Saturday, January 19, 2013

Swatch Spam - Nicole by OPI Kardashian Kolors

Hey guys!

I usually pass on Nicole by OPI shades, simply because of their price (they're usually between $10 and $12 here). I guess the price isn't too bad, but considering that I get regular OPI shades for half that with my professional discount, it does feel expensive to me.

However, recently I picked up a few Nicole by OPI polishes through a blog sale for about $2 a piece! It was a great deal and the seller was super generous (thanks again Farrihn!). Most of the ones I picked up are from the Kardashian Collections, but there's also a few others that I'll show you some other time.

There's been a few Kardashian Kolors Collections released, so I had to do a little googling to find out which release each of these shades came out with.

Back to Reality...TV is a dusty purple with subtle red-pink shimmer. This one was released in Spring 2012 and it was a CVS exclusive. The shimmer in the bottle looks really pretty, but it's not all that noticeable once on the nail. The formula was a bit sheer, so I did need three coats for my swatch.

Follow Me On Glitter is a dark, grey-silver base with lots of black and silver glitter. There's also scattered multicoloured glitters as well. This one was released for Holiday 2011. I actually received this one as a gift long ago, but had never swatched it, so I figured now was a good time. I wish there were more of the rainbow glitters, but besides that, I love this. Plus, the formula was really great. My swatch shows two coats.

Hard-Kourt Fashionista is a rich, dark chocolate brown. I actually don't have a go-to dark brown creme, but I think this will be it! It's so shiny and goes on so smooth. I've shown two coats below.

It's All About the Glam is a shimmering white. It was released with the first round of Kardashian Kolors back in 2011. This one, along with another that you'll see in a minute, really bummed me out. I wanted to love it because the colour is super pretty and delicate, but the formula/application made it difficult to love. It was sheer and patchy and I needed four coats to get the opacity you see below. I guess I could layer it over a white creme, but I'm not sure that would help with the patchyness.

Khloe Had a Little Lam-Lam is a deep teal creme. This one was also released with the first round of Kardashian polishes and I've known since first seeing them that I would love this one. I wasn't disappointed. It's a lovely colour and the formula was great. My swatch is two coats.

Kim-pletely in Love is a shimmering light baby pink. This is the other one that I wanted to love but just couldn't because of the formula/application. Just like It's All About the Glam, Kim-pletely in Love was sheer and patchy and needed four coats to get to the opacity you see below, which still isn't full opacity.

Ladies in the Limelight is a slightly green-toned yellow creme. This was another CVS exclusive released for Spring 2012. Great colour, bad formula. Surprise, surprise, a yellow with a bad formula. It was streaky, patchy and needed three coats. It looks good once top coated and evened out, but the question is if it's worth the trouble.

Smile for the Glam-era is a dark burgundy-purple with lots of glowy gold and purple microglitter. This was a total surprise favourite for me! In the bottle it looked like a brown instead of a purple, so I wasn't very excited about it. But once I started applying it, I realized just how pretty it is. The formula was really good and I've shown two coats below.

Some of these shades are still available in drugstores in my area, so I assume they're not hard to find.

Thanks for reading and have a great day everyone!


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  2. Surpisingly out of them all, Hard-Kourt Fashionista is my fave by far!

  3. Smile for the Glam-era looks amazing!

  4. There are some colours that I really like! xo

  5. Khloe Had a Little Lam-Lam is one of my favorite polishes.

  6. Wet n Wild's "Break the Ice" is a dupe of All About the Glam, with no streaking or patching.


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