Today, I have for you the new Nicole by OPI Holiday collection, Holiday Magic, Like big sister, OPI, this holiday collection is half glitters. No, they aren't the full on glitter-bombs (well one kinda is) of Burlesque, but I still approve. :) There are also 2 shimmers which are perfect for the holiday season.
Bring on the Tinsel - Blue, red, green, and silver glitter in a clear base. Of the 2 glitters in this collection, Bring on the Tinsel, is the most Burlesque-glitter-bomb-y. However, the glitter in this one seems much finer than the glitter used in the Burlesque glitters. I love this one. The colors are beautiful and they play so well together. Plus, I was able to reach full coverage in 3 coats.
Kiss Me at Midnight - Deep chocolate-cherry shimmer. No, this one is not terribly unique. In fact, there've been several similar colors released this year. However, what sets this one apart, IMO, is the fact that this one looks blackened around the edges, very similar to Zoya Isla or ChG Thunderbird (though of course, those are much lighter reds). The shine on this one is beautiful, and there is almost a velvety finish to it. Formula was flawless. Pic is 2 coats.
Spark My Mistletoe - Small red and holo glitter and large hexagonal glitter in a clear base. Unfortunately, the glitter in this one seems so fine that I don't think you could ever reach full opacity (like with Bring on the Tinsel). Pic is 4 coats, and I think I could have done 4 more and it would never completely covered my nail. However, As soon as I pulled this one out of the box, I knew it would make an amazing layering polish. And I was right! It looks especially fantastic over OPI Ali's Big Break.
Stuck in the Chimney - Faded, purple-based, dusty red with golden shimmer. In the bottle, the purple in this one is much more evident than on the nail (though it is still there). Without doing a direct comparison, this one looked very similar to OPI Diva of Geneva, but in studying swatches, they are nowhere near dupes. Diva of Geneva is lighter, more purple, and has more golden shimmer. Also this one had the same blackened-around-the-edges affect, like Kiss Me at Midnight, that truly sets it a part. This one had a perfect formula, though it was prone to faint brushstrokes. Pic is 2 coats.
All in all, I think this is a great collection. All 4 colors, even the shimmers, have something about them that makes them totally unique. Nicole by OPI is available at big box and drugstores nationwide.
These were sent to me for review