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Spring 2013 Comparisons: OPI, China Glaze, Zoya & Orly

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Hi guys! Today I have a ton of comparisons for you, there were a lot of suggestions from you guys that unfortunately, I can’t do due to not owning the polishes you wanted to see compared. Hopefully for those, another blogger can do them for you guys! This is a pretty lengthy post so I’m just going to get into it! Click the read more button after the college for all the comparisons!

China Glaze Budding Romance vs China Glaze Trendsetter vs Zoya Shawn. No dupes here, Trendsetter is much more yellow, it also has shimmer. Shawn is a lot darker and greener.

China Glaze Budding Romance vs Illamasqua Hectic. I used 2 coats of Hectic and 3 of Budding Romance for the photos below. No dupes here, unfortunately, Budding Romance is much more of a jelly finish and it’s more yellow toned.

China Glaze Dandy Lyin’ Around vs Nicole by OPI All About The Glam. This should have included China Glaze Frosty as well since I think it’s actually pretty close to Dandy Lyin’ Around but I cannot seem to find my bottle anywhere ūüôĀ I’m still looking for it so if I find it I’ll post a comparison of them later on. Anyway, these 2 are not dupes, they are similar but the China Glaze is much more opaque and nicer looking overall. I think if you layered All About The Glam over white it would be a nice dupe of Dandy Lyin’ Around. I used 3 coats of Dandy Lyin’ Around and 4 of All About The Glam for the photo below.

China Glaze Fade Into Hue vs China Glaze Electric Beat vs Color Club Hydrangea Kiss. Apologies for the bottle shot of these ones, I couldn’t get a color-accurate photo of them on the nail for some reason. No dupes between these 3, Electric Beat is more of a blue-leaning periwinkle while Fade Into Hue is more of a purple leaning periwinkle. Hydrangea Kiss is kind of in the middle of both of these but it’s brighter than both on the nail.

Zoya Neely vs China Glaze Keep Calm, Paint On vs China Glaze Re-Fresh Mint vs Orly Jealous, Much?. Jealous Much and Neely are pretty close here, Jealous Much is a touch darker but it’s not a big enough difference to need both IMO. If you could only get one I’d go with Neely, the formula is much better. With the other 2 polishes here there are no dupes either, Keep Calm, Paint On is more blue-toned and it’s also a shimmer and Re-Fresh Mint is a lot brighter than all the other polishes. I used 2 coats for each polish.

China Glaze Pinkie Promise vs Orly Artificial Sweetener. No dupes here either, the shimmer in Artificial Sweetener is more noticeable and it’s also more of dusty rosy pink. I used 2 coats for each polish.

China Glaze Snap My Dragon vs. OPI The Color of Minnie. These 2 are pretty close but not dupes, The Color Of Minnie leans a bit more towards red, where Snap My Dragon leans more to pink. The shimmer is very similar in them. I don’t think you need both, I can’t say I prefer one over the other…the formula and color of both are pretty!

OPI A Woman’s Prague-ative vs OPI Pros & Bronze vs OPI DS Luxurious. A lot of you wanted to see China Glaze Riveting and China Glaze Harvest Moon here also but I don’t own either of those, sorry! No dupes between these 3, all beautiful though! I used 3 coats for A Woman’s Prague-ative and Pros & Bronze and 2 coats for DS Luxurious for the photos below.

Here is a whole ton of blues for you, I did do these all on the nail but again my camera was like NOPE. It’s weird how it’s easy to photograph all of these on their own but when you put them next to each other on the nail you have issues, maybe it’s just me? Who knows. Anyway…the only close dupes between all of these are Zoya Robyn and China Glaze Sunday Funday, they aren’t exact but it’s hard to tell them apart on the nail. The rest are similar-ish but definitely not dupes.

OPI I Saw…U Saw…We Saw…Warsaw vs Nicole by OPI Khloe Had A Little Lam Lam vs China Glaze First Mate. No dupes here, Khloe Had A Little Lam Lam is much more teal and First Mate is lighter and more of a navy blue. I used 2 coats for each polish.

OPI My Paprika Is Hotter Than Yours vs OPI Red Lights Ahead…Where? vs China Glaze Roguish Red. Alright, now here is another that is hard to photograph, this post…my gosh. I almost rage quit these comparisons a few times, no lies. Red Lights Ahead…Where is much more red (even though it’s leaning orange in the photo), it also has no shimmer? Roguish Red also has no shimmer and it’s a bit of a darker shade of orange. They look closer in the photo than they are IRL. I used 2 coats for each polish for the photo below.

OPI My Vampire Is Buff vs OPI Don’t Pretzel My Buttons. These 2 aren’t very close but I thought I’d include it since it was requested.

