As I mentioned earlier this week here are my comparison swatches of the shades from the California dreaming collection (except for Don’t take Yosemite for granite that I didn’t have anything similar to). I took out the shades that I thought would be the most similar from my OPI collection. If you’re wondering about a specific polish that I haven’t compared it too, either I don’t have it or they were not similar enough.
Excuse me, big sur! – Humidi-tea
Here I’m wearing two coats of each shade. They look pretty similar if you compare the bottles (except that Humidi-tea has shimmer in it) but they’re not that similar on the nails.
Barking up the wrong Sequoia – A great opera-tunity
Here I’m wearing two coats of each shade. They are almost dupes, Barking up the wrong Sequoia is just a little bit lighter than A great opera-tunity, but they’re similar enough to not need both.
Santa Monica beach peach – Can’t afjord not to – Hot & spicy
Here I’m wearing two coats of each polish. Even though they looked pretty similar in the bottles they are not on the nails.
Malibu pier pressure – Kiss me I’m Brazilian – Flip flops & crop tops – Suzi nails New Orleans
Here I’m wearing two coats of each shade. Kiss me I’m Brazilian and Flip flops & crop tops are almost identical to Malibu pier pressure, so it’s not a vey unique shade of pink.
Time for a Napa – SPF XXX – Got myself into a Jam-balaya – Toucan do it if you try
Here I’m wearing two coats of each shade. The shades are similar, but not at all dupes.
Feeling frisco – Don’t pretzel my buttons – Pale to the chief – Samoan sand
Here I’m wearing two coats of each shade except for Samoan sand which I’m wearing three coats of. They’re all very similar, and closest to a dupe is Pale to the chief.
GPS I love you – Apartment for two – Mad for madness sake – Don’t know… beets me!
Here I’m wearing two coats of each shade. This seems to be a very popular OPI shade, since I have four almost identical shades…
Me, myselfie & I – Aloha from OPI – Living on the bula-vard! – Live.Love.Carnaval
Here I’m wearing two coats of each shade. I’d say that Me, myselfie & I and Aloha from OPI are pretty much dupes to Living on the bula-vard!
This is not whine country – Too hot pink to hold ’em – Madam President – Koala bear-y
Here I’m wearing two coats of Madam President and Koala bear-y, three coats of This is not whine country and four coats of Too hot pink to hold ’em. I was pretty sure that id have at least one dupe for This is not whine country, but it turns out I was wrong.
To the mouse house we go – Big apple red – Having a big head day – The thrill of Brazil
Here I’m wearing two coats of each shade except for To the mouse house we go which I’m wearing three coats of. To the mouse house we go is a jelly and is much brighter than the other shades.
Sweet Carmel Sunday – Worth a pretty penne – Brisbane bronze
Here I’m wearing two coats of each polish. Worth a pretty penne has almost the same shade as Sweet Carmel Sunday, but they have different finishes so they’re not dupes.
I hope these swatches helped you in your decision of which shades to get. Please let me know in the comments which ones you’re planning on getting and which ones you’ll skip out on (and why)!