Nicole by OPI Selena Gomez Collection Press Release, Actual Bottle Photos & Quick Swatches

Nicole-by-OPI-Selena-Gomez-Collection-Press-Release-Actual-Bottle-Pictures-Quick-SwatchesI’m really excited to be able to bring you an early look at the upcomingΒ Nicole by OPI Selena Gomez Collection!

It’s due out in stores January 2013, but, after I met and had dinner with Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, the Executive VP and Artistic Director of OPI and Nicole by OPI, the awesome PR ladies included the entire collection in my ‘swag bag’!

Haha, it’s good that Selena Gomez got her own line of polishes. After all, Justin Bieber has his own Nicole by OPI nail polishes!

So, instead of showing you the usual promo pictures, I actually can show you photos I took of the actual bottles. (I’ll also include the official press release.)

You may or may not know, but I don’t actually ‘swatch’ polishes. I wear the colours as full manicures for at least a day and often longer. I only use the term ‘swatch’ because it’s the familiar lingo.

And I prefer to showcase each shade in its own blog post so that I can go into a lot of detail. If you’re looking for a single blog post with all the shades at a glance, other bloggers do an incredible job of that! It’s just not my style.

However, because PR was thoughtful enough to include some nail ‘wheels’ that were painted with the polish already, I took photos of them (with my camera’s flash) to give you a better idea of what it looks like on a nail. (Stay tuned for my future review posts where I’ll be wearing each colour and showing you photos of my manicures in various lighting.) πŸ™‚


The colours in the Nicole by OPI Selena Gomez Collection are:

(Note: Click on the links below to see swatches and reviews of each.)

Nicole by OPI Selena Gomez Collection

Nicole by OPI Selena Gomez Collection Press Release & Promo Pics

Edit: I received the below official polish-display photo from PR in January, so I updated this post to include it.


Below is the official press release provided to me by PR, but I photographed all the actual products:

Starring Selena Gomez!

Nicole by OPI Announces Partnership with

Singing Sensation Selena Gomez for 2013

Nicole by OPIΒ announces the launch of 14 new nail lacquers inspired by actress and singer Selena Gomez. The line features shades designed to capture Selena’s sweet yet spunky personality, from soft pink and peach hues to bright glitter and confetti lacquers.

“Selena is an ideal partner forΒ Nicole by OPI. Millions of fans love her for the same reasons we do; she’s smart, talented, funny – and has an incredible sense of style,” explains Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, Nicole by OPI Executive VP & Artistic Director. “She has that classic ‘girl-next-door’ appeal, but she’s also edgy and fun – just like the Nicole consumer.

“Selena is not only a chart-topping singer and actress, she’s also a clothing designer and an active philantropist,” adds Weiss-Fischmann. “Like women around the globe, Selena has many interests and passions; this collection, with its diverse range of hues, offers a perfect match for every occasion!”

The Selena Gomez Collection includes:


Stars at Night

Star light, star bright…confetti-silver nails tonight!

(Click here to see my Nicole by OPI Stars at Night Swatches & Review!)


Mi Fantasia

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

(Click here to see my Nicole by OPI Mi Fantasia Swatches & Review!)


Kissed at Midnight

This romantic gold glitter is perfect any time.

(Click here to see my Nicole by OPI Kissed at Midnight Swatches & Review!)


Confetti Fun

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

(Click here to see my Nicole by OPI Confetti Fun Swatches & Review!)


Heavenly Angel

This iridescent confetti gives me wings.


Sweet Dreams

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

(Click here to see my Nicole by OPI Sweet Dreams Swatches & Review!)


Inner Sparkle

Let this light pink glitter shine through!

(Click here to see my Nicole by OPI Inner Sparkle Swatches & Review!)



This fresh, young peach will make your heart sing.

(Click here to see my Nicole by OPI Selena Swatches & Review!)


Hit the Lights

This not-so-mellow yellow has got stage presence.

(Click here to see my Nicole by OPI Hit the Lights Swatches & Review!)


Love Song

Fall head-over-heels for this true purple.

(Click here to see my Nicole by OPI Love Song Swatches & Review!)



Who wouldn’t want this pure pink dream?

(Click here to see my Nicole by OPI Naturally Swatches & Review!)


Spring Break

The perfect hot pink for the perfect hot vacation!

(Click here to see my Nicole by OPI Spring Break Swatches & Review!)


Pretty in Plum

This picture-perfect purple is a genuine beauty.

(Click here to see my Nicole by OPI Pretty in Plum Swatches & Review!)



This shimmery red-violet is leading lady lovely.

