So I had a hard time deciding what polish I was going to wear next. My friend Emma from Nail Bed Dreams suggested to wear the Lippmann neons. She had been pondering buying them and wanted to see what they looked like. I got this set from a friend as a “birthday” gift, and have yet to wear them….
REVIEW: Nicole by OPI LIMITED EDITION Gumdrops Collection (as previewed here)
(Press samples provided for review.)
Whoo-hoo! I have more textured polishes to show you today and some of these have definitely made it into my favorites list. While textured polishes are meant to be worn without top coat, there’s no rule against doing so! If you prefer high-gloss nails, then by all means, add top coat! The polishes look great both ways. I will be showing you all of the polishes without the glossy top coat so you can really see the sparkles peeping through the matte finish.
I Lilac Gumdrops is a lovely lavender with micro, silver sparkles. I wore this one for a full week to test out the wear-ability of Nicole by OPI’s textured polishes, and I am pleased to report that even without top coat, I only noticed minor tip-wear and no chips whatsoever! Shown is two coats.
My Cherry Amour is a gorgeous raspberry jelly-like polish with holographic glitter. Yes, you read that right - holographic! It is such a pleasant surprise to be seeing holographic glitter inside a textured polish. The only downside is that the holo disappears when the polish dries matte. You should add a top coat if you want to better see the sparkles. Pictured is two coats.
"Candy is dandy
but liquor is quicker.” Nope. Candy is Dandy and that’s it! This is a bubblegum textured polish with large chunks of silver hex glitter. I especially like that the hex glitter reflect various colors to add more dimension to the polish. I used two coats.
Cinna-man of my Dreams is a very fitting name for this polish. The hot brown-red really reminds me of spicy cinnamon! It is jam-packed with copper glitter to add a unique look. I gave my momma a pedicure with this polish and she received SO many compliments on the beauty of this shade. This is a must-have and since this collection is limited edition, don’t wait too long to get your bottle. ;)
Blue-Berry Sweet on You is definitely a favorite of mine. This rich, denim blue has purple and teal sparkles laced into the formula - absolutely perfect! I needed to use two coats, but because the formula is richer for this polish, I would say that you would only need one coat if you have shorter nails.
A-Nise Treat is a black licorice textured polish with silver sparkles. I have seen many other textured polishes out there that resemble this one, so there’s nothing too special. It reminds me of a starry night sky or those black sesame sticks (usually eaten as a snack during the Lunar New Year), haha. I used two coats here.
Well, what do you think? Did anything catch your eye?
Nicole by OPI formulas are long-lasting, fast-drying, and salon-quality. This limited edition collection will be available beginning May 2013 for $7.99 each at retailers including select Walmart (May 2013), CVS (June 2013), Rite Aid, Kmart, Kroger, Ulta, H-E-B, and Duane Reade locations (August 2013), In Canada, these shades will be available for $10.99 each at Shoppers Drug Mart, Walmart Canada (July 2013), Jean Coutu, Loblaw, and London Drug (August 2013).
Products provided for an honest review.