A while ago, some of my wonderful readers asked me how certain OPI nail polishes compared, so I put together this post.
Two of the lacquers are from the Hawaii Collection: OPI Is Mai Tai Crooked? and OPI Aloha from OPI.
The other three I compared them with were OPI Where Did Suzi’s Man-Go?, OPI Toucan Do It If You Try, and OPI Live. Love. Carnaval, which are from the Brazil Collection!
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The nail polishes in this post are (left to right):
- OPI Is Mai Tai Crooked?
- OPI Where Did Suzi’s Man-Go?
- OPI Toucan Do It If You Try
- OPI Live. Love. Carnaval
- OPI Aloha from OPI
Click on any of the above links to see my separate in-depth reviews with plenty of swatches of each colour!
OPI Is Mai Tai Crooked & OPI Aloha from OPI Comparison Swatches
- All swatches have 2 coats of nail polish.
- All photos are taken under my camera’s flash.
- All nail polishes in this post were provided by PR.
Edit: I added the natural-light swatches below. Hope it helps you to see the minor differences between each. 🙂
I’m trying to tell myself Is Mai Tai Crooked? and Where Did Suzi’s Man-Go? are just too close to each other to justify having them both (they’re not greens after all) but for some reason I can’t seem to get through to my brain 😉
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Haha, yeah, the brain and the nailphile are worlds apart sometimes! 😉 I understand all too well!
like the last one
Thanks, Mary! This is very helpful.
Glad it was helpful!
I found a natural-light photo of the swatches on my computer. I’ll need to update this post to include it.
All very pretty colors. Thanks for sharing and comparing!
It’s my pleasure, as always!
Great comparison post! My guess is Aloha from OPI is more like Red Lights Ahead Where? from the Holland collection, but that is just my guess. Red Lights Ahead Where is one of my all time favorite cremes!
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I don’t think I’ve tried that one from the Holland Collection. I’ll need to double-check my stash first.
Thanks a lot Mary, very helpful 🙂 Looks like I won’t be needing the orange from the Hawaii collection since I already own Where did Suzi’s man-go and those two look a lot a like. Bit suprised tho by the difference in Live love carnaval and Aloha from Hawaii! Thought they would be a lot more a like.
Glad that it was helpful! I’ll be updating this post to include a swatch photo that I took in natural light. Think that others will also find that helpful. 🙂
The two melon colors are almost dead on dupes except that Suzi’s Man-go has a wee bit of shadow in it. I suppose they are close enough to not need both. The other three though are not the same at all and to a polish hoarder/obsesser they are all needed.
Stay tuned – I’m going to update the post to include a natural-light photo that I have on my computer. Just need to crop it.
Thank you for this post!
I have Live.Love.Carnaval and I’d love to have another polish that’s similar to it BUT with a hint more orange / leaning more towards orange but is still in that corally-red family.
What polish would you recommend? 🙂
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Hey minty milky!
You’re very welcome! Glad you found this post helpful.
Out of all the polishes I mentioned in this post, my favourites were Aloha from OPI and Toucan Do It If You Try. I remember loving those manicures when I wore them a lot!