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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December 6 | Happy holodays

It’s day six of 24 days of Christmas by Hanninator and I hope you’re not tired of the holiday manis yet, because you’ll be seeing a lot more the next few weeks.

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The base for this festive mani is Encore Margot from A-England. For the details I used Shh… It’s top secret!, Got the mean reds, Stay off the lawn!, Squeaker of the house and Alpine snow from OPI together with Reindeer stencils, Christmas stocking stencils, Christmas tree stencils and Gingerbread man stencils from Snail Vinyls.

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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!