Sunday, August 4, 2013

Nicole by OPI Gumdrops Textured Collection

Nicole by OPI is coming in strong on the textured trend with six (plus more?) sparkly, candy-inspired shades. I can't remember the last trend that I fell this hard for; I just can't get enough textured polish and the Gumdrops Collection is a winner. When I swatch a textured polish collection, more often than not, I will actually wear each of them for a day or two rather than just put them on for the swatch and then take them off. This is why sometimes my nails are different lengths in my textured polish swatch posts!

Let's take a look at the six polishes in the original release, and then at the end we will discuss the additions!

A-Nise Treat is a textured black with tons of silvery sparkle. This looks like beautiful asphalt. Definitely one of my favorites in the collection. I used two coats here.

Nicole by OPI - A-Nise Treat

Blue-Berry Sweet On You is a pretty periwinkle blue with a metallic finish. It kind of reminds me of frosty denim... not that that's a thing! Two coats.

Nicole by OPI - Blue-Berry Sweet On You

Candy is Dandy is a pink shade with silver shimmer and glitter. There are some chunkier glitter pieces in this one that I think are really interesting. This one did have the sheerest formula, though. This is two coats and I had some visible nail line, though that was minimized as the polish dried down. I could have done three coats but I really try to keep all my textured manicures to two to keep dry times as short as I can.

Nicole by OPI - Candy is Dandy

Cinna-Man of My Dreams is a spicy pink-toned brown. It's deep and rich and beautiful. There are all sorts of different colored flecks in this that give the polish so much dimension. Another favorite in this collection for me. Two coats.

Nicole by OPI - Cinna-Man of My Dreams

I Lilac Gumdrops is a lilac with silver shimmer and irregular silver flecks. I have a weakness for this type of purple so of course I enjoyed this! Two coats.

Nicole by OPI - I Lilac Gumdrops

My Cherry Amour is a deep magenta with holo glitter. I like the color of this one but I have to say that I preferred the way it looked glossy, before it dried down to its textured finish! The holo glitter lost some of its oomph as the texture took over. Still though, a great addition to the collection, and I'm obsessed with the name of this polish. Two coats.

Nicole by OPI - My Cherry Amour

So -- those are the six polishes from the original release. But I've seen some reviews of this collection that include two other polishes! The two polishes are That's What I Mint (teal) and Lemon Lolly (yellow). I believe these shades are additions to the collections that weren't included in the blogger packages, but that are available in stores.

Luckily, I spotted That's What I Mint at CVS two days ago and snatched it right up. Unfortunately, I haven't seen Lemon Lolly yet. I hope I can find it soon! I love yellow.

This collection was rolled out within the last few months to retailers like Walmart, CVS, Rite Aid, Kmart, Kroger, Ulta, HEB, and Duane Reade. Like I mentioned, I saw all of them in stock at CVS two days ago, so you should still be able to find them!


  1. These all look delicious :)

  2. I love Cinna-Man of My Dreams! I definitely need to check this collection out!

  3. My fav' one is Candy is Dandy. Very cool polish :D
    Xoxo from France

  4. These look like they're pretty hard to remove but who cares, they look amazing!

    Justine | BRIGHTON DREAM

  5. Great review. I liked A-Nise Treat, it looked like new asphalt! :D

  6. I like these! I'll have to keep a look out for the yellow...I love yellow!

  7. Amanda ♡ Sweetheart Nail ArtAugust 5, 2013 at 5:55 AM

    The yellow is only avaliable in Canada at SDM

  8. Amanda ♡ Sweetheart Nail ArtAugust 5, 2013 at 5:56 AM

    The 2 special gumdrops the yellow and teal are exclusive to Shoppers Drug Mart in Canada; not sure if they will get to America fully

  9. these are amazing, i love all that glitter!

  10. Looks great! And amazing swatches!

  11. I have the Bond Girl liquid sands and they are AMAZING! I will definitely be checking these out. Candy is Dandy is so pretty.

  12. 7, 2013 at 2:57 AM

    Love, love LOVE Candy is Dandy!

  13. PRETTY! I love Candy is Dandy and Cinna-man... the latter especially is unique in the textured-polish world as far as I know. Haven't seen a brown yet! And I adore cinnamon.

    You should put some glossy topcoat on Cherry Amour and see how it works! Bet it would be kind of like the amazing Orly Miss Conduct!

  14. Hiya, I haven't tried these yet but I have the Zoya textures, and I can say they aren't too terrible. A bit harder to remove than a normal polish, but not as bad as a regular glitter. I didn't even need the foil method :) And these look kind of the same... so hope that helps!

  15. I love Candy is Dandy and Blue-Berry Sweet On You !

  16. I love Candy is Dandy and A-Nise Treat !! Pretty !

  17. Stunning! Your nails always look so gorgeous! My Cherry Amour has to be my favorite it looks almost velvety. Just perfect! :)

  18. Gorgeous view and great photo!

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  19. Aww nice. My gilfriend plays starcraft pris and because of that she has ugly nails :/

  20. Loved your swatches so I went out for A-nise Treat today. Great formula and I love the brush. Can't stop looking at my hands!

  21. Blue-Berry Sweet On You is so great!

  22. Livebreathe NailArtAugust 18, 2013 at 1:59 PM

    I love Candy is Dandy and A-Nise Treat!

  23. I just bought a textured polsh. I hope its pretty like these:)


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