Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Comparison: Pepe's Purple Passion vs. We'll Always Have Paris

These two are incomparable for some and incredibly close for others. On the left we have OPI Pepe's Purple Passion and on the right OPI We'll Always have Paris. Pepe's Purple Passion was released with The Muppets collection last Christmas and Paris was released a few years ago from OPI's France collection. I think it may be a part of the main line though.

Very minor differences. Pepe has very small flakie pieces and is a fraction lighter but the shimmer isn't really all that obvious. Then we have Paris who is a beautiful deep raisin creme.

Late last year I was dying for this colour but now I think I don't need both. 

What would you do?

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Comparison: Trendsetter vs. Uh-Oh Roll Down The Window


I know it's a bit of a stretch to compare these two, but I feel like I need to get rid of one of them. 

Uh-Oh Roll Down the Window is from OPI's latest fall collection, Touring America (2011). Trendsetter is also from China Glaze's latest fall collection, Metro (2011). So both are fairly easy to come across.

Formula wise the OPI is quite watery and at the other end of the scale is thick-goopy Trendsetter. I have added thinner to it before but the next time I went to use Trend, it was just as thick as before.

I appreciate Trend's different-ness and Uh-Oh to me is a collection staple. Although it isn't as bold as Trend, it certainly looks nice, clean, subtle and will match a lot of outfits.

I just don't know what to do! What would you do? Are you in the same position but with other colours?

Monday, February 13, 2012

Comparison: It's A Girl vs. In The Spotlight Pink


I love my sheer jelly pinks. These are the only two I have, but I am thinking about the future. OPI New York Ballet collection are all jellies. I'm going to try and get the whole set to review on Nail Juice. So that means I need to make room...

It's a Girl is on the pointer (left) and Spotlight is on the middle finger (right). Two coats of each. You can't fault either of them, they're both delicate glassy pinks that just make your nails look a million dollars.

It's a Girl gives you more of a milky pink build up and Spotlight is an extremely beautiful sheer pink, perfect for sprucing up tired or 'need a break from colour' nails.

Here is It's A Girl in all her glory. Girl was released two years ago and Spotlight was released just last year. So both are fairly easy to find.

I could't bare to part with either one. I might just have to wait for the Ballet's to compare them all!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Comparison: Design-er De Better vs. You're Royal Shine-ness

I'm purging the stash again, I need to make room for almost all of those OPI New York Ballets, a few Hollands, a few Electro Pops and hopefully the Misa Spring collection.

Designer De Better and You're Royal Shine-ness are too close to own both for my liking. No they aren't dupes, but you know, they're both silver foils and that's close enough for me.

Designer De Better is a lighter silver with rose gold speckles running throughout. You're Royal Shine-ness is a darker silver that has a deep green-gold base to it. They both give great coverage and I can't fault them on their formulas.

So I asked myself what I wanted them for. A silver foil that's going to pop with an outfit, well they'll both do that... so I went with Designer De Better, just because it has rose gold in it. I love rose gold.

Designer De Better was released in The Muppets holiday collection a couple of months ago, it'll be really easy to find. You're Royal Shine-ness was a special Serena Williams release and may be harder to find in store, but online will be a breeze.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Essie Neo-Whimsical

I finally found it! The perfect baby pink. It's not bubblegum, it's not lavender, but right smack bang in the middle. But there's a catch...

Neo-Whimsical has one of the worst formulas I have ever come across. Why do you do this Essie? Are you happy to release a polish this bad and have your name on it? 

This is three coats here and in places you can see streaks and slight bald patches. I've tried a variety of different bases but nothing seems to help. I absolutely adore the colour and love it to pieces when I wear it, but it chips within the same day.

Does anyone have any suggestions? I've had Mod About You, Pandamonium Pink and a few others but most are too chalky or too yellow.