Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Nicole by O.P.I Fall Target Exclusives- 2012

Happy Humpday!!! 

  Today I have a swatch post for you guys. I had been eagerly awaiting these Nicole by O.P.I Fall Target exclusives from the moment I saw the press release. Nicole by O.P.I has consistently released some of my favorite colors for 2012. This Fall collection might just be the cherry on top of a fantastic year for NOPI.
 To see close-ups just continue reading.

Nicole by O.P.I Mer-maid for Each Other
  Mer-maid for Each Other is the first, and only, Peridot family color I have ever liked. Mainly because where all other shades in this family lean far more Golden- Olive this leans more metallic Sage Green. The duochrome in this is just beautiful, from Green to Blue. I could not stop staring at my tips.
  The formula on this was actually really nice. I did Three thin coats for full coverage. I was very pleased to see that this color did not have a brush stroke issue. Mer-maid for Each Other was an instant fave for me!

Nicole by O.P.I Iris my Case
  Iris my Case  is a Purple based duochrome. Formula-wise this is very similar to Mer-maid for Each Other. I actually ended up liking this color on the nail A LOT more on the nail than in the bottle. The duochrome here is from Purple to Golden. Just beautiful, three thin coats.

Nicole by O.P.I For Gold Times Sake
  For Gold Times Sake is a deep Tarnished Gold glassfleck base. The contrasting shimmer here is a Golden Green and hints of light Blue and Violet. This is just spectacular and unique. I love that NOPI went the multichrome glassfleck route vs. the metallic chromes. This is so much more unique than recent Fall releases.
 This color has a nice Three coat formula.

Nicole by O.P.I Just Busta Mauve
  Just Busta Mauve is yet another extremely unique shade. My eyes see a light Brown glassfleck base with accents of Pink and Blue shimmer. This color combination is unexpected and eye-catching. I can honestly say I've never seen a polish like this one. This color is also a Three coater.

Nicole by O.P.I If the Blue Fits
 If the Blue Fits is a deep Sapphire based glassfleck with a color shift to Green and Purple. This is very peacockish and right up my alley. This one was the hardest to capture and it also has the densest formula. I did Three coats but I could have done with Two.

 I have absolutely nothing bad to say about this collection. The colors are unique, the formulas are great and they gave me a Peridot family color that I can actually LOVE and drool over. Now if they would just re-design that pesky little bottle... Nicole by O.P.I has potential to be one of my favorite brands ever!

Which are your faves? Mine are.... ALL!

(**NOPI polishes provided for review**)

25 comments:

  1. Very pretty! I have all of them but the blue one, I can't seem to find it anywhere!

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  2. If the blue fits...ah just perfect!

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  3. Mer-maid for each other is just pure LOVE! Omg, that color is way more than absolutely gorgeous! I can't stop staring at your nails O.O

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  4. Is Zoya's Song and If the Blue Fits close to being the same color?

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    1. Oh no. They are very very different. If the blue fits is much darker and complex than song.

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  5. Darn Canada and not having a Target yet.. I want the green oneeee!

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  6. I have Mer-Maid For Each and Just Busta Mauve .....and I do love love love them. Mer-Maid looks really good with black underwear on too. TikiBarbie mentioned it earlier.....I can't find If the Blue Fits An-Y-WHERE !!! I've stalked about 5 Targets so far....there isn't even a shelf label for it. Does anyone know if it's a regional exclusive or online exclusive ? HELP !

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  7. I LOVE Mer-maid for each other and Iris my case!!!

    My birthday is next Tuesday. My favorite color is purple and the jewel for August is a Peridot, so I am going to rock Mer-maid and Iris on my birthday!!!

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  8. My favorite of the group is definitely If the Blue Fits. FYI, Mermaid for Each other and Iris My Case are both dupes with colors in the ChG Bohemian collection, I've compared them for myself.

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  9. I like 'busta-mauve', it's such a unique color and i have a few clients I know it would look fab on!!

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  10. Oh man! I already have Just Busta Mauve and I think it's SO pretty and unique, I didn't really want any of the others even after seeing other peoples' swatches but after seeing yours I think I need them all!

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  11. I've been stalking target and have yet to find them. I think there are too many polish lovers in my area lol

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  12. I just bought Just Busta Mauve and it is very different from anything I've seen. I have very white skin and it looks bronze and blue on me.

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  13. For th Gold Time sake is amazing! :)

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  14. If the Blue Fits is online exclusive and last time I check it was out of stock!

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  15. ugh!!! i love every single one of these!! but can only get a couple :/

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  16. I picked all these up and a few are exact dupes, if not really, really close to the China Glaze Bohemian collection out now. Still very pretty though!!

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  17. I keep hearing that there are Two dupes for CG here but I don't have the CG's so I can't do a comparison. They do look like dupes though. I'm still IN LOVE with these though.

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  18. mer-maid for each other and iris my case are gorgeous! Beautiful swatches. I need to get to Target.

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  19. LOVING these, especially Iris My Case. Excuse me while I run off to Target to check if they have them yet!

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  20. I also have heard these have 2 dups in CG shades...when I got to a Target (no small feet for me as it's far away)...they only had 2 of these and I could not recall which ones were the dups for which ChG - so not being totally excited from the bottle looks of what was there, I left with none. Your photos are beyond beauties - maybe even more beautiful then the polish actually is. I so hate the Nicole bottles. With so many that really hate the bottle and it being so well known, you would think NOPI would try out some new bottle shapes and see how their sales are. Oh well, can always hope...though I was around when NOPI first came out in the 90's and like OPI, the bottles never have varied - just the brushes.

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  21. Finally found If the Blue Fits today @ a Target in Troy Michigan.....if it helps any, the is a Target Greatland and I always seem to find things there that I can't find at other Targets. But YAY...it's finally mine..So happy

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  22. Absolutely gorgeous! I am so in lurrrve with Just Busta Move!

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