Two Shades From Nicole By OPI Fall 2012 Target Exclusive Collection

A month with no posts?! Worst. Blogger. Ever. I’m so sorry, everyone. The past month has been hectic! My husband and I had our first anniversary. He started a new job. I sat second-chair on a first degree murder trial and I wrote briefs like woah. So rest assured, my abandonment was not for frivolous reasons, although I did cheat on you guys and nail polish with Star Trek: The Next Generation… I just can’t stop watching. Curse you, Netflix, curse you.

I’m late to the party on this Nicole by OPI collection which was exclusive to Target and came out last fall. I only have two colors from the collection here, but you can see the whole thing on The PolishAholic. Both these colors are in the same family as OPI Warm & Fozzie and OPI Sprung from the Mariah Carey Collection.

Nicole By OPI - For Gold Times Sake

Nicole by OPI For Gold Times Sake is probably my favorite example of this finish so far. It’s very tough to describe – it has a gold tinted base color with irregularly sized, very reflective micro-glitter flecks in copper, gold, amethyst and blue. The color builds with each coat, this is 4 coats. The overall look is a dirty-tarnished antique gold. It’s hard to photograph partly because it’s so reflective that it acts almost like a mirror which darkens the color in the photo. My camera just doesn’t do it justice.

Nicole by OPI - For Gold Times Sake Side

I tried to take a shot from a different angle to see if I could capture the color without the reflection of me and my camera. You can see the specks of color more in this photo but it still does the polish no justice.

Nicole by OPI - Just Busta Mauve

Nicole by OPI Just Busta Mauve. While For Gold Times Sake was my favorite, the nail polish collecting community went ga-ga for Just Busta Mauve when it was released. It’s not really what I would call mauve. Which leads me to the conclusion that the word mauve is included in the name more as a play on the word “move” than it is an honest description of the shade. To my eye, the color is made up of various sizes of micro-glitter flecks in teal, fuchsia, and copper. The base color is tinted but I can’t discern the color, it’s best described as murky… I guess? Like FGTS, it’s buildable to opacity – this is 4 coats.

As I’ve said before, I really like the metallic glass fleck trend… but I’m really, really, really hoping to see more variation in the available colors soon. As for these polishes, although they were released last year they are still readily available. I can’t attest to brick and mortar availability but Target online has both  For Gold Times

What do you think about these micro-glitter metallics? Love it or leave it?


 Disclaimer: These polishes were sent for review by Target’s PR representative.


9 Responses to “Two Shades From Nicole By OPI Fall 2012 Target Exclusive Collection”

  1. Alisha M Says:

    Whoa! First degree murder trial sounds intense! And next gen is the best of all star treks! Sounds like a great month! I loved these two NOPIs. This finish is so pretty and complex!

  2. Cindi Says:

    Ewwww. Jury duty. I would hate that. I missed out on the Star Trek polishes, but thankfully I have both Warm and Fozzie and Sprung, so I feel now like I really didn’t miss much. I’m glad you mentioned they were similar enough. I used to love Star Trek both the silly original and the newer ones, The Next Generation. I had a huge crush on both Jean Luc and on Riker. And a girl crush on Deanna Troi too.

  3. Jess Says:

    Yay! A new post from you! My bf and I recently started rewatching TNG and we can’t get over how terrible the first season is. We’re like “wow, how did this ever make it to 9 seasons?” Also, I pretty much want to punch Wesley in the face every time he’s on screen.

  4. Lacquer-Loving Lawyer Says:

    I went a month without posts last month, too, or the month before, partly due to work, mostly due to having been sick again and again. Don’t sweat it–your blog is great!

  5. Lacquer-Loving Lawyer Says:

    Love Star Trek, too. :-) Lawyers need good shows to watch on our down time!

  6. Dream Mom Says:

    Love the micro-glitter metallic; they seem much more glamorous and sophisticated than the glitter polishes. Happy 1st Anniversary!

  7. Anonymois Says:

    Just curious if you noticed anything different about the brush on the Seche Vite Top Coat polish. I purchased a new bottle and they’ve changed the top piece-it’s taller and has the Seche Vite logo on it but the brush doesn’t work at all! Not sure if it was just this brush but the brush seemed thinner and wouldn’t spread out so I had to use another brush. Just emailed Seche Vite about this issue.

  8. Steph Says:

    Alisha – It was pretty intense! It rekindled my passion for my job.

    Cindi – *Homer donut drool* Riiiiiiiiker.

    Jess – LOL! That’s my DH feels about Wes too. I actually really love the series though, I think it’s brilliant. ; P

    LLL – Thanks so much! I’m glad you guys still stick with me. It’s really touch sometimes to post so often, I just feel so run down some times and I try not to post things that are thoughtless or not insightful so I have to post when my brain in working full function.

    Dream Mom – Thanks! : )

    Anon – I did notice the new cap but I didn’t notice a difference with the brush… Weird! I’ll pay closer attention the next time I use a new bottle.

  9. Ilgalaikis Lakavimas Says:

    These colours of nails would look amazing during the Christmas (just my oppinion) :)

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