Nicole by OPI Sweet Dreams Swatches & Review (Layered Over Nicole by OPI Spring Break)

Nicole by OPI Sweet Dreams Swatches & ReviewAlthough Nicole by OPI Spring Break looked nice on its own, I couldn’t help but put one coat of Nicole by OPI Sweet Dreams on top.

Sweet Dreams is also part of the Selena Gomez Collection due out January 2013.

Truth be told, ever since I laid eyes on the collection, I’ve been itching to use the glitter polishes (well, after the yellow, of course).

So is this a glitter nail polish that I think you need to rush out to buy? Let me tell you a little more about what I think of it.

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Nicole by OPI Sweet Dreams Selena Gomez Collection

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Nicole by OPI Sweet Dreams Selena Gomez Collection

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Selena Gomez Collection Nicole by OPI Sweet Dreams

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Nicole by OPI Sweet Dreams Selena Gomez Collection Swatches

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Nicole by OPI Sweet Dreams

Nicole by OPI Sweet Dreams Swatches

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Nicole by OPI Sweet Dreams Swatches & Review

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√ Violet & teal

Key Notes

Nicole by OPI Sweet Dreams Review

Colour

Nicole by OPI Sweet Dreams is a tri-colour glitter polish – teal, purple, and silver. The largest hexagons are silver, the small hexagons are teal, and the small glitter is purple.

You can layer this over a lot of other polishes because the base of this polish is clear – i.e. it’s not going to alter your base colour. Very versatile!

While you could layer it over a teal to keep it in the same colour family, I decided to put it over a pink because I wanted the glitter to really pop. However, the tiny purple glitter is really subtle when you layer it over Nicole by OPI Spring Break. That was okay by me, though, because my goal was to make the teal stand out the most. (It’s my favourite part of this polish.)

Finish

This has a chunky glitter finish, so there’s some texture, however, when you wear a top coat, it is smoother. Sure, it’s not smooth like a creme finish, but it’s not really rough.

(In fact, one of my co-workers was so curious, she randomly touched my nails because she wanted to see if it was really gritty since it looked like it would be gritty. She was surprised when it wasn’t. Haha, and it was a bit awkward because it was when I was pointing to something that she touched my nails. And she didn’t say before she did it why she was doing it, so I was kind of weirded out. Haha, but afterwards, she told me. Ooohhhhh, that’s why! :P)

Also important to note is that with this polish, you need to use the brush to push the large glitter pieces away from the free edge of you nail. If you don’t, they’ll feel sharp, and they’ll snag on stuff.

If you do get some that land and dry on the edge of your nail, you can take a nail file to smooth it out.

Application & Formula

Application for this polish isn’t like painting with a creme polish. You can start by painting it on like usual, but then you’ll probably have to take your brush and push ‘pools’ of glitter around to more evenly distribute the glitter. You don’t really want them to all be concentrated in one spot.

That being said, it’s not that difficult to get them all even, so it’s do-able. :)

Also, I should let you know that even though the glitter is chunky, the polish it’s suspended in was of a normal-polish consistency! It actually wasn’t gooey or thick like I was anticipating. Good stuff!

1, 2 & 3 Coats

Although I recommend wearing chunky glitter like this layered over another polish, I realize that some people may want to wear it solo and are curious about opacity. So…I have flash and natural-light photos showing you one, two, and three coats of just Nicole by OPI Sweet Dreams.

As you’ll see, even with 3 coats, you’ll still get visible nail line.

This polish isn’t the easiest to remove if you have multiple coats, so that’s why I recommend layering with this. When you use just a single coat of glitter, it’s muchhhhh easier to remove! ;)

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Nicole by OPI Selena Gomez Collection 2013

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Nicole by OPI Sweet Dreams Selena Gomez Collection Swatch

Pros

  • Cool combination of glitter (various sizes & colours)
  • Clear base makes this glitter easy to layer over any other nail polish without altering the shade
  • Base polish is of a normal-polish consistency (not too thick!)
Cons

  • Chunky glitter has a texture (you can smooth it out with a top coat)
  • Not the easiest to remove if you use multiple coats

Final Verdict: 6.5/10

Nicole by OPI Sweet Dreams looks like glitter that you sprinkled onto your nails. It’s like you had fun in the craft aisle…haha!

This is a very fun look that you really have to be in the mood for. It’s the type of glitter that says, “Look at me! Excuse me…but LOOK AT ME NOW!”

Do you have a glitter polish that you layer over everything? Do you prefer small or chunky glitter? What would you layer under Nicole by OPI Sweet Dreams?

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11 thoughts on “Nicole by OPI Sweet Dreams Swatches & Review (Layered Over Nicole by OPI Spring Break)

    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Brianna!

      SO GLAD YOU GOT FLIP FLOP FANTASY! (Yes, I screamed that because I was excited.) Flip Flop Fantasy is my favourite neon nail polish! My bottle of it is almost 3/4 done – worn it many times because it always gives me instant gratification. It has never let me down. Gotta love polishes like that – it’s back-up worthy! Hope it never becomes hard-to-find.

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  1. Prianka

    I had a question about removal! I always have issues getting the glitter off after I’m done with all the sparkle! Any tips?

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    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Prianka!

      Have you tried the foil method? You take a cotton ball, soak it with acetone-based nail-polish remover, put one onto each nail and then wrap each finger with foil. Leave it on for 5-10 minutes. That should help removal of even chunky glitter.

      Another method is to apply some cheap clear nail polish. paint one nail, don’t let it dry fully, and then wipe it off with your remover. The cheap polish will soften your manicure to make it easier to remove the polish, but I feel like this wastes a lot of polish.

      There’s also another way. I’ve seen these bubble-type containers that you can buy on eBay. They’re made to fit over each finger. You fill up the containers with polish remover, and leave your fingers in them. After 5 minutes, most of the polish should dissolve. I’ve never tried it, but am thinking about buying them so that I won’t have to scrub and scrub to remove chunky glitter like Sweet Dreams.

      Hope that helps!

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      1. Prianka

        That is so helpful! Thanks for the advice! I tried the cotton swab method before, holding down the cotton soaked in nail polish remover on my nails before trying to pull away the sparkles. The bubble method might be interesting but I had a bad experience with fake nails (never again) for a wedding. Had to soak my nails in acetone for hours and had the gel scraped off and it was a nightmare! Sparkles are so much fun but its definitely the work afterwards that keeps me from trying again. But thank you for the help! Great blog :)

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