Good morning everyone! I hope your weekend is going wonderfully. 🙂 Awhile back I had purchased the exclusive (oh-la-la) OPI Damone Roberts 1968 nail polish. Yes, I bought it partly because of the hype, and partly because OPI is my favorite mainstream brand, and partly because I’m an OPI nail polish collector! I’d like to share with you my thoughts today on this polish and a few comparisons.
OPI Damone Roberts 1968 is a really unique and gorgeous green polish. It’s slightly warm but cool toned at the same time, which you don’t really notice until you try to compare it to warmer or cooler tones in your stash! I won’t lie when I say that I was completely stunned by the formula. The first coat went on pretty streaky, but the second coat just leveled everything out oh so nicely.
I went through my stash to find some comparisons to this polish, something I thought was going to be easy considering how much I’m loving greens lately; it turned out to be quite hard! I ended up with 6 polishes to compare to OPI Damone Roberts 1968.
OPI Damone Roberts 1968 is on my pointer finger, OPI Mermaid’s Tears (2 coats) on my middle, OPI Hey Get In Lime (3 coats) on my ring finger, OPI Feel the Mo-heatoes (3 coats) on my pinky finger. As you can see, no dupes here! Hey Get in Lime and Feel the Mo-heatoes are actually pretty close to each other, though Hey Get in Lime is slightly darker.
Once again, OPI Damone Roberts 1968 is on my pointer finger. On my middle finger is Verity Asian Jade (2 coats), on my ring finger is Milani Creamy Pistachio (2 coats), and on my pinky is Sally Hansen Kelp Yourself (2 coats). As you can see, the Milani is the closest but it’s just a tinge more yellow and brighter.
When I first when to buy this polish, I’ll admit that I was really taken aback by the cost ($25, I think) and by the cost of shipment ($7). Now, I’ve shipped a lot of polish in my time and one bottle of polish doesn’t cost $7 to ship. No way, no how. What’s particularly galling is that when I received my package, it stated the actual cost of shipping on the label ($2 and some change). This actually makes me pretty angry, even if you factor in the cost of boxes and bubble wrap (which, if you buy in bulk, shouldn’t be $5 extra for each package). Now, from what I understand, the cost was the same even if you bought more polishes, but that’s little comfort for those of us who only bought one.
Final thoughts: While I do love this polish, and the formula is fan-freakin-tastic, would I do it over again? Nope!
Have you purchased this polish? Do you have ideas for a dupe polish that I missed? I’d love to know what you think, so leave a comment if you have a second!