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Mail: Nicole by OPI "I'm a Pool for Love"

Happy Monday everyone! Just a quick warning here that I'm listening to Christmas songs whilst writing this post, so there may be the odd random Christmas word in there...

Anyway! Today's post is looking at a polish I bought the other week- "I'm a Pool for Love"!
I love OPI's and Nicole by OPI's polish names with their play on words. As you may have guessed, "I'm a Pool for Love" is a blue based polish, though it's darker than you may have thought of. It's more like the colour of those mystical pools you see where fairies are drawn and stuff. :)

All images are shown using flash, because it was super dark raining this day- yay Manchester!
Back to the polish though, this beautiful Nicole by OPI has a navy/purple base, with a nice shimmery turquoise/blue and purple running through it. 

It's definitely one of those more magical polishes, and will suit the Wintery nights which are here at the moment. I imagine it is also absolutely stunning in sunlight though, so I shall test that theory when I have a chance!

Application was generally okay. The formula is slightly watery but still a good strong colour. All pics are with two coats. 
You can however, tell in the images that it's a little patchy. That'll be my fault for doing my nails in the dark! But it's also a pretty opaque polish from the first coat, so it's a little hard to see without an amazing light source, so do beware when applying it.
You also can't see the patches with the naked eye anyway, so I see no worries! :)

I spiced this polish up a little (not that it needed it!), with the help of some nail tip stickers!

You basically just stick these on where you want, and then file off the excess! I've left the edge on my pinkie so you can see. It's pretty easy to file off too, so don't worry about it. Make sure to seal it onto your nail 

If you'd like some for yourself, there are some in each of the prize packs in my giveaway, so make sure you enter! 

I hope you enjoyed this post! On Wednesday I'll be reviewing some nail strips from OMGNailStrips, so check back then!


  1. Ooo these look really cool! I shall definitely be giving these a go!

    1. Thanks! I'd love to see it if you do :)


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