Friday, January 6, 2012

Three Comparisons

So in my initial review of the True Collection from Zoya, I said that Skylar seemed like a silver-glitter version of Barielle's Falling Star. Ha! I was pretty well wrong in that--the shades are just barely in the same family in the bottle and completely different on the nail! I did some quick swatches, from left to right of Falling Star, Zoya Jo, Zoya Skylar and Orly Snocone.

Two coats of each polish, with flash:

And without flash:

Interesting how the other blues make Skylar look greenish-greyish-blue!

Another comparison that came to mind was Zoya Opal and Sinful Colors Green Ocean. When it first came out and when it was re-released, Green Ocean was all of $1.99, but I just looked on Ebay, and it's currently selling for $12.99, so Opal is definitely a better buy at $8.00. As for the comparison, this is three coats of each polish, Opal on the left and Green Ocean on the right--can you see a difference?

No? Neither can I, so if you've wanted Green Ocean, grab Opal as soon as it's available!

One last comparison, for my lovely friend clowder, Zoya Maisie and Nfu-Oh 52. As you can see, Maisie is a barely-there wash of color, and 52 is a full purple jelly base, so yes, there is reason to own both!

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  1. I'm hoping SC will release green ocean again during st. paddy's day, which seems to be the pattern.

  2. They've done so--I've seen Green Ocean and Irish Green on display at local drugstores.