Miss Independent – St. Valentine’s Day Manicure Marathon-Day 14

HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!

This is the final day of the Manicure Marathon.  And even though I have had tons of fun, I’m pinked (and red) out!  I have past the finish line!  Well, not quite yet but, that’s another post. 

My hubs got me this for Valentine’s Day…

Thankfully, it’s small and we did split it.  Very chocolaty!!

I got him this…

My hubs is a feracious reader.  Since retiring, he reads even more.  My brother and his family got me a Kindle for Christmas and my hubs has been pouting about it ever since. I share very easily but, he would have none of that.  So, I made him very happy with his very own.

I’m rounding out the marathon with a new Nicole by OPI nail polish.  This is my first Nicole purchase.  And this shade was the perfect introduction…

This is ‘Miss Independent.’  I saved this one for the last day for a reason. 

If you are flying solo during Valentine’s Day, it can be a very lonely day.  I had felt that way many times.  It wasn’t until I embraced my ‘single-hood’ that I stopped seeing the entire world as ‘coupled.’  So, I would spoil myself.  I’d get a special gift for myself.  I’d get a bouquet of flowers and put them on my kitchen table.  I spent the day gushing over everyone else’s flowers they got at work and then would go home to make my favorite meal and spend the evening remembering that I had no one to account to, I could leave my clothes anywhere I wanted, I didn’t have to ask anyone where they wanted to go out to eat!  I was Miss Independent.

The promotional piece from Nicole by OPI states that this is a lavender.  It’s a metallic lavender, yes.  Yet, it’s pastel, soft, pretty and reminds me of Valentine’s Day cards from the Victorian age.

The brush is a fat, flat one and I do like how it performs.  The polish did have some buckling and it didn’t dry as fast as I thought it would.  Hence, some smudges.  But I am in serious ‘like’ over the color.  I have 3 coats and, 2 would have been just fine.  I have a coat of Nailene’s Miracle Maker as the top coat.  One negative, I don’t like the shape of this bottle.  It makes it clumsy to hold while polishing.

‘Miss Independent’ wore fairly well.  I am showing it the 2nd day of wear.  It didn’t chip or peel.  And, metallics can get streaky but the brush, I’m sure, helps eliminate that issue.

How do you like the fatter, wider brushes?  Do you like this color for a Valentine’s day polish?  What has been your experience with using Nicole by OPI?

Nailene’s Miracle Maker was sent to me for review. These are my honest opinions on the product.

  • i have a really hard time with the new nicole brushes! too short and wide for me. then again I didn't like the OPI pro-wide brush when it first came out, and now I love it!

  • @jbrobeck Do you think it will have to be something you'll need to warm up to? I didn't like the new Sally Hansen wider brushes at first either.

  • a) that looks SOO yummy
    b) a kindle is SUCH a great gift!
    c) I BET you're tired of pinks and reds…. anytime I do a marathon, it burns me out of those colors
    d) why are you so sweet? I'm feeling better, thanks for all of the well wishes. You really made me feel like a queen with your kind words.

    Happy Valentine's Day!!

  • I have a couple of Nicole by OPI polishes that I'm surprised to like as well. But I definitely agree: the bottle shape is really odd and hard to hold.

    Love the chocolaty dessert. Yummmmmmmmmmmm!

    Fiona

  • @Tara YOU are the sweetie! Yes, I'm looking forward today to doing this gawd awful yellow glitter. I'm curious as to what I will end up with.

    @SwatchandLearn Oh, I love your moniker! And you can't set that bottle down and polish from that because it seems like it will tip over. It was a good thing that cake was little! It was VERY chocolaty!!