Monday, 12 November 2012

Glitter Gal Wisteria vs OPI DS Original

Today I have another comparison post for you, Glitter Gal Wisteria vs OPI DS Original. At first glance, you can definitely tell that they're not EXACTLY dupes. The OPI is a little bit darker than the GG. When I did some swatches on paper beforehand to see if I'd need to layer it, the formula of Wisteria was really really thin and therefore it would have taken about 5 or 6 coats to become opaque so I decided to layer. From past experience with Original, I knew that would need many layers to become opaque as well. I layered it over Rimmel Misty, which happens to be about 10 years old and the polish that I wore for my wedding :)

*click to enlarge!*

Glitter Gal Wisteria on Index and Ring Fingers
OPI DS Original on Middle and Pinky Fingers

I call DUPE. Especially in the sun. You can tell the difference indoors without any light but in the sun, like this, there's not a whole lot of difference. They're both lilac and have the same holographic linear effect. Both are amazing. I do notice that there's a small chip on my index finger but it looks like I must have dinged it on something and there's actually a small chip in my nail. I didn't keep this on for any length of time because I wanted to get my Ozotic post up yesterday.

I purchased the OPI DS Original with DS Sapphire about a year ago for £30 for the pair on ebay. There doesn't seem to be any on ebay at the moment, so I'm not sure how much this would actually go for now. Probably not as much since there are LOTS and LOTS of holographic polishes out now. Glitter Gal can be purchased from Ninja Polish! They have great prices and the ship worldwide with amazingly fast delivery!

*GG sent as PR sample.