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China Glaze “Son of a Peach!” VS China Glaze “Flip Flop Fantasy”
What’s the difference? See after the jump!!!
Over the weekend spotted the entire China Glaze “Glitz Bitz ‘n Pieces” collection on clearance at Sally’s – $2.69/bottle!
$2 .69/Bottle – not bad!
An emerald green hex glitter in small, medium and larger size accompanied by black bars and black hex glitter in small, medium and larger sizes.
‘Scattered & Tattered”
A rosey pink hex glitter in small, medium and larger size accompanied by black bars and black hex glitter in small, medium and larger sizes.
An older collection from January/February 2013 so not new news however a bit of a rundown on performance -
Chunky. Not terribly so, but the positive of that means good coverage. Mainstream lacquer companies seem to have such a hard time getting their glitter to give good! While I love this collection, I do also wonder why mainstream lacquer companies feel the urge to put bar glitter in 3/4 of their “unusual” glitter polishes. Curious..
While Sallys are typically independent and their variety, let alone clearance, varies it’s a good reminder to check it whenever you stop by!
Nicole by OPI “Mer-Maid For Each Other” VS China Glaze “Unpredictable”
I have been anxiously awaiting the new China Glaze Bohemian Collection but it was KD who initially brought this comparison to my attention. While waiting to see the Bohemian Collection pop up locally, I saw a few swatches posted on other blogs. When the possible dupe was brought to my attention I compared what I was seeing in these swatches to what I was seeing in person and I was sure that, while super close, the Nicole was a little richer with a better duochrome.
A set finally turned up at Sallys (which after my recent trips I’ve decided I really need to head there first above other beauty stores. They always have what I’m looking for, are always on time and the girls always know exactly what I’m talking about! Sigh, Sally love.) and I grabbed a bottle of the China Glaze last night for today’s comparison.
How do these line up?? Click ahead to see what’s after the jump!!
Today’s NOTD is A cracked neon.
(Pre-Top coat) This is one coat of OPI “Shatter the Scales” over three coats China Glaze “Pink Voltage”
Now with topcoat…
(Sorry about the clean-up, my hand wasn’t very steady that day)
annd… for kicks, Later that night I refreshed it with a Pink and Holo Glitter Topcoat (Spoiled “Pinky Glitter”)
This is definitely one of my favorite Crackles. For reference: I put thicker coats on my Index and Ring fingers, thinner coats on my Pinkie and Middle. Thinner coats result in finer lines and a more shredded look.
One of my favorite crackle combos to date!
China Glaze “Fortune Teller”
For the Halloween season 2009, China Glaze released a limited edition set of spooky lacquers. They were (what else) Sally Beauty exclusives. “Fortune Teller” was one of them, and is a basic black cream base filled with glitter in the perfect shade of Halloween-orange. The glitter comes in three sizes, all hex shaped. All swatches are of two coats.
So in adding graphics to my pictures, I felt a supernatural urge to give a shout out to Miss Cleo. Except, only upon googling “psychic” did I find the vast majority of my search results to be pictures of psychic cats:
They are taking over the internet. In fact, are you guys aware that if you google “cheeseburger” (that’s right, spelled correctly) instead of food the google gives us mostly CATS? Everything cats. Everything cheezburger network.
But on to the swatches and review as I have a special surprise hidden in this post!
SEE MORE AFTER THE JUMP..
Orly “Glowstick” on tips, China Glaze “Voltage Pink” On Top, and a Generic BLack Nail Polish (cheap and unnamed, I believe that’s why it came out textured) To stamp the Lightning Image on the MLS301 plate.
This is look #3/12 in the Plate/Stamper Giveaway Contest! All you have to do is comment for a chance to win! Rules and details can be seen here: http://nailblog.net/notd-faux-naud-mls301-look-1-and-contestgiveaway/
So what do you guys think? Are these electric lightning bolts, or is it more Charlie-Brown?
Today’s Nail Of the Day is a Polka-Dot Sandwich!
Using OPI “My Pointe Exactly”, Wet N Wild’s Spoiled in “Shuffle the Deck”, and China Glaze in “Heart of Africa”
Today’s NOTD was a super simple way for me to get the look of polka dots without much effort.
Some noted that the “sandwiching” of the glitter resulted in a glazed circus cookie effect- which is also more than perfectly acceptable for me. A delectable weakness of mine.
The ever so lovely Jessica recently requested the comparison
Kleancolor “Pastel Teal” VS China Glaze “For Audrey”
All I have to say is: Good eye, lady. Well played!
See more after the jump…