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Hello lovelies,

Today I have a special review, I will show you four Little BU polishes that are primarily aimed at little girls but are also good for pregnant women as they are odourless, non-toxic, not tested on animals and vegan. Polishes sent for review:

Lucy's Stash - Little Bu polishes

Screenshot from Little BU website:

I'm also using the Little BU topcoat over all nail polishes. The topcoat is very special - it will extend the wear of the polishes so you can wash your hands. However it does have some catches. Same as nail polishes it needs to be blow-dried and I have experienced crackles/ridges in the topcoat that appeared after the blow-dry which you'll see in the photos.

About: "Little BU® is a water-based, wash-off nail polish that is safe for kids. The trendy shades have been created with a non-toxic formula for girls who like to express their creativity and accessorize with a touch of colour!"

Sounds good? I particularly like the non-toxic and wash-off. So let's have a look at the polishes:

Alexi - dark magenta polish with fine magenta glitter. it applied easily and the formula was very pigmented. I needed two coats for full coverage and the colour is just gorgeous. I have applied the special topcoat which caused the big ridges in the polish.

 Lucy's Stash - Little Bu Alexi
Lucy's Stash - Little Bu Alexi
Lucy's Stash - Little Bu Alexi

Stella -blue-based purple shimmer. Another gorgeous shade that girls will love! It applied well and I needed two thicker coats for full coverage. The finish is slightly streaky but that's just me nit-picking. I've applied topcoat again and blow-dried it which caused the big ridge on the nail.

Lucy's Stash - Little Bu Stella

Lucy's Stash - Little Bu Stella
Lucy's Stash - Little Bu Stella

Emma - red creme shade. I love red polishes and this is a very nice shade but I really didn't like it I'm afraid. My problem with it is that it had little pieces in it which caused bumps. The finish is not completely smooth as you can see in the pictures. The formula was thicker than the other polishes but it still applied well. Pigmentation is excellent, almost one coater.

Lucy's Stash - Little Bu Emma
Lucy's Stash - Little Bu Emma
Lucy's Stash - Little Bu Emma

Kyra - champagne shimmer. This is pretty and sparkly shade, quite neutral. The formula of this polish was good, it applied easily. Pigmentation was slightly lower but I still got away with two coats.

Lucy's Stash - Little Bu Kyra
Lucy's Stash - Little Bu Kyra
Lucy's Stash - Little Bu Kyra

This is a screenshot from Little BU website to show you more features of their polishes.

My thoughts: For little girls? Yes! For nail polish addict? No!

The polishes itself had good formulas and pigmentation (each formula describe above) but without blow-drying they don't dry even after 30 minutes. If you blow-dry them they dry fast and can last quite a bit even if you wash your hands - use cold water if you don't want to wash them off. The topcoat will prolong the lasting of the nail polish and it will take longer soak in warm water to wash off the polish but it causes the ridges when blow-dried.

I personally wouldn't use them again unless I get pregnant and I will want non-toxic nail polish. For somebody who loves nail polish they are not ideal but I realize I am not the target audience. On the other hand I think they are ideal for little girls who want to paint their nails like their mums without the risk of putting chemicals on them.

They can be purchased in Harrods, London, at Little BU website or at other retailers. One nail polish retails for £9.95 but look out for offers, sometimes they do promotions.

Because I don't have kids yet and I don't know anybody with a little girl, I'm giving all these nail polishes and topcoat away! If you would like them for your little princess and would be willing to pay for the postage, just leave me a comment with your email and tell me why should YOU get the nail polishes. I will choose one comment within a week and contact you. UK only please due to shipping restrictions (these are not flammable but Royal Mail are t***s and would probably destroy them).

*These were provided for an honest review

Hello lovelies,

I'm a bit late with these swatches as I was totally swamped with work but they're here so enjoy the pictures!

Lucy's stash - Nicole By OPI Selena Gomez collection

Selena - peach creme with subtle silver shimmer. How else to start other than with the polish called Selena, right? It's a pretty peach that will suit most skin tones. The formula was good but it could do with better pigmentation. I'm wearing two thick coats and I felt three regular coats would be probably better. It applied and removed easily.

Lucy's stash - Nicole By OPI Selena

Lucy's stash - Nicole By OPI Selena
Lucy's stash - Nicole By OPI Selena

Naturally - cool-toned medium pink creme with very subtle shimmer. It's a nice and girly colour but it made my hands look quite pale (well they are but not deadly pale :D). Naturally has a very good formula with easy application and fast drying time. Two coats were enough for full coverage.

Lucy's stash - Nicole By OPI Naturally

Lucy's stash - Nicole By OPI Naturally

Lucy's stash - Nicole By OPI Naturally

Spring Break - hot pink creme shade. I love this one, it's the perfect fun Spring/Summer shade! It's bright and it's vivid, great for toes as well. The formula is again great - it applied smoothly, dried fast and glossy and pigmentation is excellent. I'm wearing two regular coats and no topcoat.

Lucy's stash - Nicole By OPI Spring Break
Lucy's stash - Nicole By OPI Spring Break

Lucy's stash - Nicole By OPI Spring Break



Love Song - blue-based, lavender purple creme. Not my colour but the formula is excellent. Not only it applied easily and dried fast but it was almost one-coater. I ended up applying two coats to get the perfect finish.

