Hiya, just wanted to pop up a quickie Friday post for you. Ever since I read about the new Essie fall 2011 collection I have wanted to know ONE thing that I have not been able to find on any other of the wonderful nail polish and beauty blogs….that ONE thing is… How does Essie’s new Very Structured polish compare to OPI’s past holiday release, Ginger Bells? Well, having exhausted the search engine several times (seriously, I even needed to give it an oil change), I decided to go ahead and purchase it and see for myself.

OPI Ginger Bells, Essie Very Structured

Bottle-to-bottle you can already tell that Very Structured is deeper, and not quite as much orange as it is…terracotta? But the real test is how they look on the nail…

OPI Ginger Bells vs Essie Very Structured

Definitely different! Although it would be cool to wear some sort of fall ombré mani and use both of these colors in it! Can’t complain about the formula of either of them. This is one coat of each (albeit, a thicker one) with no top coat. Also, disregard the piece of sparkle on my ring finger =P

In case you are wondering what’s on my index finger, that’s Butter London’s Fash Pack…which you will see in a post soon.

It doesn’t hurt owning both, because honestly these kinds of colors aren’t ones I see very often and are so much fun to wear from now until Thanksgiving. Very Structured is probably more wearable. These shades are both those “love it or hate it” types and usually for me that means I will love it. Last year when I wore Ginger Bells on my fingers a guy I work with actually wrinkled his nose at it. True story, lovelies. As far as my boy is concerned, he doesn’t usually pay that much attention to my nails, but he really likes all of these shades together. …

Autumn is here!!!

But. He said if he *had* to choose favorites, it would be Ginger Bells. Personally, I think he’s biased and likes it because it reminds him of his all-time favorite Starbucks drink, the Pumpkin Spice Latte.

Happy Weekend ladies and gents! ;)

12 Responses to “Autumn Nail vs Autumn Nail”

  1. laura says:

    Thanks for the comparison. I was wondering. I think Gingerbells is what I wanted Very Structured to be.

    • Danielle says:

      No problem Laura! I had to do it because curiosity was killing me! I believe you can still find Ginger Bells online :)

  2. I like them both! And Pumpkin Spice Lattes are my fave as well! :)

  3. Alison M says:

    I’m more of a fan of Very Structured, maybe because that’s how I like my life??? :P But the combo of the three is an awesome color palette. How great would it be to have an oak leaf stenciled to use two of the three colors?

    • Danielle says:

      OMG! That would be adorable! Great idea! I suck at nail art but would love to see if I can find some kind of stencil or something!

  4. Courtney says:

    The Ombre effect is cute. I`ll have to try it soon. I also think Ginger Bells is my fav of the three as well.

    • Danielle says:

      Ginger Bells is such a unique color! I have heard many mixed reviews on it, it is a love or hate it color for sure!

  5. Sarah S. says:

    Mmm sbucks! I think I like the Essie color best :)

  6. Jessica says:

    Somehow I didn’t know that *either* of these existed?! I love both of them and I’m definitely going to need to hunt them down.

    ♥ Jessica

    • Danielle says:

      Ahh! These colors also reminded me of you! Exactly the kind of thing I can see you wearing. Our tastes are so similar! ;)

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