OPI – Hello Hawaii Ya? (+ a comparison to Parlez-Vous OPI?)

OPI - Hello Hawaii Ya? [The Daily Varnish]Hello! How are ya? Or… Hawaii Ya? I know this name is super geeky but I love it. Say it out loud! DO IT.

Today I have another gorgeous polish from OPI’s Hawaii Collection! I’ve had the this purple on my mind for  few weeks and I finally broke down and ordered two more Hawaiian beauties. Hello Hawaii Ya? arrived on Monday along with My Gecko Does Tricks.

This polish is SO perfect. I rarely get really excited about purples but I’m crushin’. This dusky purple creme has been on my fingers and toes all week. I can’t get enough. The formula is magnificent.  I applied two medium coats for my swatches, but some of you may be able to get away with just one coat.

Since the Hawaii Collection is OPI’s traditional big Spring/Summer release, these lovelies should be readily available for the next few months. Just swing by your favorite OPI retailer to find them: ULTA or Macy’s to name a few. I found it on Amazon for 6.75! Hello Hawaii Ya? is also a part of OPI’s GelColor line if that’s your thing.

Swatches & Comparison to Parlez-Vous OPI? below! Take a peak!

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OPI - Hello Hawaii Ya? [the daily varnish]

OPI - Hello Hawaii Ya?

Everyone seems to be on this never ending quest to find a dupe for Parlez-Vous OPI? In case you missed it, Alli did a comparison between Parlez-Vous OPI? & deborah lippmann Love in the Dunes a few weeks ago.

Comparison time!

Whenever I see a dusty purple I wonder how it would compare to Parlez-Vous OPI? because everyone seems to be on this never ending quest to find a dupe for the lovely dusty purple from the 2008 France Collection. I was actually really surprised at how similar these polishes were in the bottle – especially when they were just sitting on my table side by side.

OPI Hello Hawaii Ya? & Parlez Vous OPI?

I was feeling creative (for me) so I grabbed my some of my Nail Vinyls and decided to do a subtle tonal chevron & stars mani instead of a traditional comparison. On my chevron nails Hello Hawaii Ya? is my base (two stripes) topped with Parlez-Vous OPI? (three stripes). The stars are also Parlez-Vous OPI?

Hello Hawaii Ya vs Parlez-Vous OPI

Excuse my polish covered bottle, I should clean it off but I think it adds character. Also, I really love the way the stars turned out.

OPI - Hello Hawaii Ya + Parlez Vous Star

Final Verdict: Sadly, these are not dupes BUT though the color difference is very easy to spot in my pictures, I’m not sure anyone would even notice that my nails weren’t one color unless I said I said Hey, look at my purple & purple nails and wiggled my fingers in their face. Because that wouldn’t be awkward…

Hello Hawaii Ya is a darker blue based purple and Parlez-Vous OPI? is a lighter, more grey, and red based. I love them both and I think they both make great transitional polishes. I see PVO fitting in quite well in the fall and HHY is great for breaking out of your winter shades into more playful spring and summer polishes.

Apparently all we do around here is look for PVO dupes, so in case you missed it, Alli did a comparison between Parlez-Vous OPI? & deborah lippmann Love in the Dunes a few weeks ago.

 

 

 

 

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3 thoughts on “OPI – Hello Hawaii Ya? (+ a comparison to Parlez-Vous OPI?)

  1. Very pretty! I cannot believe there’s not a PVOPI dupe out there yet! Love the chevrons you did.

  2. purple_rain says:

    I know PVO has a sort of a cult status almost, but I like this Hawaii one *much* better. It’s just near perfection. ♥

  3. They are both great, and as you say, definitely different. What a shame you can’t get the “Parlez Vous OPI?” anymore, though. It’s gorgeous.

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