19 December 2013

New for 2014 - Nicole by OPI Treatments

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Nicole by OPI Oil to Go; 3-in-1 Base, Top Coat & Strengthener; Quick Dry Top Coat; and Matte Top Coat.
Nicole by OPI recently sent me four of their new treatments for 2014 to test - Oil to Go3-in-1 Base, Top Coat & StrengthenerQuick Dry Top Coat; and Matte Top Coat. I have been playing around with all four of them and I am ready to sharemy thoughts with you!

Although I haven't tried it as a top coat, the 3-in-1 makes a great base coat.  It is thin and dries very quickly - by the time I apply it to my tenth nail!  Which means I can immediately move on to color.  Since this just a base coat and not a strenthening treatment, I will most likely use this as a base coat for swatching.  This is due to the fact that I have a job that is very hard on my hands.  I've gotten four cardboard cuts this week alone!

I change top coats like I change purses, and the Quick Dry Top Coat is my new favorite.  Again, it is very thin but somehow dries almost as quickly as the legendary Seche Vite.  The one thing I don't like about Seche Vite is that is can make my polish look very thick.  I have been using this Top Coat for about a week, and I haven't gotten a single smudge or dent!  I will be using it any time I wear a creme or shimmer polish for sure.  Over a bumpy glitter?  Now that's another issue altogether.  

The Matte Top Coat is nice.  I am one of those people who can't really tell much difference between one matte top coat to another.  You can check out the difference it makes on my Instagram.  Here is my mani without the Matte Top Coat, and here is is with the Matte Top Coat.  Note that both of those photos were taken at night under my Ottlite.

Finally, the Oil to Go is a must have for this winter.  It is a gel-like substance in a squeeze tube, and it has a brush on the end  much like Stila lip glosses.  The lid screws on, so you can stick it in your purse without worrying that it will get over everything.  Plus it smells like a watermelon Jolly Rancher!

Have you seen these polishes in the wild yet?  They are due to hit the shelves in 2014.  I already plan on picking up another bottle of the Quick Dry Top Coat and another tube of the Oil to Go!
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These treatments will be available January 2014 for $7.99 each at retailers including select CVS, Target, Walmart, Kmart, Duane Reade, Kroger, H-E-B.  In Canada these treatments will be available for $10.99 each at select Shoppers Drug Mart, Walmart Canada, Jean Coutu, Loblaws and London Drug.  For more information, visit nicolebyopi.com. Follow Nicole by OPI on Twitter @NicoleByOPI and become a Facebook fan!