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Review of Nicole by OPI Nic's Sticks

Nicole by OPI Nic's Sticks: A Bar Experiment

This product has mojo — I mean, it literally became the center of attention on a recent Saturday night outing whilst Mr. Bella and I looked on in amusement. After dinner, my friend, knowing all too well that I'm a nut for products, asked what beauty goodies I had on hand. She wasn't disappointed as I whipped out Nicole by OPI Nic's Sticks in Where's My Chocolate? ($7).

Hmm — fun experiment, I thought. Since it's supposed to be so easy to use, why not have my somewhat tipsy friend give it a try? I mean, if she could easily apply nail polish with this product after a few mojitos, it's got to be good, right? To find out,


A few clicks of the "pen" and she was on her way. Judging from the stares at the table next to us, I assumed they were annoyed by that chemically nail polish aroma. Nope, they were quite curious, actually. Even our server got in on the action. Here is the general consensus, along with some pics:

"It's cool. I like it, and it's very easy to apply. Yay! No streaks," said my friend. "You could use this anywhere," said the lady next to us. "I'm impressed, but the color's not for me," chimed another. No fret — They've got everything from trendy lavender (Text Me) to deep black (Home by Midnight) and many in between.

We tried, but we couldn't get away with just one coat. Although it dried quickly, it was still rather tacky a little longer than we expected. After two days, it still looks nice, but with a few minor chips.

Rebecca paints away.

The finished result.

Even our server Amy got in on the action.

Playing around on Nicole by OPI's Website.

A sampling of some of the colors offered.
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Glittersniffer Glittersniffer 8 years
I like the concept, but I dunno how the execution would work. I have enough issues with the simple bottle sort!
MartiniLush MartiniLush 8 years
There is no way I could pull this off - I am too much of a clutz! I can NEVER get polish on right, no matter how hard I try! :-(
serenavallentine serenavallentine 8 years
i've been super curious about this lately as i've only just started wearing nailpolish on my fingers (though always on my toes!), i'm definitely going to have to check this out soon.
emalove emalove 8 years
I don't care much for these marker-formula nail polishes...I think they're streaky and the brush is always terrible.
PinkTink707 PinkTink707 8 years
I bought a Sally Hansen version of this "stick" polish - a nice light pink color. It was HORRIBLE!!! You needed at least two coats, and it streaked terribly - ever for a light color!!! Also, I felt I couldn't get adequate color on the sides of my nails without getting it all over my skin. I think I will stick to bottles, thank you.
fleurdelispink fleurdelispink 8 years
That's very cool! I like the colors Text Me, Do You Deliver? and Red Eye to NY! LOL Bella you're so go there!
skigurl skigurl 8 years
i have this, in this exactly color actually, and as someone who is absolutely helpless with nailpolish, it worked amazing for me! i love it!
nancita nancita 8 years
Yeah, considering the circumstances, the cons aren't too bad, especially for someone like me who is pretty bad with polish. I'll have to try it.
bailaoragaditana bailaoragaditana 8 years
Good to know that it's not all just hype, although it's too bad about the drying time - the "tacky" stage for me is the worst. I'd just prefer totally wet nails for a bit longer!
brandi07 brandi07 8 years
That looks awesome! I didn't know that OPI made anything like that.
psychobabble psychobabble 8 years
It's an interesting product idea and I adore OPI, though I really like taking my time when I do my nails. This would be nice to use as a touch up though, do the shades correspond to a regular bottle?
StefaPie StefaPie 8 years
I have the Sally Hansen versions of the nail polish pen. With the exception of the dark colors, they usually only need 1 coat and dry really quickly. Love it!
plasticine1 plasticine1 8 years
It's so easy to use, but it's really thin and matte
hippiecowgirl hippiecowgirl 8 years
Do they still have the ProWide brush?
palacinkabeauty palacinkabeauty 8 years
I thought the same thing when I tried using mine. I love OPI and I think it is the best brand of nail polish. It is pretty easy to put on, but I definitely had to use two coats. I have a color that is a cross between peach and pink and it's very pretty! It's great if you are on the go!
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