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Nicole by OPI Gumdrops: That's What I Mint

I'm a sucker for sales. Not near as bad as Amanda, but they still get me from time to time. I was wandering around CVS, killing time while my youngest spawn enjoyed her first day of ballet class, and I spotted the Nicole by OPI Gumdrops on sale. I'm obsessed with teals lately (have you seen  my hair color lately?) so I decided to grab "That's What I Mint" to try. 

It's a nice polish, for a texture. It reminds me a bit of the Layla Soft Touch polish I have...and the Orly. The color is hardly unique. What does set it apart is the green and gold glitter hiding amongst the teal and blue. It reminds me of the interpreted by a third grade talent show.

It's thick, and I only needed two coats to cover my nail. (I also used a nude polish for undies. Hopefully that will save me from staining.) The very worst thing about this polish is the brush! It's the size of a mop! I generally like the wider brushes, but absolutely not with a textured polish. They can be tricky to apply on their own, but coupled with a giant fan-like brush...misery. Based solely on the brush, I do not recommend them.

But it sure is pretty.

I mentioned a while ago that I finally bought Gelous. It's a super thick, clear polish that is supposed to be great for leveling out lumpy things and generally giving a glossy, thick look to polishes. I tried it over this, just for fun. I was seriously impressed by its ability to smooth this polish. It may take me a while, but I do (on occasion) listen.

(I got a fancy new lightbox. I am kinda in love with it right now.)


  1. This one is gorgeous! :D I still don't own any Gelous bottle... can I be even more stubborn than you? ;)

    1. haha, I didn't think it was possible that anyone could be *more* stubborn that me! It's great stuff though. I highly recommend it.

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    1. thanks!

      and yay! New followers are my second favorite thing (aside from nail polish sales)


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