Thursday, 28 February 2013

Nicole by OPI Modern Family collection - Review and swatches (Pic heavy)

Hello lovelies,

Nicole by OPI came up with another gorgeous collection celebrating TV show Modern Family. I must admit I haven't heard of this show until I first saw a press release for this collection...but then again I'm not American so I hope I can be excused :) Anyway let's get back to the polish beauties...

Collection consists of 14 shades of different shades and finishes, all having names tied to the Modern Family characters.

Lucy's Stash - Nicole by OPI Modern Family collection



Hayley Good Lokin'... - small rose pink glitter with bigger pink holo hexagon glitters in a clear base. Glitter has good density, there's quite a lot of it in the bottle but it's easier to layer it rather than apply it by itself. The application was a bit harder as the formula is slightly thicker. I'm wearing just one coat over Am I Making Myself Claire?.

Lucy's Stash - Nicole by OPI Hayley Good Lokin'...
Lucy's Stash - Nicole by OPI Hayley Good Lokin'...
Lucy's Stash - Nicole by OPI Hayley Good Lokin'...
Lucy's Stash - Nicole by OPI Hayley Good Lokin'...



Am I Making Myself Claire? - pale dusty lavender creme. This little beauty has an excellent pigmentation! It is almost one coater but those of you with long nails will be better off with two coats. It applies easily as a butter and dries fast.

Lucy's Stash - Nicole by OPI Am I Making Myself Claire?
Lucy's Stash - Nicole by OPI Am I Making Myself Claire?
Lucy's Stash - Nicole by OPI Am I Making Myself Claire?



My Jay Or The Highway! - dirty taupe creme. It's quite unusual and not very girly colour but I would like it in an Autumn palette. It applied well and dried fast despite runny formula. I needed two coats for full coverage. No topcoat in the pictures.

Lucy's Stash - Nicole by OPI My Jay Or The Highway!
Lucy's Stash - Nicole by OPI My Jay Or The Highway!
Lucy's Stash - Nicole by OPI My Jay Or The Highway!



Stand By Your Manny - medium blue with silver shimmer. I've had quite a trouble with this polish. The formula is runny and sheer and drying time is longer - average. I needed three coats for full coverage.

Lucy's Stash - Nicole by OPI Stand By Your Manny
Lucy's Stash - Nicole by OPI Stand By Your Manny
Lucy's Stash - Nicole by OPI Stand By Your Manny




Alex By The Books - pale mint creme. Such a pretty shade! Not too pastel yet not too dark. The formula on this one wasn't flawless either - it creates patches when going over with the brush more than once. I needed two thicker coats for full coverage. It dries glossy and in an average time.

Lucy's Stash - Nicole by OPI Alex By The Books
Lucy's Stash - Nicole by OPI Alex By The Books
Lucy's Stash - Nicole by OPI Alex By The Books




A Like-Haley Story - bright neon pink with magenta shimmer. I'm so angry at my camera that it doesn't show the true colour. In real life the shade is bright, rich and neon, absolutely perfect for summer. It has great well-pigmented formula that applies easily. The shimmer also shows nicely on the nail.

Lucy's Stash - Nicole by OPI A Like-Haley Story
Lucy's Stash - Nicole by OPI A Like-Haley Story
Lucy's Stash - Nicole by OPI A Like-Haley Story



A Phil’s Paradise - foil greyish olive green. This shade is very similar to OPI Number One Nemesis, they are almost dupes. It applies well and dries fast and is slightly streaky. I'm wearing two regular coats. 

Lucy's Stash - Nicole by OPI A Phil’s ParadiseLucy's Stash - Nicole by OPI A Phil’s Paradise
Lucy's Stash - Nicole by OPI A Phil’s Paradise



Luke Of The Draw - black jelly base with silver glitter. This polish is a dupe of OPI Metallic 4 Life with the same formula too. It is on the sheer side so you'll need three regular coats for full coverage. The formula is quite thick and gloopy and difficult to work with I must say. I applied topcoat to smooth the surface.
Metallic 4 LifeMet
Metallic 4 Life




Back In My Gloria Days... - red based purple with shimmery particles. Oh how gorgeous this purple is! It's so much nicer in real life! I'm wearing two coats but I feel three would be better for my long nails. It applied easily and dried fast and I'm wearing topcoat.

Lucy's Stash - Nicole by OPI Back In My Gloria Days...
Lucy's Stash - Nicole by OPI Back In My Gloria Days...
Lucy's Stash - Nicole by OPI Back In My Gloria Days...




