One of the ‘polish trends’ that has been getting a ton of buzz recently is the overcoat polishes from Nicole by OPI. Inspired by OPI’s Shatter collection, the textures work much in the same way. Simply paint a base color coat until dry, then add a texture to the top and see the texture effect take form. Really, it’s pretty cool to see and it does liven up the nails. Yet, you do have to add the texture very quickly, and as thick as you can. From experience, if you add just a little, the effect doesn’t work well.
For review I got the following textures: Gold, Silver, Red, White, Turquoise and Black.
I immediately had to test them all out and soon learned that some didn’t quite impress me as much as others. For instance, the Black is my favorite! It’s like painting the nails black, but only going half-way. So, a bit of an edge with splashes of color peeking through. I love the look of the black, paired with almost any color. Another is the silver and the gold – it looks fabulous. And, this will be a great color for the Chrsitmas season.
Yet, I have to admit, the white is the least successful of the bunch. When dried, it looks too much like liquid paper to me. I tried pairing it with several colors, but the resulted look is just too sloppy for my tastes. Another thing that you can try with the textures, is applying them lengthwise or diagonally – they dry to different effects! And, don’t worry if you’re first and second attempts at ‘texturing’ fail, after a couple tries, you’ll learn the right pressure and stroke to give your desired effect. Yet do note, if you screw up – you might have to start from scratch, base color and all!
Nicole by OPI Nail Lacquers and Nail Treatments contain no DBP, Toluene, or Formaldehyde. Nicole by OPI formulas are long-lasting, fast-drying, and salon-quality, with products featuring the Perfect Stroke brush for streak-free, even coverage. Texture Coat’s are available for $7.99 each, find them at Shoppers Drug Mart, Walmart and Loblaw here in Canada.