Nicole by OPI Selena Gomez Collection Swatches and Review

by Lisa Heath

Nicole by OPI Selena Gomez Collection Swatches and Review

Good evening!  The weekend is coming to a close and I have been dying to get this collection swatched for all of you!

Nicole by OPI has teamed up with singing sensation Selena Gomez to bring you a 14 piece collection for 2013!  All of these colors are PERFECT for Springtime!  The 2013 Selena Gomez collection is an amazing mix of glitters and bright cremes.  Hope you enjoy the swatches!


I wanted to start this one off with the singer’s namesake – Selena!  Selena is  pretty girly peachy pink with a VERY subtle shimmer.  You can see it a bit towards the tips of my nails where the light hits just right.  This is a very fun, very girly color.  I needed 3 coats to reach full opacity, the formula was fairly thin but built up nicely.

Inner Sparkle:

Inner Sparkle is a gorgeous mix of small gold glitter particles and medium sized lilac and pink hex glitter.  There are a lot more pink hexes than lilac, but this is my favorite glitter of the collection (and I love the name of the glitter).  I used 1 coat over Selena!


Naturally is a girly bubblegum pink creme!  This one also has the same subtle shimmer as Selena.  I used 3 coats for this mani and a top coat.

Confetti Fun:

Confetti Fun is a colorful mix of silver, red, green, gold, aqua and fuchsia hex glitters suspended in a clear base with very small multicolored glitters.  No issues at all with application and this is 1 coat over Naturally.

Hit The Lights:

Hit the lights is a vibrant, rich yellow creme!  I used 2 coats for full opacity and seriously, this one SCREAMS Springtime!

Stars At Night:

Stars at Night is a holographic bar glitter top coat.  The bar glitters are very thin and small, so I didn’t have any issues with them sticky up or out all over the place.  Personally, I am not a bar glitter fan.  The size of this glitter makes this one wearable, but still not entirely for me.  I used 1 coat of Stars at Night over Hit The Lights.

Pretty In Plum:

Pretty in Plum is my absolute favorite of this collection!  I really thought Selena would be, but when I put this one on, I was SOLD!  Pretty in Plum is a beautiful shimmery purple with red tones to it.  Everything about this polish was perfection!  The color, the application (only needed 2 coats!) and the shimmer.

Kissed At Midnight:

Kissed at Midnight is a clear base with gold hex glitter mixed in.  Very simple, but still very pretty.  I used 1 coat of Kissed at Midnight over Pretty in Plum.

Spring Break:

Spring Break is a vibrant hot pink creme!  Another amazing Spring color with the perfect name!  I only needed 2 coats for this photo and a top coat.  Stunning color!

Heavenly Angel:

Heavenly Angel is a beautiful iridescent shredded glitter in the bottle.  I was excited to use this one, but was a bit disappointed with it.  Although it looks pretty, I had issues getting shreds out of the bottle and had to resort to the “dabbing method” to get shreds onto my nail.   Photographed is 2 rounds of using the dabbing method over Spring Break.

Love Song:

Love Song is a lovely lavender creme with subtle shimmer in it.  I used 2 coats for this photo and I love this color as well (I’m addicted to all things purple).

Sweet Dreams:

Sweet Dreams is another glitter mix!  This one has small purple glitter with medium blue and silver hex glitter all in a clear base.  I love the overall look of this mixture!  I used 1 coat of Sweet Dreams over Love Song for this photo!


Scarlett was my “surprise polish” of the collection.  I wasn’t a huge fan of it in the bottle, but when I put it on, I loved it!  It compliments my skin tone well and is a fun polish!  Scarlett is a vibrant fuchsia shimmer packed polish.    I only needed 2 coats for full opacity and a top coat to seal in the shine.  Definitely a color I will wear again and again!

Mi Fantasía:

Mi Fantasía is an interesting glitter mix.  I can honestly say I don’t have anything close to duping it.  Mi Fantasía contains small lilac purple glitters and small holo bar glitters all mixed in a clear base.  The overall effect is quite pretty in my opinion.  The bar glitters are not the dominate glitter so I’m really liking it.  Much like Stars At Night, the bar glitters are very small slivers that behave themselves when applied.  I used 1 coat of Mi Fantasía over Zoya Kristen.

Overall I enjoyed this collection!  A nice mix of fun colors and some beautiful glitter mixtures.  I only had application issues with 1 of them, and out of a collection of 14, that’s pretty good!  The subtle shimmer in many of them was a very nice touch!

Nicole by OPI Nail Lacquers and Nail Treatments contain no DBP, Toluene, or Formaldehyde. Nicole by OPIformulas are long-lasting, fast-drying, and salon-quality. Selena Gomez lacquers will be available January 2013 for $7.99 each at retailers including select Target, Walmart, CVS, K-mart, Rite Aid, ULTA, Sears, Meijer, Fred Meyer, Kroger and H-E-B locations. In Canada, this line will be available for $10.99 each at Shoppers Drug Mart, Walmart Canada, Jean Coutu, Loblaw, and London Drug.

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 Hope you enjoyed the swatches!  Are you planning on picking up any of these colors from the Selena Gomez collection?  I’d love to hear it!

***Products in this post were provided for review.  All opinions are my own***

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Kelly R December 9, 2012 - 10:04 pm

I am loving these. Love Song is gorgeous! Wonderful swatches – as usual!

Lisa December 10, 2012 - 10:53 am

Love Song is one of my favs! Glad you like them!

MK December 9, 2012 - 10:25 pm

Loving these! What a pretty springtime collection!

Lisa December 10, 2012 - 10:53 am

Isn’t it? I love them!

Fynn December 10, 2012 - 1:31 am

Can’t wait to see these in person. Mi Fantasia reminds me of Sinful Colors Faceted. Have you seen that one before? I think my favorite is Scarlett.

Lisa December 10, 2012 - 12:11 pm

I don’t have Faceted, but I’ll have to look around for it to see!

Rina December 10, 2012 - 10:20 am

These are lovely! I’m not a glitter person, but the creams are beautiful

Lisa December 10, 2012 - 12:12 pm

I know a lot of ladies who aren’t glitter people, mainly because of the removal process. The cremes are amazing! I am a glitter person though, so I like em all :)

Samantha December 10, 2012 - 10:22 am

You’re right! Perfect for Spring! I need all of these lol

Lisa December 10, 2012 - 3:48 pm

They really are! So bright and colorful!

Karen December 10, 2012 - 10:30 am

Beautiful! My wallet is crying already

Lisa December 10, 2012 - 3:55 pm

My wallet packed up and left when I started this blog I think!

Lupe R. December 10, 2012 - 10:52 am

OMG I’ve been waiting for these! Love them! I need Spring Break and Confetti Fun for sure =)

Lisa December 10, 2012 - 4:12 pm

You will love both of those!

Lizzy O. December 10, 2012 - 4:00 pm

Lovely swatches. Love that you layered most of the glitters over colors in the collection.

Lisa December 10, 2012 - 4:14 pm

Thank you Lizzy! And I try to do that so people can see what they can do combo wise within the collection :)


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