LOL Maybe my blog should be named beautyandme instead? Been focusing quite a bit on nail polish recently. However I still love my makeup and am starting to buy makeup again 😀 Will post pictures when I get inspired again.
I got 3 nail polishes from the China Glaze Anchors Away Collection 2011. I don’t know about you, but I’m feeling a little overwhelmed. With Anchors Away, Tronica & Crackles Collection, China Glaze is starting to feel a little MAC-ish. Especially since they limited the supply of Tronica to only Cosmoprof & Sally’s Beauty. Anyway on with the swatches! 😀 All were done with 2 coats (except Essie which needed 3) & I used a top coat on top.
I think the names are pretty much self explanatory on the pictures 😀 Been trying out the popsicle stick system as opposed to the nail wheels system & I think I like this better for now. It’s definitely easier to take comparison pictures! 😀
Hope this post helped you 😀
*** All the above nail polishes were purchased by myself.
I only got three from this collection as I’m trying to be good 😀 Without any further ado, on with the pictures!
From left to right:
Below Deck, Starboard, First Mate
All were two coats without top coat. Starboard seems a little thin but was fine with the second coat. Below Deck is an amazing one coater! First Mate could possibly work with one thick coat but two coats would be perfect!
When I was swatching Below Deck, I was thinking how similar it seems to OPI Parlez-vous OPI?
Please excuse the bumps as I was swatching in a hurry.
Left to right:
OPI Parlez-vous OPI?, China Glaze Below Deck
Hope this helps!
*** All nail polishes featured were purchased by myself.
Wet & Wild Nail Polish in Night Prowl (US$0.99)
I spotted this while browsing at Walgreens & was tempted to get it. I resisted for the whole of five minutes before I grabbed it. It’s purple & glittery. Enough said 😀
This is a pretty purple glitter that has a black jelly base.
This is three coats with no top coat.
It does look a little gritty but I expect that with most glitters. This is something that a top coat like Seche will fix 😀
Someone on MUA (makeupalley) posted her swatches of China Glaze Awakening Collection’s Mummy May I & I noticed that it looked very similar to WnW Night Prowl. I conferred with her (she has both), & she reported that they are very similar except that China Glaze Mummy May I has bigger glitter particles. So for those of you on a budget, looks like you only need to have one of the two!
*This is purchased by me. You can find it at any drugstore that sells Wet & Wild.
I think it’s the nature of the beast that there are only a number of possible color combinations that there are bound to be overlaps at times. This is one of those times.
OPI recently released Lucerne-tainly Look Marvelous in its Swiss collection & China Glaze released Jitterbug in its Vintage Vixen collection. Both looks very similar & being a glitter fan, I had to get it despite them looking similar.
Once swatched, you can see a very slight difference. OPI Lucerne-tainly Look Marvelous is always on the left while China Glaze Jitterbug is on the right.
One coat with no top coat.
These are two coats with no top coat.
As you can see, OPI Lucerne-tainly Look Marvelous looks a tad warmer with a slight gold tone while China Glaze Jitterbug is a cooler silver tone. Without swatching them side by side, I doubt you can really tell the difference. So depending on which skintone you are, you probably only need one of these 😀
*These were purchased by me for me. You can obtain them at Ulta, Sally’s Beauty or any store that sells OPI & China Glaze.