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 cvs.com.
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 Amazon.com, Drugstore.com, Target.com, and Walmart.com. 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 walmart.com 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.