First up is OPI My Address is Hollywood vs. Essie Your Hut Or Mine. Pretty much the instant I took My Address is Hollywood out of the box I knew it would be very similar to this Essie, which is fine with me since I love that polish! Gotta say they are pretty darn close, the only difference is the shimmer...Essie has a lot more of it and it's more noticeable. In terms of formula I prefer Essie, the OPI was a little bit thinner and more streaky. I used 3 coats of the OPI and 2 coats of the Essie for the photo below.
Since there are a lot of pictures in this post I've decided to put the rest under a cut. Click the read more button below to see the rest of the comparisons!
China Glaze Brownstone vs Zoya Cola. Until this comparison Zoya Cola was an untried polish for me. I bought it when Zoya did their Earth Day promo this year and then kind of forgot about it. I pulled my entire Zoya drawer out to pull for this post and noticed that it looked a lot like Brownstone from the Metro collection. On, I'd say it's pretty much a dead on dupe! I do have to say in terms of formula I much preferred Brownstone, Cola was a bit less opaque and needed an extra coat. I used 2 coats of Brownstone and 3 coats of Cola for the photo below.
China Glaze Concrete Catwalk vs CND Asphalt, this one was requested in the comments of the Metro collection post (Misa Office Polish-tics was also requested but I forgot about it, sorry about that! They don't look close in the bottles for what it's worth) In the bottles they looked very similar, but once on the nail Concrete Catwalk was much darker. Formula wise, CND wins...what can I say, CND knows how to do a creme and they will pretty much always win a formula war lol. I used 2 coats of each polish for the photo below.
China Glaze Skyscraper vs Nicole by OPI It's Not Me, It's Blue. A few of you mentioned in comments of the Nicole by OPI Fall Target Exclusives post that It's Not Me, It's Blue looked similar to China Glaze Skyscraper. I gotta admit, I didn't see the similarity but I'm always happy to compare things anyway. These 2 babies are very different. the NOPI is much more purpley blue and is packed with shimmer and Skyscraper is silver and blue glitter in a blue jelly base. Both gorgeous...and different enough to justify owning both if you like em! I used 2 coats of Skyscraper and 4 coats of It's Not Me, It's Blue for the photos below.
OPI A-Taupe The Space Needle vs. OPI You Don't Know Jacques vs. China Glaze Street Chic. When I was going through my stash I thought You Don't Know Jacques might be close to one of the taupe browns from OPI & China Glaze Fall but nope, I was wrong. All 3 are different and lovely in their own way! I used 2 coats of each polish for the photo below.
OPI Honk If You Love OPI vs China Glaze Urban-Night. These 2 looked very similar when I had the bottles sitting on my desk so I had to compare them. They both have the same feeling but Honk If You Love OPI is a bit darker...not by much though! The formula on Urban-Night was the teeniest bit better but I do love both polishes! I used 2 coats for each polish.
China Glaze First Mate vs OPI Road House Blues vs. American Apparel Passport Blue. In the comments of the Touring America collection post it was suggested Road House Blues might be similar to China Glaze First Mate, they are way more different than I thought they would be. First Mate is much lighter and brighter. I did find something a little closer in my stash though, American Apparel Passport Blue, it looks like Road House Blues has a little bit more purple in it but they might be close enough to kill the lemming for some people. I used 2 coats of each polish for the photo below.
OPI Uh-Oh Roll Down The Window vs China Glaze Westside Warrior. The battle of the fall greens lol! Unfortunately for those of you who need all things green these babies are not dupes. Westside Warrior is a bit darker and Uh-Oh has more of a murky grey feeling to it. I love both, if you like greens you will too! I used 2 coats of each polish for this photo.
OPI Uh-Oh Roll Down The Window vs. Nicole by OPI Green Up Your Act vs China Glaze Westside Warrior. Can I just say that this comparison is freakin me out. I keep looking at this picture and tripping out because Green Up Your Act looks blue/grey sandwiched in between these other 2 greens. I assure you, it is green but apparently A LOT more blue based than I originally thought it was lol. I used 2 coats for each polish below.
OPI Uh-Oh Roll Down The Window vs Zoya Gemma vs China Glaze Westside Warrior. This comparison was requested in the comments of the Touring America post. Definitely not dupes since both OPI & China Glaze have no shimmer but I think we both thought the base color might be close to one of the fall greens. Welp, no such luck. Gemma is a lot lighter, maybe a bit more yellow in the base. Also, I forgot how fantastical Gemma was until I did this comp. I love that polish! I used 2 coats of the OPI & China Glaze and 3 coats of Zoya Gemma for the photo.
OPI Uh-Oh Roll Down The Window vs Zoya Shawn vs China Glaze Westside Warrior. Last but not least, another requested comparison. This is one I had on my mind too but Shawn isn't as close as I thought it would be. It's a lot brighter, it makes the other 2 seems more greyed out than they really are! Do I need all 3...yep...do you? If you like green I think so haha. I used 2 coats for each polish.
Whew, i think that's it. If there is anything else you want to see compared to any of the China Glaze & OPI Fall shades let me know in the comments and I'll try and get them done (provided I actually own the polish you want to see it compared to). There were a few I wanted to do like China Glaze Midtown Magic vs. OPI Tease-y Does It but my bottle of OPI is hiding somewhere and I can't find it :( Blog Gadgets