This year OPI stopped the red, gold and purple holiday exclusives and put out a red, silver and pink with multi glitter. Of course, and very conveniently my Ulta seemed to have run out of all the Muppet OPI's, so I couldn't compare A Sparkle Yule Love and Excuse Moi! in store. My suspicions were confirmed once I got home though, they are basically the same color with a different name. So, if you already have Excuse Moi! and you're looking to save money and avoid dupes, you can probably skip A Sparkle Yule Love.
I also felt like the beautiful silver glitter looked familiar and sure enough, it's extremely similar to Nina Ultra Pro's Glamrock. The only one that really stood out to me this year was the red one. Speak For Your-Elf! is a beautiful deep red jelly with tons of micro glitter. It is so sparkly. I'm so disappointed I couldn't capture it on film. This is one you have to see in real life, it's so amazing.
Nothing new, I mean, red jelly with microglitter, sure, you could possibly find a dupe in the BBC line or other ones. In fact, I think this might be similar to China Glaze's Ruby Pumps. But I don't own that to compare. Sorry :( Regardless, it's my favorite of the 3 this year with How's It Snowin? coming in 2nd.
L-R: Speak For Your-Elf!, How's It Snowin?, A Sparkle Yule Love
A Sparkle Yule Love next to Excuse Moi!
In these pictures you can see my comparison of A Sparkle Yule Love (on my pinky and middle finger) and Excuse Moi! (on my ring and index fingers) out in direct sunlight and then in the shade. I did 2 coats of each and honestly, I can't tell the difference.
Excuse Moi!, A Sparkle Yule Love, Excuse Moi!, A Sparkle Yule Love
Nina Ultra Pro's Glamrock next to OPI's How's It Snowin?
It's really beautiful. But when it comes down to it, the OPI is an Ulta Holiday Exclusive, which means it's Limited Edition and it's $8.50. The Nina is a core color at Sally's. If you're a Beauty Club member, you only pay $3.79 for the Nina Ultra Pro polishes and they're 15ml just like the OPIs. So if you're not too hung up on getting the OPI just for the name, you can get the look for less at Sally's with Nina Ultra Pro's Glamrock.
How's It Snowin?, Glamrock, How's It Snowin?, Glamrock
Lastly, today I have for you Speak For Your-Elf! This is such a beautiful color, I can't even begin to explain my frustration out of not being able to properly photograph or film this for you. Believe me when I say that this is so much more sparkly and beautiful in real life!
I'm actually considering getting Ruby Pumps now. If only to compare the two. I'm ashamed to say I've never even seen it in real life. It's always out of stock when I go nail polish hunting. Must be a great color, huh? But then again, I am a sucker for reds. One day it shall be mine. But for now, patience.
That's it from me for today. Thanks so much for stopping by, hopefully this saves someone some time and money. Have a great day!