Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Nicole by OPI Kim-Konfidential nail polish

Hola my beauty lovin' babes!! I am bringing you a review on a fantastic polish that I've been wearing regularly for the past few weeks...

I picked this polish up at Shoppers Drug Mart for $10.99 CDN (OUCH!!). Nicole by OPI is a lot cheaper when you find it on sale, or if you pick it up at WalMart, so I don't really recommend buying it from Shoppers unless it's your only option. In my case, I was just desperate to have it. My wallet hates me now. One bottle holds 15 mL (0.5 fl oz) of polish. Kim Konfidential is one of six polishes released in the Wel-Kim to my World collection for Spring 2012.

No flash - natural sunlight.
I had seen a lot of swatches of this collection online, and one day I finally decided that I had to try this beautiful peachy nude. I'd read several reviews that had noted that the color was very difficult to pull off, especially on medium skintones because it came off as muddy and 'dead' looking. I'm so happy I took a chance on this polish.

It's a peachy, caramel-esque nude shade. It's a creme finish, and there are no sparkles or glitter in it. It takes about 3 even coats to achieve the most flawless and opaque application.

With flash.
With flash (under a window).
No flash - natural sunlight.
In different lights this polish gives off a different look. In some lights, it looks more yellowy, while in other lights it almost mimics my skintone (scary, eh!?). It's very nude, and very work appropriate. But I think this would look really great (on my skintone, and other fair girls...) with a tan. 

The nail polish itself dries relatively quickly. About 2-3 minutes is required between coats, but obviously, the longer you let it set and dry, the more resistant it will be to accidental smudges.

I find that this polish wears fantastically. I don't really have problems with chipping or excessive wear - unless I'm doing some h-core stuff with my hands. But overall, I can leave this polish on for several days (including a top coat) before I have to worry about noticeable chipping and wear marks.

Ah! I seriously love this polish, and I'm definitely considering buying a back up, because it's just that fantastic! Definitely one worth checking out if you are interested in purchasing a new nude polish for your collection. Very unique - I haven't seen many shades like this available in drugstore brands.

Definitely 5 out of 5 stars!!!
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What's on your nails at the moment!?!


  1. I have been looking for a shade like this to do those newsprint nails! This looks perfect!! I will be picking this up for sure! Lovely with your skin tone!

    1. Thanks, Tracy! It's a fantastic nail polish! I am keeping my eyes perpetually peeled for more great finds from this Nicole by OPI brand. :)

  2. Dollarama sells it for $3 in Hamilton, Ontario.