Nicole by OPI Inner Sparkle Swatches & Review (Layered Over China Glaze Prey Tell)

Nicole by OPI Inner Sparkle Swatches & ReviewWhat’s my ‘lazy nailphile’ trick for sprucing up a tired manicure? Slap on a coat of crazy glitter!

However, sometimes I’m in the mood for glitter right off the bat, and I go to town!

The latter was the case here. This manicure was a major pick-me-up, and I couldn’t get enough of it!

This is Nicole by OPI Inner Sparkle (from the Selena Gomez Collection coming to stores in 2013) layered over China Glaze Prey Tell (from the On Safari Collection that’s been out for a while.)

My first instinct was to layer it over a black, but I wanted to give it a slight twist, so I went for the vampy burgundy.

P.S. With today’s post, I’ve now reviewed every single colour (except for one) in the Selena Gomez Collection. Check out the above link to see my other reviews.

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√ Light pink glitter

Key Notes

Nicole by OPI Inner Sparkle Review

Colour

In a clear base are glitter pieces in gold, baby pink, and light purple. It’s such a sweet combination, and I can picture people loving this especially during Valentine’s Day. However, it’s not one of those polishes that’s overly festive, so it could be an everyday polish.

This colour combination and the clear base makes the polish very versatile since you can layer it over tons of colours without worrying about clashing.

Finish

The gold glitters are small, the purple glitters are medium hexagons, and the pink glitters are large hexagons.

This glitter polish has some texture, but when you apply a top coat, it becomes incredibly smooth…almost as smooth as a creme polish!

When I wrote this blog post, I was still wearing the manicure on the 3rd day and didn’t want to remove it, so I can’t comment on how easy or difficult it is to remove. After I do, I’ll update this section only if it’s extremely difficult to remove. (In general, glitter polish tends to be more tricky to remove than a plain creme.)

Application & Formula

Application was perfect with this one! I was surprised because a lot of times chunky-glitter polishes go on really thick, and they can be tricky to control.

Nicole by OPI Inner Sparkle has a lot of clear polish, so I think that helped to coat the glitter and flow onto the nails with ease. I had absolutely no difficulty getting even coverage.

You can practically paint this one on like a regular polish without having to be really fussy and ‘place’ the glitter for even dispersal. Of course, where you first apply the polish, more the glitter will want to have a party there. But, you can spread it out easily. Great formula!

Pros

  • Fun glitter spruces up an existing manicure or brightens up a vampy polish
  • 3 different sizes & colour of glitter
  • Has a clear base, so it can be layered over virtually any polish
  • Excellent formula is smooth & easy-to-control
Cons

  • Glitter polish in general is more tricky to remove than a creme polish

Final Verdict: 9/10

Nicole by OPI Inner Sparkle is one of those glitter polishes that’s a total pleasure to wear. It isn’t as gritty as most chunky glitters, it’s easy to apply, and it adds just enough bling to make you happy. If you enjoy wearing glitter, I highly recommend you try this one!

What would you pair Inner Sparkle with? Do you also like slapping on a top coat to spruce up an existing manicure? What’s your favourite glitter layering combination?

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6 thoughts on “Nicole by OPI Inner Sparkle Swatches & Review (Layered Over China Glaze Prey Tell)

  1. beachgal

    Good to know this chunky glitter flows on well…It’s always nice to find one like that. I like this look. Like you, I will often spruce up a 2nd/3rd day mani with a touch of glitter. Usually I regret it as it takes so long to get it off. But the added wear time I get out of the glitter adorned mani usually makes up for that! I did not think I liked this shade until seeing it over this shade…sure over black or a blackend blue it would look good too.

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    1. Mary Post author

      Hey beachgal!

      Yeah, it’s a far cry from the chunky glitters that apply like dried-up glue! I really braced myself for it, but then it went on so smoothly.

      Glad you ended up liking this one after all. It’s definitely better for layering with. I think if it’s just used solo, the different colours would blend together too much.

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    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Brianna!

      It’s very festive, and I think it would be neat to see this one over a vibrant purple or pink. I have a feeling that a lot of people will intuitively want to pair this with a vampy shade like I did. So…it would be neat to also see it over a pastel.

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