Tuesday, May 18, 2010

2 Random Comparisons Red & Orange

Happy May 18th! Am I the only person that still can't believe it's 2010? 2009 kind of got a bad rap for being a "sucky" year, at least from everyone I talked to. 2009 was a rollercoaster for me, with great days and truly awful days. I might even go so far as to say that a very craptastic experience around this time in 2009 shaped who I am and who I will be for the rest of my life. Cheesy? Yes. But true.

I'll stop.

First, I swatched China Glaze Ruby Pumps next to Entity Red. In the bottles they don't really look alike:

On the nail, they look more similar. I took dozens of pictures trying to capture the same WOW factor in Red as I did in Ruby Pumps, but I think I failed for to reasons:
     a) Entity Red is hard to capture in artificial light
     b) Ruby Pumps is slightly more glittery.


1 and 3 are Ruby Pumps and 2 and 4 are Red. If you're looking for a tamer version of Ruby Pumps, I would recommend Red. I know it's like comparing apples and oranges (has anyone ever really done that?) but they are similar. To me, at least.



Next I compared Nicole by OPI Freshly Squeezed to China Glaze Orange Marmalade to Entity Pearl Orange. I thought I had taken a bottle shot, but I guess not; it was a while ago. Now that I think about it, I thought they all looked pretty similar, so maybe that's why I opted not to.


1 is Freshly Squeezed, 2 is Orange Marmalade, and 3 is Pearl Orange. 1 and 3 seem to have the same base color, while 2 is a little deeper. Freshly Squeezed has a red shimmer; Orange Marmalade is the most red of the three; and Pearl Orange  has--Surprise!--a pearly finish.



The formula on all five of these polishes was great; none of these are really dupes per se, but it's easier to judge when you see them side by side, right? I'll search my stash for more comparisons to do.

8 comments:

  1. I love China Glaze Ruby pumps! I wish that I wore it more often though.

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  2. Caitlin I know what you mean! And for me it just feels like a more winter-holidays polish anyway.

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  4. great swatches yay i love ruby pumps!

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  5. Pearl makes a great Orange Metallic paint

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