Nicole by OPI “Alex By The Books” – Swatches and Review

Hi readers!

Today I’m showing you this beautiful colour called Alex By The Books by Nicole by OPI. This is from their Modern Family collection.

Before going a week with nude nails I wore a lot of glitter polishes so I needed to get back to a simple cream colour, and I hadn’t done anything in this shade in a while so it was time for this colour to shine. I love mint green/pastel turquoise shades, they’re one of my favourite colours.

Every time I would see this colour online it always called my name, but since it’s a limited edition it’s hard to come by. Everywhere I went it was always sold out. When I saw it at Rexall a few weeks ago I could not resist buying it even though it was full price and it’s higher than what I like to pay for polishes.

Alex by the Books is a beautiful pastel mint creme.

I love the brush, it’s thin and wide so less strokes are required.

I found the formula really streaky and patchy though, and it pulls too. I had to do 3 coats for full opacity. I then topped it all off with Butter London Hardwear P.D. Quick Top Coat.

The formula was sucky, but I love this colour! However, I have some very similar colours with better formulas so I don’t feel this was worth the $11 (CAD) that I paid for it.

Do you have this colour? What do you think of it?

– Chantal 🙂

Computer geek by day and super mom by night, Chantal loves to try products of any kind and share her thoughts with the world.

  • Oh that sucks! The color is beautiful though, but yea like you said, it's not that unique :/

    • Yeah it sucks that I've been lusting after this colour only to find out it wasn't worth it.

  • Man I love this colour! Pulling formulas are the worst but I think you really made it work here. Your application looks flawless. I love this colour too! But I definitely get a little squeamish if I have to fork over over $10 for something.

    • Thank you Melissa! 😀
      I don't mind spending over $10 on a polish once in a while, but it has to be worth it and I don't feel like this one was. 🙁