Nicole by OPI Modern Family Holiday Collection 2013

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Can you believe that it’s November already? Thanksgiving is just around the corner and suddenly Christmas will be here. Personally, I hate how crazy people get around the holidays so I don’t even care about it all except for the food, of course, because my favorite food is beautifully showcased: CARBS. Don’t fight me on this…carbs is totally my favorite food in every way, shape and form. Yesterday I filed down my nails big time because they were starting to bug me, but I did some swatching before that happened. Today I have the Nicole by OPI Modern Family Holiday Collection to share with you so let’s take a look at the swatches.

Nicole by OPI Late Blu-mer 1Nicole by OPI Late Blu-mer 2I kind of liked this icy blue polish even though it is slightly brush stroke-y. Nicole by OPI Late Blu-mer had a pretty good formula and needed 2 coats for full coverage. Is it just me or does this look a lot like OPI Dining Al Frisco? here is a swatch of Dining Al Frisco:

OPI-Dining-Al-Frisco-1Pretty darn close, right? The lighting is a bit different, but I think they can be called dupes.

Nicole by OPI Spark the Conversation 1Nicole by OPI Spark the Conversation 2Nicole by OPI Spark the Conversation is a holographic top coat which I found very difficult to apply because it was impossible to get a lot of the holo squares on the brush and get them to transfer onto my nails. I ended up getting TONS of clear polish on my nails and very little glitter so the next time I use this, I will try to pick out some of the glitter with a dotting tool.

Nicole by OPI Aren’t Families Grape 1Nicole by OPI Aren’t Families Grape 2Nicole by OPI Aren’t Families Grape? doesn’t really seem like a very holiday-type shade to me, but it’s nice. The formula seemed very thin to me so I applied 3 coats for full opacity.

Nicole by OPI You’re My Treasure 1Nicole by OPI You’re My Treasure 2Nicole by OPI You’re My Treasure is interesting, but I don’t really like it because the diamond shaped glitter is kind of random looking. I had no problems with picking up enough glitter–in fact at times I had too much on the brush! This mani totally came out looking very Lakers-esque.

Nicole by OPI Who Red My Journal 1Nicole by OPI Who Red My Journal 2And lastly we have Nicole by OPI Who Red My Journal??? This is an orange toned red with a lot of shimmer to it. It’s a nice hue, but totally not that interesting to me. The formula was nice: thin but not too sheer so I applied two coats for my swatches above.

Overall, I would give this collection a mild “meh.” For a holiday collection, I was expecting brighter, more jovial colors. These Limited Edition shades should be available now for $7.99 each at select CVS locations nationwide. For more information, visit nicolebyopi.com. Follow Nicole by OPI on Twitter @NicoleByOPI and become a Facebook fan. Thanks so much for stopping by today, and I will talk to you later.

8 thoughts on “Nicole by OPI Modern Family Holiday Collection 2013

  1. 4 November, 2013 at 7:22 pm

    I’m also very meh on this collection. I was meh on their Tinkerbell collection too. Just nothing outstanding. 🙁 How come you filed down your nails? Too long? They look really lovely!
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  2. MB
    5 November, 2013 at 10:59 am

    OMG, Who Red My Journal looks super fab on you! Mine are coming today and I cant wait to try them. The glitters are the most interesting to me I think. As always, I love stalking your page to get a preview of what I will be getting 😉

  3. Lesley
    5 November, 2013 at 1:43 pm

    Lakers-esque, your favorite, hahaha. 😉
    Nooottt into this collection. Meh is right.

  4. 5 November, 2013 at 5:40 pm

    I’m loving the shimmers in this collection!
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  5. 6 November, 2013 at 4:56 pm

    When I was looking at your pictures I would be thinking my impressions and then I would read that you already wrote exactly what I was thinking.
    Carbs are also a legit food group.
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  6. 9 November, 2013 at 8:03 pm

    The only two that’s nice and not boring is the purple matched with the golden glitter. They look stunning together.
    I also feel the collection isn’t very exciting hey.

    1. 10 November, 2013 at 6:56 am

      Yeah, I was hoping for more from a holiday collection.

  7. 11 November, 2013 at 1:16 pm

    again more to my wishlist I love these especially the blue and the purple of course, but I agree not very Holiday
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