The Nicole by OPI Gumdrops Collection is really impressing me! All the shades I’ve tried so far were very flattering.
Today, I have a review on another shade from the collection – Nicole by OPI Cinna-Man of My Dreams!
This is a really interesting shade that I think people will love more in the fall. It reminds me of warm spices, so that’s why I would describe this nail polish as cozy!
It’s definitely not a colour that I typically wear, but I do like it a lot! If you like shades that are fall-inspired, I think you’ll dig it, too!
Nicole by OPI Cinna-Man of My Dreams is actually pretty complex when you inspect it closer. I’ll go into further detail later on in this post.
Nicole by OPI Cinna-Man of My Dreams Pictures
Nicole by OPI Cinna-Man of My Dreams Swatches
All swatches have:
- OPI Nail Envy Nail Strengthener (Used as a base coat)
- 2 coats of Nicole by OPI Cinna-Man of My Dreams
- No top coat!
Natural Light Photos
- Warm spice pink (Yes)
- Name: Nicole by OPI Cinna-Man of My Dreams
- Collection: Nicole by OPI Gumdrops Collection 2013
- Press Release: Click here to see the Nicole by OPI Gumdrops Collection press release
- Colours Available in the Collection: Lemon Lolly, That’s What I Mint, I Lilac Gumdrops, My Cherry Amour, Candy is Dandy, Cinna-man of My Dreams, Blue-Berry Sweet on You & A-Nise Treat
- Amount: 15 mL (0.5 fl. oz.)
- What I Paid: Nothing! (This was provided by PR.)
- Where to Buy: Shoppers Drug Mart, Jean Coutu, Loblaws & London Drug
Nicole by OPI Cinna-Man of My Dreams Review
Although Nicole by OPI’s description, “warm spice pink” is accurate, I would describe Cinna-Man of My Dreams as an antique rose gold. Either way, it’s definitely fall- and spice-inspired.
It has a cozy look to it that will remind you of autumn and drinking warm beverages punctuated with spices like cinnamon and nutmeg. (I can’t wait for Starbucks’ Pumpkin Spice Latte to come back! Other than the Gingerbread Latte, the Pumpkin Spice Latte is pretty much the only drink I go to Starbucks for!)
The colour is more than meets the eye at first. Overall, you get the antique rose gold I mentioned, but when you look closer, you can see specks of the individual colours – pink, copper, and gold. They seem to be in equal parts – very interesting and complex!
Nicole by OPI Cinna-Man of My Dreams has a gritty finish on purpose to fit in with the textured-nail trend. It isn’t sharp, but I wouldn’t suggest you run your nails along chiffon or nylons, either.
I love wearing textured polishes because of the novelty, but if the grittiness gets to you, you can transform it into a typical, smooth polish with multiple layers of top coat. You’ll bring out the sparkle more this way, too.
You’ll love the matte-sparkle textured finish because it dries verrrrry quickly – perfect for those with a hectic schedule!
Application & Formula
As with all the Nicole by OPI Gumdrops shades I’ve tried so far, this one’s no exception – it applied evenly, and it was very pigmented.
One medium coat had great pigmentation and coverage, but a second was ideal. You shouldn’t need three coats, unless you’ve applied very thin coats.
Final Verdict: 9.5/10
I really enjoyed wearing this autumnal shade, even though it’s still summer. Now I’m really longing for the fall!
Are you looking forward to autumn, or do you want summer to last longer? If you could design any fall lacquer, what would it look like?