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Thursday, February 9, 2012

New 2012 Nicole by OPI: 7 Kardashian Kolors Additions, 4 Nicole 2012 Shades, and 3 Nicole Walmart Exclusive Shades Review & Swatches (Picture Heavyyy)

Good morning, lovelies! 
From the title, you know that there are TONS to cover in this post! Brace yourself! ;)

If you follow my Facebook page, I announced last night that I was working on some OPI swatches and that they would be up by tomorrow. So, without further adieu, let's get started!

There are 3 new collections launching this month (& late January 2012). First up, the 7 nail polish additions to the Kardashian Kolors Collection.

"Nicole by OPI announces seven new Kardashian Kolor shades to be exclusively sold at CVS, in stores February 2012. These richly-pigmented, fashion-forward hues include crèmes in bright key lime, pinky peach, poppy red and fuchsia, as well as shimmers in light lilac and deep burgundy"

Paparazzi Don't Preach
"I'm in trouble deep" LOL! Love that song! ;) 
Have you ever seen the most perfect soft, peach nude ever?! This has got to be one of my must haves from the KK Collection. This was 2 coats and has a subtle, but beautiful sheen. 

Strike a Pose
A beautiful hot pink coral that was very difficult for me to capture. The photos above do not give this color justice. Formula was great and application was perfect after 2 coats; however, I could have gotten away with 1 if I were more careful. Great Spring/Summer shade and these will def/ be making it's way to my toes once it heats up in the Bay Area.

Our Fuchsia's Lookin' Bright
The name speaks for itself! I love the name! ;) This was 2 coats and again, I could have gotten away with 1 if I were more careful. When I first applied this onto my nail, I immediately thought of Barney! ;) But, they are far apart in terms of actual color. 

Ladies in the Limelight
A soft chartreuse that required 3 coats for opacity. Unfortunately, this yellow-lime falls into the streaky category that most yellows fall under. Nonetheless, it's worth the trouble. It's similar to Did it On `Em, but a few shades lighter. Love!

Back to Reality... TV
A precious, periwinkle that leans towards grey. If you take a look at bottle, you'll see an aqua/pink iridescence. It's not as apparent in the photos, but boy is it a beauty in person! This was 2 coats.

One Big Happy Fame-ily
A soft lilac infused with beautiful silver micro shimmers. This was 3 coats, the first 2 coats are a bit sheer. After the second coat, I immediately though that it would look too light for my skin tone, but I actually like how it panned out in the end. 

Smile for the Glam-era
A gorgeous, red plum infused with bronze/silver micro shimmers. This was 2 coats of vampy perfection. Another must have!

Again, these CVS exclusive lacquers will be available February 2012 for $7.99 each at CVS locations nationwide and online at 

Next up, the 4 Nicole 2012 Shades!

"Nicole by OPI announces four new fashion-forward nail lacquer shades for 2012, including A Lit-Teal Bit of Love, A Million Sparkles, Shoot for the Maroon, and Vio-let’s Talk about Red. Featuring two shades of rich berry and burgundy and two hues of vibrant shimmering and glitter-packed blue, these new colors give any look instant glamour and edge."

A Lit-teal Bit of Love 
An electric, aqua/blue that dries to a foil finish. Another fun, vibrant color to help transition into Spring and Summer. Formula was easy to work with and was opaque after 2 coats.

 A Million Sparkles - 2 coats

1 coat over A Lit-teal Bit of Love
A multi glitter, you say?! Count me in! A clear base infused with both aqua micro glitters and small string glitter, pink holo bar glitter, and small gold hex glitters. Glitter dispersed evenly and generously throughout the nail.  I recommend using a dark base or a contrasting color to better see the glitter detail. 

Vio-let's Talk About Red
A vibrant, magenta violet infused with fuchsia micro shimmers. This was 2 coats. 

Shoot for the Maroon
Hands down my favorite from the 4 new 2012 shades! Beauty in a bottle! A gorgeous, brown maroon duochrome. In certain lighting/angles, you can see a bit of olive, bronze/copper in random spots on the nail. This was 2 coats of perfection! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE! ;)

These will be available January 2012 for $7.99 each in the U.S. at CVS, Harmon, HEB, Rite Aid, Sears, Stage Stores, Target, ULTA, and Walmart, as well as online at,,, and In Canada, lacquers will be retailed for $10.99 each at Jean Coutu, Loblaw, Shoppers Drug Mart, and Walmart Canada. 

Last, but certainly not least, the 3 Walmart exclusive shades!

The Gold Shoulder
This one got me good! In the bottle, it looks silver, so I was surprised when I applied the first coat and it was a light gold! The Gold Shoulder is a pale, champagne foil infused with silver & bronze/copper micro shimmers. This was 3 coats.

Best Pink Ever
Another dreamy duochrome! A fuchsia meets bronze infused with magenta and aqua mirco shimmers. This was 2 coats and dried to a semi glass fleck finish. A true gem!

Fabulous is my Middle Name - 2 coats

Fabulous is my Middle Name over Best Pink Ever
 A clear base infused with silver micro glitter and gold, silver, orange, and magenta holo-ish string glitter. Again, I recommend using a dark or contrasting base to better distinguish each color. Like A Million Sparkles, the glitters dispersed beautifully and generously over the entire nail. 

These Walmart exclusive lacquers will be available January 2012 for $7.00 each ($9.68 CAN) at select US Walmart locations and and in February 2012 in select Canadian Walmart locations. 

