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Dark Teal Comparison

I have so many dark teal polishes that I’ve built up a pile of lately, I wanted to put them all together so you can see the differences up close!

I tried to take them in sun, shade, at different angles…

Here are the polishes on the wheel clockwise + the 3 I cut to put next to them:
Nicole – Too Rich For You, Sally Hansen – Tealy Fast, Essie – Trophy Wife, Zoya – Akyra, BB Couture – Playboy, OPI – Cuckoo For This Color, Catrice – After 8, Deborah Milano – Emerald Bijou, Maybelline – Blackened Teal, Pure Ice – Iced Teal, China Glaze – Blk Bila Bong, Urban Decay – Grunge, OPI – Unripened, Maybelline – Cool Couture, Essie – Dive Bar (1 coat), Essie – Dive Bar (2 coats), and Sinful Colors – See You Soon

Click them to zoom way in!

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Trying a Neon Comparison…

Why is it so impossible to photograph neon polishes? Even when I do everything manually and set white balance, color balance, etc while I’m shooting…

I’ll give this a go anyway in case you were curious if some neon pinks/reds are more orange than another!

I did this to help me choose my neon konad which I’ll post next!

China Glaze – Shocking Pink, BYS – UV Tension Rising, Color Club – Screamin Fuschia, American Apparel – Neon Red:

I tried taking it in a dark corner of my room, but the colors still look like they are just blaring and not true to what they really look like. Wahhh!

You can see my engagement ring a little better though! 🙂

Misa – When U Say My Name

This is one of my favorite dark browns, it is SO gorgeous!

In case most of you have China Glaze – Goin My Way, I compared it to that one. I was surprised to see it was quite a bit darker, although not so dark that it looks black! 🙂

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Also, Goin My Way goes on a little sheer with the first coat, but When U Say My Name is opaque on the first coat.

Orly Space Cadet vs Claire's Venemous

A lot of people say that these are close to being dupes. Sometimes I’d see swatches of them together and they did look similar so I was confused and had to do it myself! Plus, I wanted to show the awesome missgreencurry, who sent me Space Cadet. 🙂

I know they have a similar eggplant to olive type of effect, but to me they always looked pretty different. My swatch really showed how different they are.

Space Cadet on index and ring fingers, Venemous on middle and pinky:
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They look awesome in the bottles!

I guess if you love duochrome that has a purple to green shift, then these are both similar and both awesome, so I can see the comparison, but some swatches like this one from stephscloset make them look like almost exact dupes, that’s where I got confused. Maybe at a certain angle they do look alike!

If you want to see some awesome close-ups of Space Cadet, I love this post on lacquerized.com! (Her blog is sooo amazing by the way if you haven’t seen it, I always thought her pictures and swatches were the best quality by far!)

Julep – Holly and other blush pinks

I was thinking about giving Julep polishes a try and their facebook page was offering a few dollars off. So I went to look and found one named Holly. So, I had to. It was literally calling my name.

Ever since I tried Misa – Blush Hour, I’ve been in love with these opaque super light pinks that have a greyish tone rather than a blue or coral tone. My other favorite is Butter London – Teddy Girl. Orly – Kiss the Bride is another that is almost exactly the same as Blush Hour but a tiny bit brighter.

So when I got Julep – Holly, I compared it to 3 others that have been in my “new” pile waiting to be swatched!

Sinful Colors – Easy Going, French Tip Dip’s unnamed pink, Essie – Fiji, Julep – Holly

Here they are swatched!
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Julep – Holly is the only one with shimmer to it. I can’t wait to get Play the Peonies so I can compare those two.

Essie Fiji is what I decided to wear today. Its really opaque and harder to apply than the others, but it has the benefit of not having thick layers that take longer to dry, which is good since I’m doing this before work! haha!

The French Tip Dip ended up being more of a slightly darker jellyish gray pink, so although its awesome, I put it up for swap on MUA.

Sinful Colors – Easy Going is great. Its a little more glossy and makes thicker layers, which is better for when I have more time to let it dry, so I’m keeping that one too!

Essence – Speed of Light Blue & King of Mints (And Nfu Oh Restocked!)

First of all, Fabulous Street restocked their Nfu Oh holo polishes, flakies, Aqua Base Coat… go get some quickly! 🙂

I was just informed a couple of hours ago, so I hope I’m telling you soon enough for you to stock up. I had to get some of their holos just now for the first time. I also threw in a “Jelly Syrup”, a flakie, and a glittery jelly along with my 2 Aqua Base coat bottles. I knew they wouldn’t last long on that site!

Back to the You Rock collection… here are the two blue-greens! Speed of Light Blue is on the left, that one is my favorite of the whole collection!

These both apply really well… better than the Chanel polishes they are dupes for.

Silver Holographic Comparison

I don’t have China Glaze OMG or the Nfu Oh one, but I would think they can’t be better than the GOSH Holographic, right?

The love & beauty one (from Forever 21) was surprisingly gorgeous! The particles are big like glitter, but for the price, its pretty awesome.

The China Glaze Holographic one wasn’t that holographic compared to the others, and the Golden Rose is another one that is really awesome for the price… it has a pretty good holo effect and its only about 3 dollars!

Golden Rose – 102, China Glaze – Hologram, love & beauty – Disco Nights, GOSH – Holographic

GOSH Holographic is seriously holographic, especially over an aqua base coat, which I will also swatch soon, so I can show a comparison of with and without the aqua base coat!