Comparison - Nail Polish

Valentine's Day Giveaway

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I cannot believe that this year is already going by so quickly! It's only a few hours away from Valentine's Day 2018, and no matter if you have a significant other to celebrate with or not, I think it's a great to set aside a day to celebrate love. I've decided to giveaway two of my favorite things right now which are Rae Dunn mugs and Color Street nail strips! The giveaway goes until the end of V-Day PST, and two winners will be chosen on Thursday by Noon PST for a mug and either a Streets of Gold glitter nail set or El Dorado glitter nail set. 

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You can enter here. GOOD LUCK!:

Valentine's BellamamaNails Giveaway

 

Comparison of Streets of Gold with El Dorado:

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El Dorado (sheer gold with a bit of pink tone):
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Streets of Gold (lighter more yellow gold but not as sheer as El Dorado):
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***Please see disclaimer for the giveaway on the entry window. All the items being given away has been personally purchased by me and not sponsored by the brands. I am an independent stylist for Color Street but do not have any connection to Rae Dunn other than that I love to collect for fun.


Zoya Myrta and China Glaze Riveting Comparison

I got the Zoya Pinterest mini trio that included Myrta (from the Zoya Surf collection) recently, and I really wanted to try it out. It's been really sunny this weekend so I was in an orange mood. When I put the polish on, I realized it reminded me of another color I had, so I took a look in my stash box. I have China Glaze Riveting from their Hunger Games collection that I absolutely LOVE, and so I decided to do a swatch comparison. It's not quite a dupe though very close.

Myrta is not as sparkly as Riveting, and it has more  of a tangelo look to it. It's definitely a foily shimmer polish vs. a glitter polish. Take a look and see if you can spot the difference. (By the way, sorry about the finger print smudge on my middle finger. I was in such a hurry, I ended up squishing it while taking photos.)

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Zoya Myrta - 1 coat
Poshe top coat 

Riveting is on the thumb in the comparison photo. It has more of a jelly look to it with an inner sparkle. Both are very pretty, but I think I prefer Riveting more. It just has this intensity about it that I really love. Myrta is also pretty, but it has more of a foil look.


Zoya Pink Polish Comparison - Lara, Areej, Audrina, Rory, Reagan

I really wanted a medium pink polish, and when a Zoya promo came up, I ended up ordering a few that I thought were dupes because I just couldn't make up my mind from the photos on their site. It's also hard to decide with other people's swatches since my Asian skin tone really makes polishes look different than the way it looks on others. Anyway, I already had Audrina, but I didn't LOVE it at first sight so I thought perhaps either Reagan or Areej might work.

Here's the comparison swatch I did with some of the ones I thought would be dupes.

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As you can see, Areej and Reagan are near dupes. Areej is a bit dustier looking than Reagan, but if you have one then you probably wouldn't want the other. In the bottle, Audrina looks soooo much like the other two, but on the nail has more blue than the other two.

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Audrina is on the left, and I can't even remember which two are on the right, but they look exactly the same to the naked eye. One's SLIGHTLY darker... MAYBE. :)

I added Rory and Lara since I got them for funsies. Rory has a lot of silver shimmer in it so although in the bottle it looks similar to Reagan and Lara, it shows up as very light on the nail. It's not as sparkly as Zoya's Sunshine collection. Lara has a bit of a softer neon quality about it. I just purchased a bunch of neon pinks, so I decided I don't want to keep Lara.

After the swatches, I decided that Reagan looks the best on my nails. It pops more than Areej which is what I really wanted. Audrina might be a keeper since I do like the bluer pinks, so it's going back in my nail polish box.


Aqua-Mint-Green Polish Comparisons Dior Waterlily Zoya Wednesday

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Thumb to pinky:
Dior - Waterlily
Deborah Lippmann - Mermaid's Dream
Wet n Wild - I Need a Refresh-Mint
China Glaze - Gaga for Green
Julep - Leah 

 

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Top to bottom:
Sephora OPI - Bright as a Feather
Zoya - Wednesday
Wet n Wild - I Need a Refresh-Mint
Zoya - Tracie
Dior - Waterlily