Saturday, 28 January 2012

Nicole by OPI Kardashian Kolors

When I first heard the Kardashians were doing a nail polish line I was really intrigued. I thought it would be quite gimmicky but I think they actually did quite good:) I do love me some Kardashian-ness!
I thought these colours were out in the UK at the beginning of 2012, but after frantic researching I found that us Britons can get our mitts on them earlier. I bought these around Christmas time and have had time to play with the three colours I chose/liked the best. I got them for £8.50 for 15ml from the Lena White website.

I chose: (L-R)
  • Disco Dolls- gold base with fine multi coloured and gold glitter specks
  • Hard Kourt Fashionista- dark red wine colour
  • Rainbow in the S-Kylie- multi coloured glitter  

These are the first Nicole By OPI polishes I own and the bottle is such a nice shape, I love them :) The brush is nothing unique, but it is nice applying the polishes.

FYI: I do like the names! :)

What I think...

Disco Dolls is different I haven't seen a nail polish like it. When I layered it on top of Hard Kourt Fashionista it had a matte look, but by itself it has a glossy finish (weird, huh?) It is a gold/bronze base with some the sparkles found in Rainbow in the S-Kylie.

The formula for Hard Kourt Fashionista is actually good, it is easy to work with and I only needed two medium coats (not too thick and not too thin!). It is VERY similar to Nails Inc 'Victoria' which I am wearing at the moment. So not that unique unfortunately. The only difference is the consistency of the Kardashian polish is better, the Nails Inc one is a little hard to work with as it is quite sheer unless you slap on THICK-ish coats.

Rainbow in the S-Kylie reminds me of how Rainbow Connection from the OPI Muppets collection might look, but I don't own it so I wouldn't know. This is my favourite polish (love me some glitter!) and it is easy for the glitter to be transferred to the nail, you don't need to keep layering to get the transfer of the colour. I only used two coats and I think for everyday that is more than enough. But if you are going for an evening look, I say load up the glitter! However, it does NOT dry smooth, you will need a top coat so that you get a smooth nail. What I also like about this is that my nails didn't really chip, it stayed put (with the help of a top coat) :)
It does give a silvery finish from far, not really a multi coloured one, so if you are looking for a primarily multi coloured colour, I wouldn't get this.

You can see from the picture that the glitter specks are hexagon shapes with smaller cirlces specks, which I thing adds a nice touch.

Rainbow in the S-Kylie ontop of Hard Kourt Fashionista

Combination of the colours
Hard Kourt Fashionista with Disco Dolls on the middle finger

Good value for money for the glitter polishes, but some of the colours in the collection I chose not to get because either I have something similar or I wouldn't have worn them :) I guess Hard Kourt Fashionista was a 'dupe' but I don't think I can ever have enough dark nail polish colours. You will need a top coat on top, especially for the glitter colours.

I was also quite impressed that the polishes didn't chip until like day 4. But most of my OPI polishes are like that. So I am really happy with them.

Have you got anything from the Nicole By OPI Kardashian Kolor collection? What is your favourite?

Until next time ladies, ciao!


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