(Click here to see my Nicole by OPI Scarlett Swatches & Review!)

Nicole by OPI Nail Lacquers and Nail Treatments contain no DBP, Toluene, or Formaldehyde. Nicole by OPI formulas are long-lasting, fast-drying, and salon-quality. Selena Gomez lacquers will be available January 2013 for $10.99 each at Shoppers Drug Mart, Walmart Canada, Jean Coutu, Loblaw, and London Drug.

For more information, visit Follow Nicole by OPI on Twitter @NicoleByOPI and become a Facebook fan!

Here are some quick swatches that PR provided me with:

Nicole by OPI Selena Gomez Collection Swatches

Left-Right (Flash): Pretty in Plum, Spring Break, Naturally, Love Song, Hit the Lights & Selena

Nicole by OPI Selena Gomez Collection Swatches

Left-Right (Flash): Heavenly Angel, Confetti Fun, Kissed at Midnight, Mi Fantasia, Stars at Night & Scarlett

Nicole by OPI Selena Gomez Collection Swatches

Left-Right (Flash): (4 blank nails)…then Inner Sparkle & Sweet Dreams

As usual, please stay tuned for my in-depth reviews where you’ll be able to see the shades in various lighting conditions. πŸ™‚ Hope you enjoyed this first, quick look at the whole collection!

Do you see anything that you like? Are you a fan of Selena Gomez? Which glitter stands out the most?


51 thoughts on “Nicole by OPI Selena Gomez Collection Press Release, Actual Bottle Photos & Quick Swatches

    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Lauren!

      You’re very welcome! πŸ™‚ It would be a crime if I didn’t share this with my readers. I know how excited I get when I see new nail-polish posts from other bloggers. πŸ™‚ Glad that you found it helpful.

  1. Marta

    Ooooh weeee!
    I already have my greedy little eyeballs (little from lack of sleep πŸ˜‰ ) on a few of these!!! How pretty are the glitters and that coral !!! *swoon*

    Is it 2013 already? πŸ˜‰

    Looking forward to seeing your spotlight on these πŸ˜‰
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    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Marta!

      Oh boy…I haven’t been sleeping much these days, either! So much going on, and I also started drinking a bit of coffee again…haha, so that may be why. (How can anyone refuse the Pumpkin Spice Latte from Starbucks? It’s my weakness!)

      I knew that you’d like the coral! πŸ™‚ That’s a perfect colour for you!

      1. beachgal

        I agree – the pinky coral is pretty. Ditto the sleep thing but not due to re-intro of caffinee for me…I am in a 1 large tanker full of really strong Starbucks (either Sumatra or Verona which I make at home in my Keuring)…but I have been going for a few Pumk Spice ones at the store ’till it turned so frigging hot again. You might try a half decaf half leaded to break into coffee again and cut off by noon to help with sleep. I am really sensitive to caffeine messing with my sleep.

        1. Mary Post author

          Haha, I think the problem was more that I drank coffee late in the evening (I know…stupid), so that’s why I was wired until around 4 am! πŸ˜›

  2. lawren

    Not really a fan of Selena Gomez, but her line has a few interesting shades that catch my eyes. Love Hit the Lights and Love Song.

    1. Mary Post author

      Hey lawren!

      You know what? I don’t know all that much about Selena Gomez. Can’t even sing the hook for any of her songs, and the only thing I do know about her is that she’s dating Justin Bieber…haha! So, when I review these polishes, it’ll be completely on the colour and formulas without any biases about the singer.

      Tonight I’m planning to paint my nails with Hit the Lights if I have time. πŸ™‚ It was the one that caught my eye immediately when I saw the entire collection.

      1. lawren

        Haha, even better! I don’t really know much about her either, but I have heard a few of her songs before–definitely not my thing πŸ˜›

        Awesome! It’s such a beautiful color and not a harsh yellow :3

        1. Mary Post author

          I’m wearing Hit the Lights, and I love the colour! πŸ™‚ I’ll post a review as soon as I can. This yellow, thankfully, doesn’t clash with my skin tone. (I find that if a yellow is too pale or too orange, it looks really nasty on me. This one’s fresh-looking!)

            1. Mary Post author

              Not sure if you saw it on my Instagram or someone else’s, but I posted a quick photo of it on me with flash. Hehe, shhhhh…I was actually at work, but then I decided to snap it quickly…hence why I was holding a Bath & Body Works Vanilla Bean Noel hand sanitizer. πŸ˜‰

              Review on Hit the Lights will be coming reallllly soon.

    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Mara!

