This fall Nicole by OPI is releasing a collection of five brand new polishes, sold exclusively at Target. Let’s have a lookie loo shall we?
Mer-made For Each Other. A sparkly green-gold-turquoise-blue duochrome foil-y metallic. Originally, from the looks of the bottle, I thought this would be another Peridot dupe but it’s not. It’s the same idea and close in color, but not a dupe. This is probably my favorite of the collection despite the fact that we’ve seen a lot of these types of polishes lately and it’s not really so original anymore. This was three coats.
Just Busta Mauve. This color is interesting to say the least. I want to say that I like how it looks on me but I’m not really so sure that I think I can pull it off. Maybe it clashes with my skin tone too much? Meh. Anyways, It’s a red-brown tinted clear base filled with bronze, rose gold, copper, blue and purple fleck glitter. It’s a bit on the sheer side. As you can see, there’s VNL even after three coats. Despite that, this is a really pretty polish and it’s totally unique… I can’t think of any other polish that looks even remotely similar to this.
For The Gold Times Sake. A green tinged silver-gunmetal grey version of Just Busta Mauve. It’s filled with dark silver, olive, rose gold, gold and blue fleck glitter. Like Busta Move, this is also still somewhat sheer and shows VNL at three coats. I’m a huge fan of dark silver/gunmetal polishes and this one if pretty unique from the rest of my collection.
Iris My Case. A purple-brown base filled with lavender shimmer. I feel like we’ve seen this polish before, though off the top of my head I can’t figure out for the life of me which polish the reminds me of. I wanna say it’s an old school China glaze though. One that I don’t own so I guess it really doesn’t matter if it has a dupe of not. This was three coats.
If The Blue Fits…. A dark navy blue base filled with duochrome fleck glitter that shifts from bright blue to purple to green. In the bottle you can see that there’s even a bit of yellow and red duochrome that show up but it’s not at all visible on the nail. I really like this one a lot. This is three coats.
These polishes are now available at exclusively at Target.
(These products were sent to me for review.)
And as a side note, my best friend got my the absolute coolest gift ever. She gave me a jar (a Goober jar haha) filled with sea glass picked off the sandy beaches of Okinawa. I. am. obsessed. with. sea glass. Like no joke. And I cried when she gave it to me. Cool story huh?
I’m still a bit stuck on what to wear on my nails lately. Some days I see a mani in real life or posted online that inspires me but it still seems like most days I can’t figure out what to wear… and sometimes when I do decide on a polish it’s something that I’ve already posted about on the blog before and than I feel bad about reposting it. So I think I’ve decided that layering polishes and finding fun and pretty polish combinations is going to be my thing for the time being when I can’t decide on what to wear. So my first layering combo during my rut of polish un-inspiration is (two coats of) OPI What’s Dune layered over OPI Loredana. Yesterday So Cal experienced it’s first dose of June Gloom so when the sun came out today, I knew I had to take advantage and wear a holo. Horray for sunshine. Oh and, don’t forget to view these pictures full size to see What’s Dune? in all of it’s holo-y glory!
It’s a nice feeling when you love something, forget about it, and then rediscover it again and remember how much you loved it in the first place. That’s nail stamping for me. I can’t remember how long I went without touching it and now that I’ve rediscovered my love for it, I can;t get enough. This is three coats of Essie Marshmallow topped with two coats of Essie Tennis Corset and Konad plate m73 flowers in Pure Ice Silver Mercedes.
It’s not too often that I come across an awesome polish that only costs $2 and when I do, it’s definitely not worthy. Pure Ice Silver Mercedes is definitely one of those polishes. I think I’ve said before that one coater chrome polishes are my go-to polishes when I’m in a rush an need a quick mani that doesn’t require a base coat, a top coat and a dry to the touch within two minutes. Well, this is one of those polishes. It’s a light silver chrome with a tiny bit of foil-like silver sparkles. It reminds me a lot of my go-to quick mani polish, China Glaze Millennium, only Silver Mercedes one upped Millennium in my book because it has the slight foil and shimmer look to it which makes me like it more. I think this has officially become my new go-to quick mani polish. And it’s two bucks! Can you believe that?! Maybe the awesomeness of this polish is worth the hassle of dealing with the crazies at your local Wal*
This product was sent to me for review
Hey guys! Happy Monday! Sorry I went all weekend without posting. My server has been acting up and having issues since Friday morning. Supposedly there was something wrong on the server’s back end… a bunch of mumbo jumbo I don’t understand. But anyways, I’m back now and I have brand new limited edition Nicole by OPI Texture polishes to share with you! I have swatched all these polishes over 4 different colors so you can’t see how they look over lighter vs. darker polishes as well as different finishes. Behold.
Amethyst Shatter. Over: China Glaze Millennium, Nicole by OPI That’s Totally Red-ical, Zoya Carly, Wet n Wild Black Creme. Amethyst Shatter is a fine light purple glitter in a clean base that is supposed to shatter. For some reason, this polish really didn’t shatter too much for me and I am unsure why. Possibly because it’s a glitter or because the glitter is not dense enough in the clear base.
Aquamarine Shatter. Over: China Glaze Millennium, China Glaze Sexy In The City, Color Club New Bohemian, Wet n Wild Black Creme. Amethyst Texture is the light blue version of Amethyst Texture. Again, I had problems with the polish actually shattering but even more so in the case. Aquamaine Texture barely shattered at all for me.
Quartz Texture. Over: Wet n Wild French White creme, Wet n Wild Black Creme, Color Club Shabby Drab, Color Club Rad Nomad. It’s a light silvery purple-quartz shimmer that shatters. I actually quite like this some because of the shimmer. In the sun you can see tiny rainbow sparkles that light up. The shatter effect of this polish is much better than the previous two polishes, as you can see.
Opal Texture. My favorite of the bunch. Over: China Glaze Senorita Bonita, Nicole by OPI Great Minds Pink Alike, Wet n Wild Black Creme, China Glaze Peachy Keen. It’s a sheer polish filled with iridescent flecks that change from light purple to pink to gold to orange. This polish really is stunning ion the bottle and on the nail too, if worn over the right base layer. Obviously out of the four polishes I layered Opal Texture over it looks best layered over black (well at least in my opinion) because it shows up the best. It barely shows up at all over Senorita Bonita, most likely because the iridescent shimmer in Opal Texture matches the iridescent shimmer in the base polish so it sort of just blend in. I’ll have to try layering Opal Texture over more dark polishes to find other pretty layering combos.
These polishes are available for a limited time only and are currently on shelves.
(These products were sent to me for review.)
So the sun came out today and as promised, here is Zoya Loredana with top coat. I swear that in real life it is much more shiny and sparkly than pictures make it appear. The second picture is slightly blurry to show the tiny silver and rainbow sparkles that shine in the sunlight. It’s worth viewing that picture full size . I can’t decide if I like it better matte or with top coat…