While wearing Nicole by OPI Scarlett from the Selena Gomez Collection coming to stores in January 2013, I couldn’t help but think of Katniss from The Hunger Games.
In the same vein that Katniss is The Girl on Fire, this red nail polish comes to life and gives you a manicure that’s on fire!
However, I don’t think I did it justice. Mother Nature didn’t cooperate, so all the days I wore this, I was only able to take photos with my camera’s flash and in dim light.
Nicole by OPI Scarlett Pictures
Nicole by OPI Scarlett Swatches
All swatches have:
- CND Stickey Anchoring Base Coat
- 2 coats of Nicole by OPI Scarlett
- Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat
Natural Light Photos
√ Shimmery red-violet
- Name: Nicole by OPI Scarlett
- 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 Scarlett Review
In most lighting conditions, you’ll see a saturated red. But in certain lighting, you can sometimes see a pinkish flash. (I guess that’s what Nicole by OPI means when they called this a “red-violet”.)
Aside from the glitters in the Selena Gomez Collection, this is the shade that has a lot of life! Put this on, and your nails catch the light.
From afar, your nails might look like they’re a red metallic. But the finish is actually more of a metallic shimmer that’s a bit frosty. Some of the shimmer twinkles the same way that snow twinkles when the sunlight hits it.
Application & Formula
Nicole by OPI Scarlett has a terrific formula. No hassles at all. It’s easy to paint on, and it goes on smoothly. I only needed to use 2 coats to completely cover my nails, so it’s good in my book!
Final Verdict: 8/10
This would make a lovely holiday manicure. It’s traditional and catches the light so much like a Christmas-tree ornament.
Would you wear this red? Have you thought about what you’re going to wear on your nails this holiday season?
Selena will have lots of time for her nails now that she and Beiber broke up!
Aww…yeah, poor Selena and Justin. But they’re both really young and have lots of time to find love again. 🙂
looks kind of pink red to me
Yes, there’s a bit of a pink flash, and I guess the red verges strongly on being magenta.
These are the kind of shades I am a huge sucker for…magentas, fuchsias, then add a shimmer/glassfleck and/or another color glowing through like blue/purple and I am melting. I thought this one would be like a ton of others out there that I have many of already. Now reading your review I will take a closer look at this when it comes out. Maybe this is more red like the red-raspberry that is in one of the Skyfall shades I am nuts over. Lovely photos since I know most all bloggers say shades like this can be hard to capture.
You know, looking back now, I think maybe I should’ve described this polish as being red, but leaning strongly on magenta because of the pinkish flash. (If you like colours like OPI Wing It, you’ll like this one, too. Similar, but not the same. This one’s definitely more metallic.)
Aww…thanks! Yes, I had trouble photographing this one, and the natural light was so dim out, which makes it more challenging to get good shots. (I’ve been thinking about investing in a better light box, but…well, haha, I just spent a lot during the Sephora VIB sale, so I don’t think I can factor in a new set-up anytime soon! Maybe next year!)
I really like this one. It does look more pink then red in some pictures. But I love it anyway.
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It can look more pink…This red is more like a magenta type of red. I’ll need to edit this post to include this so that people don’t get confused and think it’s a straight-up red. There’s definitely pink in there.
Love this color!! I really like to wear sparkly, vibrant colors like this during the holidays :). Do you think you’ll wear this shade a lot during this holiday season?
The holidays are the best times to wear sparkly/glittery polishes, aren’t they? They just make you feel more festive!
I’ll probably wear this polish again, but I’m not sure if it’ll be during this holiday season. Haha, but that’s just because I have a lot of untried polishes, and I sometimes feel guilty if I keep wearing the same one. (The only exception is with China Glaze Flip Flop Fantasy – I’ve worn that soooo many times and never feel guilty when I snub the untrieds in favour of Flip Flop Fantasy.) 😉
If I do wear it again this holiday season, it might be stamped over or layered under a glitter. Not sure yet!
This shades looks amazing on you Mary, and you are right your nails are on fire!
I love the sheen of pink in this one.
I do think about what to wear on my nails during the holidays… especially Peter’s work party. We don’t go out often, and Peter does talk to his work buddies (I’d love to be a fly on the wall during those convos) about my nail stuff… So I feel like my nails need to make a memorable appearance 😉 lol. No idea yet thought
No pressure on your manicure, but it’s going to be amazing! 😉 You always hit it out of the park, and I bet Peter’s employees look forward to see what’s on your nails each year at the party. 🙂
Your swatches of this collection are amazing! I can’t wait until it comes out in stores!
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Thank you so much! 🙂 Glad that you’re enjoying it so far. Still have a few more to go. Hopefully I can get another one ready to go for tomorrow’s post! 😉
Not generally a fan of red polishes, but that pink shimmer is nice. 🙂
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Yeah, it’s not for everyone, but the pink makes it more interesting. 🙂
Love this color. Been wearing it for 2 years and get lots of compliments on this color. Cannot find in stores, so went on-line to order. Trying to get 2 bottles ASAP. There is no other color out there that makes me feel as good as this color does. It goes with, orange, pink, red, blue, black, etc. It is a mixture of pink and red and orange (unless they changed it). Trying to purchase now. Oh, yes it goes well with my skin tones.
LOVE IT , LOVE IT, LOVE IT. DON’T STOP MAKING IT. OH ONE MORE THING IT DOES CATCH THE LIGHT AND THAT IS WHAT I LOVE. IT LOOKS LIKE IT HAS POWDERY GOLD SPOTS THAT REFLECT THE LIGHT. DUST GOLD.
When you find the shade that makes your heart (and nails) sing, that’s one of the best feelings in the world, isn’t it? 🙂 SO HAPPY that you found a polish that brings you such joy. It’s the little things in life that sometimes make our tough days a little easier.