      Isn’t it lovely how there’s so much variety in this collection? You have the brights, the darks, the glitters, and even an opalescent flakie (or irregular-shaped shards)!

      Haha, well, I’ll give it to them that their bottle shape is unique and stands apart from all the others in the drugstore!

    2. beachgal

      I cannnot belive they have not changed the bottle shape all these yrs…recall when the first Nicoles came out – there was a penny from each bottle that went to some charity and I thought that was very lame – a penny? the retailer gave you a token and you put that in a little box next to the polishes. I never thought it was a line that was going to be ongoing – thought it would be a here and gone thing in 1 yr…and with soooo many who really hate the that bottle has got to be a lot more expensive to make than others. But then too, they have all the fill equipment fit to that bottle shade – changing would be a huge big deal – and Suzie W must like the shape and not care that so many hate it. The tie ins with high profile names in recent past yrs has given this line a whole new group of fans – plus when it started to be sold at Walmart/Targets too…that was a strong marketing move. But I wish someone would start a huge FB campaing to change the NOPI bottle shape – do you think Suzie really knows how many folks hate, hate hate it?

      1. Mary Post author

        Hey beachgal!

        Wow, I didn’t even know that they used to do that. Hehe, a penny is pretty funny! One hundred bottles before they donate $1 – WOW! That being said, a penny is better than nothing. πŸ™‚

        It would’ve been interesting if I asked Suzi about the bottle shape when I had dinner with her. Hmm…but I didn’t even think to ask about it.

  3. Stephanie

    These look great! I think I am most looking forward to seeing Hit The Lights, as it looks like a gorgeous yellow. I hope the formula isn’t patchy as so many yellows tend to be. I am also really looking forward to Kissed At Midnight. I like the tone of gold that the glitter seems to be taking. I am very much looking forward to hearing what you have to think about them! πŸ™‚
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    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Stephanie!

      I’m so happy to hear that because the first colour from this collection that I’m planning to wear is Hit the Lights! πŸ˜€ It stood out to me, and I want to see if it’s a streaky yellow or not.

  4. KathyB

    Right off the bat, the ‘Selena’ polish caught my attention. I really love that shade, and even though I’m not really a fan of lighter, paste-ish colors, I also am fascinated with ‘Love Song’. I’ll reserve my judgements on the glitters till I see them on finger nails.

    I’m assuming that $10.99 is for Canadians? That’s pricey!

    1. Mary Post author

      Hey KathyB!

      Yes, definitely the glitters need to be seen in a manicure and in different lighting to really judge them. These quick photos I took with the flash don’t really show you all the colours in the glitter because the reflection is kind of blinding. When I review them, I’ll surely have to take natural-light photos so you can see them better. πŸ™‚

      Yes, the $10.99 is in CAD funds. Nicole by OPI is usually around that price, but sometimes they go on sale (not at the initial release of the collection, but if you wait longer, they sometimes go on sale).

    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Icequeen81!

      Maybe that’s a good thing…hehe, because whenever I love every single colour from a collection, my wallet gives me the stink eye. πŸ˜‰

      Yeah, I’m not a fan of Selena Gomez, either…but not because I don’t like her. It’s more just because I don’t know her or her music really. I mean, I can recognize her and I know that she’s Justin Bieber’s girlfriend, but that’s all I know about her!

  5. Jennifer

    I really like Selena Gomez! I think she’s so cute and her songs are catchy. She might not be the greatest singer of all time, but her voice is very pleasant. πŸ™‚

    I love love love when a singer comes out with a nail polish collection and they name the colors after a song!!! I don’t know, I just like the feeling of being a obsessed groupie! xD
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    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Jennifer!

      She does have a cutesy face – whenever I see photos of her in magazines, I want to pinch her cheeks! (For the record, I’ve NEVER pinched anyone’s cheeks…haha)

  6. maddy

    I am a fan of Selena. I’m looking forward to seeing your individual posts on these colours. I want to get Pretty in Plum and all the glitters.

  7. Kat

    Like almost every commenter, I love Selena!!! Gosh, it looks so pretty! I’m also excited for Heavenly Angel. Reminds me a little of Luxe and Lush from China Glaze, which I also love, but only got one bottle of.

    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Kat!

      Although I don’t own China Glaze Luxe and Lush, when I first laid eyes on Nicole by OPI Heavenly Angel, I also thought it looked similar. It’s only a matter of time before bloggers do comparison posts of them. πŸ™‚ (Gotta love nail bloggers for helping us out like that!)

  8. Jessica

    I think this is a cute collection :). I like the look of the glitters in the bottles, but not necessarily on the nail sticks–I’ll have to see your full posts on them before I can make an informed decision ;).

