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Monday, April 21, 2014

Dove Chocolate and Nicole By OPI Chocolate Manicure: Better After Dark & Promises In The Dark


Disclosure: This is a sponsored post for AVEENO®. I'm a 2014 AVEENO® Ambassador. All opinions are 100% my own. I received a 12 oz bottle of AVEENO® Daily Moisturizing Lotion and a $100 Visa gift card for participating in the #AveenoDailyChallenge. Come with me on my three week personal journey, as I commit to activities that will help me de-stress, meditate, reflect, and take time for myself. I'll be using AVEENO® Daily Moisturizing Lotion everyday, along the way.
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Challenge #11 - De-stress by getting a manicure/pedicure (an unexpected surprise) - I did not plan on writing about manicures, pedicures or even chocolate today. HaHaHa I received an unexpected parcel Friday. The post lady handed me a small box, with Nicole by OPI printed on it. I didn't order nail polish, so I was puzzled. Well, back in Jan-Feb I entered a Valentine's Day contest, hosted by Dove Chocolate and Nicole by OPI. There was a chance to win TWO (2) Limited Edition nail lacquers. I entered everyday, but didn't expect to win. Well, I won! One nail lacquer is called Better After Dark (like a milk chocolate) and the other is called Promises In The Dark (like a dark chocolate). Seductive names huh!?! LOL I can't wear them now, but they'll be great for Fall/Winter. Both of these can be found on eBay CHEAP. I quickly swatched them, if interested. I thought it was funny, because Friday so many of us said we didn't care for dark chocolate. Well, this is a different way to love both dark & milk chocolate and de-stress! LOL Have A CHOCOLATEY Monday!

Promises in the Dark looks like DARK CHOCOLATE. It's definitely a dark brown.

Better After Dark looks like MILK CHOCOLATE. As you can see, both have a nice gloss to them.
Dove Chocolate even gave winners a coupon for a FREE Dove Dark Chocolate Bar.

...and of course complete your manicure with AVEENO Daily Moisturizing Lotion ;). Again, I quickly swatched, but you get the point. I know brown is not for everybody, but I LOVE "dark" "vampy" colors. LOL My chocolate beauty collection is growing: Ciate dark, mint, orange & white chocolate nail polish remover (UK HERE; review HERE); Etude House heart-shaped dark chocolate smudge eyeliner and Holika Holika dessert time chocolate cupcake lip gloss .
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supersweet(run & buy it) sweet(really good,buy it) bittersweet(ok, issues)not sweet(not good,don't buy this stuff) 
  Nicole By OPI Limited Edition Dove Chocolate Duo Set - Supersweet
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60 comments

  1. I also love dark vampy colors but only during winters. During summers I prefer light colors. Both of these colors are perfect for winters. Very nice review.....xoxoxo....^_^

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  2. Oooh, nice! I would probably start nibbling on my nails if I thought about chocolate though...haha, I'm a chocolate addict!

    The Dragonfruit Diaries

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  3. Amazing ,love the Shades :)

    Happy Easter!

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  4. Oh I know you only put it on quickly to show us what it looks like worn, but I love the alternating colours on your nails! Such a nice idea for a manicure, they are very complimentary colours.

    Congrats on winning! :)

    Away From Blue

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  5. Ooh this is such a cute little gift/prize you won! I like the chocolate theme rather than just calling them 'browns' because that's kind of dull and boring. Hope your Aveeno challenge is going well. Rosemary x

    rosemaryofelephants.blogspot.com

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  6. Aww I've always loved chocolate colored nails :D
    xx

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  7. Very unusual colours kim....hope you had a fab weekend!
    ~Anne

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  8. I love the shades! Well done for winning! :D
    Mind you, I could bite your hands after reading the spiel!

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  9. These are gorgeous shades, but yes i would leave them for fall time as well. What a lovely surprise as well, I do the same, I enter something and I don't think I'll win and forget, so it's sweet that you won doll, congrats!! I hope you had a marvellous Easter xxx

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  10. I love the shades!

    http://www.eshopcos.com

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  11. Congratulations on winning such a beautiful prize, Kim! Gorgeous shades! x

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  12. I love both shades, Kim. I tend to prefer dark nail polishes even during the summer just coz I think they look better for my skin colour, so I'll check these shades out.
    Have a great Monday:)

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  13. Hi Kim! Hope you had a fab and relaxing Easter weekend! Congrats on winnning, the 2 shades are too cool, I always have a crush on chocolate hues, they are very chic! Promises in the dark is my fav, you already know I love dark chocolate, also as color :) Happy Monday my dear, hugs! xo

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  14. Great colors perfect to wear in the fall but they look amazing on you.
    http://tifi11.blogspot.com

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  15. Great colors, what a cute effect! I prefer the light one!

    Viky --- MySecretFashionPoison

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  16. I am too much in the spring mindset to think about wearing dark nail polish right now--- BUT somehow these made me hungry!!!! Then again, I am a chocolate fiend :)

    ~Alexis Grace of North On Harper

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  17. super cute and perfect for easter candy!!

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  18. At first I thought OPI and DOVE did a collaboration and created chocolate scented nail polish.. haha. What a nice surprise you got Kim. Definitely save them for Fall.

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  19. What a fun surprise you got in the mail :) The polishes definitely remind me of chocolate!

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart

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  20. Ah what clever marketing love this!

    Allie of ALLIE NYC
    allienyc.com

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  21. awesome! love the collab with chocolate and nail polish!

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  22. I'm not much of a brown nail polish fan, but I actually really like that Milk Chocolate color!

