Anyway, for the three of you who were wondering if I got any of the NOPI Carrie Underwood polishes released earlier this year, the answer is yes: I have two.
I'm not a huge Carrie Underwood fan -- I know only three songs of hers ("Ever Ever After," which is the song she did for the movie "Enchanted," and of course "Before He Cheats," and "Jesus Take the Wheel." Can I just say that "Jesus Take the Wheel" is a REALLY STRANGE CHOICE of song for a child to sing at a children's talent show? That was such a strange night). Basically, everything I know about her comes from reading ONTD: For instance, I have mad respect for her for taking a personal trainer on tour with her instead of a make-up artist. But I have to agree that she is the perfect musician/celebrity to partner with NOPI for a collection of her own. I don't know why NOPI didn't collaborate with her until now.
Like Carrie herself, the colors in her collection are on the safe side, but there's something in there for everybody. As soon as I saw swatches of Sing You Like a Bee, I knew it was for me.
This is four coats plus Gelous + SV.
Also it just occurred to me ... was Carrie Underwood a judge on "The Singing Bee"? Because that would explain this name.
I have this obsession with gold, and white and gold together are two of my favorite colors. (How bad is it?, you ask. Let's just say that if I ever have to have a fancy wedding, that color combo is LOCKED IN. Close friends, take note.) Naturally, I had to have Sing You Like a Bee. I can't say how similar it is to ChG White Cap, apart from the gold-on-white action and the fact that some bloggers also have used Sing You Like a Bee for layering.
The formula was pretty good on this one, too. I think it looks perfectly opaque after three coats, so I don't know why I used a fourth. I must have zoned out during an episode of "Broad City" (which, LOVE) while I was polishing. Anyway, I mainly wanted to point out that Sing You Like a Bee dries super gritty, to the point where I wondered if it actually was a texture and I didn't know it. The good thing is that if you slap a coat of Gelous + SV over it, the grittiness dies down significantly. Dry time was super fast and I only wore this for two days, but it was lovely.
You can find the NOPI Carrie polishes online, at several drugstores, and at Kmart, Target and Walmart. However, most stores only carry a few colors; I did notice that Kmart and this one super fancy Walgreens store sold the entire collection. I actually bought this at Kmart one day when I popped in to buy some shampoo on sale. There is one more polish I'm thinking about getting, but I'm in no rush. If this collection is anything like the Kardashian, "Modern Family," and Selena Gomez ones, then what I want will be on clearance at the end of this year.
I'm curious to hear what you guys have to say about this polish, especially vis-à-vis its texture. If you have any NOPI Carrie colors, which ones did you get? Would Sing You Like a Bee make it onto your wishlist(s)? I'll try to share my other NOPI Carrie polish in the coming months, but you probably can guess which one it was.
Also, because it's cute:
BEST MOVIE EVER. Not sure how I feel about this alleged sequel, but "Enchanted" will forever be one of my favorite movies.
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