    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Jessica!

      Oh, you’ll probably like the glitters more if you saw them swatched in natural light and not with my camera’s flash. The glitters are so reflective, so the flash washed out the colours. When I review them, I’ll surely show you them in more detail and in different lighting conditions. πŸ™‚

      Aww…thank you! I’m glad that you find my reviews so helpful!

    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Gosia!

      First of all: You’re NOT dumb. πŸ™‚

      Second: I totally understand why you’d buy a polish just for the name, especially if it has sentimental value. I’ve done it before, and I know that a lot of other nailphiles do it, too. You’re not alone!

    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Shannon!

      I’ll definitely let you know about Hit the Lights soon. Tonight I plan to paint my nails that shade. *Crosses fingers and eyes* πŸ˜‰

  9. Karen

    So funny I just actually watched the CSI NY that selena guest stars in! I personally like her well enough, I but turthfully don’t care either way…BUT I do think she is a great choice for the NOPI brand, she is the right age for their market, and hangs in the right circles (aka justin Beiber… aka he just turned 18, Marry me NOW!) JK But… yeah…wait… what where we talking about?
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    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Karen!

      Hehehe, you’re so cute!

      Oh, I didn’t even know that she made an appearance on CSI. That’s pretty cool! Is she even good at acting?

  10. beachgal

    Fun to see so many good shots and the nail form swatches – thanks. I won’t be getting any of these…nothing rocking my socks as new that I super hard where I live to find NOPI that is not totally picked over immediately when it comes out. I kind of like the shimmery purple and the shimmery pink/red.

    1. Mary Post author

      Hey beachgal!

      Glad that you found it helpful to see actual bottle photos and quick swatches.

      Well, sounds like you’re saving money, which is always good! What does it mean? More money to spend on the next collection! πŸ˜‰

  11. Charlotte

    I’m not crazy about this collection judging from these swatches. A little too “safe” for me (to put it nicely ;)) Where are the greens and blues?! πŸ˜€
    I like the glittery ones better, though. I’d like to see Heavenly Angel over another color πŸ™‚
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    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Charlotte!

      I can see how you consider this collection to be ‘safe’. πŸ™‚ Hehe, and I hear ya on the blues, but especially on the GREEEEEENS! πŸ˜‰ That’s why the one stand-out shade to me was Hit the Lights (the yellow). That was the first one I wore. (Review coming really soon!)

      1. Charlotte

        I just think that I have a limited amount of money, so I wouldn’t spend this much money on colors that I can get for half, you know? πŸ™‚

        I was pretty excited when I saw your pics of the bottles, but the swatches just didn’t look as badass :p The yellow reminds me a bit of one that I have, but I’ll head over to your own swatches and check out if they change my mind!

        I’m such a sucker for blues. I adore a good green, but there are more shades of blue that get me going. I think light greens tend to look cheap (there are exceptions of course!!!)
        I just got to new polishes (epic yay!), and my mom made a shocking statement with which I disagree, and I feel like I need to blog about it, hahaha. (At the end of the week. I want to take photos and my nails aren’t pretty right now and they’ll be worse after work tomorrow and Wed :p)

        This was a long-ass answer. Sorry πŸ˜‰
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        1. Mary Post author

          Oh, you’re going to be so happy in 2013 because blue is one of the “It” shades, according to Suzi Weiss-Fischmann! πŸ˜€ Better shield your wallet’s eyes…haha, there should be a LOT of temptation in the coming year.

          Now I’m curious to know what the heck your mom said that was so shocking! πŸ˜€

            1. Mary Post author

              Haha, yeah, so be careful with polish in 2013! πŸ˜‰

              People should just go to your blog without any temptation…hehe, but cookies sound yummmmmmy! πŸ˜›

    1. Mary Post author

      Hey The Lacquer Tracker!

      Kissed at Midnight has what look like hexagons and smaller glitter. Both appear to be the same shade of gold. I’ll have to wear it to get a better idea of it and inspect it in various lighting conditions.

      Thanks! πŸ™‚ I’ve already tried out two of the shades from the collection. After I finish replying to a few more blog comments tonight, I’m going to finish writing one post. (I’ve already cropped the photos and put them in the post. The writing is the last thing, and it’s also the fastest part of composing a post for me.) Expect to see it tomorrow. πŸ™‚

      Hehe, yeah, I know, right? Meeting Suzi was a dream come true!

    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Sophie!

      The funny thing is that here, Nicole by OPI is usually priced higher or the same as OPI, unless it goes on sale!


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