30 December 2012

Nicole by OPI Modern Family ♥ Swatches and Review

Nicole by OPI Modern Family Collection
Pin ItI finally have my swatches of the highly anticipated Nicole by OPI Modern Family Collection ready to show you!  I am a big fan of this show, so I was more than excited to swatch these polishes.  I actually swatched them a few days ago but it took me awhile to get around to editing them…

Good news is that I can safely say these are available now!  I have seen them in person at three different places:  Kmart, Target, and ULTA!  They are also available on ULTA’s website!  So grab a pen and take some notes, because there is literally a polish here for everyone!

As always, you can click on each picture to enlarge it!

Nicole by OPI She's Lily SomethingNicole by OPI  I Do De-Claire!

She’s Lily Something - This polish is obviously designed for layering but I wanted to see what it looked like on it’s own… and more importantly would the stars lay flat, and would they stay on?  I flipped my bottle upside down for several hours before applying it so that the stars would be easy to get out of the bottle.  Once on the brush I just kind of plunked them on the nail where I wanted them to land.  I applied three coats and finished with one coat of top coat.  I am happy to say that the stars did lay flat, and they did stay on for three whole days!

I Do De-Claire! - Wow.  This one is really NOT my color!  Good finish, for a frost.  That’s about the nicest thing I can say about it!

Nicole by OPI Basking in GloriaNicole by OPI Haley Good Lookin'... over Basking in Gloria

Basking in Gloria - gorgeous raspberry shimmer with a flawless formula in just two coats.  Just like Gloria, it’s flashy without being trashy.

Haley Good Lookin’… (over Basking in Gloria) - this is a soft pink glitter with larger holographic hex glitter.

Nicole by OPI My Jay or the HighwayNicole by OPI Am I Making Myself Claire

My Jay or the Highway - I really love this greige cream.  Some may even call it taupe, but it’s more grey-green-beige to me!  Another great crème formula in just two coats.

Am I Making Myself Claire? - Thank goodness the other polish named after Claire is a pretty lilac crème!  It’s soft and understated, but utterly attractive.  I was drawn to this polish the very first time I saw the bottle.  Again only two coats were needed.

Nicole by OPI Alex by the BooksNicole by OPI Stand by your Manny

Alex by the Books - Oh!  I love this color even though this color gives me the dreaded “lobster hands” (meaning it makes my skin look pink in comparison).  The first coat went one very thin, almost watery, but it smoothed out nicely after the third coat.   I love this color and immediately wore it as a mani as soon as I finished swatching these polishes.  In fact, I am still wearing it now, topped off with Sephora by OPI It’s Real 18K Top Coat.  (You can see the combo in action on my Instagram.)  I was asked how this polished compared to OPI Mermaids Tears, so I did a quick comparison swatch, which you can check out here.

Stand by your Manny - Another stunner for me!  Baby blue crème base with silver shimmer.  If you click to enlarge the picture,  you will see that this polish has a lot of depth.  It should - it took four coats!  But were they worth it?  HELL YES!  Just make sure to leave enough time in between coats.

Nicole by OPI A Like-Haley Story...Nicole by OPI What's the Mitch-uation

A Like-Haley Story…  This is such a fun, bright color!  Bright fuchsia crème with not-so-hidden shimmer - though the shimmer was hiding from my camera!  Even thought the world didn’t end on 12/21 the universe must have shifted because I found ANOTHER pink polish I like.  So weird.  This one was three coats.

What’s the Mitch-uation? - This polish looks like its just a standard blue shimmer, but it’s really a grey base with blue and very scare purple micro glitter particles.  Very blurple!

Nicole by OPI Back in my Gloria DaysNicole by OPI Candid Cameron

Back in my Gloria Days…  Another fun Gloria polish!  This one is AMAZING in person - a pink micro glitter in a purple base.  Shown here with three coats.  Love it!

Candid Cameron - Duochrome alert!  Although the shift on the nail is not as strong as the shift in the bottle, it’s definitely there! 

Nicole by OPI A Phil's ParadiseNicole by OPI Luke of the Draw

A Phil’s Paradise - Although from a distance this looks like a dirty pewter, this polish is actually made up of silver micro glitter with a small amount of purple and gold microliter spread throughout!  It’s such an awesome polish, I had no idea I would fall in love with it the way I have!

Luke of the Draw - This glitter polish is a grey-black base with silver glitter and large hex glitter which I thought was silver, but looking at the pictures after the fact I wonder if they are holographic?  I won’t be sad to wear this again to find out!

I really loved this collection.  It’s not often when, with such large collections, I find myself liking 75% of the polishes.  The only ones I really don’t care for were She’s Lily Something, Haley Good Looking… and I Do De-Claire!  Nothing wrong with those polishes, I just don’t do pink much.  A Like-Haley Story is pink but I loved how bright and fun it was!

Modern Family lacquers will be available beginning January 2013 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.

Will you be picking up any polishes from this collection?  Which are your favorites?
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