OPI My Vampire Is Buff vs. Lime Crime Milky Ways vs Zoya Jacqueline vs Illamasqua Load. The load is the oddball here, it’s much more yellow than the others. Milky Ways & Jacqueline are very very close to My Vampire Is Buff but I wouldn’t call either of them a dupe…maybe like fraternal twins (triplets?)? In the sun they look very close but the difference is easier to see in the shade. Do you need all 3? nope. I’d go with Zoya Jacqueline out of the 3…it had the best formula in my opinion. I used 2 coats for My Vampire is Buff, Milky Ways & Jacqueline and 3 coats of Load for the photos below.

OPI OPI…Eurso Euro vs China Glaze First Mate vs China Glaze Man Hunt. No dupes with these 3. First Mate is more of a navy blue and Man Hunt is a lighter/brighter blue. OPI…Eurso Euro has nice purple undertones that are hard to see when it’s on its own but once you put it next to something bluer it’s much more noticeable. I used 2 coats for each polish.

OPI OPI…Eurso Euro vs OPI Dating A Royal vs Revlon Urban. No dupes here either, Dating a Royal is more of a jelly and it’s a lot lighter. Revlon Urban has the right undertones but it’s a few shades darker. I used 3 coats of Dating A Royal and 2 coats of OPI…Eurso Euro & Urban for the photo below.

OPI Oy Another Polish Joke vs OPI Goldeneye vs Zoya Ziv. No dupes between these 3, compared to Ziv and Goldeneye, Oy Another Polish Joke is much more of yellow gold. Do you know what’s weird? I don’t like gold polish and I like all 3 of these haha.

OPI Suzi’s Hungary Again vs OPI Come To Poppy vs OPI My Address Is Hollywood. No dupes here either, Come To Poppy is much brighter and the shimmer is pretty different. My Address Is Hollywood is darker and more shimmery. I used 2 coats for the photo below.

OPI Vant To Bite My Neck? vs OPI Sapphire In The Snow vs Essie No More Film. Surprisingly no dupes here, I actually don’t have a dupe for Vant To Bite My Neck…I thought this would be an easy one to find something exact for! Sapphire In The Snow is a couple of shades darker (you probably don’t need both but they aren’t dupes). No More Film leans much more towards blue. I used 2 coats of each polish for the photos below.

OPI Vant To Bite My Neck? vs an England Elaine vs Zoya Pinta vs Zoya Monica. No dupes here either, Elaine is darker and looks very brown-toned when it’s next to the other polishes. Monica is dustier and lighter and Pinta leans more towards blue. Pinta is looking a bit darker in the photo because of the angle of my finger, it’s a dupe of No More Film if you want to refer to the photo above!

Here is another big old bottle comparison for you because my camera was just seeing blue with these (so sorry guys). From Left to Right is Essie Lilacism, Zoya Julie, LCN Lilac Blossom, OPI You’re Such A Budapest, China Glaze Tart-y For The Party, OPI Done Out In Deco, and Essie She’s Picture Perfect.

Crazy enough there is not 1 exact dupe in this bunch. Lilacism is much lighter than all the others, Julie is also lighter than all the others and it’s also packed with shimmer. Done Out In Deco is much more of a grey toned lilac. The only close polishes here are LCN Lilac Blossom and OPI You’re Such a Budapest. They aren’t exact but close enough that I wouldn’t get both, I’d go with the OPI if I had to pick.

Orly Boho Bonnet vs Zoya Kristen. These 2 looked exact in the bottle but the ones on the nail Boho Bonnet is a little bit darker. You definitely don’t need both of these, I’d go with Zoya Kristen since the formula is better!

Orly Coachella Dweller vs Jessica Lime Cooler vs Essie Navigate Her. No dupes here either, Lime Cooler is more yellow toned and a lot brighter compared to Coachella Dweller. Navigate her is more of pistachio green, it’s more murky and yellow toned. I think you probably don’t need all 3, I myself like Navigate Her the best of the 3! I used 2 coats to Navigate her and Lime Cooler and 3 coats of Coachella Dweller for the photo below.

Orly High On Hope vs Orly After Party. These 2 are similar but definitely not dupes, High on Hope is a navy blue base, and After Party is a black base. In addition to that, the shimmer is pretty different. I don’t think you necessarily need both, they are different but definitely in the same family if that makes any sense. I think High On Hope is the more unique polish of the 2! I used 2 coats for each polish.
Zoya GeiGei (GieGie? still haven’t figured out which is right) vs OPI Pedal Faster Suzi. Pedal Faster Suzi is quite a few shades darker and not quite as shimmery. Unless you really like pink you could probably skip on either of these, my favorite is the Zoya. I used 2 coats of GeiGei/GieGie and 3 coats of Pedal Faster Suzi for the photo below.

Whew, well I hope that was helpful for you guys and answered some questions about dupes!

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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 ūüôĀ 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 Llarowe, Harlow & 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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