December 12, 2012

Nicole by OPI Selena Gomez Collection Comparisons

Hi guys, happy 12/12/12 I love fun dates like that! Today I have a few comparisons of the Nicole by OPI Selena Gomez Collection to share with you! If you missed my swatches of the entire collection you can check them out here.

Nicole by OPI Confetti Fun vs. OPI Rainbow Connection. Both are rainbow glitter, they are similar but very clearly not dupes. I don't think I have a rainbow glitter quite like Confetti Fun in my stash. I don't think that Confetti Fun is unique enough to get if you own any of the other glitters like it on the market but if you are looking for a rainbow glitter it would be my choice. I used 1 coat of each polish over Zoya Breezi for the photo below. Photo is in the shade.

Nicole by OPI Naturally vs OPI Sparrow Me The Drama vs OPI Pink Friday. No dupes here either but all similar. Pink Friday is much lighter and more white based and Sparrow Me The Drama is lighter and much more dusty looking.  I used 2 coats for each polish.

Nicole by OPI Hit The Lights vs OPI Need Sunglasses. In the bottle these are pretty much dead on but on the nail they are fairly different. Need Sunglasses is more of a squishy jelly formula so it appears darker and not as vibrant once you build up the opacity. If you've been looking for a more in your face creme version of Need Sunglasses you will like Hit The Lights. I used 3 coats of each polish for the photo below.

Nicole by OPI Love Song vs. Zoya Malia vs OPI Planks A Lot. OPI Do You Lilac It is pretty similar to Love Song also but I could seriously not get my bottle open so that's why it missing in this comparison. No dupes here! I used 2 coats for each polish...apologies for the slightly blurry photo :/

Nicole by OPI Pretty In Plum vs OPI Suzi and the 7 Dusselsorfs. These 2 are very similar in finish but not in color. Pretty In Plum is brighter and more of a red leaning purple. I used 2 coats for each polish.

Nicole by OPI Scarlett vs. OPI I'm All Ears vs. OPI You Only Live Twice. In the sun all 3 of these look pretty close but in the shade is where you can see the big differences. I really like all 3 even though they are fairly similar. I used 3 coats of I'm All Ears and 2 coats of the other 2 polishes for the photos below.


Nicole by OPI Selena vs. Orly Cotton Candy. When I was first thinking about comparisons for the Selena Gomez Collection I thought Selena would be closer to something like Essie A Crewed Interest but it's much more pink toned than I thought it was so I went back and pulled a more pink color to compare. Orly Cotton Candy looked almost dead on in the bottle next to Selena. On the nail it's a couple shades lighter but it might be close enough for people to skip Selena. I used 2 coats for each polish.

Nicole by OPI Spring Break vs OPI Pink Flamenco. These 2 are pretty much dupes, it's not 100% but I don't think most people would be able to tell the difference if you were wearing them at the same time. I used 2 coats for each polish.

Nicole by OPI Stars At Night vs Zoya Electra. These 2 are dead on, both in color and formula. Both have great glitter payoff and are easy to apply. If you have one I'd skip the other. I used 1 coat of each polish over Nails Inc Black Taxi for the photo below.

*some polishes provided for review*
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  1. I am obsessed with this yellow - it's such a wonderful shade! <3

  2. Thank you for the comparison! I had the feeling Stars at Night would be just like Electra! And it's nice to see these new shades against colors I'm familiar with. =)

  3. Dang...I'm kinda disappointed that there are so many dupes. Thanks for this post!

  4. Hmmm...these are all so similar! I have Need Sunglasses, but I think I will pick up Hit the Lights, as well, just because I love yellow polish that much. lol.

  5. You do the best comparisons! I have saved so much money thanks to you!

  6. Thanks for sharing these comparisons! I may get Selena and get rid of my Cotton Candy because I hate the formula of Cotton Candy.

  7. Like you, I really like all 3 of the glass fleck fuchsias! I think I will have to buy Scarlet when this collection comes out (despite I am one of 'those') who hates the NOPI bottle shape! I always love, love when you do comparison posts...thanks so much!

  8. Thanks for the post! I still want to buy Hit the Lights even though yellow doesn't look good on me. I'm definitely going to buy Confetti.

  9. I love the glitter polish! Wauw :)

  10. Do you do anything to maintain the polish that you don't use often?

  11. thanks for sharing these comparisons. U have the best site!!!

  12. Confetti Fun looks like Tasmanian Devil by Confetti

  13. I think I'm still gonna pick up the rainbow glitter, just because of the added shimmer!

  14. Why is it always just OPI bottles that get stuck? To unstick them, I flip them upside down and pour a little pure acetone into the caps. Then I leave them standing upside down for 5 minutes, flip them over above some newspaper or paper towels, and wipe them off. They usually open right up. Make sure to wipe off the necks once you get them open, or you might be repeating the process.

    I mention this because you really, really shouldn't open them with pliers - you might get them open, or you might snap the necks off the bottles. A friend lost some HTF OPIs that way, I hate to think of it happening to anyone else!

  15. I ended up putting the bottle in a cup of warm water for about 5 minutes and that did the trick but it was not easy to get open even then lol!

  16. Absolutely awesome comparisons, thank you!

  17. The first glitter is gorgeous!


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