Considering how much I gush about green nail polish on here, I bet that most of you don’t know that I used to be a huge purple fanatic!
Yup, that’s right! When I first started collecting nail polish more seriously in the fall of 2008, I bought purple after purple. Eventually, I hit a glass ceiling and decided to try something new. That’s when I branched out into greens, which was exciting for me.
Even though it wasn’t that long ago, greens weren’t as popular back then as they are today. (I think this really speaks volumes about women expressing themselves in novel, untraditional ways.)
When I wore Nicole by OPI Purple Yourself Together (a Shoppers Drug Mart exclusive colour), my heart raced like Usain Bolt, and I was taken right back to the early days when my lacquer addiction just began! 😀 Great nostalgia!
Nicole by OPI Purple Yourself Together Pictures
Nicole by OPI Purple Yourself Together Ingredients
Nicole by OPI Purple Yourself Together Swatches
All swatches have:
- OPI Natural Nail Base Coat
- 3 coats of Nicole by OPI Purple Yourself Together
- Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat
Natural Light Photos
- Name: Nicole by OPI Purple Yourself Together
- Collection: Nicole by OPI Shoppers Drug Mart Exclusives
- Press Release: Click here to see the Nicole by OPI Shoppers Drug Mart Exclusives press release
- Colours Available in the Nicole by OPI Shoppers Drug Mart Exclusives Collection: Great Minds Pink Alike, Purple Yourself Together, Pink. Seriously, I Love You Cherry Much, Look at Me Look at Me! & That’s Totally Red-ical!
- Amount: 15 mL (0.5 fl. oz.)
- What I Paid: Nothing! (This was sent to me by PR.)
- Where to Buy: Exclusively at Shoppers Drug Mart
Nicole by OPI Purple Yourself Together Review
If I could rename this polish, I would call it Pixie Pee! It’s seriously magic in a bottle, and since there are soooo many purples polishes on the market, it now takes a lot for me to be impressed. Uh, yeah, I turned myself into a purple-polish snob! 😉
Nicole by OPI Purple Yourself Together reminds me of a cartoon purple grape that adds the punch of colour I usually crave.
It’s the finish that really makes me want to call this polish Pixie Pee. It has golden shimmer that lights up and dances on your nail like fire!
You know how snow twinkles in the sun? The shimmer in this polish twinkles like that on your nail, and because the gold is pretty strong, there’s a big contrast between it and the purple, so the effect is very dramatic…intoxicating, really!
Application & Formula
Most of the purple polishes I own are quite pigmented, but this one was sheerer than I expected. I used 3 coats, and it needed every single one of those coats.
Nicole by OPI Purple Yourself Together is also very thin, so consider applying a little extra onto the tips of your nails. Try to wait longer than usual in between coats, too. I suggest doing all this because the formula is so thin that if you don’t, I think this polish is more prone to shrinkage, which will look like early tip wear.
Final Verdict: 10/10
Despite the fact that the formula left something to be desired, I gave Purple Yourself Together a perfect score because I think the superb colour is worth the extra effort.
It’s such a dreamy and whimsical colour that I fell in love with it from the second I put it on. And for the 3 or so days that I wore it, I didn’t get tired of it. That’s when I know I love a polish! 🙂
What colour are you into now? Did you get into nail polish liking a particular colour and then you changed your preference later on?
Edit: I’m so excited that Nicole by OPI retweeted this post to their followers! 😀