Nicole by OPI 2014 Fall into Color: Swatched (Pretty Transition Shades!)

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Nicole By OPI Fall into Color Fall 2014

The Nicole by OPI fall 2014 offering is a lovely little collection that transitions into the season gently. With three crème shades plus a delightful holo-glitter topper, it’s happy polish times at the Mani-Geek desk.

nicole by opi does little releases real good

There’s something to be said for a small, cohesive set of polishes. I much prefer them to giant collections ’cause when you look at ’em as a whole, everything just feels like it goes together. I like it when things go together!

Nicole by OPI Poised For Turquoise Fall 2014

above: nicole by opi poised for turquoise That’s three thin coats to get what you see there. It can probably be done in two thicker ones but you know I can’t help but skim-coat - it's how I do (yes, even when I’m drywallin’, yo).

Nicole by OPI Did He Wink at Me Fall 2014

above: nicole by opi did he wink at me? Oh! I kinda love this shade of cornflower purple? Periwinkle purple? I don’t quite know what to call it so I’m just gonna call it fabulous. Kinda springy, it’s true but it’ll look so nice with that charcoal grey cable-knit sweater I just pulled out of storage! Also, it’s a *OCW!!!! Yep, that’s one coat. Wheeee!!!

Nicole by OPI Berry the Hatchet Fall 2014

above: nicole by opi berry the hatchet I do love a raspberry shade of polish. She looks kinda jelly but she ain’t. What she is, is crème - flawless raspberry crème that goes on in two easy coats.

Nicole by OPI Dazzling with Talent over Berry the Hatchet Fall 2014

above: nicole by opi dazzling with talent over berry the hatchet Nicole by OPI calls this an iridescent super-shimmer and while I’m not really a particular fan of glitter coats, I quite like this one. Because the clear coat has a tiny bit of a yellow tint, it does tend to deepen the shade underneath but that’s okay – the blue glittery bits go spectacularly well with the blue undertones of the raspberry polish coat underneath.

Nicole by OPI Dazzling with Talent over Revlon Black Magic Fall 2014

above: nicole by opi dazzling with talent over revlon black magic So I took out my trusty OCW black and dazzled it with some talent and lookit all the glitter colours that pop out! Oh, and that's with a coat of Nicole by OPI Quick Dry Top Coat over it to smooooth it out some. It's still a little textured with one coat so if you need the glassy finish, just use more coats of your thickest quick dry topper, yes?

Nicole by OPI Dazzling with Talent over Black

above: nicole by opi dazzling with talent over revlon black magic If I get that magical out-of-focus shot (harder than you think when all the dumb camera wants to do is focus), I can pop little rainbowz out of my glitter bits. Kinda splendid, right?

And that’s it. That’s all there is. But I think it’s enough. Not over-the-top yet pretty and slightly unexpected for fall. Suzi Weiss-Fischmann says “Vibrant nail colour can offer a unique twist on traditional fall colours making transitioning between seasonal styles much easier”. I say, “thanks for not making yet another blackened burgundy that looks like all the other blackened burgundy shades I already have”.

*By Reader Request: Nicole by OPI Poised for Turquoise vs OPI My Dogsled is a Hybrid comparison swatch
For you, Carly! Hope it helps!

Nicole by OPI Poised for Turquoise comparison Swatch
OPI My Voice is a Little Norse comparison swatch

*For you, Lisa! A comparison swatch of OPI My Voice is a Little Norse vs NOPI Dazzling with Talent.

In Canada, these four new shades will be available starting September 2014 exclusively at Shoppers Drug Mart ($11 each) and probably all over the place in the US.

For more information, visit NicoleByOPI.com

*OCW!!! = one coat wonder

Manicures and photographs by Karen Falcon (wait – is it 1:30am already?) ©2014BEAUTYGEEKS /imabeautygeek.com