OPI Texas Sorbet/Jelly Roundup – Guest Post!

Hi there!  It’s time for another guest-post! Two in a row, I know, I’m on a roll!!

Today I have two polishes from the OPI Spring 2011 Texas Collection; Guy Meets Gal-veston and Big Hair, Big Nails, which ended up being a comparison post because I actually thought I had a mislabeled bottle or something, but more on that later.

I searched out Guy Meets Gal-veston mainly due to its perfect happy coral colour and the promise of my beloved jelly finish.  Which OPI has rebranded as a sorbet, but I’ll take it either way, jelly, sorbet, whatever.

Here I have on one coat of OPI basecoat, 3 thin coats of Guy Meets Gal-veston and one coat of Essie Good To Go topcoat.  All photos are taken in either direct or indirect natural lighting.  It was a beautiful afternoon today!

You can really see the shine and delicious squishy jelly finish in the photo below. Guy Meets Gal-veston really is a perfect pinky-coral that was a breeze to apply.  Really very easy application, with such a glossy finish even without the added topcoat.  I think this picture really captures the true colour on the nail.

My dear friend, The Obsessed was grabbing a few polishes the other week and asked if I wanted anything.  I had just received my Guy Meets Gal-veston, and I asked her to pick up the only other colour from the Texas Collection that I could remember off the top of my head, Big Hair, Big Nails.

Well.

It appears I got the same polish twice.  Now let’s play a little game, called Can You See a Difference?  Here are the two polishes:

Anything?  Even a hint of a different colour?  Really, they are different, look:

Ok, so Guy Meets Gal-veston is on the left and Big Hair, Big Nails is on the right.

Onto my nails… can you see a difference now?

Here, I’ll help you out……

Crazy!!  They really do look like the exact same shade.  The only fingers that look remotely different are my index and middle fingers, and I wonder if I was just heavy-handed with my application on one of them or something.

There is ever so slightly a difference between the two polishes, Guy Meets Gal-veston looks ever so slightly more berry toned than Big Hair, Big Nails which has a hint more red in it, but WOW are these ever similar.  I have to wonder what OPI was thinking releasing almost perfect dupes in the same collection.

In the end, I’m in LOVE with both of these polishes; the sorbet finish, the pro-wide brush, the ease of application and the incredible shine.  Do I need both colours? Definitely not, but I really can’t resist a sorbet/jelly so I’m (ahem) keeping both bottles.

~xo, Mai~

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