Friday, June 6, 2014

OPI GelColor Taupe-less Beach and Comparison

Hello lovelies! I have a nail post today! I just started getting into doing my own soak-off gel (SOG) manis, so there may be a few posts like this in the future. I'm working on a post about the initial set-up in case you are interested in doing your own SOG manis, so look out for that post if you're interested.

I've decided to begin my SOG mani adventure with the OPI GelColor system. One of the colours I purchased was Taupe-less Beach from the recent Brazil collection. This colour is also available in the regular nail polish line, but as far as how close the regular and gel versions are, I cannot comment on that. I know sometimes gel polishes are not exact dupes for their regular counterparts, so keep that in mind.

OPI GelColor Taupe-less Beach (3 coats)

I was hoping this OPI would be a slightly warmer dupe for Essie Chinchilly (one of my all time favourite work-appropriate shades). However, due to my very yellow undertones, the OPI leans VERY mauve/purple on me compared to other swatches I've seen.

Comparison: Essie Chinchilly, OPI GelColor Taupe-less Beach, Orly Country Club Khaki (regular, not gel), SH CSM Fedora

In some lights, I am very pleased with this OPI colour. In others, I am very angry it is so mauve. I think this one is going into the purge box, unfortunately! Definitely a beautiful colour, but I know there are better shades out there for me!

Hope you guys have a good weekend! Orange is the New Black Season 2 is up on Netflix now, so I am pretty sure I know how my weekend is going to go. AWESOMELY.