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OPI Alice In Wonderland Collection Swatches & Review

By on December 23, 2009
in Blue, Glitter, OPI, Red, Spring 2010
opi-alice-in-wonderland-collection After last winter’s TV show themed 90210 collection, OPI has entered the entertainment realm again with the launch of an Alice in Wonderland collection inspired by the upcoming Disney flick, directed by the brilliant Tim Burton. OPI’s knack for clever polish names makes this collaboration a perfect fit for such a whimsical story.The collection includes limited edition polishes Absolutely Alice, Mad as a Hatter, Off With Her Red! and Thanks So Muchness! in shades of red, blue and a multi-colored glitter that made me say “WOW!”  Check them out after the jump!

anne-hathaway-alice-in-wonderland-white-queen Ever since images started popping up on the internet, I’ve been curious which makeup brands would launch collections based on the movie.  I mean, Anne Hathaway could sell boatloads of red lipstick with this promo image alone.  And have you seen Helena Bonham Carter as the Red Queen?  Her fiery red locks would make Magenta from Rocky Horror jealous.  When is an accompanying at-home color coming out?So I have to say I was a bit surprised that OPI created two red polishes rather than a white for this collection.  Wouldn’t a white with red glitter (maybe even tiny heart shaped glitter) look amazing?  Yes that’s a bit childish but you must admit it would be fun and Alice In Wonderland deserves some fun.  Though to OPI’s credit, there is plenty of fun in the two glitters they did include.

You may have picked up on my love/hate relationship with glitters in the past.  If they’re truly unique I’m in love but I HATE removing them.  Like it’s worse than the tingles I get from the thought of wet wool mittens. BLECH!  Unfortunately there are no short cuts where glitter removal is concerned.  It’s all about patience and soaking the polish with acetone remover BUT the glitters in this collection are totally worth the pain.

Absolutely Alice did absolutely nothing for me in the collection promo pics but on the nail, WATCH OUT!!  Mingling amongst the eye catching royal blue glitter are pops of gold, the color of Alice’s blonde locks.  It adds a whole new dimension to what would otherwise be just another blue glitter.  It’s truly dazzling although because this is just a whole mess of glitter suspended in a clear base, you need three coats to achieve opacity and at least one thick layer of Seche Vite to avoid a grainy finish.


I tried very hard to show you the actual color but these images are still a little off.  I went looking for a similar base shade in another polish for reference and the closest I can find is Color Club Sexy Siren glitter though Absolutely Alice is a touch deeper and more blue.


Mad As A Hatter is one big confetti party encapsulated in polish.  Think Lippmann’s Happy Birthday but with smaller, round micro-glitter.  As I roll my nails in the light, I see a rainbow of colors that come together to make me think of New Year’s Eve. In fact as I was staring, mesmerized by the effect, all I could think was how I HAVE to wear this on NYE next week.  What impressed me is the density of the glitter.  With three coats I had no bald spots.


I took this photo under artificial light hoping to capture even a hint of its sparkle factor but this is definitely one color that benefits from being seen in person.


Thanks So Muchness! is a berry red metallic shimmer.  As you apply it, you can see those telltale lines that indicate the shimmer is pearlized.  Though flecks of red micro-glitter that are randomly dispersed throughout the polish, hide that from the casual observer.  The formula is smooth and well pigmented requiring a standard two coat application.


Off With Her Red! is a tomato red creme.  It applies well and is completely opaque, achieving bottle color in two coats, but it doesn’t stand out. I get that red is an integral part of the Alice in Wonderland color story but I personally feel this one is a throwaway.  It’s a fine color and all but I would rather see something based on the Cheshire Cat or Caterpillar.


OPI’s Alice In Wonderland collection launches in January.  The polishes retail for $8.50/ea and can be purchased at professional salons nationwide including Ulta, Regis, Trade Secret, JC Penny, Beauty Brand, Beauty First and of course certain e-tailers will have the line as well.

