Nicole by OPI Something About Spring Swatches
A few days ago, I posted about Nicole by OPI’s Target exclusive collection for Spring. Today, I present you the swatches for shades in this collection. These are shown in the same order as the previous post about this collection. WARNING! Very picture heavy post!
Brilliant Idea is a nice glitter shade with lime regular and larger round glitters in a clear base. Application is nice and smooth. Drying time is speedy, as expected from a glitter shade. Shown is 2 thin coats with no top coat.
Next one is a shade I was definitely on the fence about. Based on the press release picture, I didn’t have high hopes for it. Glad to say I am sorely disappointed.
I don’t care much for the name, but this shade is gorgeous! There are several other shades in this collection that surprised me as well. Just shows me not to judge a polish by its promo pics! Daffy Dill is a lime green creme. Makes me think of Shrek. This is one of the 2 creme shades in this whole collection, which works for me as I prefer other finishes than cremes. Formula for this shade was more watery than the other creme shade, but nothing that would prevent me from using this shade again. Shown is 2 generous coats with no top coat.
Here’s another one with a Spring-y name, Dandy Lion.
Dandy Lion is what I would call a metallic foil shade. It is a bold yellow and it reminds me of China Glaze’s Cowardly Lyin’ or Lighthouse. It’s darker than what I would normally call yellow…more like a golden-yellow or something. Shimmer in this shade is nice. I opted for 3 thin coats with this one to make it more opaque.
I’m A Pool For Love was one of the shades that intrigued me the most based on the press release pics. Like most other shades in this collection, it is so much better in person. I didn’t think I’d like this one at all based on the press release pictures.
Can I just say I love this shade? Yes, LOVE. It delivered much more than what I thought it would. The shimmer in it actually propels this shade to be in the top 3 for me in this collection. Yes, look at that lovely shimmer. I did not comprehend this shimmer from the photo I posted last week. This dark, shimmery grape shade is instant love for me. Shown is 2 thin coats with no top coat.
It’s a good thing that the next shade is pretty awesome as well. I’d hate to be the shade that comes after I’m A Pool For Love. Here’s Iceberg Lotus.
The name makes me think of salad. I’m so glad this shade is darker than I thought. I was on the fence with this one. I worried it was too light and wanted it to be a darker green shade. Wish granted! Formula is smooth and gave me no problems during application. Shown is 3 thin coats with no top coat. For a more opaque look, just apply 2 or 3 generous coats and you’re good to go. Thin coat application is just a preference for me.
The next shade is another unexpected one in terms of my original perception of it based on the press release picture.
Make A Comet-ment was described as “A once-in-a-lifetime, silver-glitter sighting!” and the statement could not be any truer. Mostly because I did not expect to see holographic glitter in this shade. I didn’t see it in the press release picture. I thought it was just another silver glitter shade. I was wrong and it’s good to be wrong. Fine silver and holographic glitter suspended in a clear base in this collection couldn’t make me any happier. The holographic glitter doesn’t show up much though in pictures. Formula is a dream to work with and drying time is speedy. Shown is 2 thin coats with no top coat.
Next up is an interesting one called Nicole’s Nickel.
I was very unsure on this shade initially. Like I mentioned before, a lot of these shade look quite different from what I initially thought it did based on the initial released photos. This is a silver glittery shade in a black jelly base. The glitter in this is the same as with Brilliant Idea. Formula is nice and smooth. Drying time is speedy. Shown is 2 thin coats with no top coat.
The other of the 2 creme shades in this collection is Pink. Seriously.
It lives up to its name. It’s a very pretty hot pink creme shade. The formula for this one is amazing. It applied on my nails like butter. It reminds me of those awesome OPI creme shades I’ve used. It goes on so smooth flawlessly. Shown is 2 generous coats with no top coat.
Here’s another pink shade from this collection, Pink-nic In The Park.
I adore this shade. A light pink shimmery shade that looks duochrome-ish. It looks like it’s a duochrome almost, but I don’t think it quite makes it. But I love it because of that. This one’s pretty sheer but I opt to stick with 2 thin coats for this.
This one, I’m not sure how to feel about this one still. See the pictures for yourself.
Sea How Far You Go is described as “A limit-pushing gold” and it’s not the gold we normally think of immediately when we hear the word. When I see this shade in the bottle, on my nails, in my own pictures “olive” keeps screaming in my head. It’s like a tanned gold or an olive gold.
The next one is a light pink shimmer that is aptly named Shell Me The Truth.
I say aptly named because any pink shade with the word “shell” in the name often indicates a very light, delicate pink. This shade, however, is described as “A glowing peach, fresh off the shore.” Eh, I’ll take it. Formula is a little bit thinner than most from this collection, but it gave me no problems during application. Shown is 3 thin coats with no top coat.
Last shade! The name makes me think of Shania Twain. Here’s You’re S-teal The One.
Mmmmmmm. That’s all I can really say about this awesome blue shimmery shade. Formula is awesome and drying time is fast for a shimmer. Shown is 3 thin coats with no top coat.
Overall, awesome collection. I’m so glad that these are much better in person. Some had hidden surprises not seen in the press release pictures. I was surprised there is only 2 cremes among 12 shades, but I’m not complaining! A few shades were shades we’ve seen over and over again, but compared to other Spring collection out there? This is one big WIN for me. Please note that some shades will stain your nails without a base coat. I know You’re S-teal The One and Iceberg Lotus stained for me, but it came out with some buffing. Use a base coat definitely for the darker shades unless you want smurf stained nails!
What do you think and which shades do you think you’ll be picking up? Remember, these are Target exclusives. I’m thinking there will be shortage of these pretty soon.
*Some products in this review may have been provided by the PR company or manufacturer for an honest opinion.*
This entry was posted on March 12, 2011 by kittypolishnbags. It was filed under creme, duochrome, foil, glass fleck, glitter, metallic, nail polish, Nicole by OPI, shimmer and was tagged with creme, duochrome, foil, glass fleck, glitter, metallic, nail polish, Nicole by OPI, shimmer.