Thursday, 23 February 2012


The minute I applied my first OPI polish which I believe was Malaga Wine I decided I'm not buying non OPI polish ever again. Off course I kept seeing these pretty colours by other brands and who can resist a nail polish?
I have tried a few brands and I can say that so far nothing beats OPI and Essie. Application, staying power, colour variety, it is all great. But I cannot only, not pass on pretty polish but also on a bargain polish.

Clearly my taste is very limited because I buy nail polish and it turns out I already have nearly identical colour already! It happened with Nerd and Brooch The Subject here. And it happened again with today’s contestants ELF Cranberry and OPI I’m Not Really A Waitress.

I’m Not Really A Waitress is one of OPI’s best sellers and I think every girl have heard about it. A perfect red – bit of shimmer, not too dark, not too light, super sexy. Then I found ELF Cranberry and you know what? It’s nearly enough the same! I would say little bit darker and slightly more shimmer but not much difference. But there is some other kind of difference - the price. OPI costs about £10 in the UK and you can get ELF for as little as £1.50! Althou I got it for a £1 in the sale so that’s like a double bargain.

But! There is a but. OPI stays on my nails for about 7 days without chipping, edges slightly rubbed off on the 5th day. ELF stayed on for 4 days with edges rybbing off after 2nd day and chipping on the 4th.
It comes down to one thing – whether you take pleasure in painting your nails every 4 days or you’re dreading the manicure moment each and every time. The decision is yours :)

OPI on my thumb nail, ELF on the rest. Please ignore creepy hand, looking sort of like The Addams Family pet.

How is your week going? Are you glad it's Friday tomorrow?

Sylwia x


  1. I actually prefer the ELF one! x

  2. gorgeous shades but I prefer the ELF

  3. I'm wearing a color that looks exactly like those two its called iced merlot by Pure Ice such a pretty color

    1. I just googled it and it really does look the same :D x

  4. great post hunni, the colour of these polishes are gorgeous and they do look so similar. The Elf one is such a bargain thanks for sharing x
    Mac giveaway now on x

  5. Oh pretty colors. Great dupe find! Link up to my beauty blog hop for a chance to win an OPI polish from the new Holland collection, and a Kenra spray :)

  6. Wow, it's amazing you can barely tell the difference between the two! Great post :) xxx

  7. Wow, such a great color !!
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  8. That color is lovely! Guess I'll have to look out for the ELF one, I don't mind that it chips sooner because I change my polish every 3 or 4 days anyways!


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