Is anyone else geeked up for the release of Alice In Wonderland in March??  With Tim Burton putting his twist on the classic tale, I know it will be a hit.  Which of these AIW polishes will you be rushing out to buy?

Disclosure: A product sample was furnished to me by OPI. For further information view my Disclosure Policy.

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  1. Arrianne says:

    I was expecting a little more from this, but oh well. At least 2 will be mine.

  2. Aurora says:

    LOVE the first two…and you said exactly what I was thinking…a Chesire Cat or Caterpillar nail polish would be great. And wet wool mittens makes my skin crawl ughh! Thanks as always for the great swatches!

    • All Lacquered Up says:

      Sorry, to make your skin crawl. It’s the only image I could think of that would compare to removing glitter. Maybe the franken queens out there will come up with some mixes inspired by the characters skipped in this collection.

  3. My jaw just dropped! I’m so excited about the glitters!! ESPECIALLY the blue :)

    • All Lacquered Up says:

      Yeah, the blue is really unique. I don’t own a ton of glitters but compared to the ones I do have, it’s knocks them out of the water.

  4. Andi says:

    You are so cruel! I’ve been seeing promo pics for weeks and I didn’t want any of them, now I must get those glitters! Great swatches!

  5. Suji says:

    I’m a little disappointed by the 2 reds, but Absolutely Alice and Mad As A Hatter are GORGEOUS! gotta have em!

    • All Lacquered Up says:

      I hope they launch online before January. As Sassyjeni mentioned, has them on sale now.

  6. Sassyjeni says:

    I ordered them all! Theyre available now at (not affiliated) theyre scheduled to arrive today and i cant wait! I think the glitters are soooo nice! Esp MAAH, which will be my christmas mani.

    • All Lacquered Up says:

      Thanks for the info! I’ve never ordered from them before but I know they tend to have the collections up for pre-sale before any other e-tailer.

  7. Tiger says:

    I soo love Alice in Wonderland and I would have expected more colors as there are so many different opporunities for shades in this movie, the crazy movie it is. But the two glitters were beautiful, and I love your idea of the white with red glitter!

    • All Lacquered Up says:

      Exactly! From the pics I’ve seen the Cheshire Cat isn’t purple but how cool would a purple with pink glitter be to represent him?

  8. Gaynor says:

    I’m not interested in the reds, but the other two? OH YES PLEASE!!

  9. Colette says:

    If there were a blue glitter war, I think Absolutely Alice pwns Dorothy Who, going just from pics. I was kind underwhelmed by the Ooh Ahz collection, maybe hype overload, but this is the opposite – like you said, the promo pics are kind of meh but your pics make this my newest lemming =)

    • All Lacquered Up says:

      You know, I hate to say it but I agree with you. The bits of gold glitter really make AA a standout. And the new Dorothy Who? just doesn’t live up to the original.

  10. Jackie S. says:

    When I first saw the promo picks, I thought “Off with her red” was MY color, but now “Mad as a hatter” and “Thanks so muchness” are definitely MY colors! Love the pearl action in “Thanks so muchness”…drool!

    • All Lacquered Up says:

      Yeah, Off With Her Red! is just meh. It’s a well made color but it doesn’t do the collection justice.

  11. Meghan says:

    Thanks so Muchness! reminds me of Don’t Toy With Me! from last years holiday collection, but all of these are quite nice. I do agree that they could have done more though, given the overall vividness of the story.

    • All Lacquered Up says:

      Oh crap, I just got rid of that one in my charity beauty sale. I wish I could remember if they are twins.

  12. newsystyle says:

    Absolutely Alice and Mad As A Hatter are just gorg gorg gorg. Thanks for posting these. Do you know how AA compares to Reflecting Pool? Thanks.

  13. Niki says:

    Girl, I am BEYOND stoked for Alice In Wonderland! I have been anticipating this movie for FAR. TOO. LONG. I mean, fantastic casting, one of my favorite books evar, I’m all over it! Haha.
    Thank you for the great swatches – and I totally agree about the white polish! Why two reds? Meh. But I LOVE the two glitters and will definitely be snagging those. I had pretty much thought that, but then, seeing your swatches solidifies that for me. I would have loved a Cheshire Cat polish!

