Nicole by O.P.I. 'That's What I Mint' (Gumdrops Collection)

♫ 김재중 (Kim Jae Joong) - Just Another Girl

Oooh, nail polish!
Nicole by O.P.I. 'That's What I Mint' from the Gumdrops collection
This is no ordinary nail polish. It's one of the shades from Nicole by O.P.I.'s latest Gumdrops collection, which feature eight new limited edition matte texture shades designed to give nails a mouth-watering manicure. The one I have here is 'That's What I Mint', a glittery teal shade, which I got as a prize from Venusbuzz's NoM contest.

The bottle shape is just... weird
Nicole by O.P.I. nail polish bottles are very oddly shaped. It's not round, it's not oval, it's not a shape that I can even describe without using a whole lot of weird adjectives. It's just... odd. Most importantly, it messes up my nail polish storage because it's so irregular. (╯_╰)

Wide, flat brush
Weird bottle aside, the brush is flat and wide, perfect for single-stroke application. I now have a couple other bottles of Nicole by O.P.I., and the formula for these are great, similar to the regular O.P.I. polishes.

The Gumdrops collection feature a "sugar-like" finish that lightly shimmers with fine glitter particles for a brilliant candy colored finish, and I have to agree. This is actually my first time applying sand textured nail polish (I know, I'm so 2000 and late), and I really like it! It's so sparkly and glittery yet matte and sandy at the same time.

One medium-thick coat of 'That's What I Mint' was enough for full opacity, although you'll probably need 2 coats if you apply it thinly. In the photos below, I used 1 coat on thumb, index and middle, with 2 coats on ring and pinky fingers. Doesn't look at that different, eh?


It looks darker and more muted in the shade, but when sunlight hits the polish, it shimmers and sparkles like crazy. It's glittery but not disco-ball kind of blinding. Me likey. (¬‿¬)


I'm so tempted to get a bottle of I Lilac Gumdrops when it's released in Malaysia; it's such a pretty lilac hue! (✿ ♥‿♥) What do you think?

Nicole by O.P.I. nail polishes are now available at Watsons nationwide. Check out the Nicole by OPI Malaysia Facebook page for more updates and promotions!

12 comments

Smallnhot Sarah said...

OMg the lilac color looks so awesome !! BUY BUY !!!! :D

LauraLeia said...

Sarah: Hahaha IKR! The lilac one look sooooo fairy-like and magical. I don't think it's sold in Malaysia yet though. >_< Gotta wait for it to be released at Watsons.

Nicole Sim said...

OMGGG, this is just so CANTEK GILER!!

Shivani Balraj said...

OMG so pretty Laura!! Love at first sight! Complete must buy ^^

Seereena R said...

OMG , so pretty !

Sunshine Kelly said...

i love the frosty blue

LauraLeia said...

Thanks girls! It's even much, much more prettier than in the photos, hehe~ :D

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HerYuan Lau said...

OMG i love the colour! hope to get the purple want!

Mr Lonely said...

nice colour~ XD

LauraLeia said...

Tina: Thank you for stopping by! :)

HerYuan: Haha yeah, I'm hoping to get the lilac one! :D

Mr Lonely: Hehe thanks! ^^

jiru said...

I love the colour and texture of this polish, but the bottle shape is just very strange!