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!

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