Overall, I think that each color was a great addition to Nicole by OPI in general. I love how each collection offers either, duochrome, glitter,cremes, bright, and vampy colors. A perfect range to help transition from Winter to Spring/Summer. The formula on these were great and I didn't experience any trouble with the exception of Ladies in the Limelight which was a tad streaky. 

Paparazzi Don't Preach, Ladies in the Limelight, Back to Reality... TV, Smile for the Glam-era, A Lit-teal Bit of Love, A Million Sparkles, Shoot for the Maroon, The Gold Shoulder

As always, hope this helps & happy shopping!

Which colors have caught your attention? Which will you be picking up? Thoughts?! I'd love to know down below!
A sample of these products were kindly sent to me for review purposes. I am not being compensated in anyway, shape, or form. The reviews on Deuce Beauties my are honest opinions, based on my experience/knowledge with each product mentioned.


  1. I love the "A Lit-teal Bit of Love"

  2. I love the "The Gold shoulder"....=)

  3. WOW these are some gorgeous colors! I am loving paparazzi don't preach, strike a pose, oh and THE REST! haha i NEED some of these ones for sure!

  4. I am loving 'The Gold Shoulder'!

  5. Uh, The Gold Shoulder and Shoot for the Maroon are fantastic! I'm so saaad because we can't get Nicole polishes here... :(

  6. Carla you are amazing!!! Just thought you should know

  7. I've been waiting to see swatches of these, Thank you for posting them. A million sparkles was what I wanted the most but it isn't calling out to me anymore :(

  8. Those Cardashian colors're brightly fabulous!!
    but as I scrolled down and saw the Nicole's shades...
    My fave is the Vio-let's Talk About Red and Strike a Pose the mooost!*_*

  9. They look cute, but I think that their old collection was better

  10. woow, awesome sauce swatches as usual, I really want shoot for the maroon ! and a lit-teal bit of love reminds me of swimsuit nailed it !

  11. A Lit-teal Bit of Love is so pretty!

  12. I love these new colors but the price is what always gets me when I think of Nicole by Opi but they are gorgeous!!!

  13. I duno the new Kardashian Kolors don't look as appealing to me. Maybe I'm just over the hype...

  14. Shoot for the maroon looks sooo pretty! And this is from someone who normally steers clear of red-type polishes :P

  15. Strike A Pose looks gorgeous! I think I'm going to be really into coral nails this spring/summer.

  16. oooo, I'm definitely going to have to pick up Paparazzi Don't Preach and Back to Reality...TV. so pretty

  17. There so many pretty colors.What I would get is Our Fuchsia's Lookin' Bright.

  18. I've felt in love with Shoot for the Maroon...

  19. Very beautiful colors! I love all of them!

  20. All swatches are gorgeous! I really like the Our Fuchsia's Lookin' Bright :)

  21. That A Lit-teal Bit of Love is lovely. I'm loving the colour :-)

  22. The colours are beautiful, but I don't want to support the Kardashian family. To each her/her own though! I know some people enjoy the show. :)

  23. holy cow, I kinda like most of these...!

  24. great swatches, but the first two colors (Paparazzi Don't Preach; Strike a Pose) are the most awesome (imo)!! and i love the names, too. :)

    and your nails are so pretty! my cuticles are messed up. i used to remove them regularly, which i now regret. :(

  25. I like al of them but my favorites are "A Lit-teal Bit of Love" and "Our Fuchsia's Lookin' Bright". Anyway, your nails look so great!

  26. I love these colours, especially the nude one!!


  27. I love most color in this review!

  28. i bought three now i need to go back and get more of the kardashian kolors!

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  30. Shoot for Maroon and Smile for the Glam-era are amazing

  31. Wow, I really love Paparazzi don't Preach :X :X :)

  32. Ladies in the Limelight is WOW, I liiiike get this color with only 3 layers? That's great..

  33. I think i might pick up the paparazzi dont preach.. even though im not a kardashian fan.. that color is so pretty.

  34. love that you have the swatches for the new Kardashian Kolors. Ive been eyeing theses for the past month at my local cvs and wasnt to sure.

  35. I love the Fabulous is my Middle Nam color .. so gorgeous


  36. I definitely need the rest of the Kardashian collection! Dammit! Great swatches

  37. I definitely want to try paparazzi don't preach! Gotta keep my eye out for these. :)

  38. I love paparazzi don't preach and one big happy fame-ily ! those will be perfect for spring !

  39. The colors are gorgeous but not super unique.. But I do like Back to Reality... TV..

  40. I like the Kardashian collection, being my favourite is STRIKE A POSE

  41. Love the Nicole by OPI collection.

  42. Wow! These swatches are great! I was trying to pick a favorite... but I couldn't! I definitely like ALL the new Nicole colors, and the Gold Shoulder is awesome! I just hate the Nicole by OPI bottles... =P But I might need to break down and give a few of these colors a chance! =) Thanks!

  43. I'm in love with the first set of swatches. I love all of them. Thx.

  44. I can't wait to pick up one big happy fame-ily. I love it! Thank you for sharing!

  45. I will never get over how weird the NOPI bottles are! The colours are amazing though...

  46. A Lit-teal Bit of Love screams summer!! :) I love the shape of these bottles, yes it's weird, but I love it! x

  47. Hi Carla...I love how you polish your nail, very creative! congrats!

  48. Wow that light lilac colour it's just amazing. It's a must have!


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