Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Deck the Halls Kardashian Style Swatches

Morning lovelies! Today I've got some awesome swatches of the upcoming Nicole by OPI Kardashian Christmas collection, Deck the Halls Kardashian Style. I am always amazed at how early collections are released, but it gives you plenty of time to play around with these gorgeous shades and doesn't limit you to just the holiday season, which I quite like.

I previously showed you all the press release for this collection and have 3 of the beautiful shades to share with you today. All of the colours that I received are absolutely stunning and have the classically perfect OPI formula along with the pro-wide brush that covers my whole nail in one easy stroke. Let's just jump right in shall we!

nicole by opi kardashian kolor deck the dolls


First up we have the Deck the Dolls. This was the thinnest polish formula wise, but don't let that fool you. This colour will still be opaque in 2 coats, but I used 3 here for good measure. Deck the Dolls is a teal with a it of a metallic shine to it. It isn't a metallic, but there is a definite metallic shine running throughout this polish that really makes it something special. I can see this polish being the perfect accent to a snowy manicure. It starts off a little brushstroky, but will build up as you add another layer and all the brushstrokes will go away. This may not be the most unique blue out there, but I think the metallic shine finish really gives it something special that makes Deck the Dolls stand out from the crowd.

nicole by opi kardashian kolor deck the dolls
nicole by opi kardashian kolor keeping up with santa


Next up we have the stunning Keeping Up With Santa. This has taken top spot as my favourite red polish, by far. Now you all may be thinking, a red in a holiday collection, how original, but this one really stood out to me. First of all this baby can be a ONE-COATER! For the above picture I used 2 coats for good measure, but I also took a picture after one coat so you can see how there isn't much difference.

nicole by opi kardashian kolor keeping up with santa
Keeping Up With Santa after ONE coat


The shade itself is a deep rich red with that same metallic shine as Deck the Dolls. There have been similar shades released this year, I'm talking about OPI Danke-Shiny Red and Zoya Elisa but this one is especially beautiful. I love the idea that if I'm running late I could throw on one coat of this beautiful polish and have gorgeous tips to match a little black dress, or jeans and a t-shirt. This polish will play well with dressing it up or down. I can already see myself reaching for this many times and have already planned Christmas nail art with it! I'll be Keeping Up With Santa for sure this year.

nicole by opi kardashian kolor keeping up with santa
nicole by opi kardashian kolor all is glam, all is bright


I saved my favourite of the three for last, All is Glam, All is Bright. I was actually surprised that this ended up being my favourite, but when I was done swatching for the day I put this polish back on and wore it for the rest of the weekend! OPI describes this polish as a rosy silver sparkle that goes with everything. It is packed with super fine glitter, and I mean super fine. This baby was opaque in 2 coats. The amount of glitter coverage on the first coat shocked me. The polish is packed, but the formula isn't crazy thick as some fine glitters can be. It manages to retain that smooth easy dream like OPI formula while still being overflowing with glittery goodness.

nicole by opi kardashian kolor all is glam, all is bright


There is silver, pink, red and even a little baby blue sparkle in this. Just stunning in my opinion. This will work perfectly for someone who doesn't love in your face metallic silvers or has a pink-leaning skintone. Beware this glitter is on the hungrier side. I used 2 coats of NYC Ina Minute Top Coat and the next morning added one more coat to smooth out any leftover grittiness. However, it's worth the extra topcoat. The shade is just beautiful.

nicole by opi kardashian kolor all is glam, all is bright


These Limited Edition Kardashian Kolor Holiday shades will be available starting in November 2012 for $10.99 in Shopper's Drug Mart and Loblaws for my Canadian friends and I heave heard that these have been spotted in Target's for my American readers. I actually already saw a display in my local Shoppers, so you might be able to get your hands on these sooner if you are looking for them!

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Do these shades get you excited for the upcoming Holidays, even though Halloween hasn't even passed yet!

Any of these shades catching your eye?

Keep a look out for some Kardashian Kolor nail art coming up tomorrow!

Hope you're having a fabulous day and thanks for stopping by!

Products in the post were provided for my honest review by the manufacturer or PR company

8 comments:

  1. Great review Steph! I'm loving the last one!

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    1. Thanks Emily! That is my favourite of the collection too!

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  2. I was trying to resist these but between you and Marta, I think I'm convinced that I at least need that glitter :P Great swatches!

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    1. I think you need it for sure! ;) Thanks!

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  3. Ooooo, I love All is Glam, All is Bright. I saw these on Marta's blog and, though I really can't stand the Kardashian's, I am LOVING this collection!

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    1. It is a beautiful collection! All is Glam All is Bright is my absolute favourite. It's a very unique glitter, which is something you don't see a lot of from main stream brands. Thumbs up to OPI! :D

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  4. love the glitter - all is glam all is bright!! :)

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    1. Agreed! It's my favourite in the collection!

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