Monday, 2 April 2012

Nice Stems

Hello Lovelies,
Today I have an OPI review for you all, from the minis collection called 'Nice Stems'
'Nice Stems' comes aptly packaged in faux flower pot cardboard packaging, 
 it is such a cute touch and would make a brilliant gift for someone.Housed inside this faux flower pot are four mini polishes perfect for spring.
I love absolutely every single polish in this set and love the fact that they are minis
I never actually finish a whole nail polish, do you?

Each polish has a suitable name and a slight glimmer.
Although I am not usually a fan of frost or shimmer in nail polishes I surprisingly enjoyed all four. 
When the sun hits them you have summer at your fingertips!

'I Lilly Love You' 
This sparkly pink has large iridescent foil glitter and small iridescent glitter particles in it.
It catches the sunlight beautifully and looks great over any colour nail polish, 
especially pink. My only problem is that the larger glitter particles are sometimes too large.

'Be a Dahlia Won't You'
Has to be my favourite out of all four, it is a beautiful fuchsia pink with definite blue glitter particles.
It has such a dashing blue undertone, it would be such a perfect lip colour.
It looks great with or without a tan and would be great at winter as well as summer.
The pictures do not do this justice, I will be buying the full size version, I urge you to swatch this :)

'Come to Poppy'
Has to be my now go to coral shade, it is a warm coral with golden shimmer particles.
It looks great in the sunshine and really does brighten up my day. 
At first glance it seemed quite Granny-ish and I'm sure alot of people would agree with this,
although paired well with jewellery and clothing turns into a lovely shade!

'Play the Peonies'
Has to be my least favourite shade out of all four, it is an iridescent light milky pink almost white shade, considering my own skin without a tan is near this description it does not look so good on me!
Although after recently swatching the Kim Kardashian shades for OPI 
- I have found it to be rather similar although not as opaque.
I have found alot of people enjoying this shade during the spring, so once I have applied a tad of St.Moritz I shall test it out!

Over all I found all four shades to apply nicely, streak free and quick drying.
The coral and the pink shades were opaque after 2 coats
The white and the glitter opaque after 3 coats.
Unfortunately with all glitter/shimmer polishes they are rather difficult to remove.
Although I promise these are worth it!

You can purchase the minis set from here for £9.99 which is a bargain 
- considering the full size bottles are £13.50 each!

Have you tired the 'Nice Stems' collection or own any from the range?


  1. These are so pretty I love them, I would love to get my hands on this x

  2. Hello lovely :)
    I really recommened them, they are brilliant and such a bargain!

  3. love o.p.i. - they're the best! :) x