Fishbowl Friday *025*

by - 4/24/2015

This week's Fishbowl Friday really takes it back! I pulled NICOLE BY OPI for my prompt, and I just couldn't help reaching for Back to Reality... TV...

Nicole by OPI Back to Reality... TV

Back to Reality... TV Nicole by OPI

Nicole by OPI Back to Reality... TV

Back to Reality... TV Nicole by OPI

Polishes Used:

1 Coat Beauty Secrets Ridge Filler
4 Coats Nicole By OPI Back to Reality... TV
1 Coat SinfulColors Clear Coat
1 Coat Seche Vite

Waaaaay back when I was planning Fishbowl Friday and coming up with prompts, I thought it would be fun to add a couple of brand prompts into the bowl. I tried to make them brands that I had a good amount of polish from, so this one surprised me a little. Back to Reality... TV is one of only 9 polishes I own in the Nicole by OPI line. I haven't bought one in a while, and it's a brand that's really fallen under my radar.

How does that happen? Well, the display is definitely tucked pretty far back at my local CVS. And that same store still has the Seize the Summer display out from last year, so I'm not even sure they're turning over stock like they should be. I don't remember seeing the Coca-Cola Collection stock there, now that I think about it. Weird.

Regardless, I'm glad I included it in the list of prompts, and I'm really glad I pulled it. Like I said, it's been a while since I wore a Nicole by OPI polish, and I forgot how much I loooooove this shade! Back to Reality... TV was part of the Kardashian Collection for Spring 2012. I remember swatching this for my old blog Polish & Prose, but it never quite made the transition over here.

At the time, red shimmer was a thing, kind of like how right now, turquoise shimmer is a thing. Back to Reality... TV is a dusty, muted periwinkle crelly with a fine red shimmer running through it. It's a really pretty color, and great for Spring, even if it did come out 3 years ago!

Beware, though... the formula on this is thin. I definitely needed all 4 coats, and probable should've used a 5th. I still see some patchy areas. Other than requiring a lot of layers, Back to Reality... TV went on smoothly and easily. Very nice to work with, and I honestly forgot how nice the Nicole by OPI brushes are to work with!

As much as I like this one on my nails, I'll probably change it up tonight. I'm not sure what I'm in the mood for... something different! I ordered a couple of polishes from HB Beauty that I can't wait to get my hands on, and that's currently all I've been able to think about! Guess we'll just have to wait and see what the evening and the rest of the weekend brings...

Happy Friday!  


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