February 21, 2012

Nicole by OPI new shades for 2012 swatches!

Good morning! Today I have some new Nicole by OPI polishes to show you guys, these aren't exclusive to any one store like the Kardashian polishes I showed you the other day! I gotta say, I am kind of in love with the glitter in this little set of polishes. If you had asked me a year ago if I thought OPI or any of the various brands under their umbrella (Nicole by OPI, Sephora by OPI) would ever do bar glitter I would have not even hesitated for a second with my answer....no. Now we've got 2 or 3 already from them just this year! I love it!

Click the read more button under the collage for photos & reviews of each shade!

ALit-Teal Bit of Love is a bright blue foil! The formula was great on this and it did not stain on me (I used 2 coats of base coat just in case!), I really love this. However, I feel like I already have this...it's called Swimsuit...Nailed It! I haven't compared the two side by side but I'm guessing it's either close to that or Orly's Sweet Peacock. I used 2 coats for the photos below.


A Million Sparkles is tons of glitter in a clear base. I really love this mix of glitter, there is small gold glitter, tiny blue bar glitter and bigger pink bar glitter. I've never seen anything quite like this and it's definitely a unique glitter in my stash! The pink bar glitter also seem to have a little bit of a holographic quality to them, out in the sun they throw off all kinds of rainbow-y colors! I'm not sure that you could get this opaque on it's own, I was going to try and after the first coat over blue it just didn't look like it would be feasible without at least 4 coats. I used 2 coats of A Million Sparkles over A Lit-Teal Bit of Love for the photos below. All photos are in the shade, sorry about that...my sun photos looked like a big blog of brightness haha

Shoot For The Maroon is a dark shimmery burgundy. This will be really gorgeous for fall! It reminds me a lot of one of the Target exclusives Nicole by OPI did last year called Sounds Grape To Me, it's a little more purple and not as duochrome but close enough that I don't think you need both. The formula was really nice on this one, I used 2 coats for the photos below.


Vio-Lets Talk About Red is a shimmery berry. I like this one but it's another I feel like I have, I haven't compared it side by side but it reminds me of OPI Congeniality Is My Middle Name...they look the same in these pictures and in the pictures I posted way back of the OPI here. The formula was good on this one, I used 2 coats for the photos below.

Overall I want to like these but 3 of them are SO similar to other OPI/Nicole by OPI polishes that came out last year...it's disappointing. A Million Sparkles is pretty awesome, if you like bar glitter you'll love that one!

These will be available January 2012 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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  1. A Million Sparkles is the only color that's sticking out to me

  2. Shoot for the Maroon is so nice! 

  3. thenailpolishrehabcandidateFebruary 21, 2012 at 7:01 AM

    I need to get A Million Sparkles!!1

  4. The pink bar glitters in A Million Sparkles reminds me of bacon. yum

  5. These are all pretty. But I feel like you, have seen them all (but for the bar glitter one) in the OPI line before. Plus, I still really HATE to buy Nicole polishes due to the bottle shade - really makes a huge mess of my storage set up. My thoughts were the same as you on the close 'sisters' or maybe even real dupes - and it's not even a sort of like - my mind went RIGHT to the same shades you mentioned for all 3. 

  6. they are all so beautiful!

  7. Marketta - Pink Polish AddictFebruary 21, 2012 at 12:30 PM

    A Million Sparkles has me a little weak because of the AWESOME pink glitter! I don't even like bar glitter but I think I am being pulled in! Great swatches Jen!

  8. A Million Sparkles is a must-have!  I actually love all four shades and will probably buy them all.  I really liked the bar glitter Fabulous is my Middle Name that they came out with in January, so I'm sure I'll love A Million Sparkles too!

  9. Luckily for my bank account, Nicole by OPI collection isn't available where I live...But I keep on drooling over each of these polishes!

  10. Love the colors and your nails. How do you get them so perfect?


  11. A Million Sparkles is amazing! It seems totally unique and a very interesting combination of glitter! I wish they wouldn't release so similar colors though.

  12. Wow, I really like all of the colors.  I've actually said this spring I'm going to get more into doing my nails and wearing a splash of color on my nails to give pop to my outfits.  I will have head out to the store this week.  

  13. my goodness! that glitter is amazing! <3

  14. I already have like 20 bottles of glitter in my stash, but I have nothing like A Million Sparkles...I'll have to look for it next time I'm out!

  15. Definitely loving A Million Sparkles! Shoot for the Maroon is a very lovely shade as well. The others do seem like polishes we've seen before.

  16. I got A Million Sparkles opaque in 3 coats.

  17. how funny is this: (not terribly, probably! ;) I was looking for swatches of "Shaved Nice" and "Fabulous is my Middle Name" via Google, and in the related image results was a small version of JK's Million Sparkles pics - and I was like, "Wow!!" & "What IS that? I MUST get it!"

    ...then I started digging through the tote I keep taller bottles of polish in, and realized I already had it! oops!! Totally can't remember when/where I bought it though. I think I have too much polish ;)


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