First of all, I got rid of Disqus commenting system. I apologize to all of you who had problems posting comments on my blog!! Please don't go away!!! I installed it because I thought it would be nice for you all to know when and what I responded, but in the end I didn't get comments at all because it "wouldn't let you". Stupid ass thing =(( I'm back to the good 'ol Blogger commenting system where you don't have to sign up for anything, just scribble away!!
As promised, I'm bringing you comparisons of the two holos I posted yesterday, Cirque "Never Nude" and "Fascination Street."
Never Nude will be first. I compared it to 4 other nude holos I have:
First one up for comparison will be OPI DS Classic. Just as a reminder, Never Nude took 2 coats for opacity and looked like old gold on the nail. It had slight shimmer to it in the shade and sparkled in silver and gold in sunlight, with scattered and linear holo effect. DS Classic also took 2 coats. Its color and finish is very different, it's a goldish brown with only scattered holo effect.
Next comparison involves China Glaze "It's My Turn", a member of the Kaleidoscope collection currently going for gazillion amount of $$ on eBay. It's My Turn took 3 coats to cover the nail and was clearly of gold color with scattered holo effect in sunlight.
Next up is another polish from the Kaleidoscope collection, China Glaze "FYI" It took 2-3 coats and showed up as golden beige on the nail. I had a picture in the shade but my cuticles were in such bad bad shape that I decided not to show it here not to scare you all off! If you're really curious how it compares to Cirque in shade, e-mail me and I'll re-swatch it for you!
In any case, it's golden beige and it looks somewhat similar to Never Nude in shade, except that Never Nude has more shimmer to it. It is very different in sunlight though; FYI is of uniform golden color while Never Nude shows up as silver and gold. Also, China Glaze has only scattered holo effect, no linear one in this one.
Finally, I compared Cirque to OPI DS "Design". This one took 2 coats to cover the nail, and looked beige-y gold with scattered and weak linear holo effect in sunlight.
So as you can see, no dupes for Cirque!! (at least in my stash)
Fascination Street is up next for comparison:
As you recall from my post, Fascination Street looks navy blue in the shade but turns navy blue and purple in sunlight with some beautiful scattered and linear holo rainbows.
I will compare it to Color Club "Wild at Heart" first. Even in the bottle, as well as on the nail, this color is clearly magenta purple. It took 2 coats to cover the nail, and had the same color in the shade and in the sun, with a weak scattered holo effect in sunlight.
Next up is China Glaze "LOL", another polish from the VHTG OMG/Kaleidoscope collection. It took 2 coats for this one, and it showed on the nail as a purple with linear holo effect in sunlight.
When I first tried "Fascination Street", I immediately thought of a-England "Tristam". They are both navy blue with scattered glitter, and look very similar in the shade. You can really see the difference in the sunlight though, where Fascination Street shows its purple and glows with a lot stronger scattered holo and linear holo ("Tristam" has no linear holo properties)
The last comparison I did was with OPI DS "Glamour". This one is also very close to "Fascination Street". Just like "Tristam," however, it does not have purple undertones, it is also navy blue but it is a tad brighter than "Fascination Street". If you're looking for same holo awesomeness, they both compare very closely!! Seemed like the same holo effect on both. The main difference though is the price! At the time of this post Cirque is going for $16/bottle, while OPI DS is for $60 on e-Bay! Ouchie!!
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Phew! That's it for today! Did you enjoy today's comparisons? Would you like me to do it for every polish I post? Please let me know in your comments!!