Nicole by OPI 2014 Nail Lacquer

Nicole by OPI 2014 Shades

Nicole by OPI is releasing 15 new nail shades for 2014 and I’ve got swatches of them all for you today!

These new shades are all available now at stores and I’m sure there is a shade or eight for each of you. ;) The finishes run from cremes to glitters to a duochrome. Overall the formula was really great with most of these. I only needed two coats (over a ridge-filling base coat) to get nice coverage.

Nicole by OPI Be Awesome Macro

This one is Be Awesome. Isn’t it amazing looking?

Nicole by OPI Yoga-then-Yogurt


Yoga-then-Yogurt is a soft white cream. I really like this white because it’s not a super stark white. It reminds me of a soft marshmallow. It had a great formula with nary a streak in sight.

Nicole by OPI Sweet Surrender

Sweet Surrender

Sweet Surrender is a very light pinkish/white cream. It might not look very pink here but when you see it next to Yoga-then-Yogurt, you can see it. I really love this soft shade also and the formula was perfect.

Nicole by OPI That's Putting It Mild

That’s Putting It Mild

That’s Putting It Mild is a light milky coffee colored cream. Nice color, good formula.

Nicole by OPI Taupe Of My Class

Taupe Of My Class

Taupe Of My Class is a greenish/taupe cream. Here it looks more green, in the bottle it looks more taupe. It’s a really nice shade and beautiful formula that covered perfectly. Love this one.

Nicole by OPI I'll Have The Salmon

I’ll Have The Salmon

I’ll Have The Salmon is a medium peach/pink with slight hidden shimmer. Very pretty, feminine shade, but a wee bit streaky on me with two coats.

Nicole by OPI At Least I Pink So

At Least I Pink So

At Least I Pink So is a light bubblegum pink cream. Pretty shade, but not that unique and it was a little streaky with two coats for me.

Nicole by OPI I Shop Mintage

I Shop Mintage

I Shop Mintage is a soft mint green creme. This shade reminds me so much of that 1950’s Fenton glassware! I really love the color of this one and the formula was better than the previous two.

Nicole by OPI Be Awesome

Be Awesome

Be Awesome has multi-colored holo diamond-shaped glitter in a clear base. As you might image, this wasn’t the easiest to work with. Getting the chunks of glitter out took some time and then you had to kind of dab it on to place them where you wanted, Having said that I still kind of love this! It’s very different from any other glitter I own and I think it looks really cool. You just need a little patience. Great, now I have Guns ‘n Roses stuck in my head.

Nicole by OPI Something About Spring

Something About Spring

Something About Spring is a bright hot pink cream. Very nice shade and pretty good formula.

Nicole by OPI Fabulous Is My Middle Name

Fabulous Is My Middle Name

Fabulous Is My Middle Name (over Something About Spring) is a pink, blue, gold, red and silver glitter with a clear base. The pink, blue and gold are short pieces of bar glitter and the red and silver are round pieces of micro-glitter. I actually looked at this glitter under a magnifying glass to figure out what colors were in there! By itself it’s not that great because it never builds up to cover the nail completely. But over something else it looks cool and it has a great easy-to-use formula. This was just one coat.

Nicole by OPI Always A Flirt!

Always A Flirt!

Always A Flirt! is a shimmery fuchsia. So pretty and glow-y! This had a very creamy and smooth formula and it’s just beautiful.

Nicole by OPI Oh That's Just Grape!

Oh That’s Just Grape!

Oh That’s Just Grape! is a vivid purple with hidden silver shimmer. This is a nice medium purple and it had an excellent formula that covered perfectly.

Nicole by OPI Teal Me Something New

Teal Me Something New

Teal Me Something New is an intense green teal cream. I’m in love with this color and formula! It’s bright, rich, creamy and perfect.

Nicole by OPI This Blue Is So You!

This Blue Is So You!

This Blue Is So You! is a very dark blue cream. It’s not so dark that it looks black, but it’s more of a blackened, inky blue rather than a navy blue. Nice even formula.

Nicole by OPI Emerald Empowered

Emerald Empowered

Emerald Empowered is a green/blue metallic duochrome. This had a pretty nice formula and covered great in two coats. The duochrome effect isn’t quite as strong on the nail as it appears in the bottle though. Below I show it in low light and you can see the blue-ish tones it has.