    • All Lacquered Up says:

      Yeah, that’s what I’d like to know. Why two reds? Especially since Tim Burton’s version will undoubtedly be darker than the technicolor cartoon version.

  14. hmm for some reason despite the glitters and stuff, this doesnt float my boat, i preferred the wizard of oohs aahz…i dont know why, the glitters look a bit too busy to me, and the other colors were just meh..

    • All Lacquered Up says:

      I do like the glass flecked formula of the WOOA’s like Ruby Pumps and Dorothy Who? These are a more traditional glitter in that respect.

  15. mirta says:

    wish you could compare absolutely alice and reflecting pool! THANKS!

    • All Lacquered Up says:

      I don’t have Reflecting Pool to compare it to. As much as I would love to be able to compare every polish that ever existed, I don’t have that much space. The BF already shakes his head at the amount of polish I own.

    • MinderMutsig (Kirsten) says:

      Reflecting Pool is not as bright blue and it has more of a shimmer or frosty feel instead of a glitter. They are nothing alike.
      Honestly I thought RP was hideous in person. A grandma polish except it’s blue. Ugh.

  16. Sarah says:

    Mad as a Hatter might be my new obsession. I NEED it for New Year’s Eve. But is already sold out!

    I am crazy excited for Alice in Wonderland to come out. The cartoon was my favorite growing up and I can’t wait to see what Tim Burton does with it!

    • All Lacquered Up says:

      Sold out already??? Bummer! I’m sure TransDesign or one of the other e-tailers will have them soon enough.

  17. Jenny R says:

    I was seriously hoping for a fun Cheshire Cat color, maybe a purple glitter in a pink base? Oh well….

    • All Lacquered Up says:

      That’s exactly what I was thinking. Though I remember when I mixed a dc’d MAC pigment into a polish it had that look but more subtle. It was purple with tiny pink flecks of glitter. Now I want to have some franken fun of my own.

  18. swedishfishing says:

    YAY! Thanks for getting swatches up! I’ve been waiting to see these for what feels like forever. I love the two glitters and the red creme. The red shimmer looks like it might be a bit boring, but I may get the whole set of four bottles for this collection, because yes, I am totally geeking out over this new movie. I love Tim Burton (ok, and Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter)–Beetlejuice is still one of my favorite movies– and I’m super excited for this one. I even just downloaded the original book to my Kindle so I can reread it before the movie.

  19. Trina says:

    OMG.I absolutely have to have Absolutely Alice! such a wonderful blue! though, glitters can be a pain to remove………. sigh, the price one pays for beauty XD Thanks for the swatch!

  20. Nicole says:

    I am honestly completely disappointed with these. Bad OPI! The glitters are pretty, the blue is nice, but nothing about this made me think I HAD to have it. This is such a creative story and you KNOW Tim Burton’s take will be visually stunning! These just seem to me to be a poor attempt at jumping on the bandwagon.

  21. My God! Mad as a Hatter is perfect! I’ve been searching for something like OPI’s Seasons Sparklings (ULTA exclusive, of course, so it’s tiny and I’m terrified to even use it outside of December), and Mad as a Hatter is even better than Seasons Sparklings.

    Absolutely Alice is just as beautiful, but I was just so shocked to see what I’ve been searching for for so long. Thank you for the marvelous swatches!

  22. Euridice says:

    Wow, I have been curious about these and I will def be getting the glitters!!! I’ll skip the reds, I don’t really see the point. You can do red without just, you know, doing just another red polish. LOVE the idea of the white polish with red heart glitters!! Hmm, do I sense a franken coming on???

  23. Virginia says:

    Thanks! I have been dying to see these swatches! I thought Mad Matter was a must have, but I’m not sold. I definitely will be getting Alice.

  24. MinderMutsig (Kirsten) says:

    OK I wasn’t really excited about this collection but now I NEED Mad As a Hatter!
    Thanks for swatching these!

