Nicole by OPI Roughles Nail Polish Swatches, Review & Nail Art

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In an interesting twist to the liquid sand nail polishes that OPI has been releasing, sister brand Nicole by OPI has debuted four new and limited edition textured nail lacquers – the Roughles.

Nicole by OPI Roughles Nail Polish Swatches ReviewThese polishes have the same sandy feel as the Liquid Sands but some of the texture bits are colored, making them appear more like colored Easter eggs when painted on the nail.

On What Grounds? is a robins egg blue with blue speckles; Rock the Look is pink with reddened peach speckles; Sand in My Shoe is yellow with reddened peach speckles and I’m Stucco on You is a periwinkle shade with blue and fuchsia speckles.

Nicole by OPI Roughles Nail Polish SwatchesNicole by OPI Roughles Nail Polish Swatches 2I also felt like these would look cool under an OPI Sheer Tints Watercolor mani. Very Easter Egg! When you can make a mess out of a manicure and call it nail art… I’m down.

Nicole by OPI Roughles Watercolor Nail Art SwatchesNicole by OPI Roughles Watercolor Nail Art Swatches 2How would you wear the Nicole by OPI Roughles?

Nicole by OPI Roughles Watercolor Nail Art Swatches 3Nicole by OPI formulas are long-lasting, fast-drying, and salon-quality.  The 4 new nail lacquers will be available in stores beginning March 2014 for $7.99 each at retailers including select Duane Reade, Kroger, Kmart, Fred Meyer, CVS locations. In Canada, these shades will be available for $10.99 each at Shoppers Drug Mart, Jean Coutu, Rexall, Walmart Canada, Jean Coutu, Loblaw, and London Drug.

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Nicole by OPI Launches 15 New Nail Polishes for 2014 – Swatches & Review

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Nicole by OPI has added 15 brand new nail polish shades to their core line for 2014.  Check out the swatches and let me know what your faves are in the comments!

Nicole by OPI 15 New Shades for 2014Yoga-Then-Yogurt is a bright white cream.  The formula was pretty streaky and uneven.  I wasn’t too pleased with this shade.  I had to use three coats to get it even, but it does remind me of yogurt covered raisins.

Nicole by OPI Yoga-Then-Yogurt Nail Polish SwatchesSweet Surrender is a sheer pearl cream with a slight grey tinge.  It took a bit to get full coverage but the shade is calming to me, and I’m actually loving it!  Three coats.

Nicole by OPI Sweet Surrender Nail Polish SwatchesThat’s Putting it Mild is a greige cream. IDK why but this makes me think of plaster. It’s not bad of a shade but I think when worn alone it sort of washed me out. Three coats.

Nicole by OPI That's Putting it Mild Nail Polish SwatchesAt Least I Pink So is a light barbie pink cream, which is always okay in my book. It’s not too overboard pink and also not too pastel. Two coats.

Nicole by OPI At Least I Pink So Nail Polish SwatchesI’ll Have the Salmon is a sheer, light peach cream. The formula is super thin and runny. It’s almost out of control, which is a shame because this shade is gorgeous. Three coats.

Nicole by OPI I'll Have the Salmon Nail Polish SwatchesI Shop Mintage is exactly what you think – a mint cream. Totally yummy and completely perfect for Spring! Two coats.

Nicole by OPI I Shop Mintage Nail Polish SwatchesTeal Me Something New is more of a deep turquoise cream. The shade and formula are wonderful and worth owning if you’re without something similar. Two coats.

Nicole by OPI Teal Me Something New Nail Polish SwatchesBe Awesome has a clear base with rainbow diamond shaped glitter. Love the glitter shades and shape, so beautiful. That’s about it.. this polish is a big PITA and I’m so sad about that. The base is thick/heavy making it hard to pick up and place glitter. Below is “one coat” over Teal Me Something New… and I use the phrase one coat lightly… as it was more just me dabbing, swearing and maneuvering.

Nicole by OPI Be Awesome Nail Polish SwatchesNicole by OPI Be Awesome Nail Polish Swatches shadeTaupe of My Class is a dark grey cream with a tint of khaki. In the bottle it just looks straight grey, so this was a pleasant surprise on the nail! Two coats.

