Swatch-It Sunday: Nicole by OPI in Candid Cameron from the Modern Family Collection

by - Sunday, January 19, 2014

I'm not normally a fan of Nicole by OPI as a brand... Partially because I don't think their colours are very creative, I'm annoyed by how they only ever seem to do lines that are partnered with random shows/celebrities, and I hate paying full price for drugstore brands when I can get what I see as superior brands (OPI, CG, Zoya, Essie) for less at my beauty supply outlet. But apparently Shoppers Drugmart had a sale in December so my mom picked up a few NOPI shades for my stocking, and wouldn't you know it I fell in love with them both. I hate it when I have to eat my words!! Today I bring you one of the two Modern Family shades I've added to my collection: Candid Cameron.

NOPI Candid Cameron is a gorgeous jewel tone turquoise duochrome, with flashes of green and blue and purple depending on the light and how you look at it. It's also slightly metallic, so as you can see you have to be careful about brush strokes (especially if you aren't using a topcoat). The opacity was good, and it's one of those polishes that I would use three coats of just to be safe but that you could totally get away with by using only two.

I have yet to decide if this means I'm going to be buying more NOPI shades on my own in the future or not... I think I'll keep an eye out and if I see any sales I'll give it some thought. That sounds like a good compromise, right? :)

So, what do you think... NOPI? OPI? The dearly departed SOPI? Love them all? Hate them all? Let me know!!

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  1. Gorgeous swatch of this color! I have this one but haven't tried it yet. I need to get on it though! :)

  2. Looks like it was worth getting, it looks stunning! I love duochromes :) I have the worlds smallest collection of OPI so I have not tried Nopi


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