Monday, November 26, 2012

Nicole by OPI-CVS Exclusives, Swatches and Review

Here are the swatches for the newest colors exclusive to CVS drugstore.  Nicole by OPI likes to describe them as the "new neutrals". :)

NOPI "I Sea You And Raise You"
2 coats, no top coat

Finally someone else believes that blue is the perfect neutral, besides me, LOL :) I literally fell in love with this shade and I wore it a couple days after swatching it and loved it even more. I know you may have something in your stash that is close, but come on it's a blue!!!  This is a such a great ocean blue creme, it reminds me of Caribbean waters...Aahhhh take me back to Bali! :)

NOPI "Always A Silver Lining"
3 coats, no top coat

In indirect light...

This is a very pretty silver shimmer, not too flat and not too "foil like"'s just right.  :) I did have some issues with bald spots and dragging at 2 coats, so I had to wait a minute before applying the 3rd and final coat. This is very pretty, I can see myself wearing this again.

NOPI "Don't Overpink It"
3 coats, no top coat

Nothing new about pink being neutral, but you can't deny that it does deliver that "pop"of girly glamour that some gals need to perk up their tips :) I had some "bald spot" issues at 2 coats, but a 3rd coat made it all better :)

NOPI "Feeling Grapeful"
2 coats, no top coat

This is so pretty in person. Creamy, bright  and smooth. True, the color is not the most unique, but you definitely need a color like this in your stash. :)

NOPI "A Pinker Shade Of Pale"
2 coats, no top coat

This is a truly romantic neutral pale pink.  Very frosty and easy to wear, but still this shade doesn't "wow" me...does it "wow" you? :)

NOPI "Personally Speaking..."
2 coats, no top coat

This is a neutral rose pink. The shimmer in this is very complimentary to the skin, and the brush strokes are minimal, and the colors is just plain feminine and pretty!  Very wearable! :)

NOPI "Marooned In Paradise"
3 coats, no top coat

This is a very pretty darkened berry shimmer. I did have some "bald spot" issues at 2 coats, so a 3rd coat was necessary to take care of those.

Overall the collection is a nice reminder of how we can take the term "neutral" to another level.  I did have application issues with some, but the formula and shades were nice. Overall most of the colors are nothing new, but if I were you I would grab "Personally Speaking..." and "Always A Silver Lining", these are necessary.

So, say "bye bye" to boring mauves and tans, and  "so long" to taupe's...and say "HELLO" to blues, silvers and rosy pinks :)

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. These new CVS-exclusive shades will be available November 2012 for $7.99 each at select CVS locations nationwide.
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Jess said...

May I say, purple looks so nice on your complexion.

Unknown said...

@Jess- Thank You! I bet it would look great on you too! :)

Dema said...

Always a Silver Lining is my fav :)