Although 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.
Nicole by OPI Sweet Dreams Pictures
Nicole by OPI Sweet Dreams Swatches
All swatches have:
Natural Light Photos
√ Violet & teal
- Name: Nicole by OPI Sweet Dreams
- 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 Sweet Dreams Review
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.)
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!
Natural Light Photo
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?