This will be my last scheduled post and I'll be back fully to respond to your comments/emails shortly. By the time you read this I'll be done my term paper (yay!) and I'll most likely be out polish shopping before my evening class.
I've got a quick comparison for you today featuring one of the shades from the OPI Nice Stems Collection - Be a Dahlia Won't You?. I thought that I would have a few shades to compare this one to but after going through my stash, I only found two shades that I thought were worthy of doing a comparison with.
I've also done comparisons for the other 3 shades from this collection so you'll be seeing those posts as well as an overall/final recommendations post for this collection very soon.
Keep reading for the comparison!
Zoya Karina, OPI Be A Dahlia Won't You?, China Glaze 108 Degrees
Zoya Karina (from the Fall 2010 Wicked Collection)
OPI Be a Dahlia Won't You? (from the Summer 2011 Nice Stems Collection)
China Glaze 108 Degrees (from the Summer 2011 Island Escape Collection)
Zoya Karina, OPI Be a Dahlia Won't You?, China Glaze 108 Degrees
China Glaze 108 Degrees, OPI Be a Dahlia Won't You?, Zoya Karina
Of the two that I compared with Be A Dahlia Won't You?, China Glaze 108 Degrees is clearly a closer match. In fact, it's pretty darn close to being a dupe.
Zoya Karina is much more red-based and while I knew that before doing the comparison, I wanted to see how the two compared considering how they're both glass fleck formulas and that the colours are kind of similar, although they look more similar in the bottles than on the nail. In the end, they're pretty different and I would want both in my collection if I didn't have them.
China Glaze 108 Degrees is close to being a dupe for OPI Be a Dahlia Won't You but it seems that the the shimmer in the OPI shade is just a hair brighter than the China Glaze one. This isn't as noticeable in person but it's evident here in the photos thanks to the bright lights and the zoom/macro functions of my camera.
Overall, I would say that if you already have China Glaze 108 Degrees, you definitely don't need to go out and get OPI Be a Dahlia Won't You?. If you do not have either of them, it would really come down to budget/personal preference for either brand. They both have great, easy to apply formulas and both required 3 coats to get the opacity you see above.
What do you guys think? Is China Glaze 108 Degrees close enough to OPI Be a Dahlia Won't You? to deter you from picking that one up yourself?