Monday, July 11, 2011

Nice Stems...

 I have finally got around to reviewing the OPI Nice Stems collection and it is sooo worth getting your hands on!  I'm not really a pink girl but I do love a good hot pink now and then and Nice Stems delivers.  This collection contains four polishes (pictured in order): I Lily Love You, Be a Dahlia Won't You, Come to Poppy, and Play the Peonies.

 First up is I Lily Love You, this lacquer is a confetti explosion of glittery goodness.  It consists of micro-glitter, square iridescent pieces, and large iridescent flecks suspended in a blue based hot pink sheer jelly-like base.  This lacquer really can't stand up on its own (unless you like a super sheer coat of glitter) and works best atop other colors.  I see endless possibilities for layering!  Three coats were used and while the glitter build up is awesome the nail line is still visible.  This glitter does feel a little rough and requires a top coat.

Up Close
Three Coats

Come to Poppy is a pearly coral based pink with a hint of shimmer.  This lacquer has excellent coverage and is opaque in one coat!  I used two in order to smooth out any possible brush strokes, even though I couldn't see any.  This happens to be my second favorite shade from this collection and is a must have for everyone at every age.
One Coat

Two Coats

Be a Dahlia Won't You is the shining star of this collection in my opinion!  Its a hot pink shimmer with a hint of foil.  I can't stop looking at it!  This lacquer is not as opaque as Come to Poppy but the extra effort will be worth it, I promise!  It takes three coats to reach perfection.  I thought this color may be similar to OPI Wing It but as you can see Wing It has more orange to it.

Three Coats

Wing It on L


Last up is Play the Peonies, this lacquer is a baby soft pink with a pronounced pearl sheen.  This is more of a white based pink with good coverage.  I had a hard time photographing this one, not because of the polish but because I couldn't get the camera to focus correctly.  I have to say this is my least favorite shade from this collection but I am biased because baby pink is not my thing.  Three coats were used in order to cover the nail line.  Also I apologize for my sad scabbed cuticle, I don't recommend trimming them with ornery kittens running around to distract you!!

Three Coats

One Last Look :)

Disclaimer: This lacquer was purchased by The Lacquer Factor

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