  25. Mary says:

    Really love the look of MAAH from your swatch! I know you like opaque looks, but what did this look like after you applied just the first coat? What is the base colour of it, and how dense was the glitter?
    Thanks and happy holidays

  26. Echo7 says:

    Does Mad As A Hatter need major top coat to be smooth? Is it a chunky glitter? I love the color but I can’t stand gritty nail polish! I actually love all the colors but Off With Her Red! That’s probably the only one I’ll pass on. I too wish they did a purple instead of one of the reds.

  27. Andrea says:

    I want “Absolutely Alice” and “Mad As A Hatter”. Such a good idea wearing “MAAH” on NYE! You’re gonna look amazing! The reds are basically like every other red, I think I have OPI dupes for both or atleast pretty close. I’m thinking “An Affair In Red Square” as a pretty close match to “Thanks So Muchness!” and “Monsooner Or Later” as a dupe for “Off With Her Red!”. Thanks for the beautiful swatches! I love your blog!

  28. Kathryn says:

    Do you know when exactly these are going on sale? I have searched everywhere and everyone just says “January”. I am going back to school in the Caribbean January 15th and I NEED those glitters before I leave!

  29. Nicki says:

    **sigh** another fab OPI collection that probably won’t make it to New Zealand’s shores and I will be forced to hunt them down on Ebay :-(
    I knew that I would love AA, but I was staggered by just HOW much I love it, and MAAH is also a must-have.

  30. Lauren says:

    I don’t wear reds *ever* but I think I will be getting them all just because they’re alice. I agree OPI really could have gone over the top with this one and it’s pretty disappointing, but I’ll take what I can get!

  31. Jane says:

    Goodness, Mad as a Hatter is GORGEOUS! Thanks for posting, I’ll have to find that one somewhere.

  32. Lina-Elvira says:

    Yes polishes are nice but I WANNA LOOK LIKE ANNE HATHAWAY!! :) Probably will get the glitters, and I might try and franken the white w red hearts glitter tonight :)

  33. Erin says:

    LOVE the two glitters! Hate that out of four polishes, two are red! That’s like Holiday Wishes, half of the collection was red!
    I’ll be buying the glitters, passing on the reds.

  34. ReaderRita says:

    I read “Alice in Wonderland” and “Through the Looking Glass” repeatedly as a child. (Along with the “Oz” books) So, I wanted these reds to be really unusual and as original as the story is… Instead, they’re feh. It’s a pretty psychedelic story, and those reds just don’t do it justice. I agree totally that Caterpillar or Cheshire Cat would have been inspired choices instead. (At least OPI did a good job with the glitters.) For the Caterpillar I envision a kind of medium green duochrome, trichrome, or holo (or a combination thereof!) with gold, turquoise and/or red as the accent colors. Caterpillars have such wonderful colors in nature, you’d think they could have easily found some inspiration… not to mention whatever Tim Burton has come up with! And your idea for the Cheshire Cat is grand! That’s what I’m talkin’ about!

  35. ashley says:

    As much as I hate removing glitters the first 2 will have to me mine! Mad as a Hatter reminded me of NYE as soon as I saw it as well.

  36. Saila says:

    Nailetc has Mad As Hatter in stock so if you’re desperate to get one ASAP, that’s one place to find it…

    Thanks for the swatches! *cough* enabler *cough*

  37. Lilan says:

    I love Mad as a Hatter! It’s so pretty and a perfect color for NYE!

  38. amy says:

    I am definitely getting Absolutely Alice and Mad as a Hatter. They are gorgeous!

  39. amy says:

    I also agree that there should be a Cheshire Cat inspired polish. I would suggest a densely glittered polish in silver, pink and purple. The Caterpillar should be silver, gold, emerald green and chartreuse glitter.

  40. Harlow says:

    ‘Mad As a Hatter’ is gorgeous!!

