It's a bit of a nice thing to buy a backup of a polish you really and utterly adore, quite another when you buy a dupe of something that is good, but not a thrill, it's a little bit of a let down.
I had originally purchased Nicole by OPI Me + Blue either at TJ Maxx or on deep discount at Shopko. I was pretty please because I like a holo glitter. I pretty much have put it on the back burner.
The other day I was in TJ Maxx and found OPI Blue Chips (a re-label of the puntastic OPI Ulta Exclusive The Flowers are Blue-Ming) and completely forgot that I had NOPI Me + Blue.
I decided to see if in fact it was just re-labled NOPI or possibly I had something different.
Here are the bottle shots:
Don't be alarmed: the NOPI brush was disintegrating and I just decanted it into an old Color Club top coat bottle.
In the bottle there is a scattered holo along with a pretty bright blue shimmer. As you shall see, it is a somewhat frosty shimmer, too. Interesting choice.
Let's get get busy!
Nicole by OPI Me + Blue and OPI Blue Chips
Left to right:
I can't tell the difference. I mean except that there is a touch more coverage on the NOPI and it seems a bit darker. But, it's negligible.
I then popped it over black to see its "bones".
Pretty interesting! You've got a scattered holo and a blue shimmer that pulls a bit frosty. It almost looks a bit turquoise at times, too.
Here is a closer shot:
The shimmer is less pronounced when you look directly on, but at most angles, aka most of the time, you will see it.
I like it, but it's not a thrill a minute. I do like it over black a lot more than alone. Having said that, I believe over any one of the strong blues that are out these days it will be quite a payoff.
Thanks for reading my little nail polish journal!