First of all, Happy Thanksgiving to my fellow Canadians! I hope that you’re having a wonderful long weekend with loved ones!
If you’ve been following Swatch And Learn for a little while, you may remember me telling you on October 1st that I got to meet Suzi Weiss-Fischmann for a 3rd time.
I attended a media luncheon unveiling the Nicole by OPI Carrie Underwood Collection coming out in January 2014. At the end of the event, PR gave me an awesome swag bag with the entire collection! *Fans self with manicured hand*
Well, before I share my thoughts on the incredible experience with you (the post is coming with a special giveaway for readers!), I want to show you the 14 nail-polish shades.
There’s a nice diversity in terms of colours and finishes, so I think everyone can find at least a couple that call out to them.
I’ve already worn a few, and in the next little while, expect my full in-depth reviews and swatches of every single one on here in future posts!
For today, I’ll show you some quick swatches taken with my camera’s flash, bottle shots, and the official press release.
There are 14 shades in the Nicole by OPI Carrie Underwood Collection:
- Carrie’d Away (Quick look post with swatches)
- Lips are Dripping Honey
- Southern Charm
- Sweet Daisy
- Carnival Cotton Candy (Quick look post with swatches)
- Goodbye Shoes
- Sing You Like a Bee
- Party Bus
- Love My Pups (Quick look post with swatches)
- Color Me Country
- Some Hearts
- American as Apple Pie
- Fisher Queen
- Backstage Pass
Nicole by OPI Carrie Underwood Collection Swatches
Note: I applied 2 coats of each colour.
Here’s the official press release provided by PR (plus photos I took of the actual bottles since they give you a better idea than promo pictures):
Colour Me Carrie!
Nicole by OPI Announces Partnership with Country Superstar Carrie Underwood for 2014
Nicole by OPI launches 14 new nail lacquers inspired by award-winning recording artist Carrie Underwood. This collection features a colourful mosaic of hues in a variety of finishes, including pink, red and coral cremes; chunky and textured glitters in gold, silver and white; and rich eggplant and khaki green shades.
“Carrie is the perfect partner for Nicole by OPI. Her music evokes powerful emotions in its listeners, and we wanted to give fans a way to express their feelings through colour,” explains Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, Nicole by OPI Executive VP & Artistic Director. “In working closely with Carrie, we came up with 14 nail lacquers that truly encapsulate her soulful spirit and showcase different facets of her personality – from softer pastels and dark sultry shades to playful glitters.”
The Carrie Underwood Collection includes:
Carrie’s own gold record signature shade.
Lips are Dripping Honey
This multi-gold glitter is sweet on you.
Frankly my dear, this nude shade looks charming on you.
A bouquet of southern peach blossoms.
Carnival Cotton Candy
This spun sugar pink is all about fun.
Click here for my Quick Look post with Nicole by OPI Carnival Cotton Candy swatches!
Hit the road, but leave me this standalone gray-green.
Sing You Like a Bee
Put some of this frosty ice on that, honey!
Celebrate on-the-go with this party-perfect confetti glitter.
Love My Pups
Let’s “paws” for this adorably sweet pink.
Click here for my Quick Look post with Nicole by OPI Love My Pups swatches!
Colour Me Country
This soul-ful hot pink makes me want to sing.
You can’t beat this romantic coral dream.
American as Apple Pie
Tradition runs deep in this classic red.
I’m hooked on this deep, deep eggplant.
(I didn’t receive a description for this. I’ll update it when/if I get one.)
Nicole by OPI formulas are long-lasting, fast-drying, and salon-quality. This limited edition collection will be in newly designed bottles featuring the NEW Nicole logo. These shades will be available January 2014 for $10.99 each at Shoppers Drug Mart, Target Canada, Walmart Canada, Jean Coutu, London Drug, and Loblaws.
For more information, visit http://www.NicolebyOPI.com.
Which of these shades are you most excited to see for a future in-depth review post? Which 3 polishes would you combine for a single manicure?