Nicole by OPI in Singapore

March 27, 2013
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Nicole by OPI Display at Watsons

Already available at Watsons for some time now, Nicole by OPI is quite affordably priced here.

The range is fairly wide, though the latest collections take a bit of time to arrive here. I own a couple and have given away a few, so I’m fairly familiar with the brand. However, I was recently reacquainted with it, thanks to a clutch of press bottles.

Nicole by OPI Nail Lacquer in Make Mine Lime on Nails

In my experience, NOPI polishes dry quickly but lean towards the sheer side. Make Mine Lime is so cheery-looking that I couldn’t wait to wear it. Sadly, the super-sheer formula is a disappointment: Despite 3 layers of this green polish, there is still visible nail line.

Nicole by OPI Make Mine Lime and Estee Lauder Absinthe NOTD

Nevertheless, it makes a rather beautiful topper – with something creamier beneath, the lime tone and shimmer simply jump out. Here it is, over Estée Lauder Pure Color Nail Lacquer in Absinthe.

Nicole by OPI Nail Lacquer in Razzle Dazzler on Nails

Even the seemingly-opaque Razzle Dazzler (what a misnomer for a black crème!) has bald spots/peek-through with 2 layers. The formula is thinnish but thankfully workable.

Nicole by OPI  Kardashian Kolor Keeping Up With Santa

And then there’s Keeping Up With Santa, a ruby red from the Kardashian Kolors collection. Unlike the polishes above, it is pretty opaque and goes on evenly to deliver a rich finish. Lovely!

Nicole by OPI  Look At Me, Look At Me NOTD

The brand also offers interesting glitter and shimmer polishes. A good example is Look At Me, Look At Me with its medley of red, pink, blue and silver sparkles. Though it looks dense (and it does fairly well with 3 coats), I applied it over the black to make it pop. Surprisingly, we get this here, even though it was a Target-exclusive.

Nicole by OPI Nest

In Singapore, Nicole by OPI Nail Lacquers retail at S$12.90.

NOPI Giveaway - Cocoa A Gogo, Just Busta Mauve, Find Your Passion, You're A Star, Purple Yourself Together and Light A Candle

Do look out for my NOPI contest, where I’ll be giving away some of these polishes. :)


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4 Responses to Nicole by OPI in Singapore

  1. March 27, 2013 at 10:59 am

    Razzle Dazzle is misleading indeed! Maybe I have been brainwashed by MAC but I expected a pale coral with that name. haha

    • makeupmag
      March 30, 2013 at 1:28 am

      Hey Sara,

      I know, right? I’d expected shiny, shimmery sparkles inside. ;) You and your corals, haha! You wear them beautifully, though! :)

  2. Sam
    March 28, 2013 at 3:49 pm

    I do like Look at Me, Look at Me! but the sheer polishes are a bit sad :(

    • makeupmag
      March 30, 2013 at 1:31 am

      Hi Sam,

      A pity, really but I suppose they have their uses as toppers. :)

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