Nicole by OPI Limited Edition TEXTURE COAT Nail Polish Swatches and Review

This April, Nicole by OPI launches four new Texture Coat Nail Polish shades to add to their already popular specialty line.

Opal Texture, Quartz Texture, Amethyst Texture, and Aquamarine Texture are Texture Coats, but with a twist. These four shades are not your average texture, but a metallic, opalescent, and glitter texture, respectively.

Opal Texture

(this pic was taken indoors, with flash, with my hand under a lamp shade to pick up the texture)

(outdoors, no flash, with sun)

Opal Texture is freaking gorgeous. I literally ran all over my house trying to get the best pictures to show this one off. I didn’t fail miserably, but it looks even better in person. For the swatch photos, I used one semi-thick coat of Opal over Nicole by OPI Nothing Kim-Pares to Blue.

Quartz Texture

Quartz Texture is a metallic platinum tinted vintage lilac which showed up and “textured” flawlessly. This also looks better with a thicker coat, as shown above with Nicole by OPI Others Pale By Kim-Parison.

Amethyst Texture

(indoors with flash)

(outdoors, no flash, sun)

Amethyst Texture is a new formula of texture… glitter. I like the effect that this had with the polish I put it over, which was Nicole by OPI Lights, Kim-era, Action!, but unless you KNOW to look for the texture effect, it just looks like a purple glitter top coat.

Aquamarine Texture

(indoors with flash)

(outdoors with flash)

Aquamarine Texture is a blue glitter texture top coat. I did the coats really thick on the two left fingers and thin on the right so you could see the difference it will make. This polish is shown over top of Nicole by OPI Here Kim’s the Sun.

Overall, I loved Opal and Quartz… I could have loved Amethyst and Aquamarine if they had a thicker base. The texture effect was extremely hard to see even when applied with a thick coat. All of the texture polishes dried matte and needed a clear top coat.

Here is a close up of Aquamarine Texture in a thick coat:

For more information on this collection, please see the Official Press Release.

I also have a few quick pics of the previously released texture shades – Gold, Silver, Black, White, Red, and Turquoise. You can find the full review HERE.

(Black, Red, and Turquoise shown over OPI Pirouette My Whistle)

(Silver, Gold, and White shown over Nicole by OPI Up & Kim-ing Pink)

Nicole by OPI Nail Lacquers and Nail Treatments contain no DBP, Toluene, or Formaldehyde. Nicole by OPI formulas are long-lasting, fast-drying, and salon-quality. Opal, Quartz, Amethyst and AquamarineTexture shades will be available April 2012 for $7.99 each at select retailers including CVS, Duane Reade, Fred Meyer, HEB, Meijer, Sears and Target. In Canada, this line will be available for $10.99 each at select Jean Coutu, Loblaw, Shoppers Drug Mart and Walmart Canada locations.
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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 in 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.

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