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I love my two little girls and I love collecting nail polish - combine the two, and you've got Paws to Polish. Enjoy!

Friday, February 11, 2011

OPI's "Jade Is The New Black" vs. "Don't Mess With OPI"

Those of you who have seen the swatches of OPI's new Texas Collection have  noticed that there's a beautiful forest green color called "Don't Mess With OPI". When I first saw the color online, I thought it would be much darker, almost a Christmas tree green.

When I first saw "Don't Mess With OPI" in person at Ulta a few weeks ago, I seriously thought they had put "Jade Is The New Black" in the slot for "DMWOPI". I looked at the bottom of the bottle, and sure enough, it was the correct color. I went over to the "regular" OPI's and grabbed a bottle of "JITNB" and compared the two. To be honest, it was almost impossible to tell the two bottles apart when they were next to each other. I decided to punt on buying a bottle of "DMWOPI" that day, since I already owned "JITNB". Instead, I purchased "Suzi Loves Cowboys", "Ausin-Tacious Turquoise" and "It's Totally Fort Worth It".

Then, a couple of weeks later, when I was at another beauty supply store, I saw plenty of bottles of every new Texas Collection color. I ended up buying "DMWOPI", "Houston We Have a Purple", "I Vant to be A-Lone Star" and "Too Hot Pink to Hold 'Em" (along with "The One That Got Away" from the Katy Perry Collection).

Anyways, I wanted to compare "DMWOPI" and "JITNB". 
My thoughts on the two: "Don't Mess With OPI" has more of a yellow tint to it. It's almost a "dusty" grass green. "Jade is the New Black" has more of a blueish tint to it, and is about a half a shade brighter than "DMWOPI". Of the two, I think I actually like "Don't Mess With OPI" better (but I'm glad I own both!). After comparing the two on my nail wheel, I decided to paint my nails with "DMWOPI" (see pictures below). 

Either of these will be PERFECT for St. Patty's Day!

Here are the comparisons ("DMWOPI" is on the left, "JITNB" is on the right):

1 coat of each color:

Now, here's 2 coats:

OPI Chip Skip
1 coat OPI Nail Envy Original Formula
1 coat OPI Ridge Filler
2 coats OPI "Don't Mess With OPI"
2 coats Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat

By Request - "We'll Always Have Paris"

A couple of weeks ago, a request came in for swatches of OPI's "We'll Always Have Paris". Normally, I'd post pictures right away, but I haven't been able to make blogging a priority lately. Tonight's my first free night, so I thought I'd catch up.

I first saw pictures of OPI's "We'll Always Have Paris" on Facebook a few months ago. A salon owner posted pictures, and made people guess the color. I LOVED the color so much, I was getting quite frustrated for him to give up the answer! Anyways, I ended up going out to buy a bottle the next night.

This was the first time wearing this color. I doubt it'll be one of my go-to colors, but it's a great maroon-y creamy color that will look great when I'm dressed up or even when I'm going casual with jeans and a sweater.

OPI Chip Skip
1 coat OPI Nail Envy Original Formula
2 coats of OPI "We'll Always Have Paris"
1 coat of Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat