Believe it or not, I have been wearing nail polishes other than coral this summer. My next pick has instantly become one of my favourite polishes full stop, summer or otherwise – Nicole By OPI’s Diva Into The Pool.
Nothing’s as bad as a pun that doesn’t quite work right?! Even Diva In The Pool would make more sense. But don’t let that put you off. Anyone with a weakness for turquoises – see my responses to Zoya’s Charla and Essie’s Turquoise & Caicos to see which camp I’m in – will definitely want to dive headlong into this colour. It’s a shimmering tropical aqua, as cool and refreshing as dip in the water.
It’s a little green-leaning but has an immaculate crystal-clear finish, with a finely-milled glitter that’s similar to Zoya’s trademark foil effect. I was initially worried at the extremely sheer first coat, but you get a gorgeous wash of colour after just two coats, although you could go for three for extra opacity if you wish. The polish was a nice consistency, extremely easy to work with, and I have to say I prefer Nicole By OPI’s flatter brush to OPI proper’s fat one – I’d say it’s most similar to China Glaze’s brush, though Nicole’s seemed to fan out even more nicely.
As my first Nicole By Opi, I do have to rant about the bottle shape though. Whoever designed this is clearly not a person with a make-up stash! One bottle of polish taking up the space of two – madness! As anyone with nail polish bulging out of their drawers will tell you!
I just love how clear, clean and crystalline Diva Into The Pool looks – as beautiful as the tropical oceans you always see on holiday programmes and heavily-photoshopped brochures. It’s a glowing aqua that got me tons of compliments; you can see how exquisite that fine-shimmer finish is even in close-up.
Sparkling without being a show-off and in such a stunning shade of turquoise too… is it any wonder I was won over by Diva Into The Pool? And after these pictures, I fully expect you to be too!
Looks good with: summer, swimming pools, sunglasses
Drying time: 7 mins
Coats required: 2-3
Chips: 3 days
Nicole by OPI Diva Into The Pool nail polish, $75, selected Sasas
Wow! great color! I’m thinking about buying some Nicole by OPI. I’ve never tried them but as you said, they seem really nice!
You should definitely give Nicole a go – I’d say they don’t have the biggest range of (unique) colours, but there are a few gems there and they’re often easier to find (and cheaper) than OPI’s regular line!
Let me know if you pick one up! & thanks for stopping by
Have you tried the agnes b 7 days guarantee non-chip nail polish yet? I wonder if it lives up to its promises…
Ooooh… not yet, didn’t even know Agnes B did nail polishes! Have you?
So far, I think China Glaze & Zoya have been the most consistent for not chipping, but these days, every colour… maybe even every bottle… has different properties!
I’ve bought a bottle but haven’t got around to putting it on yet. I’ve also got their nail art pens, which is basically nail polish in a pen so you can draw patterns and stuff, but again haven’t got around to trying it yet.
Blog about them when you do! 😉
Ok I’ve tried the nail polish, it chipped like in the first 5 hours -_-“
Oh no! Sucks! Guess I won’t be buying that one then!