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.


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

  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!

  5. Pearl makes a great Orange Metallic paint


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