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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

Hello my lovelies!
I'm excited to finally show you OPI New York City Ballet Collection. It took some time to get it from US so that's why I'm showing it to you a bit late. But hey - better late than never, right? Big thanks to Karen from Frazzle and Aniploish who made this happen and who also reviewed this collection on her blog.
I was a little bit sceptic when I saw on other blogs that the colours are very sheer but I found at least two I really like! This collection is great for French manicure though.

OPI says: "Collection is inspired by the New York City Ballet (NYCB), one of the world’s premiere dance companies.  New York City Ballet by OPI features five sheer shades lightly tinged in hues of beige, pink, white, lilac and gray, as well as a silver sparkly lacquer. With various sized glitter particles, this hue can be worn alone or layered over any of the other colors for added shine and dimension."

Barre My Soul - sheer milky beige. It's a very natural-looking shade and in one coat creates 'clean, mannequin nails' look. I'm wearing two coats and my nail line is still visible but it still looks very nice and clean.

My Pointe Exactly - grey sheer jelly. Ehm...the only polish that I didn't like very much. It just doesn't agree with my skin tone and made my hands look dead. I'm wearing three coats just it looked very bad when my tips were still visible. It applies nicely though and three coats create quite opaque and glossy finish.

Don't Touch My Tutu! - milky white jelly. I really like this shade; it is like glossy milky jelly on nails! It looks a bit more opaque that some other shades, I'm wearing two coats. It applied very easily, no struggle with the jelly formula.

You Callin' Me A Lyre? - romantic pink jelly shade. Another shade I really like. It looks very natural and clean and in one coat it creates the impression of very clean and glossy nails. This shade would be also perfect for natural French manicure. Again - lovely formula, no patches or other 'jelly' problems.

Care To Danse? - milky lilac jelly. This is cool-toned shade so if you don't agree with cold colour I'd recommend you one of the pink or beige shades. It is more opaque, I'm wearing two thicker coats. Application was very good and removal was without problems.

Pirouette My Whistle - fine silver glitter mixed with larger silver hexagonal glitter in a clear base. The best for last :) This glitter topcoat complements all five shades in the collection but looks good on any other colour. It reminds me Nubar White Polka Dot which is basically the same only pure white glitter. I had to play with the placement of the hexagonal glitters a bit but it's worth it. The topcoat makes nails look delicate and feminine. Below I've used Pirouette My Whistle over My Pointe Exactly and You Callin' Me A Lyre?

Pirouette My Whistle over You Callin' Me A Lyre?

Overall, this is a very good collection for women who cannot wear bold and dark polishes to work but still want to have clean and elegant looking nails. Also if you wear French manicure you'll love these shades, they have such a great formula! They all applied easily and I didn't experience any patching. They are not fully opaque in two coats but some will do with three. Removal was very easy too however the glitter topcoat will need a bit of soaking or 'foil method' for easy removal.

Hope you've enjoyed the review! x

*These were provided for a review