Nicole by OPI Tink Collection Inspired by Tinker Bell Review, Photos, Swatches

Nicole by OPI Tink Collection

Inspired by Disney’s Tinker Bell

This is a new collection from Nicole by OPI, inspired by one of my favorite childhood characters, Tinker Bell. The Tink Collection features six new limited edition shades, and I’m so sad I only have four of them to share—because I feel that the two I’m missing are what pull this collection together and really make it “Tink”!

The shade breakdown from Nicole by OPI:

  • Pixie Glitter* — This clear gloss is sprinkled with tiny rainbows.
  • How Fairy Nice of You!* — This sweet pixie pink gives me wings.
  • Tink’s in the Pink — This happy fuchsia makes me, well…happy!
  • Sweet on Pete — This lime green is the “key” to Pete’s heart!
  • Fairy Fairy Quite Contrary — Not, it’s NOT orange…it’s tangerine. So there!
  • Half Charming / Half Alarming — This coral is perfect when you’re feeling unpredictable.

* not pictured

 A few things I noticed…

  • Sweet on Pete is definitely a three-coater. After two, it was just okay, but needed a thin third to compensate for its thinner formula. This shade also stained my nails slightly, so I gently buffed it off.
  • Fairy Fairy Quite Contrary had a nice flow and consistency, and leveled easily. The first coat had me worried, but after the second and top coat, all was fine.
  • Half Charming/Half Alarming is kind of a chameleon. It’s like it wants to be a creme, but it’s not in my opinion. Not quite a jelly, not quite a creme, I’m dubbing this one a gloss. It has a thinner formula, but looks great after two coats.
  • Tink’s in the Pink is your typical creme formula, two coats for me, and all was fine.

(All swatches shown with Seche Vite top coat.)


nicole by opi sweet on pete swatches

Sweet on Pete — bright lime green creme

Nicole by OPI Fairy Fairy Quite Contrary swatches

Fairy Fairy Quite Contrary — bright tangerine creme

nicole by opi half charming half alarming swatches

Half Charming/Half Alarming — red-coral gloss

Nicole by OPI Tinks in the Pink swatches

Tink’s in the Pink — medium bright pink creme

Bottom Line…

It’s really hard for me to give this collection a final evaluation, because I feel I’m missing two of the shades that make this a real “Tink” collection: Pixie Glitter (rainbow holo glitter in clear base), and How Fairy Nice of You! (sweet pixie pink creme). Had I seen those, and been able to use Pixie Glitter on top of these shades, I might have gotten more of a Tink feeling, and maybe a little more excited than these four shades make me. Sorry!

Price & Availability…

This limited edition collection will be available July 1, 2013 for $7.99 each at select Walgreens locations nationwide.

  • Justina

    I really love Sweet on Pete- reminds me of Shrek! haha

  • Amber

    You’re totally right, Justina! I don’t have that shade anymore because it got yucky due to age–but now I want to do a comparison swatch!

  • Anna Galanos

    Get those 2 and do another post! lol. To me, Sweet on Pete is the only one that reminds me of Tinkerbell, maybe the pink too. I think if they had a yellow one, it would be a nice addition. If the other colors had the holographic color on top, I think ANYTHING could be Tink!

  • Amber

    I agree, Anna! I am trying to locate them at Walgreens so I can update the post, but no luck so far!