January 19, 2014

Nicole by OPI and Dove Chocolate Sweepstakes Info and Swatches!

*Sent for review*

Nicole by OPI has collaborated with the delicious Dove Chocolate to bring nail polish lovers an amazing (and tasty) sweepstakes! 25,000 entrants will win two exclusive Nicole by OPI nail lacquer shades inspired by Dove Dark Chocolate: “Better After Dark” and “Promises in the Dark, as well as a coupon for a free Dove Dark Chocolate Bar. I am pretty excited about this collaboration because I love chocolate and my absolute favorite kind is dark chocolate! Dove wanted to do this sweepstakes to get rid of the perception that dark chocolate is bitter. I am wondering who are these people who think dark chocolate is bitter?? These little Dove mouthfuls are intensely rich and mouth-watering! Far from bitter for sure!

Nicole by OPI and Dove sent me the two Nicole by OPI lacquers, along with two bags of Dove Chocolates, Dark Chocolate and Sea Salt Caramel Dark Chocolate. The Dove Dark Chocolates have been a favorite of mine for a long time, I absolutely love these. They are some of the tastiest dark chocolates around. The Sea Salt Caramels are new to me, and I will definitely be getting them again! I am a sucker for caramel and these have smooth, slightly salty caramel in the center. I love the small size of these chocolates. They are large enough to be satisfying, but not so much that you feel bad about eating them!

Alright, I'll stop drooling over the chocolates and show you the polishes! This deep dark luscious chocolate brown creme is Nicole by OPI Promises in the Dark. It's a vampy deep cool brown creme. I like the fact that it's a bit cooler toned than some chocolate browns can be.

This is two coats of Promises in the Dark. It is very nicely pigmented and lovely to apply. Very good formula on this one.

Nicole by OPI Better After Dark is a lighter chocolate brown shimmer. Better After Dark has a slightly reddish tone to it and beautiful ribbons of shimmer throughout. It looks so tasty, I had to go grab some of the Dove Sea Salt Caramel chocolates to hold me over while I write this review.

This was three thin coats, but it was pretty good in two. You could definitely get away with two thicker coats. The formula was good on this one two, maybe a little thinner than Promises in the Dark, but not problematic.

*Sent for review*

Want to win these two delicious pretty polishes and a free Dove Chocolate bar? All you have to do to enter is “like” the Dove Chocolate Facebook page and click on the Sweepstakes tab (https://www.facebook.com/dovechocolate/app_548734081871225) to enter your name, email address, shipping address and date of birth.  The Sweepstakes is open to legal residents of the 50 United States who are age 13 or older on or before December 27, 2013. All winners will be selected at random by an independent agency in the week following the sweepstakes. The Sweepstakes ends February 5, 2014, so enter soon!

For more information, please visit www.facebook.com/dovechocolate or www.facebook.com/nicolebyopi.

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