Nicole by OPI Emerald Empowered-2

Nicole by OPI 2014 Collection Collage

Overall: I think there are some really great shades here. I wound up really liking some I never expected to like Yoga-then-Yogurt and Sweet Surrender. I also really loved Taupe Of My Class, I Shop Mintage, Be Awesome, Always A Flirt! And Teal Me Something New. The formula was pretty nice with most of these, with just a couple that maybe could have used three coats rather than two.

Availability: In stores now.

Pricing: $7.99.

Which ones are calling your name?


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  • February 7, 2014

    Whoa, Always A Flirt is awesome!!! I love how bright it is..I’m gonna have to get this soI can try landing planes in my front yard! :D

    I love the first 3 white-ish nude colors too, would be great base options for nail art!!!
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    • February 7, 2014

      True, those would make good nail art base shades.

  • February 7, 2014

    I knew there would be a Chanel Azure lookalike at some point. Looks like Emerald Empowered is pretty similar indeed!
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    • February 7, 2014

      BAM, I didn’t even think of that!

  • February 7, 2014

    Nice swatches! Fabulous is My middle name had been released before, I’ve had it for awhile. I think I like Yoga-then-Yogurt the best.

    • February 7, 2014

      Oh interesting, they said they were all new. Guess not!

  • February 7, 2014

    My coffee almost went into my nose when I read, “I’m sure there is a shade or eight for each of you.” LOL! XD There really are a lot of good ones!

    That diamond glitter is sooooo pretty! It’s super holo! :D I need I Shop Mintage just for the name (I’ve been shopping “vintage” since it was called “thrift”, lol)! It looks like a non-lobsterhands mint so I really need it! :D I am on an eternal quest for a white polish with a great formula so Yoga-then-Yogurt is on my list too. LOVE the glow of Always A Flirt!, need that one too. Oh That’s Just Grape! and Teal Me Something New are making my list for both color and formula – I really love painting my nails when the formula is a pleasure to work with! :D

    • February 7, 2014

      Yes the fact that’s it’s a lighter more milky mint green seems to make it less lobster-y. Yay!

  • February 7, 2014

    I bought be awesome :) and it’s awesome
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    • February 7, 2014

      Glad you like it! How are you using it so far?

  • February 7, 2014

    Great swatches! It must take fair chunk of time to paint your nails and photograph them. I really like Taupe of my Class and Teal me something new.
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    • February 7, 2014

      It does, but I kind of have to down to a science now. ;)

  • February 7, 2014

    I have never really been interested in Nicole by OPI shades (mostly because I hate the bottle shape -_- ) but damn if these aren’t gorgeous!
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    • February 7, 2014

      I agree, the bottle shape leaves much to be desired. But yes, they have some really nice shades.

  • February 7, 2014

    So many beautiful cremes! Can I resist this until I move in 15 days? (probably not. I’ll have to pack them.)

  • February 7, 2014

    I love most of these, but I think my favorite is I Shop Mintage!
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  • February 7, 2014

    The one that’s calling me is Putting It Mild, it looks so smooth and classy!
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  • February 7, 2014

    Hehe, I want so may of these shades I’m not sure there’s any point listing them all out! :-D

    That glitter is awesome – I don’t even mind that you have to dab it, since I think the individual glitters would be awesome for nail art if you fished them out!
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  • February 7, 2014

    I love cream polishes and there are some very pretty colors in this collection.
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  • February 7, 2014

    There are a few cute ones and, I really like the diamond glitter. But, I’m staying true to banning OPI for animal testing. I’ll live through your gorgeous swatches. :)
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  • February 8, 2014

    Kelly, I agree about the Fenton glass one, it would be the one that I’d end up wanting to wear!
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  • February 8, 2014

    Looks like Emerald Empowered might be a Chanel Azure dupe, any truth to that?

  • February 8, 2014

    Beautiful colours! :)
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  • February 8, 2014

    Thanks for the swatches Kelly!

    Do you find Always a Flirt comparable to OPI It’s All Greek To Me? IAGTM is my fave, but it’s getting harder to find.

    Thanks, Kathy

    • February 10, 2014

      I don’t have that one, sorry!

  • February 10, 2014

    These shades are gorgeous! I’m specially interested in the lighter shade, wondering if any of those is close to My Vampire is Buff (which I’ve been lemming and can’t find locally :(! )
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