August 24, 2012

Nicole by OPI Fall 2012 Target Exclusives!

Nicole by OPI has definitely stepped up their game in the last year, and these fall Target exclusives are no exception. There are some sparkly treats and some mirror chrome-type polishes, so definitely check out these pictures! I'll start off with one of the mirror chromes, Nicole by OPI Mer-maid For Each Other. Mer-maid For Each Other is a blue/green/gold duochrome-ish polish. I wouldn't call it a straight up duochrome, as the colors do not flash as strongly as in a standard duochrome. It's more like all three colors are there all at the same time (I don't know if that makes sense).

In case you were wondering, this is NOT at all a Chanel Peridot dupe. Peridot is much much greener, this is definitely more blue. This is two coats in the pictures. The formula was easy to control, but did leave a brushstroke or two visible. This never bothers me personally, but I know some of you mind visible brushstrokes.

Nicole by OPI For Gold Times Sake was hard to capture on camera. It has what looks like billions of teeny multi-colored sparkles in a primarily golden bronze base. The picture above shows some of the multi-colored sparkles on my pointer nail. That nail is blurry, so I guess the sparkles only like being photographed in blurry pictures!

I used three coats of For Gold Times Sake in these pictures. Nice formula again, very easy to use. I'm going to elaborate on that "easy to use statement" at the end of the post.

Nicole by OPI Iris My Case is a SUPER pretty purple duochrome-ish polish with a pink flash. I adore this color purple. I realize there a few versions of this color out right now, but I actually don't own any of them. If you don't own them either, I advise you to get this one. Lovely color!! My last picture of this shows the pink flash best.

I did three coats of Iris My Case for these pictures. It was good with two, but I wanted to make sure it didn't look at all sheer in my pictures, with my fussy camera lens.  The picture below is a good representation of this color, but terribly not in focus (why is it that nail polish colors occasionally can only be accurately depicted in blurry pictures??). With the pink flash, it looks like this most of the time.

Nicole by OPI Just Busta Mauve is the sleeper hit of the collection. You'll want to click on these pictures and drool view them in full size. I never thought I'd love a color with "mauve" in the name, but whatever!! Just Busta Mauve is a plummy pink bronze-y color FILLED with those multi-colored sparkles that were in For Gold Times Sake. These sparkles are even more apparent in Just Busta Mauve. There are pink, lots of blue, orange, purple and many other colors in those sparkles. So cool!!

The sparkles are all congregating at the top of this picture ^, but you can definitely see them in their glory! Now.... the downside... for these pictures, I did five coats of Just Busta Mauve. I do not know why, since Scrangie said she did three coats for her fantastic swatches. I wasn't doing thin coats either. I am going to chalk it up to just being a bad bottle though, because I have not seen anyone else say that this needed five coats. Don't let this interfere with your love for Just Busta Mauve, it is still gorgeous! 

Nicole by OPI If The Blue Fits surprised me! I have a ton of deep blue polishes, but this one stands out because of the same multi-colored sparkles that are in For Gold Times Sake and Just Busta Mauve!! Multi-colored sparkles + navy blue= SIGN ME UP PLEASE! I was glad that I swatched If The Blue Fits because I ended up wearing it for a few days and then using it as a base for a layering combo you will see soon!

Luckily, this lovely gem only needed two coats. Excellent formula, great application. Just a fantastic polish!

Now, I wanted to mention that these polishes had such an easy to use formula that I did not have to clean up a single bit for these swatches. Not even once. Go back and look at how close I was able to get to the cuticle with no clean up at all whatsoever. Impressive. I love when polishes are that easy to apply.

Overall, I thought these were some of the best Nicole by OPI polishes I have tried. All three of the multi-colored sparkle polishes are totally unique and awesome. The two mirror chromes have a beautiful formula, so I'd definitely recommend buying them if you're looking for those colors!

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Heather @ Peace, Love & Polish said...

I am not a duochrome or metallic fan, so these just aren't appealing to me.

Never Enough Nails said...

More money in your pocket for future stuff then, right? It's always good to be able to skip something! :)

Shelby's Swatches said...

I need Just Busta Mauve!

Never Enough Nails said...

Have you looked for it Shelby Swatches? I am wondering how hard it is to find. A lot of people seem to want it and can't find it! Hope you can find it :)