I saw it....I had to have it. Step 2 the Beat of My Heart....this superbly beautiful glittery swatch with giant hearts - so girly! So wonderful! So pretty! So...NOT! This is my first Nicole/opi and I have to say, for the price I paid, I'd rather have bought 2 Color Clubs...
this swatch sucks. Why put all these fabulous chunky hearts in a bottle if it's next to impossible to dig them out?i If they can't attach to the brush and glide on with ease, it's a pointless product. Who the hell wants to sit around and dig out the hearts to tediously apply them to your nails? Who has time for that?? I fished around for a few minutes and lost interest. I applied the swatch to two nails and dug out the hearts, and from all the dabbing and reapplying, the polish barely dried, it was thick, streaky, a complete mess.
It looks much prettier in the bottle.
This is an AWESOME color!! Color Club's "With Abandon". I've been trying to no avail to get my hands on a Ciate Paint Pot "Twilight" (swatched beautifully here on fashionpolish) but it's just out of my budget when I do find it on eBay...and impossible to get here in the US. I think this color is just about as close as I'm going to get to it. It's just beautiful! I can't tell if it's a really dark brown or a black color, but the sparkles it's filled with are deep brown and golden, and in some light they can look a bit green. I really recommend this. I picked it up for $3.00.
While out browsing the sale section, I found a Nicole by OPI Tinsel Tips set (3 miniature polishes). It came with 3 colors, and a strip of rhinestones to add to the nails. The one color that stood out to me in the set is called Kiss Me At Midnight. I tried all three - the red glitter swatch (sparkle my mistletoe) was lackluster and I decided not to waste my time with applying it and photographing it. The pink swatch called Stuck In The Chimney was just a little too pink for me. I think it'd look best on somebody with darker skin. It looked terrible on my washed out hands. The real winner in the pack was Kiss Me At Midnight. A deep coppery red that really shimmers with gold in the light. It's a must have, and made the kit worth buying.
Here are just a few photos of Stuck In The Chimney, while it's not my favorite, some might like it.