I kept thinking about the new Coca-Cola collaboration that Nicole by OPI just released. Posted about it the other day. The silver was calling my name, probably because my name is The Silver Nail. Ya think?
The local Ulta didn’t have the set and Target didn’t either. Who had a brand new, full display? KMart!
I bought DC Lover ($5.99 for a full-sized 0.5 oz/15 ml bottle) and was seriously tempted by the very dark Zero is My Hero, which looks black at one angle and purple-gold at another. I actually thought all the other polishes were pretty too. The signature Coke red is very shimmery, not a creme as I first thought.
DC Lover is a clear base with silver shimmer and tiny red glitter particles. Unfortunately it’s very sheer and needs many coats to build up opacity on its own. For swatching purposes I used four coats but in the future I’d probably wear it by applying two or so coats over a gray or silver base. It dries brilliantly shiny and has a verrrry slightly gritty feel but is not a textured polish by any means. Under indirect sunshine and with the flash:
I also wanted to see how it looked with a clear top coat and with a matte one. The clear top coat made it feel smoother but didn’t change the appearance, and even though I applied two coats of the matte topper, it’s still rather shiny due to the silver and red particles. I couldn’t get it completely matte.
I like DC Lover and think it’s different. Silver with a kick! Some minor points that I don’t like about Nicole by OPI is that their web site is hopelessly out of date and that their teardrop-shaped botttles, while distinct, are difficult to hold and to store. But no big deal.