OPI California dreaming | comparisons

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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…

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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)!

 

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OPI Fiji | comparisons

As promised, here are my comparison swatches of the shades from the Fiji collection (except for I can never hut up which is pretty unique). I dug out the shades that I thought would be the most similar from my pretty big OPI collection. So if your wondering about a specific polish that I haven’t compared it too, either I don’t have it or they were not similar enough.

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img_6492Do you sea what I sea? – I sea you wear OPI – Venice the party? – Yodel me on my cell

Here I’m wearing three coats of each shade. Do you sea what I sea is most similar too Vencie the party?, but it has more of a frosty and sparkly finish.

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img_6493Suzi without a paddle – Sailing & Nail-ing – Gelato on my mind – It’s a boy!

Here I’m wearing two coats of each shade, except for It’s a boy which I’m wearing three coats of. Suzi without a paddle is pretty much a dupe of It’s a boy!, though it covers better in fewer coats.

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img_6494Is that a spear in your pocket? – Stay off the lawn!! – Amazon…Amazoff

Here I’m wearing two coats of each shade. I think you all will agree with me when I say no dupes here. Is that a spear in your pocket? is different and pretty and you should get it!

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img_6495Super trop-i-cal-i-Fiji-istic – Keeping Suzi at bay – My pal Joey – Suzi says feng shui

Here I’m wearing two coats of each shade. Nope, no dupes here either. I think Super trop-i-cal-i-Fiji-istic is a beautiful royal blue polish that you must get, but how annoying is that name!? Try writing it a few times….

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img_6496Coconuts over OPI – Don’t pretzel my buttons – Samoan sand – Pale to the chief

Here I’m wearing two coats of each shade. When we see all the bottles lined up next to each other they all look really similar, but once the polish is on the nails that is no longer that case.

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img_6497Polly want a lacquer? – I’m gown for anything – Purple palazzo pants – You’re such a Budapest

Here I’m wearing two coats of each shade, except for You’re such a Budapest which I’m wearing three coats of. I don’t have a dupe for Polly want a lacquer?, and this is my favorite shade from the collection, so I’d say that you should get it!

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img_6498Exotic birds do not tweet – I just can’t cope-acabana – My twin Mimmy – Need sunglasses?

Here I’m wearing three coats of each shade. They pretty much all look like dupes on the photo. But in reality only Exotic birds do not tweet and My twin Mimmy are pretty much dupes. I just can’t cope-acabana is lighter and Need sunglasses? is darker and has more of a jelly finish.

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img_6499No tan lines – Is mai tai crooked? – Orange you stylish! – Where did Suzi’s man-go?

Here I’m wearing three coats of each shade. No tan lines = no dupes.

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img_6500Two-timing the zones – Look at my bow! – Shorts story – Kiss me on my tulips

Here I’m wearing two coats of each shade. Two-timing the zones and Shorts story is pretty much dupes, Shorts story is perhaps a little bit lighter. Since Shorts story is one of my go-to shades for floral nail art I would recommend you to get Two-timing the zones if you don’t already own Shorts story that is.

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img_6501Getting nadi on my honeymoon – Small + cute = ♥ – Mod about you – Suzi shops & island hops

Here I’m wearing two coats of each shade. Getting nadi on my honeymoon is pretty much a dupe of Mod about you. I love both shades, so if you don’t have Mod about you, I think you should totally get one of the two!

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img_6502Living on the bula-vard! – Aloha from OPI – My paprika is hotter than yours!

Here I’m wearing two coats of each shade. Living on the bula-vard! and My paprika is hotter than yours! are pretty much dupes, though MPIHTY has a bit of shimmer in it, but you can’t really see on the nails. Aloha from OPI is a little bit darker, but still pretty close to being a dupe.

I hope these swatches helped you in your decision of which shades to get. Please let me know in the comments which ones you’ll get and which ones you’ll skip out on (and why).

Next up is some nail art using shades from this collection, stay tuned for that!

September favorites

So these are my September favorites, this month I have made a few autumnal manis.


I love my leaves manis, but i think all manis are beautiful (otherwise I wouldn’t have posted them).

Which mani is your favorite?

OPI Washington DC

Fall is almost here so let’s take a look at OPI’s new fall collection called Washington DC. I think this collection is so beautiful so I don’t really mind the weather getting colder, as long as I can wear these polishes on my nails.

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All swatches are painted over one coat of base coat and I’m not wearing any topcoat. The formula was really good on all polishes, and that’s one of the many reasons I love OPI so much.

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IMG_5200OPI Washington DC – CIA = Color is awesome

CIA = Color is awesome is a blue polish that covers in two coats, though you could get away with just one coat.

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IMG_5194OPI Washington DC – Stay off the lawn!!

Stay off the lawn!! is a green polish that is almost a one coater, the formula of this polish is amazing. I used two coats in these pictures, but you could get away with just one coat depending on your application technique.

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IMG_5188OPI Washington DC – Suzi – The first lady of nails

Suzi – The first lady of nails is an olive green polish that covers in two coats. I think that this color looks amazing against my pale skin tone.

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IMG_5158OPI Washington DC – Never a dulles moment

Never a dulles moment is a mustard yellow polish that covers in two to three coats.

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IMG_5152OPI Washington DC – Pale to the chief

Pale to the chief is light beige polish with shimmer that covers in two coats, though the shimmer is not as visible on the nails as in the bottle. I was really surprised to see that it is fully opaque in so few coats.

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IMG_5176OPI Washington DC – Yank my doodle

Yank my doodle is rusty orange polish that covers in two coats. It felt like a jelly polish so I was surprised to see that it was opaque in just two coats.

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IMG_5170OPI Washington DC – Freedom of peach

Freedom of peach is a terra-cotta orange polish that covers in two coats.

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IMG_5164OPI Washington DC – Squeaker of the house

Squeaker of the house is a chocolate brown polish that covers in two coats.

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IMG_5212OPI Washington DC – Shh… It’s top secret

Shh… It’s top secret is a dark brown polish that covers in two coats. It’s so dark that it almost looks like a black polish, but it’s not.

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IMG_5224OPI Washington DC – Madam President

Madam President is a raspberry red polish that covers in two coats.

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IMG_5230OPI Washington DC – OPI by popular vote

OPI by popular vote is a classic red polish that covers in two coats.

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IMG_5236OPI Washington DC – We the female

We the female is a dark red polish that covers in two coats.

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IMG_5218OPI Washington DC – Kerry Blossom

Kerry Blossom is a plum polish that covers in two coats. This polish is one of three limited edition shades from the collection.

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IMG_5206OPI Washington DC – “Liv” in the gray

“Liv” in the gray is a dark grey polish that covers in two coats. This polish is one of three limited edition shades from the collection.

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IMG_5182OPI Washington DC – Inside the ISABELLEtway

Inside the ISABELLEtway is a caramel brown polish that covers in two coats. This polish is one of three limited edition shades from the collection.

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What do you think of this fall collection? I think that the colors are just right for this time of the year and I can’t wait to incorporate them in nail art!