The latest addition to the Nicole by OPI Kardashian Kolors is the Wel-Kim To My World Collection, inspired by Kim Kardashian who went solo on this color set this time. The collection includes six soft, pastel shades that showcase Kim’s flirty, feminine side.
Nicole by OPI is one of my favorite, but I’ve never been a huge fan of the bottle (mainly because it’s an odd shape, and difficult to organize all my colors nicely), but it does showcase the colors. These shades include the new Perfect Stroke Brush, a flattened wide brush that I find works incredibly well at applying a smooth, even coat even on my small nails. Overall the collection looks beautiful, especially all together!
I’ve always been a huge fan of the Nicole by OPI formula, in fact, it is one of my favourites! So I was incredibly disappointed when the majority of the polishes in this collection didn’t hold up to my expectations. I found overall that all the polishes were extremely sheer, requiring 3 (sometimes even 4) coats to look opaque. I understand that some people like sheer polish, but not these colors. Sheer beige, blue and white just don’t look right. Sheer pink, maybe… but especially not creme finish lacquers, because that will just look streaky.
So keep in mind when looking at the photos, the result is possible, but with several coats. In my mind, pale pastels doesn’t mean just a sheer color, and that’s what I felt the majority of the collection was made up of. It’s unfortunate, because some of the colors are absolutely gorgeous!
I was really looking forward to this shade because of the whole color-blocking trend happening right now. Doing a nude beige nail with neon coloured accents looks so cool! It took 3 coats to achieve my desired opacity, which I feel is too much, especially if you’re thinking of doing nail art as well (it just starts getting too thick). It is a gorgeous nude beige once it’s finished though!
Up & Kim-ing Pink
This color was probably the most pigmented out of them all. It’s a soft, baby pink and it took 2 coats to achieve this intensity. I love the creamy finish too. It’s not the most unique shade ever, so you can probably find a better pigmented dupe in another brand.
Here Kim’s The Sun
This multicolour glitter topcoat suspended in a clear base is a lot more noticeable in real life. The photos make it look less noticeable, but it is quite a nice summery top coat. I really liked the way it added extra texture to Nothing Kim-pares to Blue (also looks much more noticeable in real life). I can’t complain much about this one though, because I know it’s meant to be a sheer top coat!
Others Pale by Kim-parison
I’m not used to wearing white/off-white shades, but I do love the mod look it gives. This pale white is a bit on the cream side, so it’s not so stark white (not like, french tip white). It did require 3 coats, and it was still a little see-through, so that’s pretty disappointing. I really wanted to love this color because I don’t have any like it!
Nothing Kim-pares to Blue
This color is probably the most unique color in the collection- this pale lilac blue is such a gorgeous shade for spring! Unfortunately this was the shade that took four coats to achieve my desired effect. It just didn’t look right being so sheer, and the formula itself was quite thin. I love the result, but I don’t think I’d want to spend the time to apply twice as much polish as usual for it.
Lights, Kim-era, Action!
This shimmery pearl color was actually quite impressive, mainly because it looks nice when worn sheer. It has a very greenish opalescence to it, which I really like! It reminds me of the Naked Cosmetics Ivory pigments…only in Nail Polish form. It looks white, but in the light it has a light green reflect. Very nice!
- Price: $7.99 USD / $10.99 CDN for 0.5 oz / 15mL
- Availability: Wal-Mart and various drugstores (see Nicole by OPI for a list of retailers)
- Selection: This collection contains six shades, all shown here.
- Overall: This is the first time I’ve been pretty disappointed in an entire Nicole by OPI collection. The majority of the collection are just so sheer, I think it’s too much to have to apply four coats for a nice opacity. The colors are beautiful pastels with varying textures, but just too sheer overall. A few like Lights, Kim-era, Action! and Up & Kim-ing Pink are the only ones I would suggest.
- Rating: B (for the collection as a whole- each shade is rated individually above)