Basking In Gloria - rich red berry shimmer with bigger sparkle particles. My second favourite, this is a real stunner! I just love this colour, in fact I want a car in this exact colour! :D I needed two thicker coats for full coverage. It applied well but the formula was little bit runny. The drying time was good.

Lucy's Stash - Nicole by OPI Basking In Gloria
Lucy's Stash - Nicole by OPI Basking In Gloria
Lucy's Stash - Nicole by OPI Basking In Gloria




Candid Cameron - green-blue duochrome metallic. Another beautiful shade reminding me of mermaid-like colours. The duochrome effect is not that strong on the nails but it does show a little in certain lighting. It has an excellent pigmentation, I'm wearing two coats that dried fast. It applied well however the finish is streaky so I had to pay attention to brushstrokes.

Lucy's Stash - Nicole by OPI Candid Cameron
Lucy's Stash - Nicole by OPI Candid Cameron
Lucy's Stash - Nicole by OPI Candid Cameron



I Do De-Claire! - medium/light pink with pearl finish. I really don't like this polish. It's not the colour it's the finish. It's very streaky which shows every small imperfection. It applied well and it has good pigmentation as I needed just two thicker coats.  

Lucy's Stash - Nicole by OPI I Do De-Claire!
Lucy's Stash - Nicole by OPI I Do De-Claire!
Lucy's Stash - Nicole by OPI I Do De-Claire!



She’s Lily Something - pink and blue glass flecks in a clear base with pink star glitter. This is a glitter topcoat that is meant to be layered so I have applied it over I Do De-Claire! There is plenty of the glass flecks but not enough of the star glitter. I had to fish them out and place them on the nail carefully. They are quite big so sometimes they stick out. It applied well. 

Lucy's Stash - Nicole by OPI She’s Lily Something
Lucy's Stash - Nicole by OPI She’s Lily Something
Lucy's Stash - Nicole by OPI She’s Lily Something



What’s The Mitch-uation? - dark indigo metallic shimmer. It looks very similar to OPI Into the Night from the Amazing Spiderman collection but it has slightly better formula. It applied easily but the finish is streaky. As with the OPI polish, this one also has lower pigmentation and I needed three coats for full coverage. Two coates weren't quite enough but could do if you have short nails. The polish dries slower.

Lucy's Stash - Nicole by OPI What’s The Mitch-uation?
Lucy's Stash - Nicole by OPI What’s The Mitch-uation?
Lucy's Stash - Nicole by OPI What’s The Mitch-uation?


What a collection! I have my favourites in there, I love especially the dark rich shades. I really like that there is a wide range of finishes but I would prefer if he formulas would be consistently good. I'm sure everybody will find at least one shade they'll like since there's 14 of them in this collection. Enough said, I'm happy I could try these polishes, some of them are absolutely gorgeous and you can look forward to nail art posts with them!




*These were provided for a review

17 comments:

  1. Back in my Gloria days is my favourite, such a gorgeous and vibrant purple. Stand by your Manny is also pretty, too bad the formula isn't that great. I have something similar from Essence, from their Snow Jam Collection, it's called Gooffy Blue, I've swatched it on my blog. I guess it's a decent dupe and the formula is definetely better.

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    1. Then you don't need it if you have a dupe! Good for you :)

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  2. Beautiful swatches, specially A Phil’s Paradise :)

    Your nails are amazing. What´s your secret? :P

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    1. Thank you so much hun! I eat vitamins for nails so they grow strong and I also use nail oil several times a day!

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  3. Ten růžový s těma hvězdičkama je úžasný :).. Ale to všechny barvičky :)

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    1. Haha ten se mi zrovna vubec nelibi :D

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  4. Luke of the draw reminds me of OPI metallic for life, but I love love love whats the Mitch-uation so pretty!!

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  5. Pár kousků mě zaujalo a vzhledem k tomu, že už vím, kde je sehnat, asi si nějaké pořídím :-) Možná i proto, že ten seriál miluju. Btw jako vždy krásné fotky, je radost si u tebe vybírat nové laky :-)

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  6. Basking in Gloria is beautiful! Such a cute collection & such a funny show I watch it now and again here in the UK!
    Kelly.

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  7. I love all them all! Great review!!!

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  8. These look all actually really great! Gorgeous swatches, as usual :)

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  9. Back in the Gloria Days is so pretty. Also love Stand by your Many. Even with it being difficult you made it look amazing. Looks gorgeous! I love the periwinkle colors! Thx for sharing.

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  10. Wow - your nails make every polish look great!

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