Monday, February 8, 2016

OPI New Orlean Comparisons

I wanted to compare the OPI New Orleans collection for spring/summer 2106 to polishes in my collection. I found some that came pretty close, but most of the polishes in this collection are pretty unique which I was pretty happy about! I usually only get a handful of polishes from each collection that comes out, but I have a pretty good amount of polishes from OPI's permanent line. 

(I also have a live swatch video of each of these on my YouTube Channel. I will have a link at the end of this post! So check that out.) 

Let's take a look at the polishes...

Take A Right on Bourbon-  is a pearly chrome polish with a very fine silver shimmer. It really doesn't compare to anything in my collection, so I don't have a comparison photo for it.  I have a few pearly whites, but they are pure white, this one is a mirky brown. The swatch below is two coats. 

Let Me Bayou A Drink- is a light pink polish with a silvery sheen-which makes it a little different than your average light pink polish. It's very pretty! The swatch below is three coats.

It's about the same color (maybe a little warmer) as Let's Be Friends, but Let's Be Friends is a straight up creme with no shimmer.

Humidi-Tea- is nude polish unlike any other I have. So no comparison for this one. It is pretty much the same color as my skin tone. It has some silver shimmer in it as well. I like a bit more contrast with my nudes, but the formula was very nice.

Got Myself Into A Jam-balaya- is a beautiful light coral polish. One of my favorites for sure! The formula is pretty good, although it did need three coats to be opaque. If love the color enough though, it is worth doing three coats!

Here it is compared to another coral polish-Live. Love. Carnival (from the 2014 Brazil collection). It gives you an idea of just how light it is. I love it! I will definitely will be sporting this a lot when the weather gets warmer! You just might need to pick this one up too! 

Crawfishin' For A Compliment-  is a light peachy orange polish with a touch of pink. The formula is creamy and smooth and easy to work with. Two coats and it's opaque.

Here it is compared to Where Did Suzi's Man-go, also from the Brazil Collection (I loved that collection) and Essie's Haute As Hello. Where Did Suzi's Mango is darker and slightly more orange. Essie Haute As Hello has quite a bit more pink. So I can justify having them all in my collection. Ha!

Suzi Nails New Orleans- is a bubble gum pink polish. There are many pinks like this by OPI. I don't wear this type of color too often, but I know it's pretty similar to ones they have released in the past. The formula was pretty good. It does have a slight chalky formula, which is pretty typical in some of these brighter polishes. Not my favorite type of formula, but it works. I believe this is 3 coats, although I think you could get away with 2 thicker coats.

It is in the same color family as Kiss Me I'm Brazilian (also form the Brazil Collection), just lighter. and here it is compared to Look At My Bow! from the Hello Kitty collection that just came out. As you can see, Suzi Nails New Orleans is a yellow toned pink.

I'm Sooo Swamped!- is a slightly rich, bright grass green polish. The formula is fantastic! Smooth and creamy and slightly jelly (crelly)! Opaque in two coats.

It is almost identical to Zoya Jace. I also wanted you to see it compared to You're So Outta Lime from the OPI Summer 2014 Neons collection.

Show Us Your Tips!- is a periwinkle polish which leans more blue than purple, and has a pretty silver shimmer, which completely translates on the nail just as it does in the bottle. Formula is pretty easy to work with, not quite as opaque as I thought it would be, but builds up pretty nicely in 3 coats.

It is the same color tone as Essie Pret-a-Surfer (from the 2015 Resort Collection) but that's a straight up creme. You're Such A Budapest (one of my all time fave polishes) is much lighter and more purple. Show Us Your Tips is definitely unique!

Rich Girls & Po Boys- is a rich, bright sky blue. It's such a pretty polish, and the formula is fantastic! This one really surprised me, it wasn't one I thought I would love! There is just something different about this polish that makes it special and I can't quite put my finger on it. It's a stunner!

It's not as much of a purple toned blue as Pacific Blue (which everyone knows and loves-well the original formula anyway), and it is lighter. I also wanted to show you how it compares to Can't Find My Czechbook which is a more green toned blue :). You need this one for sure ;).

I Manicure For Beads-is my kinda color. I love the purply pinks so much, especially in the summer! The formula is fantastic and consistent with the other cremes. It is a one coater, but I always like to do two :).

Here it is with Essie's Flowerista (from their 2015 Spring Collection), which leans more pink. ORLY Frolic (probably my #1 summer polish) is much brighter and more pink toned as well. I LOVE all of these!! :)

Spare Me A French Quarter?- is another stunner! It's a deep raspberry pink shade. The formula once again is fantastic! Not much else to say about this one. Opaque in one coat- but I applied two.

Here it is compared to Miami Beet (love this one too). While they are pretty similar, I feel like Miami Beet is more appropriate for Fall because it is darker. And Spare Me A French Quarter is quite a bit brighter. Love it!

She's A Bad Muffuletta!- is the perfect summer color. The formula is again-fantastic, and it is opaque in one generous coat. I applied two!

Cajun Shrimp is one of my all time favorite vacation polishes and I might have another one to go along with it :). I thought this might be pretty much the same color, but CS is more red/orange and SABM is more red/pink. I need them both!!

Okay, so you are amazing if you made it to the end my friends!! I hope this will help you decide which colors you should pick up! 

Click on the link below to view my swatch video of this collection!

-Go Polished


  1. I really like Rich Girls Po Boys. I think it would be my favorite. I also like Spare me a French Quarter. Thanks for posting the swatches!

    1. You are welcome! I think it's such a great collection :).

    2. You are welcome! I like both of those as well. It's such a great collection!

  2. I really like Rich Girls Po Boys. I think it would be my favorite. I also like Spare me a French Quarter. Thanks for posting the swatches!