Some people think that bar glitter makes their nails look hairy. Well, hun bun, if you want to see hairy (or furry), you should check out a flocking manicure I did not long ago.
So, in comparison, Nicole by OPI Stars at Night is the tame version of hairy nails. 😉
This silver-holographic polish is part of the Selena Gomez Collection coming out in January 2013!
P.S. I never knew how many Selena Gomez fans are out there. After blogging about this collection, I found that out on Twitter! Wow, and they seem like a very loyal fan base, too!
Nicole by OPI Stars at Night Pictures
Nicole by OPI Stars at Night Swatches
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Bringing out Dr. Claw…
√ Confetti silver
- Name: Nicole by OPI Stars at Night
- 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 Stars at Night Review
In a clear base are lots of silver pieces of bar glitter. You mainly see a fresh-looking silver, but when you look at your nails at awkward angles, you’ll see the holographic beauty shine through. You can see pretty much every colour of the rainbow – red, orange, yellow, green, purple, and blue.
When I first got the entire Nicole by OPI Selena Gomez Collection, I was staring at this polish in the bottle for quite some time. It sparkles so much, and I love how the colour dances like a sugar-pumped maniac!
This bar glitter has noticeable texture. It can be smoothed out when you wear a thick top coat. And although it was gritty, I was shocked that when I removed this manicure, I didn’t have to scrub and scrub and scrub my poor fingers raw! It all actually came off very easily…only slightly more difficult than a regular creme polish!
It might have been because I used only a single layer over a creme lacquer, but still! Impressive how easily it came off!
Also, it’s important to note that with bar glitter, you may need to push around the bars with your brush for even distribution. And if any bits hang beyond the free edge of your nail, you can file them down when the manicure’s dry to avoid any sharp scratchiness.
Application & Formula
I found that where I first placed my brush was where all the bar glitter wanted to hold a party. 😉 And there’s quite a lot of clear base polish, so the glitter slides down your brush quickly like a kid on a slide at a water park. Be prepared for that! (The bar glitter’s practically screaming, “Weeeeeeeeeeee!”)
Once you expect the formula, it’s easy to work with. You just need to use your brush to push around the glitter. It’s not tedious – it actually spreads out pretty quickly.
Nicole by OPI Stars at Night dries very quickly. By the time you finish painting your second hand, your first hand should be relatively dry or even completely dry.
I don’t recommend using more than one coat because the more layers you use, the more challenging removal becomes. Also, since it’s bar glitter, you’d need to put on a bazillion coats if you want full opacity.
This is definitely a polish that looks best layered over another polish, and I suggest using a dark shade so the glitter really pops! Of course, you can do whatever you want. (Reader: “Mary, you’re not my real nail-polish mother!”) Feel free to wear this any way that makes you happy. Remember, polish is all about having fun. If a rule doesn’t fit, throw it out the window. They’re your nails, so they’ll abide by your rules. 🙂
Final Verdict: 6.5/10
Nicole by OPI Stars at Night is a fun polish to have in your collection. If you aren’t afraid of having nails that look a little hairy, I say try it! Your nails only live once. 😉 Well, even if they live more than that, they still want to see what a nail toupee looks like. Haha! (This polish is like a nail wig meant for a go-go dancer!)
Would you sport this silver-holographic bar glitter? Have you thought of what you’ll be wearing on your nails during the holidays?