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Review of OPI Absolutely Alice Nail Polish

Why I Love and Hate Absolutely Alice

Here's an excerpt from OnSugar blog Cee Me.

I bought two bottles of Absolutely Alice from the OPI Alice in Wonderland collection and I love the polish. It's a blue with a gold glitter, and it's so pretty; I love it.

And I hate it, because it leaves the nails feeling bumpy even after a topcoat. I tried it without and with a topcoat and both times it chipped within a day. Also, the glitter at the tips of the nails feels like you have a snag on your nails and I think this is the reason for the chipping. It catches behind every bit of clothing that's knitwear and if you put your hair in a ponytail...argh! The second day (which was the second application), I wrapped the tips of the nails with the topcoat to help it with chipping and again, within a day there was major chippage. So ARGH, this is the most frustrating nail polish ever. I love it and I hate it.

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GummiBears GummiBears 7 years
I tend to have that problem with nail polishes with chunky glitter.
EricaJane EricaJane 7 years
I also noticed considerably more chipping. The texture didn't bother me, because I am a fan of their Suede collection, which is similar, but smoother. My main complaint is how hard it was to take off. I did just two coats, and even with extra strength remover, it took SO LONG to take it off. UGH!
Baby-Girl Baby-Girl 7 years
I have Zoya nailpolish in Astra (hot pink glitter) and it was bumpy after top coat also, but it lasted for a week. I swept the tips of my nails with the second coat of polish and top coat. I think this helped to prevent chipping and also remove any glitter pieces from the edge of my nails. The bumpy feel didn't bother me and my nails looked like amazing.
CCee CCee 7 years
I never have this much trouble with chipping. I did a comparison between the Seche Vite and OPI base and topcoats once, and on my nails the OPI makes the polish last longer. I used OPI Base and Topcoats the first day with Alice and the second try I used Nail Tek as a base and Seche Vite as a top. I had the same trouble with Mad as a Hatter (pics to come soon) that I used over a regular polish. This time there was no chipping.... just the entire coat of polish disappeared somewhere during the day and it looked as though I was wearing fake nails with 2 hands both missing 2 complete coats of polish.
sugarfan sugarfan 7 years
I ADORE this polish! I used the OPI top and base coats and mine lasted a week without chipping.
bchicgrl bchicgrl 7 years
I love the glittery colors as well, I tend to use a L'oreal quick dry top coat and it helps glittery colors last a long time. Sally Hansen makes a silicone based top coat that is really strong as well, I tend to have issues taking glitter colors off of my nails more then keeping them on.
TammyO TammyO 7 years
I loved the color online and ordered all of them and the same thing happened to me, within less than a day the color chipped off my fingers in large chips. I even tried the layered way with regular polish on the bottom then the glittery one and it still chipped off. Such a shame cause the Alice color with the blue and gold flakes is my fav.
Yogaforlife Yogaforlife 7 years
Okay, I am in love with that color. I don't know, it may be worth wearing it for a night out and then taking it off the next day. I hate nail polish that doesn't come off or stains your nails - so I'd rather deal with chipping than with having to struggle to remove it.
KateLynn2011 KateLynn2011 7 years
I have several OPI polishes with glitter and they all do that, so I only panit the glitter ones on my toes, and do a french mani on my hands.
Gdeeaz Gdeeaz 7 years
What top coat are you using? I have this same polish and it lasted about 3 days before I saw any chipping. I used the Seche Base for my base coat and the Seche Vite as the top coat. One coat of Seche Vite left my nail smooth and I couldn't feel any bumps. For the tip all I do is buff it with a nail buffer and it takes care of any pieces of glitter sticking out.
Iveenia Iveenia 7 years
WHY DON'T YOU TELL OPI - to change the formula? send them the link here and let them know - personally - if i was working in product development i would be grateful to receive a feedback so i could change something - most women will keep quiet and just not buy the product anymore - instead of telling them- and you know what - if i was the product manager i would regularly check in here - to see what you do CCee - that is MY opinion :) BECAUSE YOU DO A GREAT JOB and all others here - who do that - too - THANK YOU ALL :)
CCee CCee 7 years
Argh, damn OPI for making pretty and non-staying polishes :S
tdsollog tdsollog 7 years
So sad..... It looked cool in the bottle.
paigeemma paigeemma 7 years
i had the same problem with that polish! i got the mad hatter one too, and what i tried was i put a regular polish underneath, and it stuck on better. but it still was bumpy on top :(
Iveenia Iveenia 7 years
yes - that can happen CCee - you love and hate it the same time - i had a pair of shoes fm Marc-o-Polo - they were state of the art - but i never was able to wear anything but black socks but the black color even came through and my toes were black, too ... with water you did not get it off - not even with soap - it was hell at the end i sent them back to their factory - they did not even respond... WOW :) maybe there is a solution for your nail problem out there :) and maybe it is even an easy one :) wishing you to find that solution :)
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