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Fall 2013 OPI, China Glaze, Zoya & Essie Comparisons

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Hi guys! Today I have a ton of comparisons for you, these are for all of the Fall 2013 Collections I’ve reviewed so far including OPIChina GlazeZoya & Essie. There were a bunch that you guys wanted to see that unfortunately, I couldn’t do for reasons like not owning the polishes you wanted to see compared or just not being able to find them in my stash. For those that requested ones, I didn’t do I hope you’re able to find them on another blog!

Small note about these comparisons, sometimes the differences in polishes are slight and more noticeable in person than in photos. When this is the case I mention it, sometimes things just don’t translate in photos as obviously as they do in person! Check out all the comparisons after the jump!

Some polishes in this post were press samples, some were purchased by me

China Glaze Charmed, I’m Sure vs China Glaze Urban Night vs OPI Vant To Bite My Neck. No dupes between these 3,  Urban Night is lighter and more reddish and Vant To Bite My Neck is more blue tones.

China Glaze Goldie But Goodie vs China Glaze I’m Not Lion. No dupes here in color or finish.

China Glaze Gossip Over Gimlets vs OPI Haven’t The Foggiest vs OPI Designer De Better. No dupes between these 3 either. Haven’t The Foggiest is darker and more grey than the other two. Designer De Better is somewhat similar to Gossip Over Gimlets but the flakes of shimmer are pretty different which gives it a bit of a darker appearance.

China Glaze Red-y & Willing vs OPI I’m Not Really A Waitress.  These are similar but not dupes, I’m Not Really A Waitress is more of a true red than Red-y & Willing is.

China Glaze Rendezvous With You vs Zoya Neeka. Clearly no dupes here, they are very different in both the finish and the shade of purple.

China Glaze Strike Up A Cosmo vs Zoya Tinsley vs OPI Rally Pretty Pink. No dupes here either, Tinsley is more golden corally orange (hows that for a description lol), Rally Pretty Pink is warmer and has more golden shimmer/glitter. I actually thought Rally Pretty Pink was going to be closer than it ended up being, I forgot how crazy that shimmer was.

Essie Cashmere Bathrobe vs China Glaze Immortal. Cashmere Bathrobe is much darker than Immortal, the shimmer is also quite different.

Zoya Mason vs Orly Beautiful Disaster vs China Glaze Don’t Make Me Wine vs Essie The Lace Is On.  The only 2 close ones here are Mason and The Lace Is On. Mason is slightly darker and the finish is a touch more shimmery but they are so close that you don’t need both.

OPI DS Lapis vs Zoya Sunshine vs China Glaze Skyscraper. Sunshine and Lapis are fairly close, the base is a bit different though. Sunshine is more like a denim blue and Lapis leans more metallic. They are very close though unless you REALLY like blue you don’t need both. I decided to throw in Skyscraper too, in the bottle next to DS Lapis they looked pretty close, clearly, that wasn’t the case on the nail.

OPI Embarca Dare Ya vs OPI Ali’s Big Break vs OPI You Only Live Twice. No dupes here,  all 3 are different shades of pink/red and different finishes!

OPI In The Cable Car Pool Lane vs OPI Anti-Bleak vs OPI Casino Royale. In the bottle Casino Royale and In The Cable Car Pool Lane looked like they would be dupes for sure in the bottle but on the nail, they weren’t as close as I thought they would be…I think it’s due to the difference in finish. Casino Royal is a straight-up crime while In The Cable Car Pool Lane is more of a crelly. All 3 are pretty close and you definitely don’t need all of them.

OPI In The Cable Car Pool Lane vs OPI Louvre Me, Louvre Me Not vs China Glaze Purr-fect Plum. Color-wise Purr-fect Plum is the closest to In The Cable Car Pool Lane, I wouldn’t call them dupes due to the difference in the finish but again…you don’t need both. Louvre Me, Louvre I isn’t really similar at all.

