Nicole by OPI Confetti Fun Swatches & Review (Layered Over Nicole by OPI Scarlett)

Nicole-by-OPI-Confetti-Fun-Swatches-ReviewYup, I have another shade from the Selena Gomez Collection coming out in January 2013!

This time, it’s Nicole by OPI Confetti Fun, which definitely lives up to its name. It has a rainbow of glitter that makes you look like a clown who broke into the arts and crafts store and didn’t clean up afterwards. ;)

Nicole by OPI Confetti Fun is what I’d like to describe as OPI Rainbow Connection 2.0. It totally gives me the same vibe, but it’s not a dupe. Read my review to see exactly what I mean.

Plus I’ll also show you swatches of it solo (and not layered over Scarlett like I did here) as well as over two other colours.

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√ A shower of colour that says, “Party!”

Key Notes

Nicole by OPI Confetti Fun Review

Colour

The reason why I say that Nicole by OPI Confetti Fun is OPI Rainbow Connection 2.0 is because there literally is a rainbow of hues in the bottle. I could see yellow, green, silver, pink, blue, and red glitter, which really does look like confetti on your nails! However, the glitter is smaller, so it’s easier to wear, apply, and layer.

This is a great polish to use when you want to spruce up a manicure that you’ve worn for a few days, and it’s looking a little old. (That’s exactly what I did after wearing Nicole by OPI Scarlett for a few days.)

Because of the wide range of glitter that’s suspended in a clear base, you can layer it over any other nail polish without worrying that it’s going to transform the base colour.

And, since Christmas is coming up, I should mention that when you layer this over a magenta/red/pink like I did, it really creates a festive look.

Finish

This is a chunky glitter polish, so there’s noticeable texture. You can smooth it out a little with a top coat, but it eats polish a bit, so you won’t really get a super smooth finish. If that bugs you, stay far away from this polish! But, if you’re okay with a little bit of texture, you may be okay with this.

There are large and medium-sized multi-coloured hexagonal glitter as well as fine muliti-coloured glitter. The glitter’s quite dense, but I recommend that you only use this polish for layering to make it easier on yourself for removal.

However, you obviously don’t have to listen to me. (I’m not your mom telling you to make your bed, right? Hehe!) So, if you really want to wear Nicole by OPI Confetti Fun by itself, I’ve included swatches of it solo at 1 coat, 2 coats, and 3 coats a little further down this post.

Application & Formula

Nicole by OPI Confetti Fun was easy enough to apply, however, you may have to use your brush to push parts of the glitter around for more even distribution. It’s not hard to do, though.

You’ll also notice that sometimes the larger hexagons will stick out beyond the edge of your nail, and it can feel pretty sharp, even if you cover it with a coat of clear top coat. To remedy this, you can try to push the glitter back while the polish is still wet or you can wait for your manicure to dry and then file the sharp edges away. (I prefer doing the latter because sometimes when you push glitter around on a wet manicure, you can create weird texture on your nail that doesn’t look good.)

1, 2 & 3 Coats

As you can see, the glitter in Nicole by OPI Confetti Fun is quite dense. Three coats will cover pretty well, but for full opacity, you may need 4 coats. (Just remember that with every additional layer, it’ll be even harder to remove.)

While I haven’t personally tried PVC glue base coats that make it easier to remove crazy glitter like this, I’ve heard that they work really well. You may want to look into it. (Just Google it, and you’ll find lots of bloggers who’ve tried it out and shared their experience with it.) :)

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Layered Over Black & Pink

I also wanted to show you this polish’s versatility. You truly can layer it over nearly any other polish you have already.

To illustrate this, I chose to layer it over a black (my favourite – China Glaze Liquid Leather) and a girly pink (Nicole by OPI Naturally, which was sent to me by PR).

As you can see, Confetti Fun looks great over dark and light shades. (I actually really like how it reminds me of candy when layered over pink.)

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Pros

  • A rainbow in a bottle
  • Contains different-sized glitter pieces
  • Has a clear base, which makes it easy to layer over any polish
Cons

  • Some glitter pieces can hang over the edge of your nail & feel sharp (but you can fix it easily)
  • Chunky glitter has noticeable texture

Final Verdict: 9.5/10

If you’re looking for a blingtastic glitter polish that really packs a powerful punch and that is highly versatile, Nicole by OPI Confetti Fun is a great choice. The clear base doesn’t limit you, so the colour combinations are virtually endless.

It really is a fun polish! :)

What would you layer under Nicole by OPI Confetti Fun? Do you prefer chunky or fine glitter? 

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6 thoughts on “Nicole by OPI Confetti Fun Swatches & Review (Layered Over Nicole by OPI Scarlett)

  1. beachgal

    Too much texture for me I think. But then I have a # of these rainbow glitters so I am OK and don’t need another. I have Deb. Lippmann’s Happy Birthday and the fabulous OPI Mad As A Hatter that I think kind of started all this rainbow glitter thing – and I have Rainbow Collection from last holiday. Nice if you don’t have one or need one that has lots of colors and lots of variety in sizes of glitters it sounds like. Looks nice over the red here. Great photos and review as usual!

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    1. Mary Post author

      Hey beachgal!

      Nice – do you have the original Happy Birthday or the re-released one? I have neither, but the original version was really interesting. Reminded me of a carnival.

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