  41. Olaola says:

    Mad as a Hatter as ABSOLUTELY OUTSTANDING. I really, really, reeeealllyyy want it!
    What a shame it’s not out yet – this colour would work so well with my NYE outfit! :(

  42. Glockoma says:

    Wow, these are the first swatches of this collection that I’ve seen. I was really looking forward to seeing the glitters, and it was worth the wait. I’ll definitely be getting Absolutely Alice and Mad as a Hatter based on your swatches. But…they should’ve come out with a purple for sure and ditched one of the reds.

  43. Suzanne says:

    What a great collection! I must agree though, instead of the red they should’ve put a more extraordinairy color in it..

  44. Abby says:

    I just bought “Too Good for Him” from Sephora by OPI. How does this fuchsia/blue/silver glitter compare in consistency to “Mad as a Hatter?”

  45. Camille says:

    I cannot wait to try Absolutely Alice and Mad as a Hatter, they are so fun and not typical of OPI. I can for sure pass on the reds though, seen them both a million times.

  46. stephanie says:

    i LOVE the mad hatter! i am SO HAPPY that glitter polish is in again because there is nothing i love more than sparkles and shine :)


  47. elle says:

    Such a tease this post! I was ready to buy Thanks so Muchness as soon as I got out of work today…only to find that the collection isn’t out yet!

    • Jamie says:

      I know this has nothing to do with what is posted, but I am unsure how to find anything out or where to go to look for what I need. Years ago, my mother bought me two french manicure sets. One was pastel blue and the other pastel green. I absolutely looooooooved them. I can’t for the life of me think of where she got them. She has a worse memory than me. Is there anyone that can HELP me. This is driving me crazy, and I would really like to find somemore. I know I can just take different shades and do my own, but I know it won’t come out like the ones I had before.

  48. alysse says:

    oh my god i’ll be running out to buy every single one of them!! and multiples because i KNOW i’ll run out of THESE! they’re the most adorable nail polishes i’ve ever seen!!

  49. jenna says:

    i typically hate removing these glitters too…but the blue one just came off my nail. in a huge chunk. i now have 10 little blue nail polish pieces that are shaped just like my nails. and i didn’t bite on them or anything, they just lifted off! the blue has a different brush than the mad as a hatter, too. mad is a thicker brush. hmm.

    • GirlieQ says:

      The same bloody thing happened to me yesterday! WTF? Is it my base coat or the polish itself?

    • renee says:

      Same thing happened to me. Also with the Mad as a Hatter color. Any suggestions to stop this happening.

    • Christy says:

      Same thing happened to me as well. I used Orly Bonder & Seche Vite…Absolutely Alice is a beautiful color, but is worthless to me unless I can figure out how to stop it from chipping within hours of application.

      • unknown says:

        i just used a revlon top coat, i put 2 coats to make sure it was smooth and it hasnt chipped at all and its been on for 2 days now

  50. Bre says:

    I fell in love with Thanks So Muchness the second I seen it! I’m applying it to my nails right now. I absolutely adore it the color!!

  51. Khabeer says:

    I don’t see the point in TWO reds (I have enough of those). But the two glitters made my heart start beating a little faster! I can’t wait to get my hands on those! Two back up worthy shades!

  52. Chelsea says:

    I went out and bought them all yesterday, and it was on a fluke!

  53. I need the Mad As a Hatter nl like NOW!!!

  54. Ginny says:

    Mad As a Hatter and Absolutely Alice look dazzling. I’m buying them for sure. My two fave things–OPI and Alice–are getting together! And OPI names ARE whimsical, so…if the hat(ter) fits, wear it!

  55. Oh I love this post – thanks for the review of the colours. I absolutely agree with your point about the blandness of Off With Her Red in this collection. I so wish they had come up with something akin to your idea of white glitter with red hearts – I would *definitely* have purchased that!

    Have linked to this post from mine (which is all about the fashions and accessories inspired by Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland:

  56. Ashley Taylor says:

    the Mad As A Hatter is mad hot too! Just bought it this afternoon but good luck finding retailers that carry them! I had to call twenty stores just to locate the products and drive into the city to GET them. JCP salons has it though!

