I thought my loyalty to OPI was strong... strong enough to turn down amazing colors created by other brands even though I knew OPI would never create them for me. I was wrong.
It began with Nfu Ohs... I allowed myself to get them because they were "special". All those flakes! I had to have some! I went nuts. Flakes, cremes, shimmers, glitters! I didn't hold back.
Then, I started seeing the new Essie collection popping up all over blogs. "Ooooohhhwha! I want that" [in a childlike, whiney voice].... I WANT THAT MINT CANDY APPLE! I felt like a little mosquito that couldn't stay away from the light... ZAP! They got me.
So while I was in Trade Secret, I stopped by the Essie shelf. They were "Buy 2 Get 1 Free"... I had to have it! Here it is: Perfection... Look what I found when I got home: Perfection... in a different bottle. Hmmm? But this one was called #172. I put them next to each other to compare... They are virtually the same!!!! Too similar to need both! Well crap. I could have spent that money on a new bottle of OPI.
I didn't need "Mint Candy Apple" or the other 2 Essie polishes I bought in order to get it for free. I could be holding OPI Onyx right now (instead of Essie Licorice)! OPI Plugged In Plum could be part of my purple collection (instead of Essie Sexy Divide)!
I was weak yesterday. Very weak.
And below is proof that I didn't need "Mint Candy Apple". Two fingers are painted with "Mint Candy Apple" and two with #172. And another picture with a little different lighting to see if that changes the appearance of the colors... Can you tell which is which? I'm not even going to tell you because it doesn't matter. All that matters is that they look the same and no one needs both.
:( I can see a slight difference. But I'm very partial to Essie. They are both gorgeous though, and I love Nfu Oh flakies. Their other color types give me issues though. I love your blog, and the name gives me the giggles everytime I check your page
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