Sunday, March 20, 2011

Review & Swatches - Nicole by OPI Justin Bieber Collection: Part 3

Hey guys!

I know what you're thinking, I thought we were done with the Bieber polishes? Well apparently not!

I was browsing one of my local Shopper's a few nights ago and I noticed some polishes with the little Bieber tags on them that I hadn't seen before. At first I thought that maybe the tags had been slapped on some random colours to make it seem like they're Bieber inspired colours but after checking out the names of the polishes, I realized that wasn't the case and that they were actually part of the Bieber line.

These 7 caught my eye more than both of the other sets so I ended up getting all of them.

From what I have heard/read, these 7 are exclusive to international consumers.

You can check out my review and swatches of 11 of the other shades here and here.

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Keep reading to see swatches and read the review!


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Coral Denominator, My Favorite Gold, Canadian Star, Studio Mama

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Somebody Teal Love, I Pink I Love Him, Top of Me World

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Coral Denominator (bright pink with heavy gold shimmer)
This was the first colour of all of them to catch my eye. Look how pretty it is in the bottle! It applied very nicely but the only problem is that it took 4 coats to get the opacity that you'll see below.

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My Favorite Gold (green-gold shimmer)
This one was basically the exact same in formula as Coral Denominator in that it applied very well but needed 4 coats to reach full opacity.

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Canadian Star (deep violet with bright blue duochrome)
This one looked like such a gem in the bottle but unfortunately, it was very sheer and needed 5 coats to get the opacity you'll see below. The silver lining is that is applied very nicely and even after 5 coats, it still applied very consistently. I thought this would be best used as a layering polish to add some dimension to a flat colour so I've included a photo below of this over a black creme polish.

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Studio Mama (pale milky pink creme)
This one doesn't look very unique but I actually don't own anything quite like this in my collection. I have similar colours but they all lean much more pink while this one leans more white with just a hint of pink. This one also applied well and was the most opaque of the bunch only requiring 2 coats.

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Somebody Teal Love (medium blue with subtle pink shimmer)
This one, much like Canadian Star, was very sheer and what you see below is 5 coats. The pink shimmer that is visible in the bottle is not at all noticeable when on the nail. Because of it's sheerness, I thought that this one would also be better used for layering so I added this one over black below. As you can see, it pops a lot more over black.

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I Pink I Love Him (small pink glitter in a clear base)
I was really excited about this one because I thought it would be very similar to One Less Lonely Glitter which you can see here. Unfortunately, the glitter in this one is much less dense than One Less Lonely Glitter and the swatch you see below is 5 coats and it's not still opaque. Although I was hoping for an opaque pink glitter polish, I still think this one would be good as a layering polish. It applied well but I would suggest waiting in between coats (if you 're using more than 1) so as to not push the tiny glitter pieces around. I added it over black below but I think it would look better over lighter colours.

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Top of My World (heavy opalescent glitter in a clear base)
This one is clearly a layering polish and was one of the firsts to catch my eye from this collection. I swatched it on its own below as well as over black but I think this will look good over pretty much any colour. In fact, I plan on using it in my next mani which will feature some neon colours! Much like I Pink I Love Him, this one applied well but I would suggest waiting in between coats (if you 're using more than 1) so as to not push the tiny glitter pieces around.

Here's a photo of the tag that comes on the bottles:

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Studio Mama, Canadian Star, My Favorite Gold, Coral Denominator

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Top of My World, I Pink I Love Him, Somebody Teal Love


Here are some of the sheerer colours over a black creme polish:

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Canadian Star, Somebody Teal Love, I Pink I Love Him, Top of My World


Overall, I think that these 7 colours do add even more variety to the line of Justin Bieber polishes. They all applied well but several of these were very sheer so that disappointed me a little. However, the ones that applied sheer are all very nice as layering polishes so it's not too bad.
My favourites from these colours are Coral Denominator and My Favorite Gold.

What do you guys think? Do you have any favourites? What colours would you use to layer with the sheerer colours from this selection?

11 comments:

  1. Hey there,
    I was just checking to see if Coral Denominator was in fact, part of a new Beiber collection when I came across your post. Thanks for the info; looks like you're the first one online (that I could find) with the info.

    I was in Shoppers a few days ago when I found it and thought the Beiber tag was a mistake too. I picked it up thinking the coral would make a pretty spring colour. I currently have it over top OPI's Bay Bridge Sunset, thereby forgoing four layers (I hate sheers polishes for that reason).

    It looks like I might have to pick up Canadian Star...I really like the way it looks layered over black and My Favourite Gold--is that similar to OPI's Simply Smashing? Do I need both?

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  2. Hey Dominique!

    I don't actually own Simply Smashing, for some reason it wasn't released in my area. Although now that you mention it, My Favorite Gold does look similar to swatches I have seen of Simply Smashing.

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  3. I picked a few up yesterday! I love Canadian Star!

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  4. whoah dude the coral one is gorgeous!

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  5. I absolutely love Coral Denominator. I love the warm mixture of the pink base with the gold tone shimmer

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  6. Top Of My World looks exactly the same as Inglot's XL7! I couldn't find a good picture of it but I have it and it look just like that one.

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  7. ballaboolove: As far as I know these were an international only release meaning they won't be available to US customers.

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  8. wow coz i cant find them in australia anywhere. ok guys well letting you know i contacted nicole today to see if they could help.....


    as they ARE international what countries are they available?


    I know Nicole Opi isnt big in australia. only ever seeing it in airports.

    Ive bought my JB range from ebay!

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  9. OMG these are so beautiful!! But I'm in the US... :( So there is really no way I can get my hands on them?

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  10. Why oh why did they have to put his name on these pretty polishes. UGH.

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