  57. stephanie says:

    uhh thanks so muchness is absolutely gorgeous and i wantttt it!!

  58. Kate says:

    Ulta has all 4 Alice in Wonderland opi mini’s in a set for $12.50

  59. OPI manufacture 3 types of polish remover without the drying and damaging Acetone which will remove the most stubborn intense Red, Blue, Black etc withouth the colour ” bleeding” around the cuticle.
    Contact me if you want more info on OPI in Australia.

  60. Bartek says:

    Okay ladies so first of all I will admit to being a guy lol. There phew done and over with. I started polishing them about two years ago and I kind of felt it’s hard to stop once you start ? but i don’t know why ? Anyway my fingernails I usually just stick to clear polish, or with a slight tinge of white. Obviously it’s awkward to see a guy with painted nails so I stick to colors that are not easily visible. My feet however are a totally different story, I wear dark colors there. I like blues, purples, browns, greens (tend to stay away from red tried it and doesn’t look too good on a guy).

    So I have a technical question for you ladies… I came across a piece of information that there is something called “acryllic white content” in clear nail polish. This is done on a percentage basis for the particular polish. Now my question is, what does this mean ? if the percentage is higher does that mean the clear polish is more visible ?

  61. Libby Newton says:

    Where do you buy these?

  62. beth says:

    I wore Mad as a Hatter it was really pretty- but the lady who does my nails had a really tough time taking it off because of all the glitter! I am trying the Indigo Blue color on my toes next! Love OPI- Can’t wait for the Spring Hong Kong Collection

  63. Altea says:

    I just came back from the cinema, I went to see Alice in Wonderland wearing Mad as a Hatter, I needed to say it to someone who could understand!

    • All Lacquered Up says:

      Thanks for sharing. I’m actually planning to wear Absolutely Alice so I’m glad I’m not the only one wearing polishes from the collection just to see the movie. I wore China Glaze Dorothy Who? to the HD screening of the Wizard Of Oz. I’m such a nail geek, ha!

  64. Irene says:

    hi all, i just watch Alice in Wonderland today, and i was given a free bottle of ‘Mad as a hatter’

    absolutely loves the color!!
    and since it was free, im not allowed the choose the color i want, although i initially wanted red. but i think ‘mad as a hatter’ really more stands out than the 2 reds :)

  65. Joan says:

    I was so disappointed to find that Off With Her Red was extremely similar to Bullish, in fact I could have saved myself the 8 bucks that’s how close they are!

  66. Susie says:

    Love the Mad Hatter and Absolutely Alice colors but had the same problem as many others with it just peeling off in one big piece. I tried CND Stickey base and a top coat but it still just peeled off. Can’t get more than a day or two out of it.

  67. julie says:

    I saw these fabulous colors in Flare magazine (Canada) and LOVED them!!! i rushed to my local salon to get them and they were pretty much sold out! they had 2 absolutely alices (which i bought!) and the two reds ( which i was mildly disappointed about because i think one red was enough) and no mad as a hatter :-( i really liked that one! maybe ebay has some :-)

  68. Tiffany says:

    I saw these fabulous colors in Flare magazine (Canada) and LOVED them!!! i rushed to my local salon to get them and they were pretty much sold out! they had 2 absolutely alices (which i bought!) and the two reds

  69. L.H. says:

    I finally found 2 bottles of Mad as a Hatter in a spa last weekend (it was in the alice in wonderland display box) I was going to buy it along with thanks so very muchness and they wouldn’t sell it to me! They said it wasn’t for sale yet! It wasn’t the only one-it was in the display box. Anyhow after that disappointment I purchased an overpriced mini set from Amazon. That same day I went to Ulta and found they had Mad as a Hatter back in stock after being out of it for weeks. I read somewhere it was best to dab on the first coat as opposed to brushing it. I found it better to brush on the first coat. I actually got really good coverage from just 2 coats. I love it. Afraid of how much time it’s going to take to remove it.

