17 December 2012

Nicole by OPI Selena Gomez Collection Review + Swatches

I know, I know. Just about everyone and their cousin has an OPI collection these days but hey that seems to be the in-thing now. Whenever I get word about new celeb collections I'm always anxious to see the shades; mainly because I like to see how much of the celebs personality/style the brand was able to incorporate into it. I can't really say that I'm a Selena Gomez fan because I don't really keep up with her - she's cute, fun. and seems relatable and surprisingly the collection seems to embody those characteristics nicely. And guess what? I like it way better than Bieber's collection...heehee ;-) Check out swatches of the entire collection and my full review below.

Pretty in Plum
This picture-perfect purple is a genuine beauty.

Stars at Night
Star light, star bright...confetti-silver nails tonight!

Love Song
Fall head-over-heels for this true purple.

Heavenly Angel
This iridescent confetti gives me wings.

Hit the Lights
This not-so-mellow yellow has got stage presence.

Mi Fantasia
This purple-aqua glitter is the stuff dreams are made of.

This fresh, young peach will make your heart sing

Inner Sparkle
Let this light pink glitter shine through!

Who wouldn’t want this pure pink dream?

Kissed at Midnight
This romantic gold glitter is perfect any time.

Spring Break
The perfect hot pink for the perfect hot vacation!

Sweet Dreams
This violet-teal is a dream-come-true.

This shimmery red-violet is leading lady lovely.

Confetti Fun
Nothing says “party!” like a shower of color.

Glow: The collection consists of 14 shades including 7 creams/shimmers and 7 glitters. What I love most about these shades is that there's a good balance of colors that are complimentary to every season. There are brights for summer/spring and also warm shades perfect for the fall. Out of all 14 polishes the self titled Selena is my absolute favorite, it's described as a fresh peach but has more of a coral tone which translates beautifully. As always with Nicole by OPI the formula is pretty consistent, goes on smooth and the majority got opaque with only 2 coats. You probably know by now that I'm not a huge fan of glitters but what I do like about these is that each can be used as a top coat to give an extra bit of flair. I hate that my camera doesn't really capture the essence of each glitter but they all have multiple dimensions to them in terms of shape, size and color.

Glare: I don't really have a lot of cons but my least favorite glitter is Stars at Night which is confetti based, it just doesn't seem to do it for me. Another con is the formula in Hit the Lights (the yellow) it seemed a little bit off and goopy and also required 3 coats to get fully opaque. I sort of expected that though because I always have these issues with shades such as yellow and white. 

Would I Recommend It? As far as the entire collection, it really depends on your preferences. I prefer the cream shades over the glitters. Overall I think it's a really pretty collection and very girly. The only must-have shade for me is ironically Selena

Where To Buy: Selena Gomez lacquers will be available at various retailers nationwide January 2013 and will retail for $7.99 each. For more information, visit nicolebyopi.com.

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  1. Hit the lights and spring break are so lovely. Thanks for the swatches :) Happy Holidays!


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