16 January 2013

Nicole by OPI Selena Gomez, My Picks: Part 2

Hi everyone! It's getting late here and I have to work early in the morning, so I will get to the swatches. This is the second and final post devoted to the NOPI Selena Gomez collection. You can see the first post here. Out of the 14 polishes in the collection, I ended up buying five of them when they first came out, and then one more a few days ago. The others just didn't speak to me, or didn't seem worth the $11 price tag, so I decided to pass.

Pretty in Plum: This is a beautiful warm plum with a not too subtle fuchsia shimmer. This may not be the most original polish, but I really love this colour. It's very vivid and a bit racy I think. The formula was also excellent. It wasn't streaky at all and levelled perfectly. I used two coats for this swatch. [Note: the colour in these photos is not exact, unfortunately my camera wasn't able to capture this one correctly. It is a warmer plum colour, leaning towards magenta.]

Nicole by OPI Pretty in Plum 

Nicole by OPI Pretty in Plum

Sweet Dreams: This is very similar to Inner Sparkle in terms of the type of glitter and the formula, the only thing different is the colours. It's a clear-based glitter topper with tiny lavender hexes, and small-medium silver and teal hexes. This is one coat over Pretty in Plum. I really love this combination, especially the plum and teal together. Application-wise this one was a breeze. I had to do a bit of dabbing to get the glitter in the right place at times, but nothing too difficult.

Nicole by OPI Sweet Dreams over Pretty in Plum

Nicole by OPI Sweet Dreams over Pretty in Plum

Confetti Fun: This was the polish I went back for. Do you blame me? :) I don't have any rainbow glitters in my collection, so for me this is a fun addition. But if you do have other rainbow glitter toppers this might not be for you. Like Sweet Dreams and Inner Sparkle this is also clear-based and meant to be worn over another colour. But unlike the other two, it has what looks like micro glitter that makes it more interesting. The glitter is made up of small and medium hexes in a variety of colours - mainly silver, but also red, fuchsia, green, blue and yellow. This polish looks the best layered over light to medium value colours, and this is one coat over China Glaze For Audrey.

Nicole by OPI Confetti Fun over China Glaze For Audrey

Nicole by OPI Confetti Fun over China Glaze For Audrey

What do you think of these? Any favourites? Did you get any polishes from this collection?

4 comments:

  1. I like Pretty in Plum and the other purple in this collection - something about Gloria - it's a metallic looking purple.

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    1. @beachgal, do you mean Back in Gloria Days from the Modern Family collection? If so, I have to agree with you that they're both very nice. In fact I'll be showing Back in My Gloria Days soon. I also got a few of the Modern Family polishes and that was one of them. :)

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  2. I am loving the combination of Confetti Fun and For Audrey... stunning. Pretty in Plum is a dupe for this old school L'Oreal shade I just to wear in junior high...memories...lol

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    1. I know I love that combination too, I'm glad I went back for that last one! So if you wanted to relive your junior high days, you've found the right polish... :)

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