Nicole by OPI Sealed with a Kris is another colour in the Kardashian Kolors Collection that I’d like to show you.
This is a more traditional medium red that’s very easy to wear. If you’re a bit shy and don’t want to wear a bright red that screams, “I’m here! Notice me!”, this is a good (and safe) choice.
Hehe, but as you know, I’m pretty fearless when it comes to wearing nail polish. I’ll try pretty much any colour, and the more vibrant and loud it is, the happier I am. (Yet neutrals and soft shades tend to intimidate me…but I still try them.)
Sealed with a Kris doesn’t reinvent the colour wheel, but it’s a good standard classic red that I feel would be easy for people of different skin tones to pull off. It’s not flashy, and it’s not vampy. If you don’t already have a red in your collection, this is a nice one to have.
Also, some people have been having a bit of trouble locating the Kardashian Kolors Collection. I’ve asked PR and was told that this collection should already be available. It may just take some time for certain stores to get all the colours, though.
Nicole by OPI Sealed with a Kris Pictures
Nicole by OPI Sealed with a Kris Swatches
All swatches have:
√ Classy red
- Name: Nicole by OPI Sealed with a Kris
- Collection: OPI Kardashian Kolors Collection
- Colours Available in the Nicole by OPI Kardashian Kolors Collection: It’s All About the Glam, Kim-pletely in Love, All Kendall-ed Up, Wear Something Spark-Kylie, Sealed with a Kris, Rainbow in the S-Kylie, Disco Dolls, Kendall on the Katwalk, Listen to Your Momager!, Follow Me on Glitter, My Empire…My Rules, Khloe Had a Little Lam-Lam, Hard Kourt Fashionista & Kourt is Red-y for a Pedi
- Press Release: You can see the Nicole by OPI Kardashian Kolors Collection press release here
- Amount: 15 mL (0.5 fl. oz.)
- What I Paid: Nothing! (This was sent to me by PR. Retails for $10.99 CAD.)
- Where to Buy: Shoppers Drug Mart (for Canadians) & Wal-Mart (for Americans)
Nicole by OPI Sealed with a Kris Review
Sealed with a Kris from Nicole by OPI is your classic medium red – not too dark and not too light. This middle-ground colour would be easy for people of all different skin tones to sport, I think. And because it’s so easy to wear, I do think that this colour is a general staple in any nail-polish collection.
While this colour doesn’t break any boundaries and bring something revolutionary to the table, I think that it’s a colour that appeals to the masses. Red nail polish adds a nice pop of colour when you need a pick-me-up, and this one is more sophisticated and less trashy than some.
I have tons of polishes in my collection (500+), so this one didn’t stand out to me. But if you don’t have a red like this, I do think it’s worth picking up because the formula is excellent. (I’ll go into that in a bit.)
The lovely thing about Sealed with a Kris is that it has a jellyish finish. Now, some people may not like that, but first let me go into why I appreciated it.
With a jelly finish, the application is super smooth, self-levelling (i.e. it’s easier to fix polishing boo boos while you’re painting, which makes it ideal for beginners), and the finish is extremely shiny even without a top coat.
The downsides of a jelly finish is that it’s more prone to showing VNL (Visible Nail Line). You’ll require more coats if you want to build up opacity, and even then, there may be slight VNL. I think, though, that for such a glossy finish, it’s worth compromising.
Application & Formula
Since the formula was spot on, I can totally vouch for Sealed with a Kris! It goes on silky smooth, and it’s easy to control on your nail.
Final Verdict: 6.5/10
This polish is nice, but chances are that if you’ve been collecting polish for a while, you already have something really similar to it. Still, it’s great in its own right because of its fuss-free formula and super shine.
Do you wear red polish any time of year or just closer to the holidays? What’s your favourite type of red to wear?