Monday, February 6, 2012

Nicole by OPI Kardashian Kolors - Swatches and Review Part One!

  My nails have been doing a bit better lately, so I am finally getting caught up on swatches!  This is a collection that came out before the holidays, but you can still easily find it in stores, and it has some really fun colors in it that I definitely suggest you check out.  Since it is pretty large (14 polishes), I will split it into two posts - here is the first half!

All Kendall-ed Up

Vibrant hot pink creme.  The color here is perhaps not anything unique, but it is a great hot pink and the formula was very nice - self-smoothing and a good consistency.  Two coats for full coverage.
Kourt is Red-y for a Pedi

Bright, cherry red creme.  Again, not super unique, but a very nice choice for a red creme - same great formula, two coats for opacity.

Sealed with a Kris

Deep blue-toned red.  This one was a little more sheer - here I used two coats, but looking at it carefully now I perhaps should have applied a very thin third coat to even out a few spots.  Very nice color, though.
Hard Kourt Fashionista

Dark chocolate brown creme.  I hard a hard time accurately capturing this on camera.  It looks just a bit too dark here - in person the brown did show through a bit more.  However, it is very dark, and very pretty.  Two easy coats.  Makes me think of dark chocolate.  Now I am hungry.

My Empire... My Rules

Taupe creme.  I feel like I like this color better on other people's skin tones than mine... it just looks too mucky on me, but I have seen this on some others where it looks really gorgeous.  Same great formula as several of the other cremes, with two easy coats.

Kim-pletely In Love

Light pastel pink full of blue and silver microshimmer.  I love this one, even though I was not expecting to at the beginning.  It is extremely sheer, and took me four coats to fully even out, but the shimmer is gorgeous.  So wearable and girly and gorgeous.

It's All About the Glam

Sheer white with silver microshimmer.  This one is also very pretty, as well as very sheer.  Like Kim-pletely, this took four coats for full coverage.

Overall Review

The cremes in this half of the collection had exceptionally good coverage, and I found that they self-leveled very nicely on the nail.  While the cremes may not be the most unique colors ever, they are a great addition to your collection if you are looking for a easy to apply basic color.  The shimmers were very sheer, but easy to build up.  From this half, Kim-pletely in love is my top choice.  There are some really amazing glitters coming up in round two, so come back Wednesday to see those!  :) 

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. Oh no, I really like all of these - I need to hit the back button before I wander off and buy the collection :-)

  2. My favorites are the 3 first colors!

  3. Hey girl! I hope this doesn't sound weird... but 1) I love the way you're painting your nails lately... no more polish on the cuticles!

    2) your nails look SOOO GOOD! Props! They look literally axxium or shellac'd in those photos! Woop woop!

  4. I like (and own) the last two and love them too!!! Despite the celebrities that inspired this collection (can't stand them, sorry) I really like a lot of these polishes! Can't wait to see your next post with the rest of them!

  5. I think I might just have to go grab Kim-pletely in Love. I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award! See the post here http://www.dragonladynails.com/2012/02/versatile-blogger-award.html