OPI Mermaid’s Tears V.S. Orly Ancient Jade

Hey all! I just finished one paper, I have 4 more to go! I may be lacking in updates this week so please bear with me! :>

Anyway, I have another comparison for you guys! I got the whole collection of Orly Precious and a couple of colours are very similar to the ones I have in my stash! I think there’s already alot of comparison swatches for these two floating in the net but I just want to give my two cents worth on these.

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OPI Mermaid’s Tears is much more blue, murky and darker compared with Orly Ancient Jade while the latter is leaning more to the minty side and it is a touch brighter. Definitely not dupes but the differences are not noticeable (refer to last picture) unless you look closely (refer to second picture) .

Regarding the formula, I prefer OPI. Reason being, this collection of Orly really made me crazy. No… not the good type of crazy. The formula for Orly’s were really very very thick. I tried to thin them out by using Seche Restore but no matter how many drops I put in and roll them, the consistency is still the same. I hate to say this but, Orly is going to be in my ‘bad book of polish’ (nah, I don’t have this book; it’s more of a mental note) . The formula isn’t right, and the brush is picking up way too much polish. Sigh… I don’t see anyone giving a bad review on Orly but why does formula issues happen to me?? ;(

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6 thoughts on “OPI Mermaid’s Tears V.S. Orly Ancient Jade

  1. I faced such issues with Orly too… Not sure why.

    Used OPI Thinner to help too but apparently, it doesn’t really work. *Sighs.*

    Anyway, all the best for your papers. =)

    • Yeah I don’t get it too 😦 the old Orly formula was much more manageable than the new ones!!!! I hope they change it back!

      I was thinking of changing thinner so that it might work but it seems like it’s not working for yours too! :/

      Hehe thanks!!!! ^^ all the best to yours (if you have any exams/tests)

  2. Is it me or what, but I bought a bunch of orly foil collection to try. Immediately as I open the bottle, I capped it back within a sec bcos the smell is beyond earth.

    I hate having this smelly brand in my stash =P!

  3. Awww man, I ordered Ancient Jade as well and they look really similar.. I guess I never thought of comparing it to Mermaid’s Tears, ughhh…

    • Lol! But they are not entirely similar so you didn’t waste any $$! Haha let me know what you think of Orly’s formula, I don’t think I’m the only one lol

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