Sunday, January 13, 2013

NOTD: Nicole by O.P.I - Kendall on the Katwalk

Hi!

This is the first in a long line of Christmas-related polish. I was going to put them all into one big post, but said post was turning into one the length of a novel so I decided to tackle them one by one.

Mum gave me this one in my Christmas Hamper (she makes up the best hampers EVER) and I was delighted - I'd been dithering over a few of the China Glaze Cirque du Soleil polishes for a while, and this is pretty much identical to Water You Waiting For with added purple. See the PolishAholic's comparison of both polishes HERE.


I know, it's a crap bottle shot, but it's an odd little bottle to capture. Here's a macro of what's inside, which is way more important:


Nice, ain't it? It reminds me of mermaid scales and deep oceans and all things marine. I love it. I did use underwear with it (one coat of Essence "The Boy Next Door") but you really don't need to, because it builds up really well in 2-3 coats. It has a slight gritty finish even with a topcoat.

Underwear: Essence Colour & Go "The Boy Next Door"
Here's two coats of the nOPI over the Essence, inside, no flash.


And outside, close up:


I wore this on St. Stephens' Day (Boxing Day, to all the non-Irish peeps) and it was stunning. It's a really eye-catching polish, and it's definitely my favourite Nicole one so far. I will say, though, that if you're a picker at all, this will be gone within hours. It comes off in glorious big chunks. With a topcoat, it lasted a good 3 days before it started looking raggedy.

Conclusion? Fabulous polish, horrendous name, and it killed my Water You Waiting For lemming.

Happy out.



20 comments:

  1. Very beautiful! I still have this baby on my untrieds. Must wear it soon!

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    1. It's a lovely polish, I really love the purple in it x

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  2. Beautiful!! I have this and Water You Waiting For in my untrieds :)

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    1. I really like them both, that China Glaze collection was fabulous :)

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  3. Lovely!! I wore one coat of this over OPI Roadhouse Blues and it looked different but also very pretty, must try it your way though!

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    1. And I must try it your way! Would love to see it over the darker blue :)

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  4. Oh it looks gorgeous! I haven't tried any of the Nicole by Opi polishes.. Plus I'd most definitely have it picked off in a few hours!

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    1. I wore it yesterday & it was gone in an hour, couldn't stop messing with it! The Nicoles are lovely but they're so pricey over here :(

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  5. WOW! This is such a gorgeous nail polish! Love your nails btw! :)x

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  6. I love the NOPI's. I got some of the Bieber collection a while back and they are fab. I just wish they wouldn't collaborate with such embarrassing people. I can't possibly tell people what it is or they will mock me.

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    1. Oh I know, right? I have "I'm a Belieber", how could you admit you're wearing that??!! "Lilac" it is...

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  7. I have this shade too but I have yet to wear it, it's so pretty here though!! Will have to wear it soon!

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