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 better....it'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.




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7 comments:

  1. nice comparisation :)
    Thank you! :D

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

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

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  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.

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  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.

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  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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