Sunday, January 9, 2011

Nicole by OPI Liquid Metals Collection - Swatches and Reviews

  One of the new spring 2011 collections from Nicole by OPI, the Liquid Metals collection contains four metallic foil polishes with confidence-inspiring names!

(L-R) Miss Independent, It Starts With Me, The Next CEO, Rich In Spirit
Miss Independent

Outdoors, partial shade, no flash
  This polish is a light pinkish purple with a metallic foil finish.  As the first polish I tried of the collection, I was stunned at how much it truly looked like I was wearing metal on my fingernails!  Application was beautiful - two coats for opacity, not streaky, fast drying.  I love this color too; a very soft, feminine pink.  Very romantic - I might be using this for Valentine's Day next month...

It Starts With Me

Outdoors, partial shade, no flash
   This is a really nice muted copper color with the same metallic foil finish as the rest of the collection.  Again, great application - two coats and no streaks!  Sometimes these foil polishes can be very streaky but I did not really find that to be an issue with this collection.

The Next CEO

Outdoors, partial shade, no flash
  A light gold metallic foil.  While I used two coats on this one as well, this polish may have benefited from a third coat, as I found it a bit more sheer than the others.  However, application was otherwise great.  This is a nice subtle color.

Rich In Spirit

Outdoors, partial shade, no flash
  This is probably my favorite of the collection, but then again blue is my favorite color!  This is a silvery light blue with metallic foil finish.  This is two coats, but like The Next CEO maybe could have used a third coat.  Same smooth application.

Overall Thoughts

  Although this was not one of the new collections I was initially super excited for, I actually love these polishes a lot.  They are soft and kind of romantic.  I love the metallic foil finish, it is gorgeous to look at on the nail, and it is nice to find foils that are not super streaky!  I would highly recommend these polishes if you do not already have something like this, especially with the nice formula.  My favorites are Rich in Spirit and Miss Independent, but the other two are also gorgeous.  Overall a really nice collection!

DISCLOSURE: The polishes featured in this post  were provided to Polishology by OPI for review purposes.  This is an honest and independent review and was in no way influenced by the company.


  1. The Next CEO reminds me of a Finger Paints color I have..

  2. Hey! I borrowed your picture of "Rich in Spirit" for my blog. I credited you, though. Hope you don't mind.

  3. Used your link on my blog, linking back to your swatchs. Hope you dont mind.