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Hi everybody!

Today I'll show you the rest of the Texture coats that Nicole by OPI offers...

Turquoise Texture - vibrant turquoise Texture coat. Awesome bright shade that stands out the best over white and black. It looks like metallic finish...crackled :) It is highly pigmented so I had no problem with getting a good colour without using thick layer. OPI, big sister brand did almost the same polish, only called Turquoise Shatter.

Black Texture - black creme Texture coat. Classic creme crackling polish that is pigmented well and dries fast. In fact I always have to work fast with creme crackling polishes and use just one brush stroke at one place, because they dry very fast.

Gold Texture - metallic gold Texture coat. This is a very lovely shade of gold I felt comfortable in. It is little bit less pigmented that the Turquoise or black Texture coat so I applied little thicker layer. That caused the big cracks. Otherwise it applied nicely and dried reasonably fast.

Silver Texture - metallic silver Texture coat. If we had gold, we need also silver, right? I've tested the silver over white as well and it looks lovely and delicate. It applied nicely and the silver Texture coat is a tad better pigmented than the gold and I'm wearing quite thin coat.

Red Texture - red creme Texture coat. Another classic shade from the crackle collection. Every brand that has released crackling polishes included red (and white and black) in their range so it is not an unique shade. But I like red, especially combined with white (which you can see below). In this case I've applied the Red Texture coat over Models Own Indian Ocean, pale blue with pink shimmer.

White Texture - white creme Texture coat. The last from the classic shades, it's a very bright white. It dried very fast, almost too fast to my liking so I had to work fast. Three brushstrokes and that was it. I really like this red and white combo, the red polish is Illamasqua Ruthless.

These Texture coats have a nice formula but the creme shades dry very fast. I had to work fast and use just three brush strokes. All of these shades are quite classic in comparison with the shades from other brands but the Turquoise Texture coat stands out to me. Yes it does have a dupe by OPI but it just looks so good and bold! I'd probably wear it when would want to have bright 'statement' nails. I also didn't experience that 'gloopiness' around the bottle neck like for example with China Glaze creme Crackles.

If you're not tired of crackling polishes, you might like these very much.

*These were sent for a review

Hello everybody :)

It looks like the nail polish brands are still creating new variations of crackling polishes and Nicole by OPI is not an exception. Today I'll review four new Texture Coats by Nicole by OPI. I'll review some more soon.

Nicole by OPI says: "Nicole by OPI announces the launch of four new limited edition Texture Coat hues: Opal, Quartz, Amethyst and Aquamarine. This line of graffiti-style nail art products offers a simple way to create an edgy, two-texture effect on nails with quick, at-home application.

In addition to the two-texture element, these four new line additions feature high-shine finishes. Opal Texture is a metallic, mother-of-pearl shade with chameleon-like properties that takes on a different look depending on the color over which it’s applied. Quartz Texture has a unique taupe/pink metallic hue, while Amethyst Texture and Aquamarine Texture are packed with sparkle – purple and blue respectively – for an added glittery effect.

Amethyst Texture - amethyst/lavender glitter crackling polish. This glittery crackle polish is a very nice addition to the Texture coat line as the glitter coats look much nicer IMO than the creme ones. It applies nicely and doesn't dry rapidly as you apply it. Colour reminds me of China Glaze Luminious Lavender crackling polish which is very similar. Overall lovely colour and I like the glitter crackles much more!

Aquamarine Texture - aquamarine/sky blue crackling glitter. Another fresh glitter texture coat, the colour looks delicate over white and stands out over black as you can see on the nail wheel above. It also applied very nicely and didn't dry too fast. Also I haven't experienced any 'gloopiness' around the neck of the bottle. Aquamarine Texture coat applied over OPI Barre My Soul from NYC Ballet Collection.

Opal Texture - duochrome changing from orange-ish and pink to purple. This is my favourite texture coat out of these four. It is actual duochrome with what looks like glass flecks and it creates very unique effect. I had to apply little faster than with glitters but it still didn't dry rapidly. Removal was slightly easier than with glitters.

Quartz Texture - metallic pinkish purple crackle. Another very interesting Texture coat - it is metallic, it is sparkly and shiny. It also stands out the best over black polish but it looks very feminine and delicate over pink. I've applied it over Nicole by OPI Up & Kim-ing Pink. When removing I've experienced a little bit of sparkly particles left behind on my skin but nothing too annoying.

All the newly introduced Texture Coats are interesting, I'm happy to see something different from creme crackles however I'm not sure whether the 'crackle' trend did not pass already. You know with all the magnetic polishes emerging past few months and 'caviar on nails' style and so on. 

Being said that, these new Texture Coats have much better formula than for example the first OPI creme Shatters or China Glaze Crackle polishes. They don't dry too fast so you don't have to rush the application but they still dry fast enough that you can apply topcoat very soon. The different textures and glitters look very nice and it is something slightly different from what we've seen before.

*These were provided for a review. I've written my honest opinion