky in the bottle, but when I painted it on, not so much. It sort of reminded me of an ugly pink my late grandma might’ve worn (sorry, granny). In an effort to improve it, I added a glitter topper and it was such a hot mess I had to remove it right then. Ah well, at least the ugly polishes remind us why we love the pretty ones so much!

  7. Emily

    Oh man, this was an interesting read! I’ve been skeptical of this polish too since seeing the first photos of its release. But I have a different question: have you (or has anyone) tried layering this over a different creme yellow, like say, OPI’s The IT Color? I’m wondering if that might be the only saving grace here….

    1. Mary S. Post author

      Hey Emily!

      I was curious about this since day one. When I tried it, it was such a letdown!

      No, I haven’t tried layering it over a creme yellow. The base of this one is very frosty, so it overpowers anything beneath it, unfortunately. 🙁

  8. ashley

    i had to do it.. after reading your review and everyone else’s.. i STILL bought this freakin’ polish! but at least i went in knowing what to expect. and i will rock some fugly polishes (i absolutely loved that Essie Belugaria, was it?) –the chunky black mess that everyone else seemed to hate.
    this one is pretty ugly. it makes me think of clowns. really wish they’d have toned down that frosty base just a tad so that the larger hex glitters could be seen and not ‘frosted over’. ah, well.. maybe next time i’ll listen 😉

    1. Mary S. Post author

      Hey Ashley!

      Aww, so sorry to hear that you bought this polish! Haha, but at least now you believe all the reviews on what a headache the lacquer is, regardless if Pineapples have ‘peelings’! 😉

  9. Kelsy

    I’m tempted to buy this just to do a comparison.. I agree that its an interesting idea but after seeing you swatch it it looks aweful. I found a polish today by LA colors called Glam that looks like it may be a dupe for this but its hard to tell if its an exact match. The formula is definitely much better though, not as chunky. Plus this one was only $1.
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    1. Mary S. Post author

      Hey Kelsy!

      OH NO – save your money! This polish is a nightmare, and it’s just not worth the effort or the money.

      Haha, it’s pretty hilarious to hear that there could be a dupe of this monster!

  10. Carolyn DiSandro

    I am not one for chunky glitters or gold polish in general, so the combination of the two pretty much means I wouldn’t look twice at this one to start with. But ugh, you’re right, it looks AWFUL on the nails. Maybe if they’d used a creme as a base. Maybe.

    The only time I can recall immediately removing a polish I’d just applied (other than to fix an error or smudge) was a glitter from Funky Fingers that I was given for Christmas. It was on my toes in the winter, so nobody was going to see it anyway, but it was so ugly I couldn’t stand it and I will never use it again.

    1. Mary S. Post author

      Hey Carolyn DiSandro!

      No matter how much I wanted this polish to work out, it just didn’t look right. It’s super chunky, and I can’t believe this was the first nail polish I couldn’t wear for a day. It takes a lot for me to feel embarrassed to wear a nail polish.

  11. Drake

    This would have been so much cuter i the glitter was all brown! Thats what I thought it was until more swatches came out. Why rainbow?

  12. Erika

    I think if you buy the polish and take to a professional to apply it would look better. Some polishes you have to do this to get the look right.

    1. Mary S. Post author

      Hey Erika!

      You have a point. Nail technicians use professional techniques, and they can make any nail polish work. But, as a nail-polish enthusiast, I really enjoy painting my own nails. I was very disappointed in the formula, but the colour combination also left a lot to be desired. Even if the formula was better, the colour against my skin tone just didn’t work. (I do like looking at it in the bottle, though. It’s a fun nail polish in concept.)

  13. Priscila Reis Miranda

    Maybe my skin shade match It. I Love It and accept donnations of pineapples…. Kkk I really Love It and when I Saw your pics I Felt an irresistible wish to take It in my nails. I have more 100 opi and this one my favorite. Would I send pics to prove It kkkkk


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