Quick Look: Nicole by OPI Carrie Underwood Collection Swatches, Bottle Shots & Press Release

Nicole by OPI Carrie Underwood CollectionFirst 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.

Nicole by OPI Carrie Underwood Collection

Nicole by OPI Carrie Underwood Collection Pictures

Carrie Underwood Nicole by OPI Collection

Aww, aren’t they so cute when they’re sleeping? ;)

Nicole by OPI Carrie Underwood

Nicole by OPI Carrie Underwood Collection NOPI 2014

NOPI Carrie Underwood Collection

There are 14 shades in the Nicole by OPI Carrie Underwood Collection:

Nicole by OPI Carrie Underwood Collection Swatches

Note: I applied 2 coats of each colour.

Nicole by OPI Carrie Underwood Collection Swatches

Nicole by OPI Carrie'd Away Swatch Lips are Dripping Honey Swatch

Left-Right: Carrie’d Away & Lips Are Dripping Honey

Nicole by OPI Southern Charm Swatch & Sweet Daisy Swatch

Left-Right: Southern Charm & Sweet Daisy

Nicole by OPI Carnival Cotton Candy Swatch & Goodbye Shoes Swatch

Left-Right: Carnival Cotton Candy & Goodbye Shoes

Nicole by OPI Sing You Like a Bee Swatch & Party Bus Swatch

Left-Right: Sing You Like a Bee & Party Bus

Nicole by OPI Love My Pups Swatch & Color Me Country Swatch

Left-Right: Love My Pups & Color Me Country

Click here to see my Nicole by OPI Love My Pups Swatches & Review!

Nicole by OPI Some Hearts Swatch & American as Apple Pie Swatch

Left-Right: Some Hearts & American as Apple Pie

Nicole by OPI Fisher Queen Swatch & Backstage Pass Swatch

Left-Right: Fisher Queen & Backstage Pass 

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-FischmannNicole 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:

Nicole by OPI Carrie'd Away Carrie Underwood Collection

Carrie’d Away

Carrie’s own gold record signature shade.

Nicole by OPI Lips are Dripping Honey Carrie Underwood Collection

Lips are Dripping Honey

This multi-gold glitter is sweet on you.

Nicole by OPI Southern Charm Carrie Underwood Collection

Southern Charm

Frankly my dear, this nude shade looks charming on you.

Nicole by OPI Sweet Daisy Carrie Underwood Collection

Sweet Daisy

A bouquet of southern peach blossoms.

Nicole by OPI Carnival Cotton Candy Carrie Underwood Collection

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!

Nicole by OPI Goodbye Shoes Carrie Underwood Collection

Goodbye Shoes

Hit the road, but leave me this standalone gray-green.

Nicole by OPI Sing You Like a Bee Carrie Underwood Collection

Sing You Like a Bee

Put some of this frosty ice on that, honey!

Nicole by OPI Party Bus Carrie Underwood Collection

Party Bus

Celebrate on-the-go with this party-perfect confetti glitter.

Nicole by OPI Love My Pups Carrie Underwood Collection

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!

I’ve also done a full in-depth post: Nicole by OPI Love My Pups Swatches & Review!

Nicole by OPI Colour Me Country Carrie Underwood Collection

Colour Me Country

This soul-ful hot pink makes me want to sing.

Nicole by OPI Some Hearts Carrie Underwood Collection

Some Hearts

You can’t beat this romantic coral dream.

Nicole by OPI American as Apple Pie Carrie Underwood Collection

American as Apple Pie

Tradition runs deep in this classic red.

Nicole by OPI Fisher Queen Carrie Underwood Collection

Fisher Queen

I’m hooked on this deep, deep eggplant.

Nicole by OPI Backstage Pass Carrie Underwood Collection

Backstage Pass

(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.

Check out Nicole by OPI on Facebook, Twitter (Canada & US), and Instagram (Canada & US).

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?

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20 thoughts on “Quick Look: Nicole by OPI Carrie Underwood Collection Swatches, Bottle Shots & Press Release

    1. Mary S. Post author

      Hey Melissa!

      The greyish teal is the one that stood out to me the most initially, and it’s also one that I asked the nail technician to paint my nails with when I went to the media luncheon with Suzi for the Nicole by OPI event. ;) (Will be blogging about it really soon.)

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    1. Mary S. Post author

      Hey Icequeen81!

      I knew the vampy shades would be your favourites! :)

      Today, I’m actually wearing some Hallowe’en nail art that I did using Fisher Queen as the base for 2 polishes. You can see a sneak peek of it on Facebook and Instagram. (I’ll be blogging about it soon.)

      Reply
    1. Mary S. Post author

      Hey Tanya!

      There are so many awesome choices, and there’s a good mix of finishes. Can’t wait to review them fully in January, but I’ll continue to give sneak peeks and “Quick Look” posts leading up until then. :)

      Reply
    1. Mary S. Post author

      Hey Maddy!

      I think a lot of people are really excited for January to come! :) Are you a Carrie Underwood fan? I remember watching her develop her skills on American Idol. She really has a powerful voice. I’m not a big country-music fan, but I do like several of her songs.

      Reply
  1. Cindi

    I’m adding a bunch of these to my wish list. I love Carrie’d away, Party Bus, Sing you like a Bee and Goodbye Shoes.

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    1. Mary S. Post author

      Hey Cindi!

      There are so many great shades, and I’ve noticed that there are quite a few pink-tone shades. I don’t often try out pinks, but over the last year or so, I’ve been trying to branch out. And the ones in this collection are really nice. I was most enthralled with how Love My Pups ended up looking against my skin tone. I may need to try more lighter shades to branch out even more since I tend to go for bolder hues.

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    1. Mary S. Post author

      Hey Margo!

      *Quack quack* Hehe! ;)

      There are lots of great shades in this collection, and even though it’s set for a January 2014 release, I think some of the polishes have a spring vibe, which I’m loving!

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  2. Gabby

    I love color me country and carnival cotton candy! I wish I was there for the free nail polish, but my motive is questionable, lol.

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    1. Mary S. Post author

      Hey Gabby!

      Hahaha, I think it would be okay because you’d certainly show a love for polish, and that’s why everyone was invited – to share the excitement over the new collection! :)

      Reply

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