Nicole by OPI Deck the Dolls Swatches & Review

Nicole-by-OPI-Deck-the-Dolls-Swatches-ReviewNicole by OPI Deck the Dolls hails from the Kardashian Kolor Holiday Collection, and it’s one of those lit-from-within teal nail polishes.

I think that everyone who’s into lacquer ought to own a shade like this because it’s so universally flattering, and it has an intensity that’s dramatic without being gaudy.

It’s bold without being bright or vampy. It walks the tightrope like a pro and delivers saturated colour without breaking a sweat.

Allow me to share more of my thoughts on this lacquer with you and show you more photos!

Nicole by OPI Deck the Dolls Pictures

Nicole by OPI Deck the Dolls Swatch



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Nicole by OPI Deck the Dolls



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Nicole by OPI Deck the Dolls Nail Polish

Nicole by OPI Deck the Dolls Ingredients

Nicole by OPI Deck the Dolls Ingredients

Nicole by OPI Deck the Dolls Swatches

All swatches have:

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Nicole by OPI Deck the Dolls Swatches & Review

Nicole by OPI Deck the Dolls Kardashian Kolors Collection Swatches & Review




Nicole by OPI Deck the Dolls Swatch & Review

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√ Teal

Key Notes

  • Name: Nicole by OPI Deck the Dolls
  • Collection: Nicole by OPI Kardashian Kolor Holiday Collection 2012
  • Press Release: Click here to see the Nicole by OPI Kardashian Kolor Holiday Collection press release
  • Colours Available in the Collection: Deck the Dolls, Kardashing Through the Snow, Here We Kome A-Karoling, All is Glam, All is Bright, Keeping Up with Santa & A Gold Winter’s Night
  • Amount: 15 mL (0.5. fl. oz.)
  • What I Paid: Nothing! (This was provided by PR.)
  • Where to Buy: Shoppers Drug Mart, Loblaw & Jean Coutu stores

Nicole by OPI Deck the Dolls Review


Teals like Nicole by OPI Deck the Dolls are always a pleasure to wear because I can count of them to create a fierce manicure.

It’s dark enough to look dramatic, but it’s not so dark that it looks black even in low lighting. This is a great Anytime Colour. If you’re looking for a shade with some ‘bite’, this one will give you something to chew on. (Err…don’t bite your nails!)


Nicole by OPI Deck the Dolls has a shimmery finish, so it never looks flat. No matter what the lighting condition, your nails will have that wonderful, glowy, lit-from-within personality that gives your manicure an air of mystery. And because it’s not your traditional red or pink, it’s a little edgy.

Application & Formula

When I first saw the bottle, I thought it would be very opaque. So you can imagine my surprise when it went on sheer and very thin!

The formula is on the watery side, so I suggest not using medium coats. You should try to paint it on with a thin coat, but then do multiple coats to increase opacity. (I needed to use 3 coats for full coverage.)

Also, because the formula is thin, if you wish to use a fast-drying top coat, I suggest waiting a while before slicking on your top coat. (I find that thin polishes are more prone to premature polish shrinkage – i.e. tip wear.)


  • Glowy, lit-from-within blue-leaning teal that’s stunning
  • Shimmery, so it’s not flat
  • Never looks black

  • Sheer, thin, watery formula

Final Verdict: 7.5/10

Although I don’t feel like this is a unique shade, it is very sexy and fun to wear. While it was on my nails, I found myself admiring my nails often. It’s really cool how the middle of the nails looks lighter, and then the edges are darker – adds that visual interest.

What’s your favourite blue nail polish to wear? Do you think the Kardashians should put out their own line of ‘Dash’ nail polishes?


20 thoughts on “Nicole by OPI Deck the Dolls Swatches & Review

    1. Mary Post author

      Hey A Lacquered Affair!

      Thanks for the high compliment! 🙂 Hehe, I know how you feel. When I visit other blogs, I end up putting a bunch of new shades on my To Buy List. 😉

        1. Mary Post author

          Hehe, plus there are sooooo many talented bloggers out there who are able to make any polish look incredible! It’s dangerous sometimes to ‘blog-surf’ (which I tend to do in spurts). Then I look down at my To-Buy List when it gets long and have to force myself to close the internet browser to stop the temptation from escalating…at least until another day. 😉

  1. Jessica

    This is one of the polishes I was most looking forward to seeing pictures of when I read your post with the press release! I love teals, and this is an interesting color to release in a holiday collection. Shame about the formula, but I think that awesome teal color is worth it.

    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Jessica!

      YAY – I’m glad that I reviewed this one first then! 🙂 (It actually wasn’t the first one I wore. I wore A Gold Winter’s Night first, which I’ll review hopefully soon.)

    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Angela!

      It’s my pleasure! 🙂 Even though it’s a lot of work to photograph everything and put together the post, it’s well worth it when I get encouraging and kind words from lovely readers like you. So…thank YOU!

    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Charlotte!

      Haha, really? I’m such a strange nailphile because I just cannot (CANNOT!) just wear one coat of nail polish, even if a polish IS opaque in a single coat. I always have to have a minimum of two. It’s really weird because I’m the same way about telephone calls. Even if I’m right beside the phone, I wait for the second ring before I answer it. No idea why I do that, but answering it on the first just feels wrong. (I’m SO logical…haha!)

      1. Charlotte

        Haha, I think it’s just because I’m the most impatient person in the world. And nailpolish chips rather fast for me, and it just hurts all the more if I spent a really, really long time and loads of beautiful colour. I think. If that makes any sense :p

        That’s interesting (seriously – I’m a little weird with what I find to be interesting… I’m just guessing at psycological reasons for that, I think). But that’s all good. We all need our weirdnesses. I firmly believe that people without weird things like that are more boring 😉
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        1. Mary Post author

          YES – we all need our weirdness. I like how you put it. So true! Who wants to be normal, anyway? Normal is the new boring…haha!


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