30 Days of Colour [Day 10: Grey] Nicole by OPI Gumdrops A-Nise Treat

by - Friday, April 10, 2015

Swatch of Nicole by OPI Gumdrops A-Nise Treat

We've made it 1/3 of the way through the 30 Days of Colour! Everyone take a deep breath and pat yourselves on the back for making it this far (or for following along with me this far). Great job! 20 more days to go!

Today's prompt is 'Grey,' and I actually own quite a few grey polishes. Check under the cut for more info about this beauty and also a quick conversation about where it got it's name!

Swatch of Nicole by OPI Gumdrops A-Nise Treat

For today I decided to with something a bit more unique rather than just a grey creme polish. This is one of the Nicole by OPI Gumdrop polishes, aka their textured glitter line. This lovely is named A-Nise Treat and I'm assuming it's named as such after the anise seed or star anise which is a spice that can add a licorice flavour. Bold and spicy licorice definitely goes with the dark and glittery nature of this polish in my opinion!

Macro of Nicole by OPI Gumdrops A-Nise Treat

I only needed two coats to build up to this gorgeous texture. I'd call A-Nise Treat a blackened grey textured polish with a healthy dose of silver glitter. Smearing it on white paper you can see that the base is actually a dark grey with black texture particles and a ton of silver microglitter. Lovely!

Swatch of Nicole by OPI Gumdrops A-Nise Treat

I really really love this polish (even if I don't like the flavour of anise) and I really want to pull it out to do some fun colour blocking with... I think it would match awesomely with some bright and bold colours peeking out in patches.

Just for fun, here's a look at A-Nise Treat with a layer of top coat:

Swatch of Nicole by OPI Gumdrops A-Nise Treat with top coat

Shiny! I like it, it's like a whole new polish. I feel like I own a Zoya that looks similar to this one with top coat but I can't for the life of me remember what it's called right now... Hmm... If you know it, let me know in the comments!

So, do you think this licorice-inspired polish is a nice treat? Or would you pass? ;) 

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  1. Very nice dark grey texture polish this is!

  2. Gorgeous! It has such a smoky, mysterious quality!!

    1. Thanks! I agree, smoky is a good way to describe this one. :)

  3. Oooh sparkly gritty texture, I love you <3 it's my favorite kind! And this grey shade looks gorgeous with this finish.

  4. Zoya Storm? The top coated version definitely reminded me of that one!

  5. This looks like a great polish when it has topcoat over it haha. I'm still not onboard with the textured polish trend, but I could definitely picture this looking great in nail art!

  6. Such gorgeous polish. Beautiful swatch.

  7. This looks so stunning with topcoat over it, I love it.

  8. Love your macro pic! I agree, there is a Zoya very close to this.


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