Lucy's stash - Nicole By OPI Love Song
Lucy's stash - Nicole By OPI Love Song

Pretty in Plum - red-based purple shimmer. Absolutely stunning shade of purple, it has more red undertones than in the pictures. It applied good but it dries very fast which can cause patching when working slow and re-applying polish to the same place twice. The pigmentation is excellent, it is almost one-coater. I have applied two coats and topcoat as it dries slightly satin.

Lucy's Stash - Nicole By OPI Pretty in Plum
Lucy's Stash - Nicole By OPI Pretty in Plum
Lucy's Stash - Nicole By OPI Pretty in Plum

Hit The Lights - bright yellow creme. It's a very bright yellow which I love! It has good formula - it applies easily, dries fast and the pigmentation is good too. I'm wearing two coats.

Lucy's Stash - Nicole By OPI Hit The Lights

Lucy's Stash - Nicole By OPI Hit The Lights
Lucy's Stash - Nicole By OPI Hit The Lights

Scarlett - strawberry red foil finish with gold glass flecks. Another pretty girly & sparkly shade that I very enjoyed. Its formula is very good - it applies easily and dries fast. I'm wearing two coats which were enough for full coverage. Removal was slightly tricky because of the foil particles and glass flecks. 
 Lucy's Stash - Nicole By OPI Scarlett

Lucy's Stash - Nicole By OPI Scarlett
Lucy's Stash - Nicole By OPI Scarlett

Inner Sparkle - rose pink, pale gold and purple glitter in a clear base. I have applied one regular coat over Hit The Lights. There's plenty of glitter that sticks to the brush so I didn't have to 'fish it out' of the bottle. It applied easily and dried fast.
 Lucy's Stash - Nicole By OPI Inner Sparkle over Hit The Lights

Lucy's Stash - Nicole By OPI Inner Sparkle over Hit The Lights
Lucy's Stash - Nicole By OPI Inner Sparkle over Hit The Lights



Sweet Dreams - teal, pale purple and silver glitter in a clear base. I have applied Sweet Dreams over Spring Break and the combination looks just great! This is just one coat and there's plenty of glitter. It applied well and dried fast.

Lucy's Stash - Nicole By OPI Sweet Dreams over Spring Break

Lucy's Stash - Nicole By OPI Sweet Dreams over Spring Break

Lucy's Stash - Nicole By OPI Sweet Dreams over Spring Break

Heavenly Angel - irregular iridescent glitter in a clear base. The result looks quite nice but i didn't like this polish very much. I had to play with the placement of the glitters. I have applied one coat over Nicole By OPI Basking in Gloria from the Modern Family collection. It dried fast and I needed a thick coat of topcoat as some of the glitters were sticking out of the nails.
 Lucy's Stash - Nicole By OPI Heavenly Angel

Lucy's Stash - Nicole By OPI Heavenly Angel
Lucy's Stash - Nicole By OPI Heavenly Angel

Mi Fantasia - blue and holographic bar and round glitter in a clear base. It's a pretty glitter but it is very similar to China Glaze Marry A Millionaire which I already own. I have applied one coat of Mi Fantasia over Love Song. As you can see there's plenty of glitter you'll get with one coat. it applied well and dried fast.

Lucy's Stash - Nicole By OPI Mi Fantasia over Love Song
Lucy's Stash - Nicole By OPI Mi Fantasia over Love Song
Lucy's Stash - Nicole By OPI Mi Fantasia over Love Song

Stars At Night - holographic bar glitter in a clear base. Another polish that is a dupe - it is the same as Zoya Electra. I'm wearing one coat of Stars At Night over Pretty In Plum and I'm happy with the amount of glitter. It applied well and dried fast as per usual.

Lucy's Stash - Nicole By OPI Stars At Night over Pretty In Plum
Lucy's Stash - Nicole By OPI Stars At Night over Pretty In Plum
Lucy's Stash - Nicole By OPI Stars At Night over Pretty In Plum

Kissed At Midnight - gold glitter in a clear base. This glitter topper reminds me of pot of gold at the end of a rainbow :) Really pretty glitter that can be combined with almost any colour. Again, there is plenty of glitter in the bottle. One coat over NOPI Scarlett. It went on easily and I didn't have to place the glitter.

Lucy's Stash - Nicole By OPI Kissed At Midnight over Scarlett
Lucy's Stash - Nicole By OPI Kissed At Midnight over Scarlett
Lucy's Stash - Nicole By OPI Kissed At Midnight over Scarlett
Lucy's Stash - Nicole By OPI Kissed At Midnight over Scarlett

Confetti Fun - multi coloured glitter in a clear base. I've saved the best for last - I love this glitter! It is bright, colourful and yeah...fun! I've applied one coat over Naturally and it looks just so pretty! It applied very easily and dried  fast as the other glitters.
 Lucy's Stash - Nicole By OPI Confetti Fun over Naturally

Lucy's Stash - Nicole By OPI Confetti Fun over Naturally
Lucy's Stash - Nicole By OPI Confetti Fun over Naturally


Overall, I think this collection is pretty, very girly and fun, especially because of the glitter toppers. I'm not missing blues and greens because those are for example in the Modern Family collection. After all it's Selena Gomez's collection and she's a young woman so I'm not surprised to see pinks and purples :)

All the polishes had pretty good, fast-drying formula including the glitters. I feel that Nicole By OPI's polishes have improved dramatically over the past couple of years formula-wise. I'm happy with them.

*These were provided for a review