This is what one coat of Nicole by OPI Kissed At Midnight looks like over two coats of Nicole by OPI Pretty in Plum!
Both polishes are from the Selena Gomez Collection that’ll be in stores January 2013.
Although I liked wearing Pretty in Plum solo, I loooooved this combination way more. I think it adds just enough bling, and the bling contrasts enough so it stands out instead of getting lost in the base colour.
What would you layer under this gold glitter?
Nicole by OPI Kissed At Midnight Pictures
Nicole by OPI Kissed At Midnight Swatches
All swatches have:
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√ Gold glitter
- Name: Nicole by OPI Kissed At Midnight
- Collection: Nicole by OPI Selena Gomez Collection 2013
- Press Release: Click here to see the Nicole by OPI Selena Gomez Collection press release
- Colours Available in the Collection: Hit the Lights, Selena, Love Song, Naturally, Spring Break, Pretty in Plum, Scarlett, Stars at Night, Mi Fantasia, Kissed at Midnight, Confetti Fun, Heavenly Angel, Sweet Dreams & Inner Sparkle
- Amount: 15 mL (0.5 fl. oz.)
- What I Paid: Nothing! (This was provided by PR.)
- Where to Buy: It’ll be available January 2013 at Shoppers Drug Mart, Walmart, Jean Coutu, Loblaw & London Drug.
Nicole by OPI Kissed At Midnight Review
Kissed At Midnight is a brilliant gold that’s fresh and current. It’s a very versatile type of gold because you can use it over lots of different base colours from yellow to black.
I really like pairing purple with gold because they’re the two royal colours. And you should try putting it over pink or green or blue…or…any other colour in the rainbow! 😉
All of the glitter is the same shade of gold. Unlike multicoloured glitter that you have to put more thought into pairing with a base colour that complements all the shades, Kissed At Midnight is very easy to pair with nearly any base hue.
Kissed At Midnight is a chunky glitter, so the finish has noticeable texture. However, there seems to be a lot of clear polish that coats the glitter, so it’s smoother than you’d expect with a traditional chunky glitter. (When you put on a top coat like Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat, it makes it smoother.)
There are 2 different sizes of glitter. The large ones are hexagonal. The small ones look like they’re rounded.
It’s also important to note that the base polish is clear, so you won’t have to worry about it altering the polish you layer over. This increases the layering possibilities!
Be prepared to put in the time if you’re gonna do the crime. 😉 This glitter does take some elbow grease to remove. You’ll want to use the foil method or purchase those cool ‘bubble containers’ on eBay for removal. (Those bubble containers let you put polish remover in them, then you stick your fingers in them, and in 5 minutes, the glitter polish just dissolves! I’ve been thinking about purchasing a set.)
If you get some glitter hanging over the edge of your nail that you didn’t push back, you can take a nail file and just file away the sharp edges. Also, when you use a top coat, put some on the free edge of your nail to smooth it out more. This will help prevent your nails from snagging on your clothes.
Application & Formula
Kissed At Midnight has a great formula. I was surprised that the polish wasn’t gooey or hard to work with. It was actually pretty smooth and easy to paint with.
When you paint your nails like normal, the glitter goes on fairly well, but you may need to use the tip of your brush to move some pieces around. It’s not cumbersome, though.
Also, if you plan to use more than one coat, I suggest letting each coat dry before you add another one. This will prevent blatant bald patches.
That being said, I highly recommend that you use this polish for layering only. If you use multiple coats of just this, it’s going to become exponentially more challenging to remove.
1, 2 & 3 Coats
As you can see, if you just wear Kissed At Midnight solo, you won’t achieve full opacity even with 3 coats. This is also why I recommend using this polish for layering.
Final Verdict: 9.5/10
I really enjoyed wearing Nicole by OPI Kissed At Midnight over Pretty in Plum. The combination was striking, and I felt like both colours shone without overpowering the other.
This is the type of glitter that you can layer over tons of different polishes, so it’s really versatile. Excellent polish!
What would you layer under Kissed At Midnight? How do you typically remove glitter polish? Do you prefer chunky or fine glitter?