Saturday, 2 February 2013

Nicole by OPI Basking in Gloria

Nicole by OPI recently released a very exciting collaborative collection with Modern Family! Modern Family is one of my favourite TV shows, it's so smart and funny. So, I was delighted to hear that Nicole by OPI was coming up with a set of colours to match the different personalties on the hit show.

Basking in Gloria* is a beautiful shade, and as soon as I saw it in the bottle I knew that I had to try it out. This shade is a gorgeous deep red with purple undertones. This polish has a pearly finish, but no glitter. The light reflects off the shimmers so beautifully! I'm not normally a sucker for red polishes, in fact I generally stay away from them. I find that most reds make my hands look an odd colour, and that I just can't pull them off. However, since Basking in Gloria is a bit darker and doesn't have any orange tones in it, I think it flatters my nails and skin tone very well.


I think that this polish would make for a wonderful Valentines Day manicure. The formula is amazing, I needed two coats for full opacity, but the first coat was almost enough. I didn't experience any streaking, pulling, or bald spots with this polish. It's a great feeling when you find a red polish with an amazing formula!


Are you also a fan of Modern Family? Will you be picking up any of the Nicole by OPI shades from this collaboration? The collection should be available now, everywhere that Nicole by OPI is sold (Shoppers Drug Mart, Walmart Canada, Jean Coutu, Loblaw, and London Drug in Canada).


  1. Think I'm passing on the Modern Family collection. I liked Alex by the books, but it's already sold out in all the displays here. Basking in Gloria looks good on you.

    1. Aw that's too bad! I really like the looks of a few of the shades from the collection :)
      Thank you!


Thank you so much for your lovely comments, I love each and every one! I reply to all comments, but if you need a quicker response tweet me @BeyondBlush11 or email me (