  70. Natasha says:

    O.M.G! I finally got my “Mad As A Hatter” and “Absolutely Alice” in the mail today! I can’t stop gushing about MAAH! It’s incredible I never want to take it off :P

  71. Jenn says:

    I just put on Absolutely Alice today! It is so beautiful! I used OPI Blue My Mind as a base coat to make the glitter more opaque. Very easy to put on too! I wouldn’t have gotten it if it wasn’t for your fabulous swatch! Thanks! :D

    • Sandy says:

      I love Absolutely Alice also. No local stores by me carry it any longer and I have to buy it online. It is upsetting that most of the department stores only seemed to carry it while the movie was in the theaters and stopped carrying it as soon as it was out of the theaters.

  72. Lindsey says:

    [Absolutely Alice] and [Mad as a Hatter] are just the two best gorgeous colours ever. They both look frickin good on pedicure :)
    though they are really hard to remove lol

  73. camila says:

    Oh my god!!! I love the blue, i love every thing, rs…


  74. Cat says:

    Do you think that ‘Off with her red’ is similar at all to Hong kong collection’s ‘Red my fortune cookie’?

  75. jessica says:

    i want to get the ‘Mad As Hatter’nail polish but they ran out. Can someone tell me another way of getting it ?

    • All Lacquered Up says:

      Unfortunately that is the problem with limited edition nail polishes. Unless you can find a random bottle at a salon, your only hope is to search online or try eBay but you’ll end up paying more than retail for it.

    • Lynette says:

      NONE of My beauty stores or salons had it when I embarked on my search for it.
      I looked it up on Amazon and EBay and found it ranging from 15-30$. To me, sorry, no nailpolish is worth that much.

      Funniest thing, DisneyWorld down here in sunny FL had alot of them left at the wonderful OPI price of $8.50 =-) Hope I helped?

      • Rawan says:

        my sister is headed so sunny FL in a couple of days, do you think she can still find it for me? I’ve been searching for the color high and low and i can’t find it :’( would you please let me know where she could get it for me? she’s headed to Orlando and yes Disney World is in her top 10 places to vist :p

        • All Lacquered Up says:

          You know I’m not sure. I recently saw some people on Twitter talking about seeing it at Disney Land in Cali but I don’t know about Disney World. I would just have her ask around. I’m sure someone working at one of their retail shops will be able to help her track it down.

  76. L.H. says:

    I applied Mad as a Hatter on Wednesday with regular base coat and top coat (not fast dry) and it was a total chip fest by time the day was over. I didn’t even do dishes or any gardening. So maddening!

    • Lynette says:

      I applied it using OPI Natural Base Coat and this WalMart topcoat that I actually find quite good called NutraNail Strength Top Coat and MAAH lasted on me for about a week. (I work at a hospital and constantly wash my hands- Im sure it should last longer than 1 week) =-)

  77. Emily says:

    I just got back from Disney World today and they still have plenty of stock of all the colours. So if you’re in Orlando at the parks I’d take a look to see if they still have them.

    • erika says:

      Can you tell me the name of the store/stores that you found mad as a hatter. I have an event that I need that polish for. Please let me know!!!

      • All Lacquered Up says:

        Hi Erika! Unfortunately, Mad As A Hatter has been sold out for quite some time now. It was a limited edition color that was quite popular when it came out last winter. The only place I can think to find it is eBay and the prices may be very high. Sorry.

  78. Lynette says:

    I actually purchased Off With Her Red! because I have a hard time finding creme orangey-reds that arent a pain in the you-know-what to apply. I wouldn’t say it wowed me at all, but it’s not a ‘throw-a-way’ persay.
    After purchasing Mad As A Hatter at a reasonable price, I must say, I HATE glitter with a passion, the removal is always never worth while, but this colour is worth the madness of trying to remove. I dare even say it’s just about my all time fav colour ever!!
    It goes on top of any colour- because just about every colour is in it!! HUGE thumbs up on MAAH!

