I don’t own as many Nicole polishes as I do OPI — not because Nicole doesn’t make some great colors; I’ve just known her big sister for longer. But I always check out the displays in Ulta, and I have to say, Nicole’s holiday collection this year is gorgeous for all ages.
Kiss Me at Midnight is a sophisticated brown-burgundy shimmer. Stuck In the Chimney is a rose red with gold shimmer. The gold shimmer is really subtle; it just gives the polish a kind of richness. Until I saw Stuck In the Chimney, I had nearly forgotten — my mom used to mix her own red + gold fall/winter polish, and women would stop her on the street to ask what it was. Stuck In the Chimney is very close to that shade.
Spark My Mistletoe is pretty sassy. It’s clear with lots of tiny red sparkles, some tiny holographic silver sparkles, and a few larger pieces of holo silver hexagonal glitter. The glitter mix isn’t super-dense, so you’ll want to use it on top of another polish. It looks great on both Stuck In the Chimney and Kiss Me at Midnight — but I’m sure it would be great on any red or black… or dark green, or maroon, or plum.
Bring On the Tinsel is a delight, chock-full of small blue-green, red, and silver glitter. I like that it’s not inherently Christmassy — I feel like you could wear it year-round. You might be able to get full coverage in 3 or 4 coats, but you probably want to wear this one over something too.
Nicole polishes are regularly $8 each, and I really loved the whole collection. Â If you love them, too, remember that there are three sets for sale in the BeautyBloggers.org charity auction, which ends Monday, December 20!