Monday, February 17, 2014

Manicure Monday: Nicole by OPI in Back In My Gloria Days...

Disclaimer: The product mentioned in this post is bought with my own money. I am not affiliated with the company nor getting paid to advertise the product. This post is written with my honest opinion.

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In December when I went to my drugstore, some of the Nicole by OPI was on clearance. I know I own 1 or 2 nail polishes from this brand, but I couldn't remember my thoughts. Times like this it's best to refer back to my blog but I had no review on this brand. For that reason, I purchased one.

Product Review: Nicole by OPI in Back In My Gloria Days... , Modern Family Collection

Where to purchase: drugstore, mass merchandiser, and online at nicolebyopi.com
Price: around $7.99 for 15 mL/ 0.5 fl oz

Made in USA

Thoughts: While looking at the nail polishes from Nicole by OPI, I couldn't decide on the color. I actually sat on the floor and searched on my phone. I fell in love with swatches of this nail polish.
Here's a closer look at the nail polish.
Here's a look at the brush. The width is comparable to OPI which I consider as medium, but I do notice it's shorter than OPI not by much.
Here's how it looks on my nails. I took this picture outside in the sun. I should have taken one indoors to show you the difference. My bad!

Now for my overall opinion... First of all, I believe it's a discontinued color. It's from their Modern Family Collection after the T.V. Show. Even though it's discontinued, I believe you can still find it on Amazon and eBay. Secondly, I have mix feelings when it comes to the packaging. I think it's cool that the shape is so unique. I don't even know how to describe the shape. It's round in the back and sticks out in the front. Okay, don't read that wrong. :P Even though the shape is so unique and have never seen anything like it, it doesn't look nice stored with other polishes. The other polishes is even with same space all around. With Nicole by OPI, there's a lot of space in the front. It just looks uneven and weird next to other polishes especially if you're looking from the top (my polishes are stored in a drawer). That's just my opinion. Third, it's easy to apply. I know some people don't like OPI brushes but I actually like them. It's quick on the nails compared to thin brushes, as well as, I find it easy to paint around the cuticles. Nicole by OPI is no exception. It's the same quality brush as OPI even though it's a little bit shorter. The consistency of the polish is on the medium, it's not too thin that it's dripping and not too thick that I find it hard to paint. It's a perfect consistency and there's no streaking. Fourth, I was kind of disappointed with the color or should I say swatches on people's blog. Like I said, I searched online before purchasing this color. From people's swatches, it was a pretty medium dark with sparkles. There was no metallic sheen in their swatches whatsoever! If you look at my swatch, there's some metallic sheen. You only see the sparkles outside in the sun. Indoors, it's all metallic and no sparkles. I don't know why I trusted the swatches on people's blog. You can tell with your naked eyes the nail polish is metallic. You can see the duo-tone but there's none on the nails. To end this post, the lasting power is 5 days. That's how long most nail polishes last on me which is a decent amount of time.

Pros:
* Comes in a variety of colors.
* Packaging has an unique shape; will stand out compared to other polishes.
* Consistency is medium; not too thin and not too thick.
* Medium width brush comparable to OPI.
* Easy to apply.
* No streaking.
* Lasted 5 days before chipping on the tips.

Cons:
* Might be hard to find in stores; I believe it's a discontinued color.
* Looks odd when stored.

Would repurchase: Maybe
Rating:  4/5 Tobey's Paws

Disclaimer: The product mentioned in this post is bought with my own money. I am not affiliated with the company nor getting paid to advertise the product. This post is written with my honest opinion.

15 comments:

Lucie said...

The color is so pretty! I like the metallic sheen :)

Lena L said...

Nicole by OPI has a lot of gorgeous colors but I'm not a big fan of the bottles. I spot some at the local discount store, so I will look if I can find this particular shade.
This is a glorious purple on you. So pretty!

Linda said...

Such a pretty shade!

bernadetteczle said...

love the color! xx

Ahleessa said...

Thank you! I have mix feelings. I'm not the biggest fan of metallic but it's pretty nevertheless.

Ahleessa said...

Thank you! I can definitely see you wear this color. It'll be perfect with your light skin. I'm with you I'm not a big fan of the packaging.

MITCH said...

I also love Nicole by OPI. You picked a nice color. and yeah I don't like the bottle too :S its so weird to have it put together with my other nail polishes.

xx
http://felishmichelle.blogspot.com/

Ahleessa said...

Thank you! This was the one I wore when we hung out.

Ahleessa said...

Thank you! :)

Ahleessa said...

Do you have a blog?

bernadetteczle said...

http://bernadette-czle.blogspot.com/ :)

homemaidsimple said...

Looks like a cute color. I need to update my polishes. Stopping by from #sits

Ahleessa said...

I'm glad to hear I'm not the only one who feels that way about the packaging of Nicole by OPI.

Ahleessa said...

Going right now to check out your blog... wheee~

Ahleessa said...

Thank you! It's fun polishing your nails.

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