Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Nicole by OPI 2014 Core Collection Swatches, Review Part 2

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I already posted Nicole by OPI Core Collection Swatches and Review Part 1.  Here's Part 2 of the Core Collection, and my thoughts on these:

Nicole by OPI Sweet Surrender
Nicole by OPI Sweet Surrender






Nicole by OPI Sweet Surrender is a beautiful opaque milky cream.  It's completely opaque in 2 coats.  This is an amazing clean-looking color for a very classy, chic mani, or you can apply glitter or nail art over it, as it is a perfect nail art base.  This is one of my favorites from this collection.

Nicole by OPI At Least I Pink So


Nicole by OPI At Least I Pink So




Nicole by OPI At Least I Pink So is a nice strawberry milk creme.  This is the exact shade of pink I'd love to wear during spring- so girly and springy!




Nicole by OPI At Least I Pink So layered with Nicole by OPI Fabulous Is My Middle Name




Nicole by OPI At Least I Pink So layered with Nicole by OPI Fabulous Is My Middle Name

Nicole by OPI Fabulous Is My Middle Name is a blue, red and black bar glitter.  Not a big fan of all-bar glitter topper, so this is a not a favorite.

Nicole by OPI Taupe of My Class


Nicole by OPI Taupe of My Class


Nicole by OPI Taupe of My Class
Nicole by OPI Taupe of My Class


Nicole by OPI Taupe of My Class is more of a military green to my eyes than a true taupe.  It's definitely one of my favorite colors from this collection - an unusual shade that looks great and wearable any time of the year.  It's neutral enough for work, and yet it's also a great eye-catching color.  It's a cream and opaque in two coats.

Nicole by OPI Yoga Then Yogurt
Nicole by OPI Yoga-Then-Yogurt


Nicole by OPI Yoga Then Yogurt



Nicole by OPI Yoga-Then-Yogurt is your basic white cream.  I love this formula, as it doesn't tend to be all that streaky unlike some light creams.  The first coat does have some streaks, but things tend to even out in the second coat.  I use this a lot in a lot of my nail art or as a base for my neon nail polishes.


Nicole by OPI Oh That's Just Grape
 Nicole by OPI Oh That's Just Grape!


Nicole by OPI Oh That's Just Grape

Nicole by OPI Oh That's Just Grape!


Nicole by OPI Oh That's Just Grape! is the kind of purple I prefer to use when it comes to nail polish.  It's a midtone purple that is just so pretty and I'm comfortable wearing year-round. It's also a great base for nail stamping.


In this photo, I used Nicole by OPI Oh That's Just Grape! as a base for nail stamping using a silver chrome polish.


 Nicole by OPI I Shop Mintage
 Nicole by OPI I Shop Mintage


Nicole by OPI I Shop Mintage

Nicole by OPI I Shop Mintage


 Nicole by OPI I Shop Mintage is such a pretty color!  It's a very pretty springy mint cream that looks different under sunlight and under shade as you can see in the swatches above, but both looks are quite lovely.  This applies very smoothly and is opaque in two coats.


Nicole by OPI Emerald Empowered
  Nicole by OPI Emerald Empowered

Nicole by OPI Emerald Empowered



At first, I really wasn't feeling Nicole by OPI Emerald Empowered.  It just looks light a lot of my other polishes.  Interestingly, this is more of a blue than a true emerald green.  It is more of a blue-green with flashes of indigo.  It's really pretty.

All in all, I am loving the formula of these core color polishes from Nicole by OPI.  They apply well and is fully opaque and even in two coats.

Nicole by OPI is also owned by OPI, so I expect the same quality of these polishes as OPI, and they do not disappoint.  My favorites from the core collection shown in this post are I Shop Mintage, Yoga-then-Yogurt, Oh That's Just Grape!, and Taupe of My Class.

What are your favorites from Nicole by OPI?  These are available at leading retailers nationwide like Target, Walgreens and CVS.

(Media sample was provided by PR for consideration.  All opinions are mine.)



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