You all know the story, I was in Walmart minding my business, looking for a Brita Filter (which I did not find) when all of a sudden I was in inexplicably standing in the nail polish aisle..POOF!.....WTF?!
I swear I'm drawn to this aisle in EVERY store I visit....I'm not alone...right? *crickets in the background*
So I found these, and of course I grabbed the blue one first and then the black.
The Navy Blue was VERY necessary after that horrible matte from OPI "Russian Navy" (that was such a disappointment!)... and when I saw the black, that had to go in my basket as well.
Nicole by OPI- MATTE
YES, I used a base coat and yes it dried fast, but not too fast before I smudged my middle finger ( I semi-fixed it). It dried Matte as you can see with a really nice shimmer.
And then I added 1 coat of top coat.
To make sure the polish stays shiny, 2 coats of top coat is necessary, the first coat gets semi-sucked into the polish! Succubus!
With these polishes,the shiny sparkly color you see in the bottle is EXACTLY what you get when you add top coat!
Here's the Black "Razzle Dazzler" MATTE, same process used here as well.
Actually the black is a bit cooler than the navy...OMG....Did I just type that?!? Love these mattes. the wear-time is about 2 days before the first chip, the usual, but with a top coat its longer :)
Also, this past Friday, I broke a nail on my "non-swatch" hand, and so this past weekend I spent the entire time swatching over 35 polishes in my un-trieds, just so I could cut my nail and let them all grow in evenly together, all the while making sure you had nice swatches to look at..instead of my "growing nubbins" :)
I DO NOT suggest this to anyone to do, it made for a VERY VERY long weekend!!!
Happy Hump Day!