Saturday, January 15, 2011

Review & Swatches - Nicole by OPI Justin Bieber Collection: Part 1

Surprisingly, my local Wal-Mart recently released the Justin Bieber collection by Nicole by OPI. It's surprising because for some reason, the Wal-Marts in my area don't usually get new collections in so I typically have to go to Shopper's for Nicole by OPI new collections.
I shouldn't complain though because they are slightly cheaper at Wal-Mart so it was better for me in the end!

I still don't understand any connection between Justin Bieber and nail polish but the shades actually turned out to be a lot nicer than I thought when I first saw the press release.

I should note that I'm missing one colour here: Prized Possession Purple. It was available but I was in a rush and just grabbed 6 polishes thinking that the collection only released 6 (since that's how many were in the press release photo). Nonetheless, I'll probably pick this one up today and add it to this post later.

Edit (on March 1): There were 7 more colours released with this collection and you can see my review/swatches of 4 of those (plus the one I discussed above that's missing in this post) here.

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Keep reading for a full review and swatches!


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OMB!
(Glassy bright red that reflects pink and orange flecks)

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Give Me the 1st Dance
(Shiny, sparkly silver foil)

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Me + Blue
(Medium blue with multi-colour holographic micro-glitter)

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My Lifesaver
(A turquoise, almost seafoam green cream)

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One Less Lonely Glitter
(Light to medium purple glitter in a clear base)

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Step to the Beat of My Heart
(Clear base with opalescent glitter and purple/pink heart glitter)

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OMB!, Give Me the 1st Dance, Me + Blue, My Lifesaver, One Less Lonely Glitter

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Step to the Beat of My Heart, One Less Lonely Glitter, My Lifesaver, Me + Blue, Give Me the 1st Dance, OMB!, Spark My Mistletoe (sorry, this is from the Holiday collection but this was my last nail wheel - I need to get more)

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Step to the Beat of My Heart, One Less Lonely Glitter, My Lifesaver, Me + Blue, Give Me the 1st Dance

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Step to the Beat of My Heart, One Less Lonely Glitter, My Lifesaver, Me + Blue, Give Me the 1st Dance

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Step to the Beat of My Heart, One Less Lonely Glitter, My Lifesaver


As you probably already noticed from the photos, Nicole by OPI has a new brush and it's reminiscent of the Sally Hansen Insta-Dri/Complete Salon Manicure polishes; wide and rounded at the end. I actually didn't think I would like this brush because I don't like the Sally Hansen ones all that much. However, the Nicole by OPI brush seems to be less stiff than the Sally Hansen brush so it ends up being easier to control.

The formula on these was pretty good, I especially liked using OMB! and My Lifesaver, both applied very smoothly. I found Me + Blue to be a bit bumpy once it dried (as you might be able to see on the nail wheel) but a coat or 2 of top coat would even that out. With Step to the Beat of My Heart, it's best to wait in between coats because the pieces of heart glitter will move around with every brush stroke. The same goes with One Less Lonely Glitter, if you don't wait in between coats, the glitter will move around and most of it will end up at the tip of the nails.

Overall, this is a good collection, despite the strange connection with Justin Bieber.

What do you guys think? Will you be picking up any of these colours?

4 comments:

  1. I do like the purple one... but I don't think I can get on board with Justin Bieber... nope I think I'll find a purple sparkley elsewhere! lol

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  2. i like my lifesaver it pretty but i'm not much of a bieber fan so i dont think i would pay out for it :)

    http://xcharmed-chickx.blogspot.com/

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  3. you should swatch my lifesaver and for audrey together! i like it but it seems really similar.

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