Essie Haute tub vs Depend O2 501

About a month ago I showed you swatches from Depend’s O2 Rewind collection. I thought that one of the polishes from the Rewind collection was really similar to Haute tub from last year’s holiday collection from Essie. So today I’m gonna show you a comparison of the two polishes.

img_9560Essie Haute tub & Depend O2 501

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Here I’m wearing two coats of each polish over one coat of base coat. And as you can see they are very similar. The only difference is that O2 501 has more puple glitter than Haute tub.

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Out of the two polishes I prefer O2 501, just because the purple glitter is more visible.

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OPI Breakfast at Tiffany’s | comparisons

One of my readers requested that I made some comparison swatches of the new Breakfast at Tiffany’s collection, and who am I to say no?

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img_8905I believe in manicures – Sailing & Nail-ing

Here I’m wearing two coats of each shade and they are very similar, but not exactly dupes. I believe in manicures is a bit darker than Sailing & Nail-ing, so if you like blue polishes I’d say get both! Light blue is not as common as many other colors so get them while you can and who knows when we’ll get a baby blue polish next time.

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img_8907Apartment for two – Kiss me on my tulips – Hey baby – Mad for madness sake

Here I’m wearing two coats of each shade and as you can see they are almost dupes, but Apartment for two is a little bit darker. It is probably the closest to Hey baby. The polishes look identical in the bottles, but on the nail you can see a bit of a difference.

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img_8909Meet my “decorator” – Tasmanian devil made me do it – I STOP for red  – OPI on Collins Ave.

Here are four red polishes that are basically the same shade, here I’m wearing two coats of each shade. If you want to get one of these get Meet my “decorator” because it has the best formula that is so easy to apply.

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img_8911Got the mean reds – Big apple red – Having a big head day

Here I’m wearing two coats of each shade and they are all pretty much the same. Got the mean reds is perhaps a little bit darker than the others, but the difference is not big enough for you to need them all.

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img_8913Can’t read without my lipstick – Guys & galaxies – Got the blues for red – Visions of love

Here I’m wearing two coats of each shade and even though Can’t read without my lipstick is a dark red, it is not that dark compared to Guys & galaxies and Visions of love. I thought it would be somewhere in between Got the blues for red and Guys & galaxies/Visions of love but it ened up being closest to Got the blues for red.

I hope you found these swatches helpful!

 

Essie Starry Starry Night vs Depend O2 428

Earlier this year Essie re-released Starry Starry Night and a lot of people were not too happy with the new version of the polish. I think that I may have found a dupe for the original version of the polish, O2 428 from Depend! Though I only have the new version of Starry Starry Night, so that’s the only one I can compare it too.

img_3412Essie Starry Starry Night & Depend O2 428

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Here you see two coats of both polishes over one coat of base coat. The formula of the two polishes are pretty similar and they are a little bit thick. On the first coat they look pretty awful and like they will new a few more coats to be opaque, but the second coat covers really well!

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The only difference between these two polishes are the size of the glitters, so which one you’ll like the most depends on what you prefer. But don’t you agree with me, O2 428 from Depend looks like a good substitute for the original Starry Starry Night.

OPI Show us your tips! vs Depend O2 485

The other day I got some summer news from Depend. One of the polishes caught my attention a little more than the others. I thought it was pretty similar to another polish released earlier this year. Let’s see if I was right or not.

So, I’m comparing OPI’s Show us your tips! from the New Orleans spring collection, and Depend O2 485, from this year’s summer collection called Colour POP.

img_9951-1OPI Show us your tips! & Depend O2 485

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Here you see three coats of both polishes over one coat of base coat. The formula of the two polishes are pretty similar. They are a bit thin and they need a few coats to get opaque.

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Comparing the two bottles next to each other you can see a little bit more of a color shift in the shimmer in the polish from Depend, but on the nails it is unfortunately not visible.

So if you didn’t get a chance to pick up Show us your tips! when it was released (and want to save some money) you could get 485 from Depend, because they are dupes.

OPI I am what I amethyst vs Essie Virgin snow

It’s time for another comparison swatch! This time I’m showing you OPI’s I am what I amethyst, from this years Soft shades collection, and Essie’s Virgin snow, from last years winter collection.

img_9659OPI I am what I amethyst & Essie Virgin snow

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Here you see two coats of each polish on my nails. Both polishes are pretty similar in the formula.

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On it’s own I am what I amethyst looks purple, but compared to Virgin snow it looks more blue. Pretty similar polishes, but not dupes as you see in the pictures.

Which one do you prefer?

OPI I’m gown for anything vs Essie Go Ginza

Today I’m gonna show you a comparison between I’m gown for anything from OPI and Go Ginza from Essie.

img_9632OPI I’m gown for anything & Essie Go Ginza

Comparing the two bottles next to each other they pretty much look like dupes. But are they?

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On my nails you see two coats of each polish. Formula wise Go Ginza is a bit thinner than I’m gown for anything. You could get away with just one coat of I’m gown for anything, but with Go Ginza you’ll need two coats.

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I’m gown for anything is a bit more lilac and Go Ginza is a bit more pink. In my opinion they are not dupes, but they are very very similar. So you probably won’t need both. 😉