OPI Iceland | comparisons

Sooo this post is long overdue, I said I’d post it a few days after the Iceland swatches but obviously that didn’t happen. But better late than never…. right?
I looked through my OPI collection and took out the shades that I thought would be most similar to the new polishes. I’m not comparing Turn on the northern lights! because I don’t have any polishes that are similar to that one.

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Check out the old geysirs – I can never hut up

Here I’m wearing two coats of each shade. They are very similar in formula, but Check out the old geysirs is ice blue whereas I can never hut up is grey/green.

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This isn’t Greenland – Don’t talk Bach to me

Here I’m wearing two coats of each shade. They’re no dupes, they’re not even that similar, especially not on the nails.

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Aurora berry-alis – Just lanai-ing around

Here I’m wearing two coats of each shade. They look very similar in this photo and they are almost the same shade. The big difference between them is that Just lanai-ing around has shimmer in it.

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One heckla of a color – Purple palazzo pants

Here I’m wearing two coats of One heckla of a color and three coats of Purple palazzo pants. Looking at the bottle shots I thought they’d be more similar in color, but they’re not similar at all. Well they’re both purple, but thats about it. 😉

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Reykjavik has all the hot spots – Hands off my kielbasa

Here I’m wearing two coats of each shade. They both have that frosted finish, Reykjavik has all the hot spots dries with more visible brushstrokes, apart from that they’re not very similar.

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Icelanded a bottle of OPI  – Berlin there done that – Taupe-less beach

Here I’m wearing two coats of each shade. If you compare the bottles Icelanded a bottle of OPI looks almost identical to Taupe-less beach, but on the nails Icelanded a bottle of OPI is pretty much a lighter shade of Berlin there done that (and not that similar to Taupe-less beach).

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I’ll have a gin & tectonic – Barking up the wrong sequoia – A great opera-tunity

Here I’m wearing two coats of each shade. They’re all pretty similar, so you probably don’t need to have them all (unless you’re a polish addict).

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Less is norse – Suzi & the arctic fox – Dark side of the mood

Here I’m wearing two coats of each shade. They’re all beautiful dark shades, but they’re no dupes.

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That’s what friends are Thor – I brake for manicures – Krona-logical order – Shh… it’s top secret

Here I’m wearing two coats of each shade. No dupes for the new Iceland shades, but here we have four beautiful brown shades that are perfect for fall!

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 (or already got) 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!