Thursday, April 24, 2014

Nicole by OPI Roughles Collection Swatches & Review

Howdy friends! Today I'm excited to show you a new limited edition collection from Nicole by OPI called Roughles, pronounced "ruffles". It is a quartet of texture polishes with speckled flecks of color in them. They are totally easter colors, waaay cute! I love the matte roughed up texture to these too, the bits are less defined in shape than some others, more irregular and varied.
kelliegonzo: Nicole by OPI Roughles Collection

First is Rock the Look, a pastel pink with flecks in orangey red and some in grey. I really love this, but I'm naturally a pink lover so I expected that haha. This is two coats. Formula on all of these was quite easy to work with, not too thick and covered easily.
kelliegonzo: Nicole by OPI - Rock the Look

This guy is On What Grounds?, an awesome pastel turquoise with blue and grey flecks. I wore this as a full mani a while ago and got a ton of compliments on it all day. This can stain so double up on your base coat if you're worried about that. Two coats here.
kelliegonzo: Nicole by OPI - On What Grounds?

Here is Sand In My Shoe, a gorgeous pastel yellow with orange speckles. I have a soft spot for pale yellows so this is definitely one of my favorites! Also two coats.
kelliegonzo: Nicole by OPI - Sand In My Shoe

And to round out the foursome we have I'm Stucco On You, a pastel purple with flecks in blue and red. I'm not usually a huge purple lover but this I'm really liking this one! Two coats.
kelliegonzo: Nicole by OPI - I'm Stucco On You

You can purchase Nicole by OPI from stores like Walmart, Target and Kmart for around $8. I hope you can still find them if you haven't gotten them yet as these are limited edition. What do you think of this Spring collection? I'm really head over heels with them, Nicole really hit it outta the park on these.

I wanted to mention that these swatches are the first ones I have taken indoors that I actually like and think are good! Back when I first started blogging and didn't know what I was doing, I only posted flash indoor photos :( It makes me cringe when I even think about it. Then I got a new camera and realized I could take much better pictures using sunlight, then I decided I could only do outdoor shots well and couldn't go backwards. Needless to say this limited my swatching times and decreased my posting. Occasionally I would try indoor shots with my desk lamp but they never were up to my usual standards with sharpness, clarity and color.

I have tried a million different indoor lighting setups but I think I finally found one that works for me. Halleloo! What do you think of these photos?? I still think I prefer sunlight, but this way I will be able to blog more often and that makes me very happy. Thanks for reading as always, and if you haven't already, there's still time to enter the Beauty Blogger Coalition's May Day Giveaway! Until next time friends!

Product samples were provided for consideration.


  1. ooH! I just won some from Nailmattic's giveaway. Can't wait! These look really cool!

  2. Oh my goodness, all this time I've been calling this collection "Roughies" in my head, so your second sentence was a total epiphany moment haha! I love the photos, I think they look great. What did you upgrade your lighting to?

  3. Allie BritNails4/24/14, 8:06 AM

    These pictures are perfect! What light do you use because they look stunning!?

  4. Awesome! You'll love them :)

  5. Haha, glad to shed some light on that for you! I used a homemade light box and three Ott lights, thanks for your kind words!

  6. Thank you so much! I am using a homemade light box and three Ott lights.

  7. Your swatch pics look great!!! I just got an ott lite not too long ago and finally cracked the code on good swatch pics so I know where you're coming from, you hear angels sing......the skies's a glorious feeling!!! I'm lemming after these so hard and have yet to find them in my area. SUPER SUCKY!! Oh and Rock the Look and I'm Stucco on You remind me of a couple smoothies I made the other day!! I need all four like it's no ones business!

  8. That is totally how I felt, it's like a eureka moment! I hope you're able to find these, they are fab! And they totally remind me of smoothies ;)

  9. I'm glad you think so! I like it too :)

  10. I am in love with this....and totally jealous. I have tried to do water marble manis a few times and failed miserably...I got one nail kinda good but the rest were awful. I keep saying I'm going to try again but I keep procrastinating. It's the same with dotting and stamping too. I just suck at nail art except for gradients and tape manis.

  11. HungryNails5/1/14, 2:24 AM

    On what Grounds? looks really amazing ♥ The collection reminds me of the Cupcake polishes by Kiko :)

  12. Ugh, have I ever mentioned how jealous I am that you have the ability to take sunshine swatches!? Stupid dreary London and it's non-existent sunshine!! We get about 12 days of sunshine a year. But I love it! You always have the best swatches my gorgeous Kelly, matches your fantastic personality! I can't say I'm a fan of these rough texture type things so I thought I would mention how jealous I was of your sunshine and mention that you are awesome and bury that I wasn't a fan of the polishes. ;)

  13. I must admit I have this, bought it ages ago...but I've NEVER tried it. I bought Mimosa when it came out because I adored it but nobody seemed to think it flattered me (despite how much I adored the colour) and I am just nervous this is going to look weird and make my skin look sallow and bad. Maybe I'll paint one nail and see if my skin looks great or awful. Kind of like mint green and lobster hands!!

  14. Anne Thompson5/6/14, 4:44 PM

    Your new lighting sitch is perfect, pics looks bright and lovely as usual! Of course I'm loving the 2 that I DIDN'T get, On What Grounds and Sand In My Shoe! Beautiful on you :)

  15. This look so unique!
    Might have to give them a whirl!
    xo Holly xo


  16. Mahdi Martin5/27/14, 12:02 PM

    This yellow is particularly gorgeous! It has just the right amount of warmth. I'm not generally crazy about yellow polish, but this one's nice.

  17. It is huh! I love yellow but I think this is a great one for someone to ease into the color :)


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