I was able to play with the Nicole by OPI Carrie Underwood collection. The colors are mostly girly and sweet that really suits Carrie Underwood's America's sweetheart image. This is a huge 14-piece collection, so I wil have to divide this into two parts. Below are my swatches and thoughts on each color.
Nicole by OPI Sweet Daisy
Nicole by OPI Sweet Daisy is a pretty peach cream that is sort of dusty. This is a nice shade as a spring color. I can also use this as a background for some of my nail stamping art. As you can see in the swatches below, it also works as a nice background for glitter.
Nicole by OPI Lips are Dripping Honey over Sweet Daisy
Nicole by OPI Lips are Dripping Honey is a nice holo glitter in a clear base. This is such a pretty glitter topper! I can see this lookin great over any base color.
Nicole by OPI Some Hearts
Nicole by OPI Some Hearts is probably the prettiest shade of this collection. It looks like a watermelon red t me. This glided smoothly on the nailbed as well.
Nicole by OPI Party Bus with the huge flower glitter is so pretty! I am surprised that a mainstream brand actually thought to include large flower glitters that I only see in indie polish brands.
Nicole by OPI Sing You Like a Bee looks weird on my skintone. It's a yellow-white micro-glitter. This is my least favorite in the collection. It does not look flaterring on my skintone at all.
Nicole by OPI Love My Pups is such a clean-looking pinky-beige jelly. I layered black and white glitter over this, and it looked amazing!
As for the formula, the creams virtually apply themselves. I am really liking the Nicole by OPI's creme formula. Since the mother company is OPI, I am not surprised, as OPI has the most dreamlike nail polish cream formula. Nicole by OPI is no different. The glitter toppers are pretty too, and I am glad the glitters are not as sparse as what I would expect from mainstream brands.
Watch out for Part 2 of the NIcole by OPI Carrie Underwood collection swatche and review!
(Media sample was provided by PR for consideration. All opinions are mine.)