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Nicole by OPI: 2014 Core Shades Swatches & Review

Posted on Feb 18, 2014

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Hello my dears!  Today I have a big bunch o’ polishes from Nicole by OPI!  These were marketed as new core polishes for 2014 but I heard somewhere that some of them are actually re-releases with different names.  I’m not sure what the old polish names are though.  Regardless, they are all new to me!  :)

“Something About Spring” is a creamy, cool toned bright pink.  3 coats but 2 coats would be fine with a ridge-filling base coat.

Nicole by OPI Something About Spring - Peachy Polish

“Sweet Surrender” is a semi-sheer milky shade with slight pink undertones.  A nice simple shade.  There is some slight streaking and you will definitely need to wait between coats to prevent dragging.  3 coats.

Nicole by OPI Sweet Surreneder - Peachy Polish

“I Shop Mint-age” is a beautiful and squishy mint green crelly.  This reminds me of a more opaque version of Rescue Beauty Lounge “Fire Queen” which is to die for.  Love the name of this polish, as well as the polish itself!  3 coats.

Nicole by OPI I Shop Mint-age - Peachy Polish

“At Least I Pink So” is not the most friendly pale pink I’ve ever used.  It’s a bit on the runny side and I used 3 thin coats and had to baby it quite a bit.  There were still some bald spots in real life even after a ridge-filling base coat and 3 coats.

Nicole by OPI At Least I Pink So - Peachy Polish

“That’s Putting It Mild” is a perfect putty colored polish with a nice creamy formula.  I did 2 coats over a ridge-filling base coat.

Nicole by OPI That's Putting It Mild - Peachy Polish

“Yoga-Then-Yogurt” is a pretty decent white creme.  I was able to get it evenly laid out in 2 coats but it did require and light and steady hand.  It did dry shiny and not chalky which is always a plus.

Nicole by OPI Yoga-Then-Yogurt - Peachy Polish

“I’ll Have The Salmon” is the exact color of cooked salmon and it’s so pretty especially with the added subtle golden microshimmer.  It has a jelly-like formula which makes it so squishy!  I like this one a lot more than I expected to.  It requires a bit of a light hand when applying.  I used 3 coats over a ridge-filling base coat.

Nicole by OPI I'll Have The Salmon - Peachy Polish

“Taupe of My Class” is obviously supposed to be a taupe shade.  In the bottle it looked gray to my eye and on the nail it was a dark, dusty army green on me!  Suffice to say, this polish is confusing!  LOL!  Regardless, I really like the shade it turned out to be.  Just like army fatigues.  I did 2 coats.  (My camera freaked out trying to photograph this and gave my skin a weird color but it is showing color accurate!)

Nicole by OPI Taupe Of My Class - Peachy Polish

“Oh That’s Just Grape!” is a perfectly grape creme with a very subtle silver shimmer that you can only really see is in strong sunlight.  Such a pretty color.  2 coats.

Nicole by OPI Oh That's Just Grape! - Peachy Polish

“Fabulous Is My Middle Name” has silver microglitter with blue, silver, red and magenta mini bars in a clear base.  Confetti in a bottle!  One coat over “Oh That’s Just Grape!”

Nicole by OPI Fabulous Is My Middle Name - Peachy Polish

Nicole by OPI Fabulous Is My Middle Name - Peachy Polish

“Teal Me Something New” is a bright creme that appears more aqua than teal to me.  Awesome formula and gorgeous color!  2 coats.

Nicole by OPI Teal Me Something New - Peachy Polish

“Be Awesome” has multicolored holographic diamond shaped glitter in a clear base.  This polish isn’t bad at all but I’m just not a huge fan of diamond glitter, especially when that’s the only shape.  It did require a bit of work to get the glitter bits out and dabbing is a must.  I did one dabbed coat over “Teal Me Something New”.

Nicole by OPI Be Awesome - Peachy Polish

Nicole by OPI Be Awesome - Peachy Polish

“Emerald Empowered” is a blue to emerald green duochrome.  It reminds me a bit of Nicole by OPI “Mermaid For Each Other” which I swapped away a while ago, so I don’t have it for comparison. :(  This is 2 coats.

Nicole by OPI Emerald Empowered - Peachy Polish

Nicole by OPI Emerald Empowered - Peachy Polish

“Always A Flirt!” is a muted red polish with really strong hot pink shimmer.  The shimmer is so obvious the polish end ups looking like a dark pink shimmering polish.  I thought this looked like it might be really similar to OPI “The Color Of Minnie” but TCOM is much more obviously red than AAF.  Definitely not dupes.  I did 2 coats of “Always A Flirt!”

Nicole by OPI Always A Flirt! - Peachy Polish

“This Blue Is So You!” is a dark almost navy blue with green undertones.  Nice formula, pretty color.  Love it!  2 coats.

Nicole by OPI This Blue Is So You - Peachy Polish

Nicole by OPI polishes can be purchased at a number of places including Target, WalMart, Ulta, Amazon.com and others. For a full list of retailers, click here. I hope you all have a fabulous weekend!

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