Thursday, August 22, 2013

Review & Comparison: OPI Peace & Love & OPI and Elle Dancing Queen

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I'm so excited to see all the new faces!!  Thank y'all for following me!  I really appreciate each and every one of you!  Now on to today's post because I'm so excited to show them to you.  Now this will show you how little I seem to get out, I had no idea that Elle made make up and no idea Kohl sold it!  But on a recent trip to Kohl's I found Elle Dancing Queen:
Elle Dancing Queen is a duochrome metallic.  For the most part it is silver but there is a subtle shift to lilac.  The pictures show two coats with top coat.  I thought this was gorgeous in the bottle and just had to have it despite the $10 price tag.  And it was wonderful, until I got it home and tried to swatch it.  These pictures show my second attempt at swatching Dancing Queen.  The formula on this polish was horrible.  It was thick and hard to control.  And no matter how much time I left in between coats, I didn't want to dry.  It was so easy to nick.  And if that wasn't enough, it was very streaky and showed brush marks.
This is one case of the pictures making the polish look better than in real life.

Now on to the good news!  On my recent trip to Ulta, they had the new San Francisco collection from OPI and I had to have Peace & Love & OPI ($9 at Ulta):
Peace & Love & OPI is a gorgeous duochrome of dark silver/pewter and purple and every shade in between the two.  The formula was fantastic, not too thin or too thick.  There was no streaking, balding or brush strokes visible.  And the color shifting was amazing!!  So obvious!  Want to know how much I loved this polish??  I wore it for FOUR days without nail art on it!!!!  Yep!  I rarely wear a polish for more than 24 hours and even more rarely wear it alone without some kind of nail art or glitter, but this polish was just too gorgeous on its own!
One More!
You have to see this polish in real life!  It has quickly become one of my all time favorites!!!  OPI Peace & Love & OPI is a must have!!

As for the Elle Dancing Queen, I don't know if I just got that one whacky bottle that wasn't right or if all of their polish is that bad, but at $10 a bottle I don't see myself trying it again.  Have y'all tried Elle?  What did you think of it?

I hope y'all have a fabulous day!!  Happy Polishing!!