Hope you had a wonderful Hallowe’en last night! (What did you wear on your nails for fright night?)
Today I have another shade from the upcoming Selena Gomez Collection that’ll be in stores January 2013 - Nicole by OPI Spring Break!
It’s hard for me to pull off pink polishes…when they’re light shades. When they’re saturated like Spring Break, they’re easy to wear. It’s something to do with the contrast against my skin tone.
Okay, I don’t really know much about Selena Gomez, so I have no point of reference to use in terms of her music.
Does she have a song about spring break? Otherwise, it’s a peculiar name for a polish that’s coming out in January. Hehe, it’s like a tease!
Nicole by OPI Spring Break Pictures
Nicole by OPI Spring Break Swatches
All swatches have:
- CND Stickey Anchoring Base Coat
- 3 coats of Nicole by OPI Spring Break
- Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat
Natural Light Photos
√ Hot pink
- Name: Nicole by OPI Spring Break
- 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 Spring Break Review
Nicole by OPI Spring Break is a very saturated pink polish that doesn’t break any new colour territory, but it’s still nice.
As you know, I tend to gravitate toward colours that are flashy, weird, and non-traditional. But every once and a while, I still like to sport classically feminine shades like red and pink.
Although Nicole by OPI Spring Break is a colour that doesn’t make me drool, I believe that I’ll wear it again because it’s one of the easiest pink polishes to pull off.
It provides enough contrast between my nails and my skin tone, so my fingers don’t wind up looking dirty or washed out. And this kind of pink would really pop under some nail stamping.
The creme finish of Nicole by OPI Spring Break makes it classic. It’s one of those no-frills type of polishes. And it’s not deceptive – the bottle colour is what you get on your nails.
This polish is nice and shiny. No, it’s not as shiny as a jelly finish, but it’s still worth noting. In fact, when one of my co-workers first saw Spring Break on my nails, she thought that I finally decided to try out Shellac!
(Side note: I don’t think I’ll ever try out Shellac just because I wouldn’t want to wear the same colour for so long, and it would be a waste to wear Shellac if I’m just going to remove it after a few days.)
Application & Formula
You probably already have a pink that’s similar to this one, but if you don’t and are looking for a good classic staple, Spring Break is a great choice. It’s very easy to apply because the formula is of an excellent consistency – not too thick and not too thin. So you can control where it goes.
Although I used 3 coats, you really only need 2 medium coats to achieve full opacity. I was just testing out an extra coat to see if it would transform the shade. (Some polishes get darker with a 3rd coat.) This one pretty much looked the same at 2 as it did at 3.
Final Verdict: 7/10
Nicole by OPI Spring Break is a nice polish, but because pink as a colour in general isn’t my favourite, that’s why I gave it a 7. If you’re a pink lover, you’ll probably appreciate this more. However, the formula will make any nailphile happy because you don’t have to struggle – it applies beautifully.
What kind of pink polishes do you prefer to wear? Do you tend to travel during spring break, or just stay in your area?