Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Nicole by OPI Modern Family Collection Swatches/Review

This post is way overdue but here are my swatches of Nicole by OPI's Modern Family collection! You guys are going to love this one; there are so many pretty cremes!

Alex by the Books is a minty, faded green. This was two coats of polish.

My Jay or the Highway is a mushroom/putty type of shade. You know the type, so ugly it's pretty! Two coats of color here.

I Do De-Claire is a frosty medium pink that was good in two coats.

Stand By Your Manny is a gorgeous color but had a strange formula. What you see below is three coats and I had an issue with the polish dragging. I will probably layer this over a baby blue creme next time I wear it to avoid this.

Am I Making Myself Claire? is a pale, faded rosey purple, a perfect winter neutral. Good coverage in two coats.

A Phil's Paradise has a foil/metallic finish very similar to the two shades from the Bond collection in the winter. It was a little sheer so I did three coats.

A Like-Haley Story is my favorite of the bunch. This hot pink is not messing around! If you look closely you can also see some awesome subtle shimmer! <3 br="br" coats="coats" for="for" opacity.="opacity." two="two">

Basking in Gloria is a shimmery deep pinkish red. I used three coats for this swatch as it's a bit sheer.

Candid Cameron. Holyyy cow. I think I lied. This is actually my favorite color of the collection. Two coats of this beauty and I feel like I'm staring into the sparkling ocean somewhere way south of here!

She's Lily Something is a shimmery pink top coat with star glitter interspersed. I layered two coats over Basking in Gloria. The stars were so easy to get out of this one!

Haley Good Lookin' is a mixture of rosey pink glitter with larger pink holographic hex glitter. This is two coats over Candid Cameron.

Back in My Gloria Days is a stunning royal purple shimmer. It has a duochrome look to it in the bottle but it doesn't really translate to the nail. Three coats here.

What's the Mitch-uation? is a shimmery, almost bordering on frosty, indigo blue. I did three coats for this swatch.

Last but not least is Luke of the Draw, an edgy mix of silvery gunmetal glitter in a charcoal gray jelly base. This is three coats on it's own, but I would definitely layer this over black or dark gray next time.

The Modern Family is available now at retailers such as Walmart, Target, Ulta, etc. They retail for $7.99. Which ones would you love to have?

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  1. Thats a nice collection! I'd love to have My Jay or the Highway, Basking in Gloria and Luke of the Draw. So pretty!

  2. I love the 1st two and the last ones - the rest aren't really my style. But I love that they did a MF collection. Thanks for sharing :)

  3. Gorgeous swatches! I thought there were only a few I needed, but everytime I see more swatches, I find another one I want. lol.

  4. Normally this isn't my type of colour but I love Am I Making Myself Claire?

  5. Oh my gosh, these look so much prettier swatched than in the bottle. At the store, I was like meh, I already have a dupe at home or something close enough, but now with your swatches, I must get She's Lily Something. And I have my eye on A Like Haley Story. I really like all the swatches, but those two are my top 2 picks.

  6. Stop making everything look so gorgeous, my wallet does NOT like you haha! ♥

  7. These colours are so cute and your nail shape and photos are so pretty! Stunning swatches! I am now a new follower, can't wait to go back through all your posts haha!

  8. Great swatches!!! I agree I love A Like-Haley Story and Candid Cameron.


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