So, is everyone getting ready for Thanksgiving and of course Black Friday shopping? What are your plans? Are you traveling, staying home, making lunch/dinner, waking up at 3 AM to go BF shopping?! I am really excited for Thanksgiving, but I'm really REALLY excited for Thanksgiving Eve, which I'm sure you know is one of the biggest 'going out' nights of the year. My friends and I always have a good time. Yay!
Now onto the polish! Today I am showing you the new Nicole by OPI CVS Exclusive Collection. This is a 7 piece collection of blues, pinks and purples, some of my favorite colors! This is a really nice set, consisting of 'the new neutrals' which will compliment trends coming up in 2013. Let's get started!
I Sea You and Raise You is a bright periwinkle creme. This is incredible. Of all the blue polishes that I own, I honestly don't have anything quite like this. Plus, the formula was also great, it was nearly opaque in one coat, but I added a second for intensity. This also dried very fast and with a high shine. Love!
Always a Silver Lining is a silvery light blue metallic shimmer. This one is soooo pretty, there are little gold sparkles scattered throughout the polish, making it very delicate looking. Formula was thin, this is three coats.
After applying Always a Silver Lining, I thought it looked vaguely familiar. It reminded me of Sephora by OPI So Totally Enchanted, from the Disney Princess Cinderella collection. Below is a quick comparison of the two.
As you can see below, I was wrong. These really are quite different (yay!)
|Silver Lining, Enchanted, Silver Lining, Enchanted|
A Pinker Shade of Pale is a light pink frost with a touch of lavender. I love the base color of this, but it's the finish that I could live without. Personally I am just not a huge fan of frosts. That said, this is still pretty- the formula was nice and it's not that brushstrokey. This is two coats.
Feeling Grapeful is a bright orchid purple creme/jelly. This is super juicy and vivid. I really love the color, and I don't own anything like it. You girly girls out there will love this one. This is three coats, and it dries to a high shine.
Don't Overpink It is a squishy bubblegum pink, this is a hybrid jelly/creme, it took three coats for full coverage and dried to a super glossy finish. Very pretty!
Personally Speaking... is a mauve frost. When I first saw this in the bottle I really was not a fan, but honestly I do not hate this. The base color is really interesting. The formula was a bit thick, but it was opaque in two easy coats without being a brushstrokey nightmare.
Marooned in Paradise is a deep reddish maroon with tiny silver and pink shimmer particles. This is a nice color that is universally flattering, and the shimmer is really pretty. This went on somewhat sheer and patchy, but covered nicely in three coats.
So what do you think about the new neutrals we have here? I am personally really excited about this collection and can't wait to wear I Sea You and Raise You and Feeling Grapeful again. They were the stand out winners in this collection for me, but really, there is something for everyone here. So the next time you're at CVS and you spot this collection, be sure to check it out!
These are available at CVS now, and retail for $7.99 each. Which of these are your must haves?!
Products provided for review.