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Essie’s For The Twill Of It vs. Julep Blakely vs. Peace & Love & OPI

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As all of my fall collections started showing up on my doorstep, there was one polish that seemed to keep showing up in the form of another brand’s bottle, a gorgeous purple and green molten metallic chrome. I went through all of my polish and sure enough, Essie’s For The Twill Of It, OPI’s Peace & Love & OPI and Julep’s Blakely were all similar enough to do a swatch comparison.

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For The Twill Of It from Essie’s Fall 2013 For The Twill Of It collection. See entire For The Twill Of It collection swatched.

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Peace & Love & OPI from OPI’s Fall 2013 San Francisco collection

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Blakely from Julep’s September 2013 collection

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All three colors swatched in direct sunlight. Thumb and ring finger are OPI’s Peace & Love & OPI, pointer and pinky fingers are Essie’s For The Twill Of It, middle finger is Julep’s Blakely.

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All three colors swatched in outdoor shade. Thumb and ring finger are OPI’s Peace & Love & OPI, pointer and pinky fingers are Essie’s For The Twill Of It, middle finger is Julep’s Blakely.

The Comparison

I honestly can’t tell a difference in these three nail polishes AT ALL, in terms of color or formula. Did they all come from the same nail polish factory and just bottled separately per brand? It’s so weird how many of the brands come out with textures at the same time, and magnetic polish at the same time, but I’ve never seen such an exact dupe in color at the same exact time. Sure lower priced brands eventually dupe the more expensive polishes, but these all showed up in my mailbox the same exact week.

So which one should you get? Considering these polishes are exactly the same, I would purchase one over the other based on price and/or brush. Julep’s Blakely has a nice wide brush; however, it is the most expensive at $14.00, or $11.20 for maven subscribers. OPI’s Peace & Love & OPI and Essie’s For The Twill Of It both retail for $9 (less expensive at Amazon.com), yet OPI has the much better brush, so OPI’s Peace & Love & OPI would be my pick in this battle of the brands.

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