Nicole by OPI Spring 2010 Nail Polish Swatches & Review

Hallo mates!

Nicole by OPI has some new colors out for spring that I recently found at Walmart. They were on a stand that said “Walmart exclusives” so I’m not sure if these are only available there or what.

I have always had really great luck with the formula on these babies. They are super duper creamy and smooth, and usually pretty opaque in two coats. Peep ’em!

Wink Of Twink

Wink Of Twink is a silver with holo glitter. I would say this is a medium holo,meaning not as holographic as say the China Glaze OMG collection, but more holographic than some others I have seen. This was three coats.

Wild Blue Yonder

Wild Blue Yonder is a bright shimmery blue. This pic makes it look a little more washed out than it really is. It’s a wee bit darker and richer in real life. Sorry none of my pics turned out that great of this one. This was two coats.

Give Me A Spring Break

Give Me A Spring Break is a gorgeous jewel toned purple that has tons of blue and pink shimmer. This is really pretty, but I think I have one or two others that look pretty much the same. This was two coats.

Gone Wishin’

Gone Wishin’ is purple and blue glitter suspended in clear polish. We have seen a lot of these lately with Illamasqua, Sinful Colors and Sephora by OPI. I plan on doing a side by side comparison of them all. I can say though that the only dupe out of those for this is the Sinful Colors one (I am blanking on the name right now). This was three coats.

Gone Wishin’ Zoom

I think these kinds of glitters always look best over a deep purple, blue or black polish.

You can find these at Walmart and I think they were about $7.00 each.



  • February 23, 2010

    The Sinful that’s similar to Gone Wishin’ is called Frenzy…there have been a lot of these lately! They look awesome over black 😀
    .-= Sarah R.´s last blog ..Jennifer’s Body Manicure =-.

    • February 23, 2010

      Hi Sarah R.,

      Yes Frenzy, thanks! I swatched them both and there is no difference at all. :)

  • February 23, 2010

    I also have a Borghese from the holiday mini collection that looks similar, but the glitter is more magenta than purple. Do they sell these exclusives on their website?

    • February 23, 2010

      Hi Virginia,

      Not they aren’t available on the website, only in stores. :(

  • February 23, 2010

    Yeah…. anytime Wal-Mart says that something is exclusive to them, it’s always sold only at Wal-Mart. I was there last week myself and I found an endcap display with those colors and many more (although it seems that many of the colors were gone because others snatched them up). I also found some of the newest colors of a yellow, a lime, and an orange in my Wal-Mart’s Nicole regular lineup. But anyway, I could always use another holo in my life, and the Wink of Twink sounds perfect for me. The rest, I could take or leave. And that purple kind of reminds me of a darker version of Sally Hansen HD Cyber.
    .-= Samantha´s last blog ..Season-Nail-ity: Soft Autumn =-.

    • February 23, 2010

      Hi Samantha,

      Yeah I saw a bunch of empty spots in the endcap also, so I think I am missing some. And there were a couple others I saw that didn’t appeal to me, so I didn’t buy them.

  • February 23, 2010

    Nicole by OPI has many colours, and glitters i want! But..
    I can’t find any online shop that ship these polishes abroad. Do you know any? :(
    .-= Nails By Me´s last blog ..H&M "Liberty girl" =-.

    • February 23, 2010

      Hi Nails By Me,

      No, I don’t know of any I have a feeling they are sold here only :(

  • February 23, 2010

    Give Me a Spring Break just about made me die.
    .-= Phyrra´s last blog ..You Asked, High Voltage Listened! =-.

    • February 23, 2010

      Hi Phyrra,

      Ha, it’s hot huh?

  • February 23, 2010

    Nails By Me : I googled Nicole by OPI and you can buy online here:

    Weird place to buy polish, but hey who am I to judge.

    I love Wink of Twink, next time I am at WalMart I will have to pick this up!

    • February 23, 2010

      Hi Elysia,

      That is a weird place to get it from, lol!

  • February 23, 2010

    wow…under that glitter your nails do not look stained at all. My nails are stained really bad. What is your secret?

    • February 23, 2010

      Hi Meagan,

      They aren’t stained, I don’t have that issue, not sure why! I don’t know if it’s because I always wear a base coat or what. I use Nubar’s Foundation base coat. :)

  • February 23, 2010

    I love Gone Wishin’. I picked it up over my college winter break. I have not tried any of the others that look like it. I can not wait for a comparison swatch. 😀 Give me a spring break is also great. What are the other colors that you have that look like this?
    .-= Crystal Polish´s last blog ..Don’t Let This Happen to You! =-.

    • February 23, 2010

      Hi Crystal Polish,

      I can’t remember off the bat I would need to look at my stash and let you know!

  • February 23, 2010
    Jackie S.

    What does “Give Me A Spring Break” compare to Nars “Purple Rain” ?

  • February 23, 2010
    Jackie S.

    “Gone Wishin’” ..also looks like Pure Ice “Cheatin”…I think the glitter may be a different size but the colors are the same.

  • February 23, 2010

    Agh, I love your new banner! I like Give Me a Spring Break, but god OPI please think of some better names for these. I’m not sure if it’s my color though.
    .-= Arrianne´s last blog ..Are you laying down again Matt(e)? =-.

  • February 23, 2010

    I second Jackie – I wonder how “Give Me A Spring Break” compares to “Purple Rain”. Both look a jewel tone purple with blue/red sparkle.

    • February 24, 2010

      Hi Emily,

      It’s nothing like Purple Rain. That’s a much darker more royal purple color and the shimmer is way different. If you look at my pics of both you will see they are totally different.

  • February 23, 2010

    I just got Wink of Twink today and I love the nice subtle holo. I wanted Give Me a Spring Break but it was out of stock so I subbed Pure Ice Rio which is not exact but similar–purple with red and blue glitter. I agree that Gone Wishin’ looks very close to Pure Ice Cheatin’. It’s a third of the price too.

  • February 23, 2010

    None of these are wowing me. (Although your swatches are perfect as always!) Sure, they colours are all pretty enough, but now that my collection is substantial, I’m trying to only buy colours that are more unique…unless of course it’s a purple or green. :) You can never have too many of those.
    .-= Glockoma´s last blog ..Step Aside, Beefcakes! Mancakes Are the Latest Hotcakes! =-.

  • February 23, 2010

    Okay I was wrong. Pure Ice Rio is not like Give Me A Spring Break at all once out of the bottle. It is more sheer and much more pink. This makes me want GMASB even more or NARS Purple Rain (!)…I think it might still look good over black or a deeper purple.

  • February 24, 2010

    Gone Wishin’ looks just like Sinful Frenzy. Love Wink of Twink though!
    .-= Andrea´s last blog ..Worst picture ever of an AWESOME purple =-.

  • February 24, 2010

    Is Give Me a Spring Break a dupe of Color Club’s Electronica?
    I own Electronica, but don’t want to purchase the GMaSB if I already own the same color.

  • February 25, 2010

    I have never had any luck with glitter nail polish, it seems to chip away to easy. Maybe I have bought a bad brand, but it simply wont stay on my nails.
    .-= Martha´s last blog ..Industrial Divider Curtains =-.