  79. ERICA says:

    hey what store did you see the mad as a hatter in disney world??!?!?!? i cant find it…it would be a great help

  80. jackie says:

    oh yes…..let me know the location 2!!!!!and store name! i love the mad as a makes me mad jst wanting it!

  81. kevin says:

    thanks so muchness loooks great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i cant wait to try it

  82. Hi Michelle,

    I love your blog and like you, I love nail polish with glitter.
    I found a similar Brazilian and used a picture of you with the credits of the picture at this link:


    PS: I read about the licensing of images here (via Creative Commons). Thank you!

  83. Beauty On The Way says:

    I love the blue color, so pretty!

  84. Jen Droz says:

    Question – so I’ve been searching high and low for MAAH and cant find it. I tried to see if youve swatched Lippmans Happy Birthday (for comparison) but it doesnt seem so. I also see Zoya has an ‘ultra glitter’ line but I dont see any swatches here.

    I’m looking for a glitter that actually covers the nail – all the glitters Im finding leave nail showing and are very fine glitter. MAAH looks like it pretty much covers the nail in a few coats – do you have any reccomendations for dupes?

    • All Lacquered Up says:

      Lippmann’s Happy Birthday is buildable but not as dense as MAAH. The Ultra Glitters are just one color, not multiple colors like MAAH. If you can find the Mattese line which is carried at Ricky’s NYC and fragrance stores like Perfumania, they have a MAAH dupe.

  85. abby says:

    i love off with the heand and i oen mad as a hatter and i reccomend it 2 everyone out there i love it!

  86. town says:

    can u tell me how to apply coats so my nails are perfectly cover by the coats, no space at all.thx

  87. kris says:

    I’ve had great success applying 2 coats MAAH & AA for full coverage. I’m in love with these colors!

  88. Lucy says:

    Oh lord, I’m about to plunk down $30 for this polish on ebay because I am so so in love with it after having my nails manicured with it earlier this week!!!
    Am I crazy to pay this muchness?
    but it’s soooo purty!!!

  89. Thank you for such a through-o review! I love Alice, but wouldn’t buy her nail polish, unless it made me shrink to tiny sizes or grow to enormous sizes…

  90. vogue says:

    Oh my god!!! I love the red, i love every thing, rs

  91. Kimmie says:

    I have Off With Her Red, and I absolutely love it. I am never disillusioned nor ever get tired of a great classic red.

    I saw a really cool trick for removing glitter nail polish (I hate removing it, too!!). You put a cotton ball saturated with acetone nail polish remover on each nail, and then wrap aluminum foil around each cotton ball. Wait 5 minutes, then pull off the foil and the cotton ball. The glitter should come off in one piece.

  92. meme says:

    I found the best polish remover for glitters is by Zoya. It still takes some ‘elbow grease’ but not as bad of time with the Zoya polish remover (only one they sell) vs. any others I have tried for removal of glitters.

  93. Off With Her Red is such a great colour.

  94. nailc says:

    I love MAAH and Absolutely Alice, but TWO reds? They should make ONE red and another fun color for the Cheshire Cat or one of the other characters.

  95. Mad as a Hatter has got to be the one for the festive period.

  96. The Red is a lovely shade.

  97. Some of these look a little tacky although the Off with her Red looks lovely.

  98. Psyk says:

    I’m guessing this is an old post, but I have to agree that they should have done something with the Cheshire Cat and the Caterpillar. Especially with the Cat! His eyes were a gorgeous and unusual green (teal?) color that they could have taken inspiration from. What a waste…

  99. Melynda says:

    This is a super old post but I was just going through my bottles and found Absolutely Alice and wondered what the others in the collection had looked like. I love Absolutely Alice, but every single time I’ve worn it, it comes off in one big piece, and I always use a basecoat. I don’t even bother with it anymore. They didn’t really stretch their imaginations for this one.

    • Michelle Mismas says:

      You know, I remember a lot of complaints about that color peeling when it came out. I never had that issue but I think it really depends on the top coat.