For cataloguing nail polish dupes

I’d love to share our newest addition to the blogroll, The Polish Jinx! This blog is run by Shayna, who has made several informative and useful dupe comparison posts in the past.

Here are a few of them:

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The Polish Jinx: The Polish Jinx: HEAD TO HEAD MATCH – Girly Bits Shift Happens VS Clarins 230

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The Polish Jinx: Deborah Lippmann Dont Tell Mama VS Illamasqua Viridian

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The Polish Jinx: How Do You Orange?

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Credit for all photos goes solely to Shayna of The Polish Jinx.

I hope that everyone is looking forward to what’s coming up for Lacquer Clones!  As of now, we have plans underway to compile swatch sticks comparing blacks, whites, reds, blues, light aquamarines/teals/light blues, medium teals, corals, and several other shades.  All in all, we have sixty-five ladies in Facebook’s Lacquer Clones Swatching group offering to swatch shades from their collections and send them back to me. Nearly 200 colors have been offered so far!

There’s a lot going on behind the scenes at Lacquer Clones right now.  Lots of us in the Lacquer Clones Swatching group on Facebook are compiling lists of polishes to swatch.  These swatches will be used for future dupe comparison posts. It’s exciting, and I cannot wait to share what’s coming next!  Feel free to join us, if you haven’t already.

One of the people helping with this project is Sarah, who runs http://www.pinchofpretty.com/. Sarah put together a great comparison post showing just how similar OPI Just Spotted The Lizard (from OPI’s Spiderman collection) and Chanel Peridot (from Chanel’s Fall 2011 collection) are.  Both are just the same type of green-gold metallic duochrome.

JSTL and Peridot-- from pinchofpretty.com
(photo courtesy of Sarah at http://www.pinchofpretty.com)

Sometime in the future, we’ll work on providing a new Peridot comparison post including at least one other dupeish polish.  🙂

A huge compilation of nail polish dupes.  I’m checking it out right now, looking for post inspiration.

You can find it at this link.

amiablerain over at http://raindownonmebeauty.blogspot.com/  posted a wonderful dupe comparison post for Deborah Lippmann’s Candy Shop and Claire’s Boutiques’ version of the same name, Claire’s Candy Shop.

DL Candy Shop and Claire's Candy Shop
(photo courtesy of http://raindownonmebeauty.blogspot.com/)

You can find it here.

I’ve just added Legendary Lacquers to my blogroll.  Karly, who runs Legendary Lacquers, recently posted an excellent dupe-comparison post with the following:

  • OPI Funky Dunky and Sinful Colors Amethyst
  • Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Blue Me Away and Zoya Robyn
  • OPI Thanks A Windmillion and Zoya Bevin
  • OPI Glitzerland and Finger Paints Key to My Art

You can find this post by clicking this link.
Karly has some excellent swatches here.  You should check them out!

Another clone attack for you today, provided by Roxanne! Jesse’s Girl Wild Thing and Zoya Charisma. Roxanne has provided this comparison shot: each nubbined swatch has two coats.

Jesse's Girl Wild Thing and Zoya Charisma

Roxanne tells me that even in person, these two are “dead on dupes, even down to the finish.” She says that Zoya Charisma, while it may not show in the photo, dries matte, just like Jesse’s Girl Wild Thing.

I’m giving you a two-in-one today!  There are two dupe matchups here, both for pink holographic polishes.

On the left, you’ll see two Sally Hansen Nail Prisms with the exact same name: Blush Diamond.  On the right?  That’s Nfu-Oh 63 and Color Club Fashion Addict.

Four pink holos.

Even in the bottle, you can tell that the first two share a name but not an exact hue.  The Nfu-Oh and Color Club, however, look pretty friggin’ similar.  The difference, however, becomes a little more apparent in swatches.

Swatch sticks for four pink holos.

About the two Sally Hansen Prisms: Both are equally holographic, but what differs is the hue.  The one on the top, which came from the shorter, stouter bottle, is more of a standard, deep rose pink holographic.  The second one, which came out of the taller, skinnier bottle, is a bit lighter and orangey.  Both are gorgeous!

As for the Nfu-Oh and the Color Club: When I got the Nfu-Oh as a gift, I was initially worried that it would look too much like Fashion Addict.  And they definitely do look similar.  Both are a lavender color.  The Nfu-Oh, though, it is definitely more holo!  This is even though I got a newer batch, which is supposedly less holographic than they used to be, back in the day.  Of course, Fashion Addict (which cost me $6, including shipping, online) is quite a bit cheaper than Nfu-Oh (which was about $15, including shipping, online), so you get what you pay for.  I wouldn’t recommend owning both unless you are a serious holo addict.

One more thing about these last two swatch sticks: Nfu-Oh 63 is a little more pink, and Fashion Addict is a bit more purple.

You can see all of this a bit better in this close-up shot:

Close-up swatches for four pink holos.

Thanks for looking!  Which one is your favorite?

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