Comparison~~ OPI Princesses Rule! Old and New Formula

Hello gentle readers. Cripes! Up to my eyes. Whew! But I have a few, so I thought I would do a quick comparison post of my two bottles of OPI Princesses Rule!

I first bought this polish back in... '07? I think? Or '08. Can't remember... I think it was '08... Maybe...

Anywhoozle. I fell in love with it the moment I first applied it to my nails and I have loved it madly, ever since. I have used it so many times that the level in the bottle is getting pretty low and I decided I needed a backup bottle so I ordered one from Amazon. Funny thing, when I was down in the Valley, last month, I considered buying that backup bottle at Ulta, but I changed my mind, then. I remember looking at the bottle of Princesses Rule! at that time and thinking that it looked a bit different from my old bottle at home.

I thought I must have remembered it wrong. But, when I received my bottle from the Amazon seller and took a good look at it, I realized that I was right. They are different. Visibly, appreciatively different. Obviously, OPI has changed the formula since I first bought this polish.

Photographic evidence. All Photographs are clickable, as always.

Above, new bottle and old bottle. The new one is obviously more pink and has less glass fleck shimmer.

In shade. On index and ring, old. On middle and pinkie, new. Both are swatched with base and topcoats.

In sun. Old on index and ring, new on middle and pinkie.

As you can see, the old bottle is slightly less pink and contains much more of that delicious glass fleck shimmer. The new bottle is more pink, cooler and contains less of the glass fleck. Coverage is about the same. It looks a little more sheer on the new, to my eye. Probably because there is less shimmer.

 I am a little dismayed that OPI changed the formula. As beautiful as the new one is, I do think it lacks a little of that special magic the old one has. That said, I still love this colour, old or new and I will continue to wear and enjoy it. But I doubt I will buy yet another bottle.

Is Princesses Rule! part of your polish family? Did you buy an older or newer bottle? Both? What do you think of the difference?

Thank you so much for popping in. Have a great night and may your polish never bubble.


  1. I'm glad I'm not the only one! So sad its changed but still nice none the less!


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