Mini Dupe-fest Swatcharama: OPI Edition
So I told myself I needed to go on a nail polish diet. Not a fast, a diet. Cheap polishes, nothing over $3 a bottle. Well that didn’t fly. I happened to find two Nicole by OPI lacquers that needed to come home with me. NEEDED!
I decided to do a swatch-off with two OPI polishes from the Amazing Spider-Man collection, just to see how they matched up. The first is a mashup of OPI’s Just Spotted the Lizard, the green-gold Peridot clone, and Nicole by OPI’s Mer-Maid for Each Other. Now, I’m not so blind as to think Mer-Maid is a Lizard dupe. But its blue-gold shift was so similar to Lizard in quality that I wanted to see them side by side.
Fascinating, eh? They’re so similar in texture, formula and application, and duochrome shift. It’s just that bit of green and bit of blue that separate them. Both are stunning, for sure. They reflect every bit of light they can catch, appearing almost luminescent even in low light. Both are definitely instant favorites.
Next I compared OPI’s Number One Nemesis with Nicole by OPI’s For Gold Time Sake. These are nearly identical in the bottle, so this is a true dupe-off.
The formulas are identical, right down to needing three coats to get full coverage. For Gold Time sake is slightly warmer, but honestly the difference is nearly negligible.
Anywho, I decided to do a full ten fingers of Mer-Maid for Each Other. It really is a stunner and I needed to see it in all its glory.
Posted on July 31, 2012, in Misc and tagged dupe, for gold time sake, just spotted the lizard, manicure, mer-maid for each other, nail polish, nicole by opi, NOTD, number one nemesis, opi, peridot, Seche Vite, swatch. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.