February 20, 2012

Nicole by OPI Spring 2012 Treats!

 Nicole by OPI has definitely been releasing some very pretty polishes lately, and their four new lacquers for spring 2012 are no exception. Nicole by OPI Shoot For The Maroon is a lovely deep burgundy/purple shimmer. It has that kind of large, textured-looking shimmer that looks very interesting on the nail. Shoot For The Maroon is a gorgeous color that I know a lot of people (myself included) like to wear, but it might not be the most unique offering in this release.

Shoot For The Maroon was a little sheer and patchy on the first coat, but it evened out nicely with the second coat. I did three coats for these pictures, but if you use thicker coats, two should be just fine. 

Nicole by OPI A Lit-Teal Bit of Love reminds me of OPI Swimsuit...Nailed It!, so if you missed that one, you're going to LOVE this!! A Lit-Teal Bit of Love is a blue foil finish and on me it looked very true blue, not teal. I love this bright blue color, and in the foil finish, this polish is stunning.

This is one of those polishes that looks amazing even in the shade (above) or dull indoor lighting. I used three coats for these pictures. The first coat was a bit patchy like Shoot For The Maroon, but no worries, as it smoothed out nicely with the second and third coats.

Nicole by OPI Vio-let's Talk About Red is a.... red-based violet! In the bottle, I thought this was going to look like some other polishes I own, but it really doesn't. It's a very cool shade of red-purple with lots of pretty shimmer. Many purples are blue-toned, so I do love to see a nice red violet like this one! Vio-let's Talk About Red reminds me of spring flowers!

I needed three coats for Vio-let's Talk About Red to be completely opaque. If you do thicker coats, you could be fine with two. Also, I found I needed to wrap the tips of my nails with this one, it seems to shrink away from the edges while drying a bit.

Ahhhhh, you know that Nicole by OPI A Million Sparkles is my favorite here! This is a seriously awesome and unique glitter. A Million Sparkles has small round blue glitter, small hex gold glitter, eensy-weensy-teensy blue bar glitter and medium pink bar glitter that's kind of wider than normal bar glitter, all packed into a clear base. This is a lot of different kinds of glitter for a mainstream company to put in one polish, I am impressed!!!

This is three coats of A Million Sparkles. As usual, the macro lens makes it look a bit more sheer than it is to the human eye. It looks pretty dense at three coats to my naked eyes. One coat would also make an excellent topper for another polish, it's not TOO dense for that. I want to try this over white or silver first! It would look like a party!

What do you think of these four pretty spring polishes? I really love A Million Sparkles (duh) and I fell surprisingly in love with Vio-let's Talk About Red. I love that Nicole by OPI is doing such fantastic glitters lately. Their holiday glitters were AHmazing and Fabulous Is My Middle Name is pretty awesome too.

These should be available now for $7.99 each in the U.S. at CVS, Harmon, HEB, Rite Aid, Sears, Stage Stores, Target, ULTA, and Walmart, as well as online at Amazon.com, Drugstore.com, Target.com, and Walmart.com. In Canada, lacquers will be retailed for $10.99 each at Jean Coutu, Loblaw, Shoppers Drug Mart, and Walmart Canada.
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MissAdelinne said...

I love that blue!!!


Never Enough Nails said...

Me too MissAdelline! It would make a striking pedi for summer!

Marisa said...

Vio-let's Talk About Red is my kind of color!!