Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Nicole by OPI Never Give Up

   Welcome to February.  February is often a bad month for me.  In previous years a roommate got appendicitis, drama with former friends started, and my grandmother died.  Not all in the same year, but all in February.  And this year I'm starting off the month with a cold.  So I'm sure you can see why I am glad that this is the shortest month of the year.
   But to try to stay on a more cheery note, today I am bringing you my favorite of the Nicole by OPI Wal-Mart exclusives.   Never Give Up is a raspberry foil with multi-color glitter.  The glitter almost gives off a holographic effect, but not quite.

   In general, I have been really impressed with the Nicole formula and application.  Never Give Up didn't quite live up to the rest of the collection in this respect, I found it a little thick and gloopy.  And being a foil finish any ridges or imperfections in your nails will show up.  Saying that however, I still loved this polish.  It is nicely pigmented and super shiny.  I used 1 coat Seche Base, 2 coats Never Give Up, and 1 coat Seche Vite top coat.  The glitter and shine of the polish freaked my camera out a little so most of my pictures are a bit fuzzy.  Sorry about that.  You should still be able to get a good sense of the color however.

Direct Sun



   Please click on the pictures and view them in full size to really see the glitter sparkle.  Shade does kill the glitter effect, but the pretty raspberry color still shows nicely.
   Just for fun I decided to add a layer of Black Shatter from the new OPI Katy Perry collection on top of this polish.  And OMG am I glad I did.  This might be my new favorite combination.

Topped with Black Shatter

   In the background you can see some of the evil white stuff on the ground that shut down half the state for like 3 days.  If I still lived up north, this little bit of snow would not have been an issue, even with the layer of ice on top of it.  But in Georgia where we don't have plows or salt trucks....MAJOR problems.  There's a Youtube clip of a guy ice skating on the street in midtown Atlanta one night of the storm.  And yet there were still people driving on the streets.  THIS is why I stayed home and didn't go out anywhere, and the fact that nothing was open.
   Never Give Up is the star of the new Wal-Mart exclusive collection for me and a must buy.  What do you folks think?  Do you like it better solo or under Black Shatter?  I love it both ways, but it really just pops under Shatter.

Disclaimer:  The product(s) in this post were sent to me by the company for consideration.


  1. I keep forgetting your pictures are "click for full size!" and I always look at them and go "why cant they be bigger! I want to see the shinies!" Imma derp. :D

    Anyway, I agree. That is a gorgeous color!

  2. I kinda think it looks prettier in the bottle. =/


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