Fall Polish Picks: Inspired By OPI’s Nordic Collection


OPI recently launched their Fall/Winter collection, Nordic. It consists of 12 Scandinavian-pun-filled polishes from a wide, but cohesive, range of colors and finishes. It’s pretty fantastic, but since OPI is not cruelty-free, I came up with 12 dupes and semi-dupes for it! The colors are the closest matches I could find and that are still in stock, and of course, all cruelty-free. Some of them were nearly impossible to find dupes for (Going My Way or Norway, Ice-Bergers and Fries, the two lighter browish tones) but some shades I would consider dupes (Emilia, Colorful Coral, Rooney, Indigo, Wednesday).

If you’ve been eyeing this collection, here’s a list of all the cruelty-free colors for you to choose from!

Top Row
Furless – Actress
Rescue Beauty Lounge – Gelato Al Cioccolato
China Glaze – Desert Sun
Barry M – Indigo
Zoya – Wednesday
Milani – Colorful Coral

Botton Row
Zoya – Cosmo Magical Pixiedust
Zoya – Emilia
Seche – Mischevious
China Glaze – Charmed I’m Sure
China Glaze – Don’t Make Me Wine
Zoya – Rooney

Here’s OPI’s Nordic Collection:




Suzi Has a Swede Tooth by OPI (pictured above) is a bright cotton candy pink. Rooney by Zoya is a really good dupe for it!

  • SweetBliss

    As for someone who loves beauty and fashion, I’m so happy to come across this page. I have high hopes that there is cosmetics and beauty that are cruelty free even vegan products out there.

    • http://www.crueltyfreekitty.com/ Suzi

      Awesome, I hope you find great cruelty-free products! :)

  • Emzzies

    I really cannot thank you enough for this post and this blog in general! I had such guilt buying makeup thinking it was all tested on animals so I stopped buying it. This blog is so helpful!! I even found an all natural nail salon in my area that only uses cruelty free products that I never even knew existed!! This blog alone is saving hundreds of animals from testing. You have a good heart and I really appreciate the information you share on here :)

    • http://www.crueltyfreekitty.com/ Suzi

      Wow, this is so great to hear and really touching! :) I’m super happy and I hope you find more cruelty-free goodies!

  • Stephg

    in addition to cruelty free, are all of these at least free of the “Big 3″ toxins?? I know Zoya is “Big 5 Free” according to their website, just not sure of the rest yet.

    • http://www.crueltyfreekitty.com/ Suzi

      Most are.

  • http://www.crueltyfreekitty.com/ Suzi

    Thanks so much for your kind words. :) Orly is cruelty-free too! China Glaze also owns Seche by the way, and they make some nice polish as well!

  • Brianna

    Is there any brand of gel polish that is cruelty free?

    • Dorian

      I’ve been trying t find this as well, seche has a gel top coat but no colors. Ill continue looking.

      • Rosemary

        I was just wondering that myself. I’d like to get my nails done for job interviews and gel polish is great, but I wan’t cruelty free or vegan.

  • Daisy Bvrodlygranski

    Hello could you be more in depth with nails as you are with makeup. Because I would like to see a list of cruelty free nail polish,gel,acryllic,etc. brands.

    • http://www.crueltyfreekitty.com/ Suzi | Cruelty-Free Kitty

      Of course! I’ll look into it.