I will admit, I fell a little behind on my comparison posts. With all the traveling I’ve done these past two months, they fell a little by the wayside in favor of actual collection posts. But every time I get back into pulling comparisons, I love it. And I’m surprised by dupes I find within my collections.
So don’t you worry, even if they happen to fall behind, they’ll never completely leave. THEY’RE TOO DANG HELPFUL AT THIS POINT.
Now I do want to point out, of course, I don’t do comparisons for every single collection. For ones that I know are completely unique finishes and won’t have dupes, like the Essie Glazed Days and Gorge-ous Geodes for example, I won’t do a comparison post. I know I won’t have anything like it in my collection, so there’s no need. Only if there are ones with similar finishes that will actually be worth comparing will I pull them.
We got a couple all cream-finish collections coming up, so there will be lots of comparisons on the way! Let’s get into it already.
We’re looking at the Zoya Sensual collection for Fall 2019 today! I had 7 shades from this collection that I pulled comparisons for. The others I didn’t find anything close.
It’s another comparison post! I want to continue posting these for every collection I swatch. I know they’re helpful to me, especially when it comes to destashing and making sure I don’t have duplicates. And helpful to others when they’re deciding to buy!
And I’ve had this done, but apparently I forgot to post this earlier! I know this collection is still fairly recent, so I wanted to post it up anyways. I know it’ll still be helpful, especially with all the dupes I found within my own collection this time! At this point I have enough polishes that with a collection of all creams, there’s bound to be some dupes hiding out in there.
As always, I didn’t find a dupe for every single shade. So this post is just highlighting the ones that had close comparisons! If I didn’t have any polishes that come close, I don’t include them. So let’s get right into the swatches!
IT’S SWATCH COMPARISON SATURDAY! WOO! Look, I’m still keeping it up! Weirdly proud of myself right now, I’m not going to lie. It was a wild and crazy Friday night here, swatching and comparing, and avoiding going outside in our heatwave that we’re having. There’s some good ones here – including my first ever full dupe for one of these posts!
This week we’re looking at the Essie Summer 2019 collection. I pulled comparisons for 4 of the shades. The bright neon orange, ‘Soles on Fire’, and the bright purple, ‘Tangoed in Love’, I couldn’t find anything close for. Two very unique shades to my collection for sure!
Let’s look at the comparisons!
Up first, we have the light pastel orange shade, ‘In Full Swing’. I had a bunch of shades in the same tone, but nothing that quite matched the peachiness of it. ‘Pink Noise’ was a little rosier, and ‘Everything’s Peachy’ was more yellow-toned.
Another comparison post! I’m hoping to try to get these up on Saturdays for collections that have been swatched throughout the week. I’m not totally committing that yet, but it’s been working out so far! Comparison Swatch Saturdays! If there’s multiple posts during the week (if I can keep my schedule up) I’ll try to get multiple posts up throughout the day. All planning right now, so we’ll see how it works out!
Today’s post is talking about the new Orly Euphoria collection! I compared the 4 cream shades – I knew I wouldn’t have any dupes for the toppers. Let’s get right into it!
Alright y’all, we had the full collection swatch and review, so of course now we have the comparison post. I said in my last comparison post that I wanted to keep doing this for the collections I reviewed, both for reference for myself, and for others! I know it’s helpful for everyone to see, and always helps me when deciding whether to purchase. This blog was made with the intention of being a resource, so of course I want to provide that for you!
We’re talking about the comparisons for the OPI Neons 2019 collection today! I found some similar shades for 4 out of the 6 colors.
I picked up these shades from Polishpick.com. And as you can see, I’m now labeling it “purchased with discount”. I always want to be upfront and honest with all products I’m getting, so I’m posting that up there now. After purchasing from PolishPick multiple times on my own and talking about them with no incentive, the owner was kind enough to give me a blogging discount – I’m still purchasing the shades myself, but at an even cheaper price, which allows me to keep picking up the shades and showing them to you!
Even without the discount, PolishPick is still the place I’ve found with the cheapest prices for OPI – she also gets in the new collections right when they launch, and I’ve never had a problem with shipping or receiving products. Even without a discount, I would still be shopping there for each collection! That’s my spiel for the post.
I’m adding in a new type of post to go with my reviews! From now on I want to do my best to make sure my review posts are followed up with a comparisons posts (I loved the idea from Manigeek with her Comparison posts. That’s where I was mainly inspired as well as others on Instagram – specifically @polish.lab.rat and @clmck1620). I went through all of my drawers and pulled out any sort of similar color – then showed the top 3 comparisons (if there were that many) on my nails! If it’s a super common color with a lot of close duplicates, I’ll expand it out to show more with swatch sticks.
I have so many polishes now that it’s only fair I start comparing them! I know it’s always helpful for me to see, and others love to see it as well! I’ll be mainly showing mainstream brands – OPI, Essie, China Glaze, Orly & Zoya – as I have the most of those and it’ll be easier to go through.
And if you ever have specific comparisons you’re curious about, feel free to let me know! If I have the polish I’ll definitely make sure to put up photos, both on here and on my Instagram.
This comparison post is for the China Glaze ‘Body & Sol’ collection – see the official review post up at the top as well. I ended up only finding comparisons for 5 of the 8 shades, and none were exact dupes this time.
I have a comparison post today! Spoiler alert: it’s clear right away that these two polishes are not a dupe for each other at all. But they had the same red flash of shimmers that at first quick glance made me put them both next to each other.
Today I’m comparing China Glaze’s ‘Pearl Jammin” from their Rebel Fall 2016 collection and OPI’s ‘Oh My Majesty’ from their Alice Through the Looking Glass collection.
After all of my fruitless searching for ‘Pearl Jammin” I finally saw it on Amazon and jumped at it, as I knew I had to have it in my grabby hands. And I finally have it painted on my grabby hands, and I’m never taking it off. This shade is so beautiful, buy it immediately if you see it.
Anyways, onto the comparison! ‘Pearl Jammin” is on my pointer and ring fingers, and ‘Oh My Majesty’ is on my middle and pinky fingers!
As you can see, ‘Pearl Jammin” is much more blue-toned while ‘Oh My Majesty’ is obviously more of a white pearly color. But as you can see they both have that beautiful red-orange flash in them. It’s a little more pronounced in ‘Pearl Jammin” but still stunning in both.
So obviously not dupes, or not even as close as I thought they would be on first glance. But just a comparison for reference!