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China Glaze Metro & OPI Touring America Collection Comparisons!

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Good Morning guys! Today I have a whole bunch of comparisons for you from both the China Glaze Metro Collection and the OPI Touring America Collection. I decided to just mush these all together since I compared a few from both collections to each other.

First up is OPI My Address is Hollywood vs. Essie Your Hut Or Mine. Pretty much the instant I took My Address is Hollywood out of the box I knew it would be very similar to this Essie, which is fine with me since I love that polish! Gotta say they are pretty darn close, the only difference is the shimmer…Essie has a lot more of it and it’s more noticeable. In terms of formula I prefer Essie, the OPI was a little bit thinner and more streaky.

China Glaze Brownstone vs Zoya Cola. Until this comparison Zoya Cola was an untried polish for me. I bought it when Zoya did their Earth Day promo this year and then kind of forgot about it. I pulled my entire Zoya drawer out to pull for this post and noticed that it looked a lot like Brownstone from the Metro collection. On, I’d say it’s pretty much a dead on dupe! I do have to say in terms of formula I much preferred Brownstone, Cola was a bit less opaque and needed an extra coat.

China Glaze Concrete Catwalk vs CND Asphalt, this one was requested in the comments of the Metro collection post (Misa Office Polish-tics was also requested but I forgot about it, sorry about that! They don’t look close in the bottles for what it’s worth) In the bottles they looked very similar, but once on the nail Concrete Catwalk was much darker. Formula wise, CND wins…what can I say, CND knows how to do a creme and they will pretty much always win a formula war lol.

China Glaze Skyscraper vs Nicole by OPI It’s Not Me, It’s Blue. A few of you mentioned in comments of the Nicole by OPI Fall Target Exclusives post that It’s Not Me, It’s Blue looked similar to China Glaze Skyscraper. I gotta admit, I didn’t see the similarity but I’m always happy to compare things anyway. These 2 babies are very different. the NOPI is much more purpley blue and is packed with shimmer and Skyscraper is silver and blue glitter in a blue jelly base.  Both gorgeous…and different enough to justify owning both if you like em!

OPI A-Taupe The Space Needle vs. OPI You Don’t Know Jacques vs. China Glaze Street Chic. When I was going through my stash I thought You Don’t Know Jacques might be close to one of the taupe browns from OPI & China Glaze Fall but nope, I was wrong. All 3 are different and lovely in their own way!

OPI Honk If You Love OPI vs China Glaze Urban-Night. These 2 looked very similar when I had the bottles sitting on my desk so I had to compare them. They both have the same feeling but Honk If You Love OPI is a bit darker…not by much though! The formula on Urban-Night was the teeniest bit better but I do love both polishes!

China Glaze First Mate vs OPI Road House Blues vs. American Apparel Passport Blue. In the comments of the Touring America collection post it was suggested Road House Blues might be similar to China Glaze First Mate, they are way more different than I thought they would be. First Mate is much lighter and brighter. I did find something a little closer in my stash though, American Apparel Passport Blue, it looks like Road House Blues has a little bit more purple in it but they might be close enough to kill the lemming for some people.

OPI Uh-Oh Roll Down The Window vs China Glaze Westside Warrior.  The battle of the fall greens lol! Unfortunately for those of you who need all things green these babies are not dupes. Westside Warrior is a bit darker and Uh-Oh has more of a murky grey feeling to it. I love both, if you like greens you will too!

OPI Uh-Oh Roll Down The Window vs. Nicole by OPI Green Up Your Act vs China Glaze Westside Warrior. Can I just say that this comparison is freakin me out. I keep looking at this picture and tripping out because Green Up Your Act looks blue/grey sandwiched in between these other 2 greens. I assure you, it is green but apparently A LOT more blue based than I originally thought it was lol.

OPI Uh-Oh Roll Down The Window vs Zoya Gemma vs China Glaze Westside Warrior. This comparison was requested in the comments of the Touring America post. Definitely not dupes since both OPI & China Glaze have no shimmer but I think we both thought the base color might be close to one of the fall greens. Welp, no such luck. Gemma is a lot lighter, maybe a bit more yellow in the base. Also, I forgot how fantastical Gemma was until I did this comp. I love that polish!

OPI Uh-Oh Roll Down The Window vs Zoya Shawn vs China Glaze Westside Warrior. Last but not least, another requested comparison. This is one I had on my mind too but Shawn isn’t as close as I thought it would be. It’s a lot brighter, it makes the other 2 seems more greyed out than they really are! Do I need all 3…yep…do you? If you like green I think so haha. I used 2 coats for each polish.

Whew, i think that’s it. If there is anything else you want to see compared to any of the China Glaze & OPI Fall shades let me know in the comments and I’ll try and get them done (provided I actually own the polish you want to see it compared to). There were a few I wanted to do like China Glaze Midtown Magic vs. OPI Tease-y Does It but my bottle of OPI is hiding somewhere and I can’t find it 🙁

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Color Club Wicked Sweet Collection Swatches

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Good Morning guys!  Hope you all had a good weekend, mine was boring…I guess that’s good? haha

Today I have for you guys swatches of the first of 2 summer collections Color Club has put for this year. This one is called Wicked Sweet. All of the polishes in this collection are scented, and there are a couple interesting combos, color wise. I have heard that this set is already popping up at Ross and is also available on some etailers like Transdesign.com and VictoriasNailSupply.com (my 2 favorites!)

