Comparison pictures of China Glaze Starboard with other greens

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 πŸ˜€ 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! πŸ˜€ 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 πŸ˜€ 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! πŸ˜€

Hope this post helped you πŸ˜€

*** All the above nail polishes were purchased by myself.

China Glaze Anchors Away Swatches

I only got three from this collection as I’m trying to be good πŸ˜€ 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.

Essie Smokin’ Hot & other comparisons

Wow! I thought I posted this already & apparently I didn’t!

All swatches were 2 coats with no top coat.

Pic with no flash

Pic with flash

Close up pic with flash to show differences

Left to right
Essie Smokin’ Hot, Nina Never Glum Plum, OPI You don’t know Jacques!, Avon Nocturnal, Essie Hot Coco.

Hope this helps you! πŸ˜€

*** All the nail polishes were purchased by myself

Essie Going Incognito & other green nail polishes

I’m back! πŸ˜€ I’m going to try posting regularly again. I really admire those bloggers who can post regularly. Kudos to you all! πŸ˜€

Today’s post will on Essie Going Incognito nail polish which is part of Essie’s Winter 2010 collection.

Left to right
1) Revlon TS Emerald
2) Essie Going Incognito
3) OPI Jade is the new black
4) Orly Wandering Vine
5) Orly Enchanted Forest
6) Dare 2 Wear Enchanted Forest

All were done with 2 coats & no top coat.

* These nail polishes were purchased by me.

Holographic Frankened Nail Polishes

Hello! Been a while but family had been keeping me busy. Nonetheless I managed to do some frankening & I just wanted to show you the results & say hi! πŸ˜€

I used Gosh Holographic as the base except for the pink holographic franken which I used 50% Gosh Holographic & 50% Nfu Oh 61.

Here they are.

Pink: Gosh HolographicΒ  & Nfu Oh 61 with OPI Off with her Redness

Green: Gosh Holographic with OPI Here today, aragon tomorrow

Purple: Gosh Holographic with OPI Funky Donkey

Blue: Gosh Holographic with OPI Yoga-ta get this blue!

Charcoal: Gosh Holographic with Wet & Wild Black creme

Enjoy! πŸ˜€

** All of the nail polishes were purchased by me.

Dupe or not? OPI Lucerne-tainly Look Marvelous & China Glaze Jitterbug

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 toneΒ  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 πŸ˜€

*These were purchased by me for me. You can obtain them at Ulta, Sally’s Beauty or any store that sells OPI & China Glaze.