22 January 2014

Nicole by OPI Carrie Underwood ♥ Swatches and Review

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Nicole by Carrie Underwood Collection

Are you a Carrie Underwood fan?  I can’t say that I am, but I did enjoy watching her on American Idol all those years ago!  Today I have her collaboration with Nicole by OPI to share with you.  This collection includes 14 shades – lots of pinks here!  I will share my thoughts on the collection at the end of the post.

All polishes shown with two coat, except the glitter toppers, which are shown with one coat.

Nicole by OPI Love My Pups Nicole by OPI Southern Charm

Love My Pups is a light and sweet ballet slipper pink.

Southern Charm is a warm nude.

Nicole by OPI Sweet DaisyNicole by OPI Color My Country

Sweet Daisy is a creamy apricot shade.

Color My Country is a shiny watermelon pink.

Nicole by OPI Some Hearts Nicole by OPI Carnival Cotton Candy

Some Hearts is a bright and happy coral-pink.

Carnival Cotton Candy is a smooth bubblegum pink.

Nicole by OPI Backstage PassNicole by OPI Party Bus over Backstage Pass

Backstage Pass has a brown base with a magenta shimmer.

Party Bus is a silver glitter topper filled with small hex glitter, medium hex glitter and large flower shaped glitter.

Nicole by OPI Fisher Queen Nicole by OPI Lips Are Dripping Honey over Fisher Queen

Fisher Queen is a royal shimmering purple.

Lips Are Dripping Honey is a gold glitter topper filled with small and medium hex glitter.  It has a bit of pink in the base, making it appear rose gold.

Nicole by OPI Goodbye Shoes Nicole by OPI Sing Like a Bee over Goodbye Shoes

Goodbye Shoes is a creamy slate grey that leans green.

Sing Like A Bee is a textured white shimmer that flashes gold.  Truly stunning.

Nicole by OPI American As Apple PieNicole by OPI Carrie'd Away over American As Apple Pie

As American As Apple Pie is aptly named – a true blue based red with hidden shimmer.

Carrie’d Away is a textured gold glitter than looks great layered, but on its own it’s dazzling.

Nicole by OPI Sing Like a Bee with Carrie'd Away on ring finger

I have mixed feeling about this collection.  While there is not a single bad apple in the bunch, there are only a few standout shades.  The formula seems thinner to me than before, although all the crèmes were still opaque in two coats.  The shimmers were very thin, but not runny.  However you need to apply them with the lightest touch, any pressure at all would drag the polish beneath the brush, leaving you with bare spots.  The two glitter toppers were easy work with, but Sing Like a Bee and Carrie’d Away surprised me by being textures.  They also surprised me by being my absolute favorites!
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