January 25, 2013

Nicole by OPI Modern Family Part Three!


Base: one coat Nicole by OPI Base Coat Plus
Color: two coats Nicole by OPI I Do De-Claire!
Top: one coat Poshe
Application: good (out of poor, average, good, excellent)


I apologize for how crazy long it has taken me to swatch the whole Nicole by OPI Modern Family collection!! I do all of my swatching outside in natural light, and the weather in Connecticut has not been nice for swatching. When I did these today, it was FREEZING outside (we're in the middle of an "arctic blast"), so sorry for any cold, red-looking hands. I also apologize for the bubbles my Poshe top coat caused, they are NOT from the polishes. I need a new swatching top coat. First up, we have Nicole by OPI I Do De-Claire!, a frosty pale pink. While I am not one for wearing frosty pale pinks, this didn't bother me too much. The frostiness looks mostly like shimmer, and it's not so pale that it looks white-ish.


If you're looking for this kind of pink with excellent pigmentation, look no further. This is two coats, and it was pretty pigmented after just one coat. The formula was very easy to work with too! I also didn't have too much trouble with visible brushstrokes. With any frosty color, there are likely to be some brushstrokes, but in person, they weren't terribly obvious (I think they're a bit more obvious in my photos).




Base: one coat Nicole by OPI Base Coat Plus
Color: three coats Nicole by OPI Am I Making Myself Claire?
Top: one coat Poshe
Application: good (out of poor, average, good, excellent)



Nicole by OPI Am I Making Myself Claire? is a grayed-out lilac pink creme. I would actually probably say it's a gray with hints of pinky lavender. It's not very flattering on me, but I can definitely see it looking beautiful on someone with the right skin tone. It's a pretty cool mix of a little bit edgy, with the grayness, and pastel.


This is three coats of Am I Making Myself Claire?. The formula was pretty good, especially considering that pale cremes and I often don't get along. It was opaque in three coats. It was maybe a bit streaky on the first coat, but evened out with the second.



Base: one coat Nicole by OPI Base Coat Plus
Color: two coats Nicole by OPI Basking In Gloria
Top: one coat Poshe
Application: excellent (out of poor, average, good, excellent)



Nicole by OPI Basking In Gloria is a really pretty red-violet shimmer. Might I say that it seems a tad unfair that Gloria gets a gorgeous red-violet and a pretty purple in this collection and Claire gets saddled with a frosty pale pink and a pale gray-lilac creme? Is Claire really that boring? Anyway..... I do like Basking In Gloria a lot! It has enough violet in it for me to love it more than I would normally love a red.


This is just two coats of Basking In Gloria, so the pigmentation is very nice! I had no troubles with the formula, it was nice and smooth! Lovely!




Base: one coat Nicole by OPI Base Coat Plus
Color: three coats Nicole by OPI My Jay or the Highway!
Top: one coat Poshe
Application: average (out of poor, average, good, excellent)



I'm glad I don't have a job that makes me wear neutral cremes all day long. I don't know how some people do it! Nicole by OPI My Jay or the Highway! is a light taupe creme. It wasn't super flattering on me and it's not really dark enough for me to consider it to be an edgy taupe. Just a pale, work-appropriate neutral taupe.


This is three coats of My Jay or the Highway! and it was streaky for the first two coats. I needed the third to even it out. I also thought the formula was not as smooth as the others, maybe a tad thicker too.




Base: one coat Nicole by OPI Base Coat Plus
Color: three coats Nicole by OPI Luke of the Draw
Top: one coat Poshe
Application: good (out of poor, average, good, excellent)



Now that's what I'm talkin about!!!! Nicole by OPI Luke of the Draw is my obvious favorite in this post. Luke of the Draw is a black jelly packed with different sizes of silver glitter. The jelly base looks opaque, but also lets the glitter show through nicely. This is one of those polishes that didn't photograph well in the sun, so I took shade pictures. The sun made it look too sheer.


Luke of the Draw was mostly opaque in three coats. Being that the base is a jelly, it had a tiny bit of VNL, but it wasn't bothersome to me. The formula was good and easy to control, no problems getting lots of glitter out.


Of these five, my favorite is definitely Luke of the Draw!! If you're looking for a nice red-violet, Basking In Gloria is a great choice too. If you missed my other two posts about the Nicole by OPI Modern Family collection, check them out here and here. My top 3 for the collection are Alex By the Books, A Like-Haley Story and Luke of the Draw!


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4 comments:

NicNacks Nails said...

I love the dusty lilac - i am excited for this collection!

Erin Neverenoughnails said...

It's a really great collection NicNacks Nails! I loved it! The dusty lilac is a gorgeous color, I wish it worked better on my skin.

polishalcoholic.com said...

The red and the glitter are my favorite of these :)

Erin Neverenoughnails said...

I agree polishalcoholic! NOPI definitely knows how to do glitter and reds really well!