Not to sound like a douchecanoe, but I have days where I feel like I contribute more to society than Kim Kardashian. However, I will grant her a temporary reprieve solely because of this polish from a new Nicole by OPI Kardashian collection themed around her. The collection is called Wel-Kim to My World, and this polish is called Nothing Kim-pares to Blue.
These names, SMH.
Anyway, this polish is a little paler than these photos, but not pale enough for me to feel the need to color correct it. Trust.
Three coats with SV.
I'm tagging this under "cornflower blue" because of the base color here -- it's lighter than, say, Orly Snowcone or my first cornflower love, Maybelline Pie in the Sky, but definitely in that color family. To me, the word "periwinkle" suggests lilac/purple tones, which are absent here.
Also, I'm ~kim-pletely~ loving the delicate white/silver glass-fleck shimmer in this polish. IMO, the glass fleck is what sets this apart from all the other cornflower shades I've seen before! The glass fleck was an awesome way to jazz up the usual cornflower blue cremes that I already love. (I have nothing like this.) It's like the cornflower cousin of Sinful Colors Cinderella.
Formula-wise, this was a little streaky, but I think this would have been even more so without the glass fleck. It looked semi-sheer on the first coat, and you WILL need 3.5 coats for opacity. I say ".5" because I could have benefited from an additional half swipe! Use a light touch to avoid cuticle drag. I think this polish would have been a little easier to apply if the brushes were of the older skinny NOPI brush variety, not these broom things.
As I said earlier, Nothing Kim-pares to Blue (... cringe.) is part of the new NOPI Kardashian Wel-Kim to My World collection out for this spring. I bought my bottle at Ulta on Saturday night for $7.99. To prove that I am a sucker for certain colors despite their inspirations, I have two other Kardashian Kolors (ugh) that debuted in December, and I hope to post them one of these days!
I won't make the usual remarks regarding the "controversy" surrounding Kim's claim to fame, her marriage(s) or the authenticity of her derriere, so I will say this: homegirl can ugly cry. Let me preface what I'm about to say by acknowledging that most of us look like shit when we cry, reality TV =/= real life and that again I shouldn't judge, but Kim's ~problems just seem so trivial in comparison to, well, everyone else's (this coming from a girl with a nail blog, ffs). So of course I laugh.
Sure, Kourtney does it ... which may be a little mean (read: NOT cruel). It just strikes me as something sisters do. I don't know how else to explain it.
(source: exact origins unknown, as this .gif has been floating around
on Tumblr and ONTD for quite some time!)
Also, here is my favorite cover of "Nothing Compares 2 U." (This entire CD FTMFW.)