November 27, 2010

China Glaze- Crystal Ball vs. China Glaze- Sugar Plums

Hey everyone! Hope you are all having a good Saturday! I'm having myself a mini marathon of the tv show "The Event" I watched the first episode and was SO confused so I decided I wouldn't watch it again until I had a bunch of episodes saved up in my DVR so that maybe I could follow what was going on's working!

Today I finally have a comparison I promised a while back, I lag...sorry! China Glaze- Crystal Ball was a big lemming of mine and Jess from Polish Insomniac sent it to me a little while ago! China Glaze- Sugar Plums is from the 2010 China Glaze Holiday Collection. When I first saw Sugar Plums I thought it would be similar to Crystal Ball. Even sitting the bottles next to each other I thought they would be dupes or at least very close. Well people, they aren't...not even close! Sugar Plums is quite a bit darker and less sparkletastic, it also has quite a bit more texture to it. Crystal Ball is relatively smooth when it dries and only requires 1 coat of top coat to make it perfectly smooth, that isn't the case with Sugar Plums. Sugar Plums is what I like to call a "glitter sponge" aka it eats top coat and remains a little bumpy. The formula on both was good, I used 2 coats of each for this comparison. I myself prefer Crystal Ball but I still love Sugar Plums, it could be a good alternative to Crystal Ball since it's a HTF polish. The first 2 pictures below are in the shade, the second 2 are in the sun.



  1. nice comparisation :)
    Thank you! :D

  2. They look pretty close IMO.
    Reminds me of Riveter Rouge From the Vintage Vixen collection.

  3. Very subtle differences. I like your new coined phrase, 'glitter sponge.' :)

  4. Thanks for the awesome comparison!
    I'm a little bummed to hear that they aren't the same though...and even more bummed about Sugar Plum's appetite for topcoat.

  5. Thanks for the comp. I'm still hoping to find Crystal Ball. Sugar Plums was a disappointment for me. I hate using multiple coats of tc.

  6. Great comp! I had a feeling I would not like Sugar Plums since I did not love Crystal Ball, and you have definitely confirmed that for me!


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