Best New Nail Polish Award: Nic's Sticks by OPI!

By Jacqueline Thomas

Nic's Sticks by OPI is an easy to use ****nail polish that comes in a convenient little package. Instead of the usual nail polish bottle with a detachable brush, Nic's Sticks are, you guessed it, sticks.

Nic's Sticks look like markers, with a twist off cap. The nail polish is pumped through the brush. It's so easy to use. Basically, you shake the stick, and then pump it 3 times. The nail polishstreams through the brush. It produces a thin, fast-drying coat. In order to create a great color, you'll need at least 2 coats.

Benefits of Nic's Sticks include a great color pay-off, and there's no detectable chemically smell. The negatives of Nic's Sticks is that it simply doesn't have enough polish in the little containers, and the brush quality creates streaks. It's not as noticeable on lighter colors.

By the way, Nic's Sticks come in 24 different shades, and is available at most drug and beauty stores. Weighing the pros and cons, Nic's Sticks is still a worthy buy, because the color can't be beat.