Saturday, April 4, 2009

Nail Polish That Doesn't Hate Me

Nail polish is not really my thing. As a kid, I used to paint a few sloppy coats of pink all over my fingers. Theoretically, it was meant to go on my nails, but in reality my aim was not so good. I moved onto the gee-I-like-how-it-looks-but-hate-how-it-feels phase, during which I swore off nail polish all together, and in the recent years I've worn it occasionally. My reasons for less frequent wear are simple:


1) While my aim has improved since childhood, my nail polish-applying skills are still sorely lacking.

2) This is not helped by the fact that I am always too impatient to let the nails dry fully before I move on to some other task. This always ruins the polish further, but at least it saves me from spending ten minutes with my hands draped uselessly in the air in front of me.

3) I am not so fond of the smell.

While I'm fairly certain the smell can't be helped, my first two issues have been resolved. How, you ask? Well, meet my new friends Nicole by Opi Nic's Sticks:


Being a fairly low maintenance girl, at least in terms of beauty products, I have no idea who this mysterious "Nicole" is. I'm familiar with Opi, but I've always been too cheap to go for anything but the 99 cent pots of NYC polish. Today, however, on a leisurely stroll through Target, one of these nail polish sticks begged me to buy it. Specifically, Home by Midnight, a black shade that doesn't appear to be available online. Since my old black polish had long since been sacrificed to the cause of costuming in a high school production of A Midsummer Night's Dream, I slid the nail polish from the display and bought it.



Long story short, I am a fan. It's super-easy to apply, because it's pretty hard to end up with too much polish on the brush, which just happens to be the perfect width for my nails. It dries in maybe 30 seconds flat, which suits my impatient nature well. Two coats, a total of maybe two minutes, and my nails were completely done. 

Clearly I will be picking up more Nic's Sticks in some other colors. And Nic, whoever you are, if you want to be my best friend, I think that can be arranged.

36 comments:

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Cafe Fashionista said...

I think I need these. The other day I painted my own nails, and between three coats of the nail polish, then one coat of the clear nail sealant, combined with waiting for each thing to dry - the whole ordeal took over an hour; and I still ended up smearing it. :)

susie_bubble said...

Opposingly I LOVE the smell but hate the whole application process....

Katie W. said...

I hate nail polish too. My aim still sucks. I'm def. gonna check this stuff out now. Thanks, Kori!

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Anna said...

I probably haven't painted my nails in 6 months haha. I'm awful at it - unless I'm in the mood to splurge on a manicure, I leave them bare!

Anonymous said...

Wow! This is a good tip! I will definitely be running to Target to pick up a few of these. I'm kind of the same way with nail polish as you are--it's just such an ordeal everytime I attempt to paint mine and I always end up just giving up because the smell drives me mad! I can't wait to try it out. Thanks! Fashion is Life!

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Catzy said...

I really dislike the feel of nailpolish too. Feels like the nails can't breath or something, how awkward that might sound. Is it the same feel with this product?

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- Angel - said...

hi! had a lot of fun reading your entries.. especially the one about the party dress.. you know, the one where you're asking if there was a time when you just wanted to buy a dress without knowing when you can actually wear it? well, i have about 3 outfits just staying inside my closet. haven't worn them since i bought them, but owning them makes me happy anyway. how id love to buy these nail polishes as well. hope i can find them soon. love your nails by the way :) hope you dont mind if i follow your blog. :) toodles!

Valerie@brandingbrand.com said...

I'm going to have to try that nail polish. I have the same problems as you, i can't get in on without looking like a 5 year old did my nails. Do you know if it lasts long and doesn't chip?

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