Good morning, readers! I have an exciting Swatch Saturday post for you today. Carrie Underwood paired up with Nicole by OPI for 14 gorgeous new polishes and I have all of them to show you today! If you missed it, go check out my post on the Press Release. There are 2 textures, 2 glitters, a pale jelly, a couple vampy shimmers, and tons of gorgeous and girly cremes!
In no particular order, here are the 14 new shades:
American As Apple Pie: Tradition runs deep in this classic red.
A gorgeous bright red with subtle shimmer. Showing two coats with no top coat.
Backstage Pass: I want access to this brown with purple nuances.
The shimmer in this is stunning! Showing two coats with no top coat.
Carnival Cotton Candy: This spun sugar pink is all about fun.
This pink is really bright and fun! Showing two coats with no top coat.
Carrie'd Away: Carrie's own gold record signature shade.
This is a gorgeous textured gold sparkle. Showing two coats with no top coat.
Color Me Country: This soulful hot pink makes me want to sing.
This is a really pretty coral pink shade. It has a bit of a crelly formula where 2 coats still showed VNL (visible nail line) so I'm showing three coats below with no top coat.
Fisher Queen: I'm hooked on this deep, deep eggplant.
This has a really pretty shimmer. Showing two coats with no top coat.
Goodbye Shoes: Hit the road, but leave this standalone gray-green.
I LOVE this color. Showing two coats with no top coat.
Lips Are Dripping Honey: This multi-gold glitter is sweet on you.
Great coverage for a glitter, showing only one coat over American As Apple Pie. With top coat.
Love My Pups: Let's "paws" for this adorably sweet pink!
This is a light pink jelly formula and really delicate. I'm showing three coats with no top coat.
I prefer to "sandwich" glitter polishes in between layers of jelly polish so that's what I did with Love My Pups. After the three coats shown above, I applied one coat of Lips Are Dripping Honey, and one more coat of Love My Pups on top. I LOVE how this look turned out.
Party Bus: Celebrate on-the-go with this party-perfect confetti glitter.
Silver holo hexes and flower shapes in a clear base. I turned the bottle upside down and shook for a minute before applying because it had settled a bit. The flowers are a little hard to get out, I was able to swirl the brush and grab one for each finger. Showing one coat over Some Hearts with top coat.
Sing You Like A Bee: Put some of this frosty ice on that, honey!
This is the second texture in the collection, a white with tons of golden shimmer! Really pretty, showing two coats with no top coat.
Some Hearts: You can't beat this romantic coral dream.
It had the same crelly-like coverage as Color Me Country, some VNL at 2 coats. Showing three coats below with no top coat.
Southern Charm: Frankly my dear, this nude shade looks charming on you.
I love this nude, it is flattering without being mannequin hands. Showing two coats with no top coat.
Sweet Daisy: A bouquet of southern peach blossoms.
This is another flattering feminine shade. Showing two coats with no top coat.
Here is a comparison for you to see how different some of the "pink/red" shades are side by side:
Well what do you think? Which shades are your favorite? I usually prefer greens and blues so this collection was VERY girly for me, but I really love them. I wouldn't expect anything less from Carrie Underwood! Maybe I will embrace more feminine shades now. My favorites are Goodbye Shoes, Color Me Country, Carrie'd Away, and American As Apple Pie!
The two textures were a surprise for me and I really like them. They are a more subtle texture, closer to OPI What Wizardry Is This than the metallic textures we saw in the Mariah Carey Holiday 2013 Collection.
I have comparisons for some of this collection coming soon so check back for those! I've heard these have already been spotted at CVS and Ulta so let me know if you find them!
Thanks so much for reading!
Nicole by OPI formulas are long-lasting, fast-drying, and salon-quality. This limited edition collection will be in newly designed bottles featuring the NEW Nicole logo. These shades will be available January 2014 for $7.99 each at retailers including select CVS, Duane Reade, HEB, Kroger, Kmart, Ulta, Walmart, Fred Meyer, Meijer, and Harmon locations. In Canada, these shades will be available for $10.99 each at Shoppers Drug Mart, Target Canada, Walmart Canada, Jean Coutu, London Drug, and Loblaws.
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About Nicole by OPI:
Nicole by OPI offers a salon-quality range of bold, fashion-forward nail lacquers. The brand’s heritage is based on OPI’s well-established foundation of excellence in both color and technology, providing premium products to a broad range of consumers looking for trendsetting nail lacquers. Known for its celebrity collaborations and partnerships, the brand invites consumers to be creative and confident by expressing themselves through color. Currently, Nicole by OPI range boasts over 120 shades, including retailer-exclusive lacquers, and serves as the color authority for the younger demographic.
About Carrie Underwood:
Since releasing her debut album in 2005, Carrie has sold over 15 million albums and placed 17 #1 singles on the charts, 8 of which she co-wrote. Her current album, Blown Away, made history by debuting at #1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums Chart, making Carrie only the second country artist in the 47-year history of the chart to have each of their first four albums debut at #1. The now Platinum-selling Blown Away album also debuted at #1 on the all-genre Billboard 200 chart, making Carrie only the second country artist in history to have three consecutive albums debut at #1. She is a six-time GRAMMY® winner, a two-time Academy of Country Music Entertainer of the Year, a three-time Country Music Association and ACM Female Vocalist winner, and a proud member of the Grand Ole Opry.
*The products in this post were sent for me to review with my honest opinion.