OPI Be A Dahlia Won’t You vs. Essie Super Bossa Nova for Pink Wednesday

OPI Be A Dahlia Won't You
OPI Be A Dahlia Won't You

OPI’s Be A Dahlia Won’t You is my final polish review from the Nice Stems Collection from this summer.  I have been saving these swatches for a Wednesday, since it’s a perfect pinky fuchsia!

The Nice Stems Collection came out back in the summer and I first only picked up two of the polishes, but as the displays I saw dwindled, I lost my willpower and I picked up the other two while they were still available in store.  Be A Dahlia Won’t You is the last of the collection that I haven’t reviewed yet, but I’ve been so busy that it was hard to find time to post it.  So then I decided to save the swatches for a Wednesday, since it’s such a nice pink.

Anyway, the formula on this one was a little bit runny and not as opaque as I was hoping – this is three coats, and it was still the slightest bit sheer.  But the color is so pretty that I can forgive it – it’s a bright, warm fuchsia with lighter pink flecks of shimmer.  It really glows in the sun.

OPI Be A Dahlia Won't You
OPI Be A Dahlia Won't You

 

I compared to Essie’s Super Bossa Nova, from the Brazilliant Collection, to get a better sense of the color.  Be A Dahlia Won’t You is on my index and middle fingers and Super Bossa Nova is on my index and pinky below.  These two are pretty close, but you can see that Be A Dahlia Won’t You is more of a glass fleck shimmer, with little sparkly pieces spread out in a jellyish base, while Super Bossa Nova is more conventional, more of a pearly shimmer.  Super Bossa Nova also has a more opaque base, and is just a bit less red than Be A Dahlia Won’t You.  Between the two, Be A Dahlia Won’t You has a more fiery, summery feel to me and I like the bright shimmer.

OPI Be A Dahlia Won't You, Essie Super Bossa Nova
OPI Be A Dahlia Won't You, Essie Super Bossa Nova

I also tried a coat of I Lily Love You, the glittery topcoat from the Nice Stems Collection.  It has big jagged glitter pieces that are so pretty and iridescent in the light – you can see orange, gold and green peeking out.

OPI Be A Dahlia Won't You, I Lily Love You
OPI Be A Dahlia Won't You, I Lily Love You

 

The Nice Stems Collection has been gone from the usual stores I visit for a while, but I’m sure it’s still available online from various etailers.

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