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Today I have a comparison of Color Club’s Ho-Ho-Holly (index and ring) and Zoya’s Logan (middle and pinky). These are both deep green gold foils and this picture is two coats of each polish.

Ho-Ho-Holly Comparison

I love both of these polishes! Logan is a deeper green (thanks to its teal base) and has thicker pieces of gold shimmer, but Holly is just as gorgeous in its own way. Both have a lovely formula and easy to work with brushes. Color Club is a little less expensive than Zoya, but if I had to choose, I’d probably go with Logan.

Zoya’s Logan is from their Ornate Collection (Winter 2012)

Color Club’s Ho-Ho-Holly is from their Winter Affair Collection (Winter 2012)

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Today I have a comparison of Pure Ice’s Busted (index and ring) and LA Girl’s Scandal (middle and pinky). The following picture is 3 coats of each.

Busted Comparison

Busted is more lavender, while Scandal was more mauve, although they look a lot more alike in real life than they do in this picture. Both are sheer purples with obvious flakes of shimmer. Busted‘s shimmer even had a little bit of duochrominess going on. I imagine these would both be lovely over more opaque colors.

I’m not sure when Busted came out or what collection it might be from.

Scandal is from LA Girl’s Rock Star Collection (I don’t know when it was released).

Today I have this year’s most popular color (because it seemed every cosmetic company and their moms made a version of this), a comparison of OPI’s Just Spotted the Lizard (index and ring) and China Glaze’s Rare & Radiant (middle and pinky). This picture is two coats of each color.

As for as I can tell, these two are dead on duplicates of each other. They are both shimmery gold/olive green duochromes that almost tip over into teal territory, but don’t quite make it. The only real difference is the brush size. Just has a much wider brush than Rare (that name is hilarious…were they trying to be ironic?), so if that’s a deciding factor for you…now you know.

Just Spotted the Lizard is from OPI’s The Amazing Spider-man Collection (Summer 2012)

Rare & Radiant is from China Glaze’s New Bohemian Luster Chrome Collection (Fall 2012)

Two weeks ago I did a comparison of Zoya’s FeiFei and OPI’s On Her Majesty’s Secret Service. Almost the very next day I saw Sinful Colors new winter collection and realized Winter Wonder was another possible copycat. So here is a new comparison photo with FeiFei (index), On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (middle) and Winter Wonder (ring). This is 3 coats of each polish.

I am really impressed with Winter compared to the higher end FeiFei and Her Majesty. In 3 coats it is more opaque and has more shimmer…and at a fraction of the cost of the other two. They are all beautiful, and although Her Majesty is slightly darker than FeiFei and Winter, they all look pretty close to identical. The formulas are all fabulous and I don’t think you can go wrong buying any of them.

FeiFei is from Zoya’s Diva Collection (Fall 2012)

On Her Majesty’s Secret Service is from OPI’s Skyfall Collection (Winter 2012)

Winter Wonder is from Sinful Color’s Holiday Shimmer Collection (Winter 2012)

Today I have a comparison of Jessica’s Venus Was Her Name (index and ring) and China Glaze’s Jungle Queen (middle and pinky). This picture is 3 coats of each.

I think these two were similar more in my mind than in reality…Oh well. Venus is a bluer toned purple with a lot more shimmer than Jungle, while Jungle is browner and has a thicker formula (almost too thick, maybe). These two are different enough that they are not copycats and both are lovely. I would probably go with Venus, just because it’s more sparkly and as you may know, sparkly is my favorite color.

Venus Was Her Name is from Jessica’s Goddess Collection (Winter 2008)

Jungle Queen is from China Glaze’s On Safari Collection (Fall 2012)

Today I have a comparison of Zoya’s FeiFei (index and ring) and OPI’s On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (middle and pinky). This is 3 coats of each.

These two are reeeaaallly close, but Her Majesty is just a little bit darker, a little more opaque and has a bit more pink duochrome flash (which you can see in the bottom right corner of the bottle). So, if you can only afford one of these, I would say go with Her Majesty (sorry FeiFei!).

Zoya’s FeiFei is from the Diva Collection (Fall 2012)

OPI’s On Her Majesty’s Secret Service is from the Skyfall Collection (Winter 2012)

Today I have a comparison of Sephora +Pantone Universe’s Evergreen (index),  China Glaze’s Gussied Up Green (middle), L’Oreal’s The Muse’s Attitude (ring) and Disney’s Villains Varnish Original Goth (pinky). This is 2 coats of each.

As you can see, none of these are ringers, which surprised me because they all looked identical in their bottles. Gussied is so different it ended up being the odd man out (although it had the most opaque formula). Original turned out surprisingly blue in this picture, but in reality, it’s somewhere in between Muse and Evergreen colorwise. Muse probably was my favorite in terms of color and application.

Evergreen is from Sephora + Pantone Universe’s Fall 2012 Collection

Gussied Up Green is from China Glaze’s Rodeo Diva Collection (Fall 2008)

The Muse’s Attitude is from L’Oreals Project Runway Collection (Fall 2012)

Original Goth is from Disney’s Villains Designer Collection (Fall 2012)

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