OPI Incognito In Sausalito vs Essie After School Boy Blazer vs American Apparel Passport Blue vs OPI Roadhouse Blues. Alright, so these 4 are not dupes but they are all very similar…similar enough to not need all of them. Incognito In Sausalito and After School Boy Blazer is the closest dupes of the 4 but not quite as close as they look in the photo. After School Boy Blazer was a bit darker and looked a bit more black next to Incognito In Sausalito (they are seriously very close though, I’m just nitpicking!). Roadhouse Blues was more purple toned than the other 3,  and Passport Blue was lighter than the other 3…those slight difference were easier to see in person than it is to see in the photo.

OPI Keeping Suzi at Bay vs China Glaze First Mate vs OPI I Saw…You Saw…We Saw…Warsaw. No dupes here, First Mate was pretty close to Keeping Suzi At Bay but it’s a touch darker and a little bit dustier. Warsaw is much darker.

OPI Keeping Suzi at Bay vs China Glaze Manhunt vs Seche Wonderfully Witty. No exact dupes here either, Manhunt is also pretty close to Keeping Suzi at Bay but it’s a little bit brighter (it’s slight but more noticeable in person).

OPI Keeping Suzi at Bay vs OPI OPI…Eurso Euro vs OPI Dating A Royal. No exact dupes here either. OPI…Eurso Euro was darker and more purpled and Dating A Royal is a little bit lighter and also a different finish (It’s a jelly).

OPI Lost on Lombard vs Zoya Pepper vs OPI Skyfall vs China Glaze Brownstone.  Lost On Lombard is redder and not as brown toned as the other polishes here. Skyfall and Pepper are pretty darn close though, Skyfall is the slightest bit darker but not by much…the difference was more noticeable in person but again…it was very slight. Brownstone while close to both Skyfall and Pepper was browner than both which is failing to translate in the photo.

OPI Muir Muir On The Wall vs OPI Every Month Is Oktoberfest vs Vamperstdam. No dupes here, Every Month Is Oktoberfest is the closest of anything I could find but the base is quite different and the shimmer is more hidden.

OPI Muir Muir On The Wall vs OPI Germanicure by OPI vs OPI Black Tie Optional. No dupes here!

OPI Muir Muir On The Wall vs OPI Midnight In Moscow vs Nicole by OPI Shoot For The Maroon. No dupes here either though I feel like Muir Muir On The Wall is kinda like Midnight In Moscow on steroids!

OPI Peace & Love & OPI vs. Essie For The Twill Of It vs Zoya Ki. Ki is the oddball here, it’s more purple/green than either of the other polishes. Peace & Love & OPI and For The Twill Of It are I’d say like 98% dupes, I feel like Peace & Love & OPI might be a little bit more green-toned but it’s seriously so slight that you’d be hard-pressed to tell them apart in person. If I could only pick 1 of these I’d go with the OPI, formula wise it was the best.

Zoya Giovanna vs Zoya Zuza. No dupes here, I wouldn’t even call these similar!

Zoya Livingston vs Sation Napolean Dyna-matte vs Essie Twin Sweater Set. No dupes between these 3, the differences were more noticeable in person than in the photo. Livingston and Twin Sweater Set are pretty close but Twin Sweater Set is a little bit darker.  These would make a nice subtle ombre!

Zoya Neve vs China Glaze Scandalous Shenanigans vs Zoya Tart vs Zoya Song.  No dupes here either, next to the other 3 polishes Neve looks very purple. I didn’t realize how purple-toned it actually was until I had it next to the others.

The last up is Zoya Sailor vs Zoya Natty. No dupes here either, Natty is lighter and more grey toned.

Finally…if you’re wondering why I didn’t do any comparisons for China Glaze Queen B it’s because Queen B died 🙁

I didn’t notice the bottle was broken until all the polish has spilled out into the box I had all these polishes in (that was a HUGE mess lol).

RIP Queen B…good thing you weren’t a fantastical color, I doubt I’ll miss you very much haha

Hope these comparisons were helpful for you…if there is anything I can personally take from this post it’s that I own WAY TOO MUCH blue nail polish!! If I didn’t do the comparison you were looking for I’m very sorry, I hope you can find it on another blog!

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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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