January 17, 2013

Nicole by OPI Modern Family Part Two!


Base: one coat Zoya Get Even
Color: four coats Nicole by OPI Stand By Your Manny
Top: one coat Poshe
Application: average (out of poor, average, good, excellent)


I have been really looking forward to Nicole by OPI Stand By Your Manny since the Modern Family collection promo pictures first came out. Stand By Your Manny is a gorgeous soft periwinkle blue shimmer. It is a unique shade in my collection and a color that I really love! This is the kind of pastel shade I can get behind for spring, especially since it has the super fine almost glass fleck shimmer.


Now the down side of Stand By Your Manny is that this is four coats and I still can see my nail in some areas. It is pretty sheer and the formula is a bit watery and thin. It wasn't terrible to work with, but watery enough that I do need to mention it. I wish this was more opaque because it is such a striking color. I might try wearing it over a white base next time to increase the opacity.




Base: one coat Zoya Get Even
Color: three coats Nicole by OPI Back In My Gloria Days
Top: one coat Poshe
Application: average (out of poor, average, good, excellent)



Nicole by OPI Back In My Gloria Days is a pretty red-violet shimmer. Nicole by OPI has really been doing gorgeous shades of purple lately. This is that tiny glass fleck-like shimmer again. It's smaller glass fleck than say, the China Glaze Summer Days polishes, but it provides a similar look. I love this type of shimmer myself, it's so pretty and looks shimmery in all lights.


Again, Back In My Gloria Days is thinner and more watery than I would like. This is three coats and I can still see nail under the polish. I love the glass fleck shimmer, and I know some glass fleck polishes tend to be a hair on the sheerer side, but I do think this one could be more opaque. Seriously pretty color though.



 Base: one coat Zoya Get Even
Color: three coats Nicole by OPI What's The Mitch-uation?
Top: one coat Poshe
Application: good (out of poor, average, good, excellent)


Nicole by OPI What's The Mitch-uation? surprised me! I was expecting just another blue, but this one had an almost duochrome-like purple flash! You can see what I mean in the picture below, on the right sides of my nails. In the sun, it looked like the sides of my nails were more purple than blue. Cool! This is a smooth shimmer finish and can get some lightly visible brushstrokes if you aren't being careful. In person, I didn't find the brushstrokes to be very obvious to my eye though.


This is three coats and the formula was better than Stand By Your Manny and Back In My Gloria Days. It was still a tad on the thin side, but easier to control and more opaque.




Base: one coat Zoya Get Even
Color: three coats Nicole by OPI A Like-Haley Story
Top: one coat Poshe
Application: good (out of poor, average, good, excellent)



Now this is my kind of pink polish!! Nicole by OPI A Like-Haley Story is a hot pink shimmer! It leans on the warmer side of pinks and looks like it has a touch of coral in it, rather than blue. Nicole by OPI called it fuchsia, but to me, fuchsia always leans blue, so I'm going to call it hot pink. I love that they put shimmer in this instead of making it a creme! I already have cremes in similar colors, but not many shimmers like this! It reminds me of something Chanel would do in a summer collection. I will definitely be rocking this in the spring and summer. My mom already borrowed it to put on her toes!


This is three coats of A Like-Haley Story and the formula was very nice. You could most likely do two coats, this one was much more opaque than the others in this post. The formula was more on par with what Nicole by OPI has been doing lately. Pigmented, smooth and easy to use.




Base: one coat Zoya Get Even
Color: one coat Nicole by OPI She's Lily Something, over three coats Nicole by OPI A Like-Haley Story
Top: one coat Poshe
Application: good (out of poor, average, good, excellent)



Nicole by OPI She's Lily Something is an adorable pink shimmer and holographic star topper. I am in love with shaped glitter lately (stars, hearts, circles, etc.), so I was excited that Nicole by OPI brought us stars! The shimmer in the base in plentiful and would look great over dark colors too.


She's Lily Something was very easy to work with, the formula was almost a gel consistency. I had no trouble getting stars onto my nails. They were all at the bottom before I started, so I held the bottle upside down for about a minute and shook it while it was still upside down. After that, it was cake to get the stars out! They do sink, so you may have to do this more than once while applying this polish. This is one coat of She's Lily Something and I did push the stars around a bit so they weren't overlapping or hanging over the edge.


Out of this batch of polishes, I liked A Like-Haley Story the best! I know, it's shocking, me liking a pink the best! But, it happens! I am in love with the color of Stand By Your Manny, I just wish it was more opaque! If you're looking for a cute polish with stars, I do recommend She's Lily Something. The stars are very plentiful!


Nicole by OPI Nail Lacquers and Nail Treatments contain no DBP, Toluene, or Formaldehyde. Nicole by OPI formulas are long-lasting, fast-drying, and salon-quality.
Modern Family lacquers are available now for $7.99 each at retailers including select Walmart, Target, CVS, Rite Aid, Kmart, Kroger, ULTA, H-E-B, Meijer and Duane Reade locations. In Canada, this line will be available for $10.99 each at Shoppers Drug Mart, Walmart Canada, Jean Coutu, Loblaw, and London Drug.
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4 comments:

TikiBarbie said...

Thanks for the swatches!

Erin Neverenoughnails said...

You are welcome TikiBarbie! I definitely liked the first batch I tried better. I have one more batch, so hopefully those will be great!

polishalcoholic.com said...

Really like A Like Haley Story and Stand by your Manny. ALHS is such a gorgeous pink. Need to have that one :)

Erin Neverenoughnails said...

I really liked A Like Haley Story too! I actually can't wait to wear it! I don't wear pink much, but I will wear this one! And I do love Stand By Your Manny too!