Wednesday, July 6, 2011

OPI Month: Dating a Royal (comparisons)

Today I am wearing OPI Dating a Royal, a dark blue jelly. I used 3 coats and have insane bubbling on my thumbs and a couple fingers, but I'm not sure if that was the polish or my topcoats need thinning. Either way, bubbles are super annoying!

I posted swatches of Dating a Royal quite a while ago, so in this post I'll show you some comparisons that I have done since then.

OPI Dating a Royal vs. American Apparel Cameo Blue - I absolutely love the AA. The formula is smooth and creamy, and it's really opaque. 2 coats of AA, 3 coats of OPI.


American Apparel Mount Royal vs. OPI Dating a Royal - Mount Royal is a bit closer to DaR than Cameo Blue, but it's a bit purpler.


Essie Mesmerize vs. OPI Dating a Royal - This Essie is quite opaque as well, at 2 coats.


American Apparel Cameo Blue, NYX Girls True Navy, OPI Dating a Royal - These are all kind of similar. Looking at this, I wonder if the NYX Girls is closer to AA Mount Royal. Maybe I should try that later.


Anyways, I'm not sure whether to keep or purge Dating a Royal. I might have to defer the decision for now. I think I am leaning towards purge, since I adore both the American Apparels and like the Essie one as well. I've already purged the NYX Girls. Ahhh... Why is it so hard to purge a polish?! lol!

15 comments:

  1. Thanks for this.  Dating a Royal is on my wishlist, but I have AA Mount Royal and I kind of like it better, especially since you could get away with one coat of it!  Time to cross Dating a Royal off the list...

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  2. Dating a Royal bubbles like crazy on me too!! That's why I only use it for pedis, coz I don't look too closely...=P

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  3. I would say purge it since the others are very similar and more opaque. :)

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  4. so gorgeous blues!!!!!
    http://misstarshiny.blogspot.com/

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  5. I LOVE Mount Royal!  That was a great find :) 

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  6. those are my favorite shades of blue!
    my eyes always go for those(:
    BEAUTIFUL

    <3 BB

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  7. I love all of them! Decisions, decisions...
    Thanks for this great post!

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  8. Do you have Barry M Cobalt?  I keep thinking it's a dupe for Essie Mesmerize but no one seems to have both to say for sure!  :)

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  9. Haha, yeah I really like these types of blues too!

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  10. Ohhh really... hmmm, thanks for letting me know you had the same problem!

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  11. Yay! I'm glad you could scratch one off the list :)

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  12. Awesome comparisons. I'm slightly disturbed by the fact that I own all of these polishes and have only used AA Cameo so far though. Yikes, I have a problem! But they're all so gorgeous!

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