First up Is Get Your Lem-On. This one was pretty sheer, but the color is fab. I don’t have anything dupey in my stash. It’s a bright highlighter yellow with a green shimmer. On it’s own I needed 4 coats for okay opacity, I could have used another but I’m not down with doing 5 coats of polish lol. I also have it layered over white on my ring finger in the pictures below. Over white I only needed 2 coats, awesome! The only downside to layering it over the white is that it seemed to kill that awesome shimmer, you could still see it but it wasn’t very noticeable 🙁 Get Your Lem-On smells like….you guessed it, Lemon Candy.

The Lime Starts Here is a bright neon green, I do like this color but it’s nothing new we haven’t seen before.  The formula was just okay, for a neon it did well, no dragging bald spotsI Always Get My Man-Darin is a bright orange packed with shimmer! I have a lot of orange in my stash, but again nothing like this one. The formula on this was pretty much exactly the same as Get Your Lem-On, very sheer. On it’s own I used 4 coats and 2 coats over white on my ring finger.

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Saturday Spam: Lynnderella

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Hi guys, hope you’re all having a good weekend so far…I sure as heck am, more on that tomorrow! Today I have a big helping of spam for you….this spam is all Lynnderella! I’ve been waffling on posting this because for the past few months Lynnderella=drama. The drama associated with it turns me off the brand so I had decided not to post pictures of what I have. Then I kind of tested the waters in my Indie spam post with 1 Lynn polish and everyone liked it, so I decided what the heck I’ll just post everything I have that I haven’t shown before in one post. Hope you guys enjoy!

If you want to buy Lynnderella polishes it’s a bit of a process…you have to send in a wish list to Llarowe then wait for your last name to come up in her rotations. I think the 1st rotation of wish lists is still going on so depending on your last name you could be waiting for like 4-5 months, it wasn’t too bad for me but I know some people are frustrated with the wait. I know the waiting sucks but I do like that at least you get everything you want eventually. It’s worth it just to avoid the mad dash of trying to get things before they sell out in .5 seconds during re-stocks. Right now Llarowe is not accepting wish lists but last I heard she would be taking them again soon-ish.

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Alright guys…I’m just going to tell you what I layered these over (for most of the polishes) instead of writing a little novel about each! Hope ya don’t mind!

Boy Girl Party over Zoya Ginessa. FYI there is diamond shaped glitter in this…LOVE!!

Very Pretty Vampire over OPI Black Onyx. I actually really don’t love this combo but I was losing daylight so I couldn’t re-do it. My favorite way to wear VPV is over purple!

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piCture pOlish New Collaboration Shades: Siren Song, Geode, Douceur & Imperial

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Hi guys! Today I have 4 of the 5 new collaboration shades from piCture pOlish to share with you! These were released a couple of weeks ago and I couldn’t wait for them to show up at my house. I always love the collaboration shades, it’s fun to read the posts of the girls who created the shades plus I usually feel like these are shades I want too but don’t already own.

Douceur is a light nude/beige base with fuchsia glitter mixed throughout. This was a collaboration with Tartofraises somehow I had never heard of her blog but since getting her shade I’ve been over there looking through her posts and she does really beautiful nail art! To read her post about the shade check out her blog here.  The formula was good, it was more opaque than I expected it to be and it wasn’t streaky at all.

Imperial is a super vibrant purple with a heavy blue shimmer and gold glitter. This is a collaboration with Jeanette of The Swatchaholic. I was so excited to see this one, Jeanette is a blogger that I’ve become friends with over the last couple years and I had no doubt that if piCture pOlish ever collaborated with her it would be gorgeous. Well, let me tell you Imperial is insanely gorgeous…this is one of my favorite collaboration shades ever and will most likely be a favorite for 2013 for me. I wore it all of last week and was sad to take it off.

Imperial is super vibrant, more so in real life than it appears in photos, I’m also dying over the stunning blue shimmer in this. I loved how the shimmer was visible in the sun and didn’t disappear in the shade.  If you want to read about how Jeanette came up with Imperial and see her beautiful photos of it check out her blog here. The formula was good, it was nice and opaque…I had no issues with application. This does dry a bit matte due to the neon pigment in it.

Siren Song is a sea foam green with a silver flecked shimmer. This is a collaboration with Rebecca Likes Nails. This shade was inspired Fender guitars & bass guitars by Mark & Tom from Blink 182. Ah yes…now that’s my kind of inspiration I love me some Blink 182 and have seen them live several times throughout the years…even stood in like for like 6 hours about 10 years ago to meet them (now I feel old btw). I love the shimmer/glitter in this. It’s bigger than shimmer but smaller than micro glitter…it’s interesting! To read more about the inspiration and naming of Siren Song check out Rebecca’s post here. The formula was good, it was a bit streaky on the first coat but perfect with the second coat.

All of the new Collaboration shades are available on the piCture pOlish website, along with at their network of etailers all over the world like LlaroweHarlow & Co and Nail Polish Canada. For a full list of etailers all over the world check out the piCture pOlish website here.

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