Sneak peek: Nicole by OPI Gossip Girl Collection

Nicole by OPI Gossip Girl Collection

What a week!

First Blair Waldorf—I mean Leighton Meester—was announced as the new global ambassador for Herbal Essences.

Now Nicole by OPIOPI‘s mass market line of nail lacquers and treatments—is introducing a limited edition collection inspired by Gossip Girl.

Toronto’s beauty press got a preview of the four shades earlier this week when OPI founder Suzi Weiss-Fischmann came to town (as I’ve mentioned before, her visits are always must-attend events on the beauty editor circuit). Here she is having a chat with Cityline:

nicole by opi launch suzi weiss fischmann Sneak peek: Nicole by OPI Gossip Girl Collection

After that we had a delicious lunch—that’s me on the far right at the back, with kind of a dumb expression on my face:

nicole by opi editors lunch1 Sneak peek: Nicole by OPI Gossip Girl Collection

And then we all got manicures. (I know, we’re spoiled rotten.)

nicole by opi launch manicures Sneak peek: Nicole by OPI Gossip Girl Collection

Here’s a closer look at the four shades in the collection. From left to right: Too Rich for You (a rich blue with a tiny bit of green), Scandals, Secrets and Sparkle (sparkly silver), Party in the Penthouse (deep blue) and Nicole….Spotted! (shimmery green).

nicole by opi gossip girl collection Sneak peek: Nicole by OPI Gossip Girl Collection

Too Rich for You was DEFINITELY the most popular choice amongst the editors, although Suzi was wearing Party in the Penthouse and it looked great too. Both are really deep colours with just a hint of sparkle—I never thought I’d like blue (OR sparkle, for that matter) on my nails, but I’ll definitely be wearing these! Plus you can’t help but love a nail polish that’s called Too Rich for You—right?

Another bonus: like OPI, Nicole by OPI products contain no DBP, toluene or formaldehyde. They’re really the same quality as OPI’s regular collection, just available at mass (instead of at spas and salons) and with more emphasis on fun, bright colours. (There are 48 regular shades.)

But sad face—you’ll have to wait until mid-August to get your hands on these limited-edition ones.

Each lacquer in the line will be $10.49 and they’ll be out for a limited time at select Wal-Mart, Shoppers Drug Mart, Loblaws, Jean Coutu, Uniprix, Katz Group and London Drugs locations across Canada. Also: if you buy Gossip Girl: The Complete Third Season on DVD, you’ll get a coupon for $1 off.

Have you ever tried Nicole by OPI? What do you think about these shades? Do you think Blair and Serena would like them?

14 Comments

Jodi Goulart
Friday, April 16/2010 at 3:39 pm

I can’t believe there isn’t a shade named XOXO!!

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Comment Avatar Michelle Villett
Friday, April 16/2010 at 5:51 pm

OMG! Good point – where is the XOXO, OPI?
Maybe it’s been trademarked!

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Paige
Sunday, May 9/2010 at 4:31 pm

OMG!
Love love love these.
I wonder if I could order them online so they could be shipped here to the UK… Hopefully <3
There gorgeous and I love Gossip Girl :D
xoxo

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Kimberly
Sunday, May 9/2010 at 6:25 pm

Wow…I can’t wait to get my hands (and nails!) on these beauties. I’m out of the loop knowing about Gossip Girls (ducking and running) however, it must be pretty edgy stuff to have these glam colors associated with it. Bring ‘em on!!!

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Comment Avatar Michelle Villett
Sunday, May 9/2010 at 9:49 pm

Paige – it doesn’t look like Nicole by OPI is available outside the US and Canada… and Ulta doesn’t seem to ship internationally. Hopefully they’ll come to the UK soon!

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Jackie S.
Monday, May 10/2010 at 11:13 am

I love all of them, I need these blues!

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Jeff B.
Monday, May 10/2010 at 7:39 pm

I used to wear more pinks and reds, but “Party in the Penthouse” looks really nice, and besides, I already have shoes and handbags to match!

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Kait
Thursday, May 13/2010 at 6:11 pm

amazing! but why are they so expensive?! over ten dollars? that’s more expensive than regular opi.

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Comment Avatar Michelle Villett
Friday, May 14/2010 at 10:21 am

OPI sells for $10.95 here in Canada, so the OPI by Nicole is about the same price.

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Lea DeBauche
Sunday, August 15/2010 at 10:48 pm

Kait,

Just went to wal-mart last night and the Nicole by OPI line was available for $7.00 a bottle, so you might try there?

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Comment Avatar Michelle Villett
Wednesday, August 18/2010 at 11:47 am

WOW – even better! $7 is a bargain as it’s the same quality as regular OPI.

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nadine
Tuesday, January 25/2011 at 10:53 am

i want a opi shop in switzerland!!! i love it !!!!!! <3

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Elisabeth
Monday, October 3/2011 at 9:24 pm

I think that too roch for you is UGLY !!
I put it on my nail and it’s look black and limpid ! :(

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