Nicole by OPI Sweet Dreams is a beautiful glitter polish from the Selena Gomez collection.
In 2013 Selena Gomez collaborated with Nicole by OPI and they released a beautiful collection of 14 nail polishes. The collection is a bit older but it’s timeless and still readily available.
Nicole by OPI is the drugstore line of OPI. Nicole by OPI polishes are a lot cheaper than the OPI polishes but they have a very high quality. The line is more focused on the younger generation and that is reflected in the collaborations with celebrities like Selena Gomez but Justin Bieber for example.
I’ll show you the swatches of the following polishes:
Nicole by OPI Sweet Dreams has a transparent, almost gelly base stuffed with green, silver and very light purple tinted hex glitter in various sizes. You can combine this polish with different base colors and use it as a accent on one nail but you can also apply it as an almost opaque layer.
On the swatches I have applied Sweet Dreams over a relatively light nude color and that makes for a beautiful combination.
On the macro picture above you can see the glitter very clear. The silver glitter are the largest and also the most prevalent.
Nicole by OPI Sweet Dreams is not that thick but it is best to apply by dabbing. If you would apply it in the normal way you’ll wipe the glitter off the nail. Nowadays I like to apply glitter polishes by putting some polish on a sponge and dabbing that on the nail surface. That way you can get an almost opaque result with minimum product.
I have used the sponge technique on the swatches. I dabbed only two thin layers on the nail and thus it has become almost completely opaque.
The brush that comes with the Nicole by OPI polishes is very pleasant. It’s a lot less wide than the OPI ProWide brush but it is of good quality. You can work neatly and precise with it.
Due to the larger silver glitter Nicole by OPI Sweet Dreams dries with a slightly coarser texture. Because of this texture, it is also difficult to give it a complete smooth finish. On the swatches I applied two coats of a thicker topcoat but despite that you still see the texture of the glitter.
The removal of glitter polishes, in general, is difficult. I use a peel off base coat by OPI under my glitter polishes. You can peel the layer of polish off the nail without damaging the nail. If you don’t have a peel off base coat, you can put a cotton pad with some remover on the nail and you can wipe the glitter off the nail after a few minutes.
Nicole by OPI Sweet Dreams contains 15ml and normally costs €6,95. You can buy this polish at Prettypolish with a €1 discount.
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