So this post is a little behind the times in terms of letting you know that Nicole by OPI has finally made it to the UK market into our Superdrug stores….hurrah!
I couldn’t resist but picking up some when I noticed they were on 3 for 2 when they first hit stores so i picked up a turqoise, coral and a gold.
These colours were so summery and stood out in the shop amongst all the other brights available. I was really impressed that the range was so big and contained some of the limited edition sets that Nicole by OPI have brought out.
Not to mention the names on the bottom of all the bottles:
Turquoise: Respect the World
Coral: Find your Passion
Gold: The Next CEO
So how do they fare?
The above photos show Respect the World after 1 and 2 coats respectively. You can see it’s quite streaky and 1 coat definitely isn’t enough to cover the nail! 2 is a bit better but its very sheer so 3 coats as shown below is a much better opaque colour.
It also has a slight shimmer to it which helps keep the colour from looking too flat and I really like it. It’s the kind of turquoise that looks good with a tan and on pale skin, you can see that it really pops on pale skin!
Next up is Find your Passion:
This polish is exactly the same as the turquoise and needs 3 coats for the full effect.
This was probably the biggest disappointment of the 3, which is pretty annoying considering I picked up the 3 as this colour was something I’d been looking for. It looked a lot brighter in the bottle and when on the nails it was pinker and softer than I had thought it would be.
I do like this colour, but I have others in my collection that are very similar, if not the same.
Last up is The Next CEO:
This is the same as the previous polishes and needed 3 coats but as it’s a metallic this was expected and you could actually leave it at 2 coats if you wanted a more sheer effect. I prefer the full on glitter and shimmer look so I layered this baby right up!
In the photo below without a flash you can see how it looks in normal light and its so beautiful.
It’s similar to Models’ Own Champagne but this one is more gold toned. It’s so wearable and I think you could get away with this even in work as it’s not glittery, just shimmery.
What are your thoughts on Nicole by OPI? Have you picked up any of their polishes since they’ve been stocked up at Superdrug? What would you recommend?
I do love the range, I’m sure I’ll be picking up some more at some point but hopefully the colours will come out as they look in the bottle.