Thursday, July 28, 2011

Swatch Comparison - Glass Flecked Pinks (featuring OPI Be a Dahlia Won't You?)

Hey guys!

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?


  1. Thanks for the comparison! I think the China Glaze looks awesome!

  2. They are all different!
    And I love aaaaaaall!

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  4. I have all 3, but 108 degrees works for me!!!! :) Great post!

  5. It is so hard to pick between China Glaze and OPI!

  6. love these colors! china glaze can almost be a dupe of Dahlia, but i still prefer OPI :)

  7. Thanks for putting these up next to each other. I kept seeing that 108 Degrees was a dup for Dahlia. Being Ms. MAJOR Fuchsia fan...I needed to know for myself. I ordered a bottle of 108 as I had Dahlia and was in love...OPI doing a fleck and a fleck in FUCHSIA for me...LOVE. When the 108 arrived I compared them immediately for myself. I saw right off that 108 is a bit darker and surprise...the CG 108 has LESS fleck in it than the Dahlia! Most would probably not want both and I far prefer Dahlia because of the more bling in the shade of fuchsia - nothing like this fuchsia queen has already. And then that fleck as I said...OPI outdoing CG in a glass fleck is really something! I am a huge fan and have stocked up for a a good 6 years on Dahlia...would love to see OPI put Dahlia into their Classics - they don't have anything like's not Pompeii Purple. It's not last summer's Wing It. I LOVE IT!!!! Buy this for a girlfriend (the OPI that is) and offer to paint her toes with it! It's just something you cannot stop looking at! Can ya tell I am nuts for this shade?


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