Nicole by OPI Taupe of My Class Nail Polish SwatchesAlways a Flirt! is a reddened fuchsia shimmer. The formula on this is awesome, it painted on like glass and was so smoooooooth! It’s a little on the sheer side, so three coats were used below.

Nicole by OPI Always a Flirt Nail Polish SwatchesSomething About Spring is a mid-tone cool pink cream. This polish had a nice formula and was lovely. Definitely consider if you don’t happen to have something similar. Two coats.

Nicole by OPI Something About Spring Nail Polish SwatchesFabulous is My Middle Name has a clear base with small silver glitter and a lot of pink, red and silver bar glitter. The bar glitter seems like it collects where you first swipe the polish on the nail, so it helps to spread it out quickly as soon as you apply. I may be alone, but I’m still loving bar glitter! One coat shown over Something About Spring.

Nicole by OPI Fabulous is my Middle Name Nail Polish SwatchesNicole by OPI Fabulous is my Middle Name Nail Polish Swatches shadeOh That’s Just Grape is a violet cream. Formula and application were top notch. Normally I’m not too ga-ga for this shade of purple but this one gets to me! Two coats.

Nicole by OPI Oh Thats Just Grape Nail Polish SwatchesEmerald Empowered is a teal duochrome. The duochrome is very slight and you can see it better in the pic with the shade. The pic at the top with the flash just makes it look like a metallic teal. Two coats.

Nicole by OPI Emerald Empowered Nail Polish SwatchesNicole by OPI Emerald Empowered nail Polish Swatches shadeThis Blue is So You! is a midnight navy blue cream. The formula was nice and easy to work with, I thought it was going to be a one coater but in the end I used two for the photo.

Nicole by OPI This Blue is so You Nail Polish SwatchesWhile most of these shades were pretty dupeable you might still be able to find a few that’ll suit your fancy and find a home in your collection! My faves are Sweet Surrender, At Least I Pink So, I Shop Mintage, Teal Me Something New, Taupe of My Class, Always a Flirt and Oh That’s Just Grape.

For more information, please see the Official Press Release.

Nicole by OPI formulas are long-lasting, fast-drying, and salon-quality.  The 15 new nail lacquers will be available in stores beginning January 2014 for $7.99 each at retailers including select Walmart, Target, CVS, Kmart, Kroger, ULTA, H-E-B, Meijer and Duane Reade locations. In Canada, these shades will be available for $10.99 each at Shoppers Drug Mart, Walmart Canada, Jean Coutu, Loblaw, and London Drug.

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Nicole by OPI Announces NEW Limited Edition Roughles Textured Nail Lacquers

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Nicole by OPI Announces NEW Limited Edition Roughles Textured Nail Lacquers

Nicole by OPI RoughlesThis March, Nicole by OPI launches Roughles (“ruffles”) — 4 new textured nail lacquers featuring speckled, pastel shades of purple, pink, turquoise and yellow.  When the lacquer dries, Roughles lacquers reveal a unique pebbled finish.   Roughles should be applied without a top coat to achieve a matte effect.

“Chic pastels were a major trend throughout the runway collections at spring/summer 2014 shows and textured, matte nails are going to be one of the hottest looks this spring,” explains Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, Nicole by OPI Executive VP & Artistic Director.  “Wearing these feminine shades on fingers and toes is a refreshing take on this trend.  Pair these lacquers with candy colored fabrics and flirty floral prints to really make a statement!”

Roughles shades include:

I’m Stucco on You
I terra-”cotta” have this textured purple on my nails!

NI452_G_ImStuccoOnYouRock the Look
The edgy side of girlie…a textured pink all your own.

NI454_G_RockTheLookOn What Grounds?
Stop in the name of this textured turquoise beauty!

NI453_G_OnWhatGroundsSand in My Shoe
I “beacha” just love this grainy golden yellow in me.

NI451_G_SandinMyShoeNicole by OPI formulas are long-lasting, fast-drying, and salon-quality.  The 4 new nail lacquers will be available in stores beginning March 2014 for $7.99 each at retailers including select Duane Reade, Kroger, Kmart, Fred Meyer, CVS locations. In Canada, these shades will be available for $10.99 each at Shoppers Drug Mart, Jean Coutu, Rexall, Walmart Canada, Jean Coutu, Loblaw, and London Drug.

