Nicole by OPI Gumdrops Swatches and Review

Nicole by OPI Gumdrops

Nicole by OPI Gumdrops is a new collection including six textured shades.

This limited edition collection features a shimmery sugar-like texture, glittery bits, and a matte finish. Some have more obvious glitter in them, making them stand out. Some have more of that fine sugar or sand like appearance.

The formula was pretty good for all of these. All of these covered nicely with just two coats. They dry quicker than a normal polish and do feel a bit gritty to the touch, as textured polishes will. If you want to keep the matte effect, no top coat!

Nicole by OPI Gumdrops-2

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Nicole by OPI Candy Is Dandy
Candy Is Dandy

Candy Is Dandy is a raspberry pink with different sized hex holographic glitter pieces. For me it’s the least interesting one here despite the holo glitter. I am just personally not attracted to these types of pinks, but that’s just me!

Nicole by OPI I Lilac Gumdrops
I Lilac Gumdrops

I Lilac Gumdrops is a lilac purple with irregular shaped gold glitter pieces. I love this one! I love the purple base color but also the irregular gold is great with it. It’s rather unique I think.

Nicole by OPI Blue-Berry Sweet On You
Blue-Berry Sweet On You

Blue-Berry Sweet On You is a medium blue that almost looks purple in some lighting, but not quite. Really nice blue shade, I like it. There aren’t any different colored glitter pieces in this one.

Nicole by OPI Cinna-Man Of My Dreams
Cinna-Man Of My Dreams

Cinna-Man Of My Dreams is a warm pink/brown shade with pink and gold glitter. This almost looks like a duochrome in the bottle. I like it WAY more than I expected to once it was on my nails. Very flattering, rich and fall-like. Unique shade!

Nicole by OPI My Cherry Amour
My Cherry Amour

My Cherry Amour is a magenta pink with micro holographic glitter pieces. This is another one I kind of thought was just “meh” looking in the bottle, but I rather like it once it’s on my nails.

Nicole by OPI A-Nise Treat
A-Nise Treat

A-Nise Treat is a black with silver glittery pieces. Perhaps nothing unique or ground-breaking here, but I really like it anyway. I love a good black, and a good textured black is even better.

Nicole by OPI Gumdrops Collage

Overall: With the name “Gumdrops” for some reason I expected lighter brighter colors, but there are three here that nearly fit into a fall-like collection. But that isn’t a bad thing, I liked them! I think the most unique ones are I Lilac Gumdrops, Cinna-Man Of My Dreams and My Cherry Amour. I also like Blue-Berry Sweet On You and A-Nise Treat though!

Availability: In the US this month at Walmart, Rite Aid, Kmart and Ulta, at CVS in July, and at Duane Reade in August. In Canada they’ll be available in July at Shoppers Drug Mart and Walmart. and London Drug and Loblaw in August.

Pricing: $7.99 for 0.5 oz.

What do you think about Gumdrops, see anything here you will be purchasing?


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  • May 9, 2013

    I’ve been noticing that a lot of recent collections seem to fit more into Autumn. But Candy is Dandy is pretty cute, even though textured polishes sort of creep me out lol.
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  • May 9, 2013

    Cinna-man of my dreams and My Cherry Amour are really nice! Great colors. I’m pretty happy with my Zoya PixieDusts though, so I don’t know if I really need any more textured polishes haha!
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    • May 9, 2013

      Yeah I hear ya!

  • May 9, 2013

    Ehhh, not liking any of these colours.
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    • May 9, 2013

      Can’t win them all! Your wallet is happy. ;)

  • May 9, 2013

    I love Cinna-man of My Dreams. You would think I would be tired of textured polishes by now with how popular they have been but I’m still slightly obsessed with the idea! I have my eye on a couple of the Zoya Pixie Dusts but just might have to be on the lookout out for these too!

  • May 9, 2013

    My Cherry Amour is gorgeous! I definitely need to pick that one up. The rest don’t really do it for me, though.
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  • May 9, 2013

    A-Nise Treat really looks like licorice gumdrops! Yum!
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  • May 9, 2013

    I Lilac Gumdrops is really pretty. May have to pick this one up.
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  • May 9, 2013

    Candy is Dandy reminds me of a texturized version of OPI Teenage Dream. I might pick that up if I come across it.

  • May 9, 2013

    My Cherry Amour is my favorite from the collection. I’ll probably ending up picking one or two.

  • May 9, 2013

    I’ll probably get one just for fun. I do wish they would have had a green or yellow one.
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  • May 9, 2013

    These are really cute – I’ll definitely be picking up a couple when I find them.
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  • May 9, 2013

    That’s it, I’m officially over this sand texture thing. I love Zoya’s Pixie Dust collections, but I can’t anymore. DONE

    • July 2, 2013

      I’m with you there, it looks tacky IMO. Something a 12 year old would wear lol

  • May 10, 2013

    the all look quite different on the nail than in the bottle! I assumed they would be more saturated colors.
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  • May 10, 2013

    I’m a big fan of the textured nail trend, so I’ll have to look into these! Thanks for sharing your amazing swatches!
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  • July 2, 2013

    Yuck. I find the whole line crappy. Just tried the textured kind and yep, still sucks. I like Opi but the Nicole by opi is real garbage IMO.