Nicole by OPI Target Exclusives for Fall 2012 Swatches & Review
Nicole by OPI has five new Target Exclusives out for this fall. In trendy fall shades of purple, green, mauve, blue and gold, these shades are all duochromes and either metallic or glittery.
This might be one of the best Nicole by OPI collections I have seen in awhile. All five of these are really nice colors and they had a good formula. The duochrome effect in some of them does look stonger in the bottle than on the nail, but regardless I liked all the shades. And I even REALLY liked some of the glitters, which I am not normally a huge fan of.
Iris My Case, Mer-Maid For Each Other
Just Busta Mauve, For Gold Times Sake
If The Blue Fits…
Iris My Case
Iris My Case is a bright purple/pink metallic duochrome. When you look at the bottle you see a lot of gold around the edges but it didn’t really show up on my nails. It does flash from purple to a pinky shade depending on the light. It’s a really vivid shade. This was two non-streaky coats.
Mer-Maid For Each Other
Mer-Maid For Each Other is a metallic green with a yellow/gold/blue duochrome effect. I know what you’re thinking. You are thinking this is yet another Chanel Peridot dupe. But actually it really isn’t. It is much more of a bright green than Peridot. Also the shimmer/duochrome effect is different. There isn’t any of that warm looking “old gold” in it, but rather a brighter yellow/gold. Really pretty shade and I for one am SO glad it’s not another dupe. This was two coats.
Just Busta Mauve
Just Busta Mauve is a really unique brown/pink (mauve) glitter. The glitter is pink and blue. In the bottle it looks pretty duochromatic (totally not a word but I like it) but not so much on the nail. It’s a really cool color though. When I was wearing it I was loving the glitter colors in it. It’s different from any other glitter I own for sure. It is on the sheer side so I used three coats.
For Gold Times Sake
For Gold Times Sake is a green/gold with tons of gold, blue and pink glitter. I love, love this color. It’s hard to tell if it’s really green or gold, it does change a lot in the lighting. The green is really murky and swampy looking, which I like. Gorgeous! This was a little sheer also so it was three coats.
If The Blue Fits…
If The Blue Fits…is a really deep and shimmery navy blue. In the bottle it looks AMAZING. You can see a lot of green, yellow pink and gold. On the nail some of that gets lost sadly. I did detect a ton of pink and lighter blue shimmer, but not really any green/gold duochrome. Wah. But either way this blue is still really pretty. This was pretty saturated and I only needed two coats.
Overall: Even though some of these weren’t quite as duochromatic as I had hoped, I still really liked them all. My favorite ones are Mer-Maid For Each Other, Just Busta Mauve and For Gold Times Sake.
Availability: Target.com and Target stores only starting this month.
Pricing: $7.04 for 0.5 oz.
Now that you have seen them, which of these do you love? Will you be hunting any of them down?
Note: Nicole by OPI is cruelty free.