As I mentioned just last week, I’ve been busy trying to get all the Nicole by OPI Carrie Underwood swatches done. If you missed the fun preview I posted of the pinks (which is apparently Carrie’s favourite colour because there are five of them in this collection), then you can check it out here.

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Let’s get right to the swatches. For all swatches I used Nicole by OPI 3-in-1 as my base and topcoat which I reviewed here.

American as American Pie is probably on of my favourites. A bright apple red that only took two coats for full coverage. I’ll definitely be putting this in my go-to-red pile (if my mother doesn’t steal this color first…)

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Sing Like a Bee looks like a textured polish, but it’s not. It’s a creamy goldy white with tiny mircro sparkles. At first I thought this was going to be the exact same as Ski Slope Sweetie from the Christmas Mariah Carey by OPI Collection (because it looks identical in the bottle), but actually, as you can see, it looks quite different. The polish looks nice as well as a thin coat over a solid color but I this is three fairly thick coats.

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Fisher Queen is an irradescent purple that is absolutely stunning in direct light, as shown below. In shade, it’s more of an opaque dark smoky purple. This is just 2 coats.

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Lips Are Dripping Honey is one of the two glitter polishes included in the Nicole by OPI Carrie Underwood collection and is a polish with gold and silver hex and micro glitter suspended throughout. No fishing for glitter necessary here!
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Sweet Daisy is a creamy soft orangey pink color and only took 2 thin coats for full opacity here.sweet daisy swatch, sweet daisy nails, sweet daisy, carrie underwood swatches, carry underwood swatch, carry underwood nicole by OPI, carry underwood nicole by opi collection, nicole by opi swatches, carry underwood collection swatches

Goodbye Shoes is a gorgeous green with grey undertones and is a perfect color for the fall and winter. This is a definite must in any nail polish collection.  Only two thin coats for full opacity.goodbye shoes swatch, goodbye shoes nails, teal nails, green nails, goodbye shoes, carrie underwood swatches, carry underwood swatch, carry underwood nicole by OPI, carry underwood nicole by opi collection, nicole by opi swatches, carry underwood collection swatches

Party Bus is the second glitter included in the collection and does require a little fishing to get out the larger flower shaped silver glitter that tend to sink to the bottom of the polish. I think it’s well worth the effort though for the finished look. Shown here over American as American Pie. party bus swatch, carrie underwood party bus swatch, nicole by opi party bus, carrie underwood for nicole by opi, carrie underwood collection, carrie underwood swatches, nicole by opi swatches, american as american pie, american as american pie swatch

 

I hope you enjoyed the swatches and if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask! What’s your favourite from the collection? What can you live without? Would love to hear.

According to a recent press release by Langdon PR “This limited edition collection is in newly designed bottles featuring the NEW Nicole logo. These shades are available as of January 2014 for $10.99 each at Shoppers Drug Mart, Target Canada, Walmart Canada, Jean Coutu, London Drug, and Loblaws.” 

Until next time,

nail that accent

 

 

Disclosure: Products in this post were provided by Langdon Public Relations for my consideration. All opinions are my own. For more information, please see my disclosure policy.

Comments

  1. Katie

    Holy candy apple!!! Red is not my colour but I am seriously considering American as American Pie as it looks sO juicy☆ Love my Pups reminds me of my FAV BubbleBath by OPI, but looks like it has an opacity I can’t achieve in 3 coats, what do you think? If yes its a must have!
    As far as pinks, corals, nudes & purples go this collection is a Hit♡ I’m also a fan of the green/grey (surprised).
    I would have passed this collection by on the shelves, gReat swatches Lindsay!! I can live without the floral glitter and golds (sorry Carrie).

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