I’m a Belieber: Nicole by OPI – My Lifesaver

16 Jun

Was there any nail polish obsessed person out there who didn’t cringe when they heard about the Nicole by OPI collaboration with Justin Bieber? I don’t know what else to say but…why? It’s so unnecessary. Thankfully, either JBiebz has really good taste in nail polish, or I just caught a lucky break.

Nicole by OPI’s My Lifesaver is a dead-ringer for the previously-blogged Gumdrop by Orly, an extremely clean-looking light/pastel turquoise creme. This colour is perfectly on trend, but I don’t know if I can give Justin Bieber the credit. Formula is very good on this, two coats and you’re looking at fully opaque coverage and a smooth finish.

However, I HATE THIS BRUSH. The Nicole by OPI Perfect Stroke brush is a perfect nightmare. I don’t mind the “sculpted” brushes so much (I just came up with that. Good, right?). I’ve used them before (like the Sally Hansen Insta-Dri line), but for some reason these Nicole by OPI ones are particularly difficult. They’re not consistent at all, and are not shaped into a nice semi-circular shape that can fit nicely with your cuticle line. Every one I’ve tried has had a very strange shape and is so difficult to work with. The bristles are also quite stiff and can cause some dragging of the polish on your nail. If it weren’t for the superb formula, this polish would have been a nightmare to work with.

All I ask is for nail polish companies to use flat, rectangular brushes, much like the OPI ProWide ones. Or at the very least, use a traditional brush shape (thin, and circular at the base). If you’re going to do a “sculpted” brush, please make sure it retains its shape properly. Ugh.

Apart from that though, My Lifesaver is an outstanding colour with a great formula. Definitely worth checking out! Props, JBiebz. Props.

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9 Responses to “I’m a Belieber: Nicole by OPI – My Lifesaver”

  1. robin June 16, 2011 at 2:11 PM #

    Love this color but didnt get it as i didnt want to contribute to the little punks wallet! Lol

    • Gigi June 17, 2011 at 2:39 AM #

      Haha! Well actually, I found this blurb on the official site: “The One Less Lonely Girl collection is helping Justin raise awareness and funds for a nonprofit organization close to Justin’s heart, called Pencils of Promise (PoP). PoP helps to build schools and increase educational opportunities in the developing world. Justin has joined together with PoP to build 100 schools for children around the world with the help of young people everywhere.”

      So you wouldn’t be contributing to his wallet, but to a charitable organization! That’s pretty awesome. And you get a beautiful polish out of it! :D

      • Rebekkah Wilkin July 6, 2011 at 5:53 PM #

        That’s excellent! I didn’t even look at the colours in this line, for the same reasons Robin listed above LOL :) This looks fantastic, think I will pick it up tomorrow!

      • Gigi September 12, 2011 at 11:42 AM #

        LOL yeah I try to forget that this is a Justin Bieber polish. I’ve taken off the little tag that comes with the bottle. Now it’s just a pretty, innocent pale turquoise…no one has to know! :p

  2. CallaLily June 17, 2011 at 5:59 AM #

    OMG! I just came across your blog today – LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it!!!! Keep up the great work; looking forward to more great stuff :-)

    • Gigi July 6, 2011 at 4:37 PM #

      Thank you so much!

  3. Kristy June 20, 2011 at 7:44 PM #

    Love it!

  4. H July 4, 2011 at 2:05 PM #

    I TOTALLY agree abou the perfect stroke brush! Its really hard to use, but I love the colour!!!

    • Gigi July 6, 2011 at 4:38 PM #

      Ugh wish they would stop using this brush. The colour is amazing though!

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