Nicole by OPI My Cherry Amour from the Gumdrops Collection is one of those shades that really took me off-guard.
In the bottle, it was pretty, but once I painted my nails, I gasped – it’s so flattering and bold!
Although Nicole by OPI calls this My Cherry Amour, it reminds me more of raspberries than cherries because the red has a definite pinkish undertone.
This is a colour that I know I’ll be sporting again. It really pops in real life!
Nicole by OPI My Cherry Amour Pictures
Nicole by OPI My Cherry Amour Swatches
All swatches have:
- OPI Nail Envy Nail Strengthener (Used as a base coat)
- 2 coats of Nicole by OPI My Cherry Amour
- No top coat!
Natural Light Photos
- Magenta (Yes)
- Name: Nicole by OPI My Cherry Amour
- Collection: Nicole by OPI Gumdrops Collection 2013
- Press Release: Click here to see the Nicole by OPI Gumdrops Collection press release
- Colours Available in the Collection: Lemon Lolly, That’s What I Mint, I Lilac Gumdrops, My Cherry Amour, Candy is Dandy, Cinna-man of My Dreams, Blue-Berry Sweet on You & A-Nise Treat
- Amount: 15 mL (0.5 fl. oz.)
- What I Paid: Nothing! (This was provided by PR.)
- Where to Buy: Shoppers Drug Mart, Jean Coutu, Loblaws & London Drug
Nicole by OPI My Cherry Amour Review
Oh my goodness! Nicole by OPI My Cherry Amour is a looker in any light! In natural light, you may think it has silvery glitter, but then when you inspect it in the sunlight, it morphs into a dazzling delight!
This baby has a raspberry base and small holographic glitter sprinkled throughout that add a magical touch.
I really loved how the holo reflected all the colours of the rainbow and served to brighten up the overall look of the manicure.
Nicole by OPI My Cherry Amour has a textured finish, so it’s noticeably gritty. That being said, it doesn’t feel scratchy, but I would still advise keeping it away from delicate fabrics that could snag (just to be on the safe side).
This finish dries very quickly, which is always a bonus! It’s perfect for when you want a fresh manicure, but you don’t have time to commit to doing a lengthy paint job. (We’ve all been there before, right?)
If the gritty finish bothers you, you can smooth it out by adding a top coat. But, be warned – this polish will eat top coat like it has been starving since 1999. You’ll most likely need to use at least 2 layers of top coat if you want a smooth, glass-like shine. (If you do this, it’s best to use a regular top coat first and then a quick-drying one after. If you just use 2 coats of the quick-drying one, your polish will be susceptible to nail-polish shrinkage.)
Also, as long as you have a good nail-polish remover, this textured polish comes off easier than you’d expect. (I remember before I tried my first textured polish, I thought that it would be a nightmare to remove – akin to trying to remove cement with a toothbrush. Haha, but thank goodness it’s much mucchhhhh easier!)
Application & Formula
Nicole by OPI My Cherry Amour went on evenly and pigmented. I was very impressed with the pigmentation because it pretty much was a one-coater! However, I did use my minimum of 2 coats out of habit.
Final Verdict: 9.5/10
My Cherry Amour stole my heart, just as the name would suggest. 😉 Considering that I don’t usually go gaga over these kind of colours, this was a big (pleasant) surprise for me!
Which of the Nicole by OPI Gumdrops Collection shades do you like the most? Are you still into textured polishes, or are you getting tired of them?
Edit: Wow, it’s awesome that Nicole by OPI acknowledges their fan base! I’m honoured!