OPI Alice In Wonderland Swatches

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I didn’t realize that these had come out yet, doh! I saw these being advertised at a store in the mall and decided to get the mini pack. I like buying minis of polish sets if its available because then I get to try out all the colors for pretty cheap, and in a small amount so if I don’t really use it I don’t feel bad :)

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These two are my favorites. I’m mad you can’t tell how gorgeous Thank You Muchness! is from this picture, it’s so much deeper and shinier in real life!

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I have to say, I personally really, really don’t like Off With Her Red! I feel like it looks like old ketchup or something. Meh.
I also have mixed feelings about Mad As A Hatter. I mean, the name is fitting I suppose, considering the polish is pretty crazy, but I dunno. I think because of the original Disney Alice I am forever going to have green in my head when I think of the Mad Hatter.

When I was first swatching these, immediately thought Absolutely Alice looked a LOT like Dorothy, Who? From China Glaze, and Mad As A Hatter looked a bit like Too Good For Him from Sephora by OPI. Soo naturally, I did comparison swatches :)

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(Sorry this picture isn’t the clearest!) Absolutely Alice definitely has more glitter, and both blue and gold glitter at that, while Dorothy Who? is more of a jelly based blue with silver glitter.

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Clearly, these two are WAY different than I thought! Sometime going off memory can totally throw you, haha.

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29 Comments

  1. Bri

    January 13, 2010 at 3:09 pm

    hmm they’re kinda nice though…you think they’re worth me buyin them?? or should i not even bother…

  2. Katie

    January 13, 2010 at 5:34 pm

    I just got Mad as a Hatter in the mail from trans design today and I love it. I put on 3 coats and then just to see what it looked like I put on Essie’s Matte About You. I love it both ways. It’s a nice polish and goes on nicely too.

  3. Mandy

    January 14, 2010 at 4:16 am

    Didn’t like very much the colors… but thank you for showing us!

  4. Tiffany S.

    January 14, 2010 at 8:24 pm

    I just bought the full-sized Absolutely Alice and Mad as a Hatter today because I am totally in love with Tim Burton and Alice in Wonderland. Love love love them. I have a very small collection of polishes though, so for me it wasn’t like I was getting something similar to something I already have… definitely worth it :D

  5. Sasha

    January 15, 2010 at 10:30 pm

    That’s really interesting. I have to agree with you about the Off With Her Red. I’m not a fan of any of the Alice Reds. Although I must say, I have to disagree with you, I like Alice and the Mad as a Hatter.

    But my understanding is that you have to put at least 3 coats to make the colour show up. Also, I’m not a fan of chunky glitter, so if I were to get these…well, we’ll see. lol

  6. Rosie

    January 16, 2010 at 1:44 pm

    Mini pack, ooo going to Ulta now!

  7. Georgiee x

    January 18, 2010 at 1:26 pm

    WOW!! I loveeeee the mad as a hatter one!!!!

  8. Sarah

    January 20, 2010 at 8:58 am

    I got this set, love the glitters but my absolutely alice was gooey and weird :( i might just use it as an excuse to buy the full size haha

  9. Melanie

    January 21, 2010 at 10:10 am

    I love the Alice In Wonderland, Mad As A Hatter. I think i’m going to buy that one! =D

  10. Sandra

    January 21, 2010 at 7:19 pm

    I want to get mad as a hatter now, I actually like it, love the glitter. But I have a question, have you used ruby pumps by china glaze?

  11. Laura

    January 23, 2010 at 9:57 pm

    Absolutely Alice is my favourite!

  12. Grace

    January 24, 2010 at 1:55 am

    The silver color is strange for Mad As A Hatter.

  13. Melanie

    January 25, 2010 at 8:31 am

    Those are soo preettyy! I don’t like Off with her head! either, even though I don’t like much red to begin with. But still Absolutely Alice and Mad as a Hater are beautiful!

  14. hellcandymakeup

    January 25, 2010 at 10:52 am

    I really love the look of Mad Hatter..it’s a crazy colour to suit a crazy character :)

  15. chillywillywoo

    January 25, 2010 at 4:37 pm

    How many coats of polish did you use on the absolutly alice and mad as a hatter polishes?

  16. CC

    January 27, 2010 at 2:43 pm

    mad as a hatter is too cute! definitely getting it.

  17. starlight

    January 29, 2010 at 10:28 pm

    I prefer minis as well, because I usually don’t use a whole bottle anyway,and it’s a waste if I don’t use it.

  18. Mitsu

    February 4, 2010 at 7:41 pm

    I ordered Absolutely Alice yesterday. I can’t wait until it gets here!

  19. Zinnia

    February 7, 2010 at 2:29 am

    crazy colors

  20. Mary

    February 18, 2010 at 11:28 pm

    I must buy Absolutely Alice, looks fab!

  21. Zinnia

    February 24, 2010 at 2:30 am

    how many layers did you need to build up mad as a hatter?

  22. Tabachu

    February 25, 2010 at 10:55 am

    Wow! I love Absolutely Alice and Mad as a hatter! I am getting the mini set of all of them. Very excited. I have to agree with you & everyone else about off with her head though. I really want to see Thank you muchness in person. Thanks for the swatches. I absolutely love your site!

  23. Tiffany

    March 1, 2010 at 1:55 am

    Mad as a Hatter is totally on backorder everywhere in California! Even the store I work at wont be getting it for awhile…same with the small set. I’m sad I didn’t snag one when I had the chance!

  24. Hillary

    March 10, 2010 at 6:53 pm

    I have the mini set also, and I have the same complaints, the Off With Her Red is a gross color overall. The Mad as A Hatter is SO difficult to get off, it makes me not want to wear it at all again.

  25. Anna-Marie

    March 14, 2010 at 11:07 pm

    I agree with your favorites. :) sometimes cosmetic products, such as nail polishes, have really bad ass names but the colors don’t exactly look awesome, but you almost just wanna force yourself to wear it and just pray someone asks you what you’re wearing so you can sound unique and creative!

  26. hannah

    October 28, 2010 at 10:43 pm

    does china glaze still have dorthy who? it’s close enough to absolutely alice, which i fell in love with and silly me, only bought the sample size as i wasn’t expecting to like it, and wasn’t able to get the full size polish in time before they sold out and weren’t stocked again due to being limited edition.

  27. Grace

    January 4, 2011 at 4:11 pm

    Mad as a Hatter actually reminds me of Sparkleicious in OPI’s Burlesque series. Does anyone else agree?

  28. Joslin

    July 6, 2011 at 2:46 am

    With the Mad as a Hatter it didn’t come off as easy. None of the ones made with the sparkles do but I still love them.

  29. Valerie39

    July 5, 2012 at 9:46 pm

    i dont like any of em butttttt i guess i could give em to my sis, she likes those colors

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