    Shannon
    Clothes & Quotes

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  23. This is such a nice set :) would love to get it ...but i am not sure about such a dark nail color :) xx
    www.ambifashion.com

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  24. What a yummy manicure! I love chocolate + nail polish and think this is an awesome set! xo

    http://diaryofafashionista.com

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  25. In this case I'll go for milk chocolate again!! What a lovely surprise by the way! I see you are on Cnc living today, going to read your post of course :-)
    Baci,
    Coco
    Coco et La vie en rose / Bloglovin / Facebook

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  26. I've really never thought of wearing brown nailpolish but I love dark, vampy nail colours and in this case, I'm a dark chocolate girl - that deep brown shade is just gorgeous and so perfect for fall! I often do my nails at home to destress, it's a wonderful way to relax.
    xox,
    Cee

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  27. Chocolate & a mani rolled into one, what more could you ask for? Love the darker shade, very vamptastic!
    Hope you've had a wonderful Easter - with lots of chocolate!!!!

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  28. Wow, these polishes really do look like real chocolate (the Better After Dark is making me hungry lol), and it's almost like I can smell the chocolate!

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  29. What a pleasant surprise! I love getting unexpected packages in the mail. So cool that you won. I like the colors too, will be perfect for the fall!

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  30. Man, those colours are delicious! I actually love dark chocolate more than milky one. Manicure is definitely a great way to de-stress!

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  31. ah, these look so nice! i'd probably try and eat the nail polish, though.. x

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  32. Those colors wear beautifully on you Kim! I can't pull off dark nail polish to save my life. I must just not be cool enough :)

    Rowena @ rolala loves

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  33. I've never tried brown but you make it look so good. Almost scrumptious.

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  34. I've been looking for some brown nail polish colors FOREVER! These look like just the hues I've been looking for. I will have to hunt them down. Thanks Kim! And nice going on winning something you almost forgot you entered hehe :-)

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  35. I loved the Better After Dark the most, it has a lovely chocolate brown color that I loved. Looked for it on ebay, the price is really good, but the shipping Neko Bunny U=・ x ・=U

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  36. What a great surprise !
    an unexpected little gift.
    I love the shades, however juts knowing they're from a collection called Dove, I might be tempted to smell it and maybe chew on my nails ;)

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  37. Kim, I love these two colours and so happy you won!! These are great for fall! Seriously, people actually didn't care for dark chocolate?! Lol. How was your brunch? We don't celebrate Easter, just another relaxing day for me at home.

    xo Jo

    http://www.whiterosesandcoffee.com

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  38. Great colour, love those shades on you! Kisses xx

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  39. I love the dark rich colours! Looking fab.

    Corinne x
    www.skinnedcartree.com

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  40. mmm chocolate!! I love dark nail colors as well! These are actually quite nice :) Love the swatches! Happy Easter to you too :)
    www.lettersimpromptu.blogspot.com

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  41. How cute is this?! I never thought of that color for nails but it is gorgeous!

    Maggie
    www.PolishedClosets.com

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  42. How interesting! I didn't know there was a Dove nail polish! I love giving myself manicures, it's very relaxing. Thank you for sharing!

    http://howtomakehome.blogspot.com

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  43. those nail polish looks yummy! hehehe I love giveaways! its a great way to try out and learn about new products out there!

    Delightful Ideas
    Teeth Whitening Kit Giveaway

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  44. those nail polish looks yummy! hehehe I love giveaways! its a great way to try out and learn about new products out there!

    Delightful Ideas
    Teeth Whitening Kit Giveaway

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  45. those nail polish looks yummy! hehehe I love giveaways! its a great way to try out and learn about new products out there!

    Delightful Ideas
    Teeth Whitening Kit Giveaway

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  46. Very nice idea for the manicure Kim!
    I like a lot the dark colors for the nails, even more the chocolate colors, its looks warm and gamorous! Nice post doll :)
    Kisses

    http://alissagromova.blogspot.com/

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  47. Very pretty colors. I love dark colors as well.

    Kreyolas Journeys

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  48. I love brown nail polishes and these two have the loveliest brown shade.

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  49. Yes, yes yes! chocolate seem, has caused me :)

    www.urbanikamoda.blogspot.com

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  50. Love chocolate, manis and pedis! And, I adore as you term them "vampy" hues for nails and in certain instances lipsticks, too. Have a fab eve, Kim! T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

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  51. Very beautiful shades dear! LOved them all :)
    http://www.coralswithblues.com/

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  52. congrats on the win...what a nice and unexpected surprise!

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  53. What a nice surprise! So lucky that you won that competition! And the prize is awesome. I also like doing my nails before starting the weekend, I find it really relaxing and it's like a sign to me that the weekend is about to start :D

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  54. I would not normally think to reach for dark browns for my manni, but the chocolate shades do look really lovely!
    Chic on the Cheap

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  55. I love brown as a nail polish cover. I love black, but i feel like brown polish is the more chic version, of the rocker-chic black. IDK if that makes sense? LOL

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  56. The nail polishes do look like chocolate. I can't wait to wear them in the fall/winter weather! :)

    http://ahleessa4realz.blogspot.com/

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  57. They are definitely chocolate! I like them but not sure how I would feel about them on my skin tone

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  58. Kim,

    What an unexpected lovely surprise! I am so happy that you won this! I agree I think these colors will be great for Fall!! <3 this!

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  59. So cool, I actually never won something :( well... Lucky you I love hove chocolatey those polishes are :)

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