Thursday, June 2, 2011

My Lifesaver & a Comparison

Today I have a new Nicole by OPI polish I purchase recently from the Justin Bieber collection, My Lifesaver. Although the colour is close to some other polishes I have, since it was on sale I decided to give it a try.

For this particular polish, there is a label on the handle that states " New Perfect Stroke Brush". This brush size is similar to the OPI pro-wide brush, but it had a more curved bottom. Mine, however, was cut from and not a perfect curve. But I figured I would do the best with what I had.

Application was frustrating, the formula was thick and it seemed like the bristle on the brush were thick too because I was betting crazy brushstrokes on my nails. This may have been due to the formula, but even after using some thinner it was still hard to manipulate.

I ultimately ended up using 2 thick coats, and the end result was alright. Below is this most colour accurate photo in my post.

Back to the actual colour now for a sec because it is really pretty. I would descibe it as a light but bright green based turquoise. The first colour in my stash I wantd to compare it to was For Audrey my China Glaze.

As you can see below they are not identical, but pretty close. My Lifesaver is lighter and more green based, where For Audry is slightly darker and more blue based. This first photo was taken with no flash.

The photo below was taken my my window with overcast skies.

This last one was taken with my cameras flash, this is how they look the closest, but you can still tell there is a slight difference between the two.

What do you think? Do you have a favorite out of the two?


  1. I had major issues with this one too. It was definitely the brush, seemed like the bristles were too hard or something.

  2. Queen of Crap - yeah, the brush on this one stunk,the bristles felt too thick to me

  3. Awwwww it's pretty nice, but it would be nicier to see both swatches on your nails side by side mostly because colors inside the bottles are pretty tricky and not true to the actual swatch.:,(



  4. Jen - Your are definitely right. It was actually kind of an afterthought to compare the two after I had completed painting my nails with My Lifesaver. Oh well, next time :)


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