For more information, visit nicolebyopi.com. Follow Nicole by OPI on Twitter @NicoleByOPI and become a Facebook fan!

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.

Top 10 Nail Care Products

Nail Care products are available by the thousands.. maybe even more.  For this Top 10 Tuesday I’m narrowing down my top nail care products to just ten.  Oddly, I didn’t have 10 of any one item (such as cuticle oil or base coats, etc) to narrow this down with.  It seems when I find a nail care item I love I stick with it, which is good news because you’ll know these items are HG for me and not just a passing fancy!

Top 10 Nail Care ProductsIn no particular order:

  1. Cult Nails Glass Nail File.  I’ve had this for at least a year, maybe two?  I think I paid $10 way back but now they’re $15 and come with a case.  But that’s how long this lasts!  Well worth the investment!
  2. I am loving Revlon ColorStay Gel-Shine Top Coat for an incredibly glossy finish….
  3. ….but if I need my polish to dry super fast and still be glossy I go for Seche Vite.
  4. Sally Hansen Insta-Grip Fast Dry Base Coat.  I love this so much!  It dries like the wind.  I started using it after I ran out of another fave – Butter London Nail Foundation (not pictured).
  5. Julep Essential Cuticle Oil.  This has a roller ball, which excites me way more than it should.  It’s also a great oil.
  6. Butter London Handbag Holiday Cuticle Oil.  This is just a go-to of mine for the last year, fabulous moisture!
  7. Nicole by OPI Oil to Go.  This just recently released, but it’s perfect for keeping in your purse.  I’m always running out the door and I look at my nails and I’m all… ew.  Especially in the winter, moisturize those cutes!
  8. LUSH Lemony Flutter.  Is there anyone out there who doesn’t use this?!  I smear it all over my hands, pop on some gloves and hang out.  It’s a savior.
  9. Gloves.  Seriously.  Get yourself manicure gloves and soak that cream and oil in.  Remember SOAK and LOCK!
  10. Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Hand Cream.  I got to try this through BzzAgent and I’ve been rebuying ever since!  It’s coating, but sinks in.  Fabulous!

What are some of your favorite items for nail care?  Find out what the other bloggers are into by clicking the links below!

Nicole by OPI and DOVE Dark Chocolate Nail Polish Swatches & Sweepstakes Info!

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Have you ever thought about how chocolate would taste that much better if you had your nails painted to match?  Of course you have!  Everyone has!  Nicole by OPI and Dove Dark Chocolate have our back.  They’ve teamed up to bring their fans a sweepstakes that will have 25,000 winners.  Read on to get the details and see swatches of the nail polishes that you can enter to win!

Dove Nicole by OPI Discover Your Dark Side in the New Year Sweepstakes“DOVE® Dark Chocolate and NICOLE by OPI® celebrate the New Year with the launch of the “Discover Your Dark Side in the New Year Sweepstakes.”  The Facebook-based promotion will randomly award 25,000 entrants with two exclusive NICOLE by OPI® nail lacquer shades inspired by DOVE® Dark Chocolate: “Better After Dark” and “Promises in the Dark.””

Better After Dark

Nicole by OPI Better After Dark Nail Polish SwatchesPromises After Dark

Nicole by OPI Promises After Dark Nail Polish SwatchesEnter the “Discover Your Dark Side in the New Year Sweepstakes”

From now through February 5, 2014, DOVE® Chocolate Facebook fans can enter once per day for a chance to win one (1) of the 25,000 NICOLE by OPI® kits, which include:

  • A coupon for a free DOVE® Dark Chocolate Bar (1.34 oz. – 1.44 oz.)
  • Better After Dark NICOLE by OPI® Nail Lacquer Bottle
  • Promises in the Dark NICOLE by OPI® Nail Lacquer Bottle

To enter, simply “like” the DOVE® Chocolate Facebook page and click on the Sweepstakes tab (https://www.facebook.com/dovechocolate/app_548734081871225) to enter your name, email address, shipping address and date of birth.  The Sweepstakes is open to legal residents of the 50 United States who are age 13 or older on or before December 27, 2013. All winners will be selected at random by an independent agency in the week following the sweepstakes.

For more information, please visit www.facebook.com/dovechocolate or www.facebook.com/nicolebyopi.  The Official Press Release.

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