Okay, Khloe Kardashian is trying to steal my thunder. We all know that it’s Mary who had a little lamb, right?
I should know. Everywhere that I went, my lamb went. My lamb even followed me to school one day, which was against the rules. But it made the children laugh and play to see a lamb at school. 😛
Okay, fine…Khloe can have a little ‘lam-lam’ if she leaves my lamb alone.
I tried to capture Nicole by OPI Khloe Had a Little Lam-Lam the best I could, but Mr. Sun wasn’t cooperating and actually stood me up. How rude!
The colour isn’t complex, but my camera made it look a lot lighter than it really is. In person, it’s one of those near-black teals (at least it was on me), and the colour on your nails is darker than what you see in the bottle.
Nicole by OPI Khloe Had a Little Lam-Lam Pictures
Nicole by OPI Khloe Had a Little Lam-Lam Swatches
All swatches have:
- OPI Natural Nail Base Coat
- 2 coats of Nicole by OPI Khloe Had a Little Lam-Lam
- Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat
√ A deep dark emerald
- Name: Nicole by OPI Khloe Had a Little Lam-Lam
- Collection: Nicole by OPI Kardashian Kolors
- Colours Available in the Nicole by OPI Kardashian Kolors Collection: It’s All About the Glam, Kim-pletely in Love, All Kendall-ed Up, Wear Something Spark-Kylie, Sealed with a Kris, Rainbow in the S-Kylie, Disco Dolls, Kendall on the Katwalk, Listen to Your Momager!, Follow Me on Glitter, My Empire…My Rules, Khloe Had a Little Lam-Lam, Hard Kourt Fashionista & Kourt is Red-y for a Pedi
- Press Release: You can see the Nicole by OPI Kardashian Kolors Collection press release here
- Amount: 15 mL (0.5 fl. oz.)
- What I Paid: Nothing! (This was sent to me by PR. Retails for $10.99 CAD.)
- Where to Buy: Shoppers Drug Mart (for Canadians) & Wal-Mart (for Americans)
Nicole by OPI Khloe Had a Little Lam-Lam Review
Normally I’m not a fan of near-black colours because I figure that I may as well just wear black and go all out.
I was really hankering to wear something dark and glossy. Khloe Had a Little Lam-Lam fit the bill – it’s even more vampy than my photos would suggest. However, I wish that it were a smidgeon lighter so that the green would be more noticeable on me.
What’s interesting is that in the bottle, it looks like a medium-dark teal, but when I put it on my nails, it came out so much darker. Don’t be fooled by the bottle colour! Then again, if you have a much lighter skin tone than I do, it may look different.
For me, this was the type of colour that looks so close to black on your nails that you have to try really hard to see the green…or you need to put it beside something black and then you realize that, oh yeah, it actually is green!
(Then again, I do wear glasses, so maybe my vision ain’t what it should be. If you’ve worn this, please leave a comment and say whether or you noticed this polish looking blackened on your nails and lighter in the bottle.)
Khloe Had a Little Lam-Lam is a creme polish – no shimmer or glitter. Straight-up creme. This also means that it’s as easy as a wink to remove.
Application & Formula
One of the reasons why I liked this was that it was highly pigmented! It was nearly a 1-coater! When I was painting my nails, I was really surprised at how much the first coat covered.
And I loved how easy the formula was to apply. It went on smoothly and evenly. Plus it was very glossy even on its own – so shiny, in fact, that I literally could see my reflection pretty clearly in my nails! 😀
Also worth noting is that even though dark polishes are notorious for staining nails, when I wore this with the OPI Natural Nail Base Coat, I didn’t get any staining. That’s always good news. Nobody likes to remove polish and discover that their nails have been dyed.
Final Verdict: 8/10
Although I don’t tend to love near-black polishes, I’m giving this one a high score because of its perfect formula and glossy finish.
P.S. Some of my fellow Canadian readers have mentioned that they couldn’t find this collection at their Shoppers yet. I didn’t see it at mine, either. I have a feeling that the release date is later, but I’ll wait to hear from PR and then I’ll update the information (in this section). And, if you’re also a Canadian and have seen it at your Shoppers, please let us all know. 🙂 Maybe it’s just our stores that are late at putting out the display.
Edit: A Canadian reader has told me that she found some of the colours at Shoppers. Also, I asked PR, and she confirmed that the colours should be already available. It might just take time for all the colours to filter to all locations. So keep checking!
Do near-black creme polishes excite you? Have you been wearing darker colours now that it’s fall and we’re heading into winter?