Friday, February 17, 2012

Nicole by OPI Kardashian Kolors Spring 2012 - Swatches and Review

Kardashian Kolors for Spring 2012 are exclusive to CVS stores. The collection consists of 4 cremes and 3 shimmers in a broad range of colors from neutrals to brights.

Nicole by OPI is very excited to bring new Kardashian Kolor lacquers exclusively to CVS for 2012. In collaborating with the Kardashian/Jenner family on the CVS exclusive shades, we came up with lacquers to represent each of their vibrant personalities and individual styles. The seven resulting colors offer the perfect accessory for spring’s bright colors, feminine frocks and reinvented neutrals.”

Paparazzi Don't Preach
- super shiny ceramic doll pink. It's actually a lot darker than ceramic pink, more salmon, but the color reminds me of baby dolls. It's a very pretty neutral that you can wear anywhere. I used 3 coats to make it opaque.

Ladies In The Limelight - yellow creme with a hint of green. I saw this about a week ago in CVS and the green wasn't apparent in the bottle but it's obvious on the nail. I'm really feeling the lime here. It has a thin formula as most yellows do but it built up nicely. To my surprise I only needed 4 coats.

One Big Happy Fame-ily
. Lilac base with light pink and baby blue shimmer that looks more silver on the nail. This is so pretty and great for Spring. I used 3 coats.

Back To Reality...TV. Periwinkle with pink/fuchsia shimmer. I used 3 coats here.

Strike A Pose. Dark coral that leans more red. It's a very bright creme but not neon at all. I had a difficult time capturing the true color. It looks more coral in the bottle and more red on. I used 2 coats but a third wouldn't hurt. I thought I saw streaks in person but they weren't obvious on camera.

Our Fuchsia's Lookin' Bright. Like the name says it's a bright fuschia creme. I really like the formula on this one because I only needed 1 coat. I used 2 to intensify the look. Very pretty.

Smile For The Glam-era. Dark plum with dark pink shimmer. This will probably sound strange but it's much prettier than I expected. I don't wear vamps as often but I love the look of this one. The formula was thicker than I expected so I only used 2 coats. I took several pictures to highlight the shimmer.


Indoor Light

The Kardashian Kollection

All of the polishes were photographed without a topcoat except Strike A Pose. Overall the formula was good and application was easy. Most of the colors needed 2-3 coats except the yellow which is pretty common. My favorites from the collection are Smile For The Glam-era, One Big Happy Fame-ily and Paparazzi Don't Preach. I also really like Ladies In The Limelight but I may have a similar color already. Overall, I believe the collection has a good variety and offers a little something for everyone.

~Sent for Review~


  1. Oh my goodness, I LOVE Paparazzi Don't Preach. That is so beautiful - makes you look very tanned. I wish we had these colors available to us in Canada...

  2. WOW! I ♥ all colors, but have to compliment you with Paparazzi Don't Preach (funny name too!). This colors suits your skincolor SO well... Absolutely gorgeous!

  3. If you had to choose between Smile For The Glam-era and Shoot For The Maroon from yesterday's post, which do you think you'd pick?

  4. Your nails look so perfect! I am loving the ceramic doll and dark corals. I invite you to link this post at my Nails to the Yeah! linkup. I'm giving away $50 in products to one lucky participant. Only 1 person has linked up so far! The odds are good!

  5. OOOOOH One Big Happy Fame-ily is the purple answer to Kim-pletely In Love. I NEED! Thanks for the amazing swatches!

  6. I've been waiting for good swatches of these. I thought I would like them more but overall still a nice little collection. I think I'd only realistically pay for Paparazzi Don't Preach though. You make any color look amazing!

  7. Thanks ladies.

    @Ami. I agree Paparazzi Don't Preach is fabulous!

    @Sarah. Both are gorgeous but I would probably go with Shoot For Maroon as the color is more obvious and I favor lighter colors. SFTG is a darker version of SFM.

  8. The paparzzi don't preach and strike a pose are my favorite. I clearly love taking pictures lol...p.s. looks like the paparazzi one may be the #1 seller of this collection according to the comments



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