February 24, 2011

Orly Sapphire Silk vs. Mac Blue India

Good Morning!  Today I have for you guys another comparison that I promised a while ago, sorry for lagging so bad! Way back when I posted Orly's Spring collection aaminahs mom asked me to do a comparison of Orly Sapphire Silk to Mac Blue India. I finally did it! Yay! Unfortunately they aren't dupey. :( Blue India is a bit darker and more dusty (for lack of a better term) and is a creme while Sapphire Silk has more of the squishy jelly finish and is a brighter teal. It might be close enough for you, if you never picked up Blue India.

I used 2 coats of each polish for the pictures below!


21 comments:

  1. Oi! I really thought they'd be more dupe-y. They're not at all!

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  2. Rats. I missed out on Blue India....it's so beautiful. ;_;

    But thanks for the comparison!

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  3. Blue India- another untried. I think I'll pull it out for today's mani. Looks great on you!! Still searching for that new Sonia Kashuk btw, I must find it-lol!

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  4. Every time I see Sapphire Silk swatched, I want it even more. Must get to Sally's! :D

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  5. I love Blue India, but Sapphire Silk will be a great alternative/substitute when I run dry! :)

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  6. Thanks for the comparison! I didn't think I wanted any of the spring Orlys. Now I do!

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  7. Id love to see BI compared to CND Urban Oasis. I can't remember if you have that or not..

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  8. I just wanted to tell you that I love your blog and now I am addicted to nail polish..i basically just dedicated a whole blog post to nail polish on my blog now which is something I have not done!! this is so addictive lol

    http://icosmeticrn.blogspot.com

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  9. @Rachel Marie

    I haven't done that one! I'll put it on my "to-do" list for this weekend!

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  10. @Jess

    that is awesome, thank you! I'll go check out your blog post!

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  11. @ChaosButterfly

    Blue India is so great, I missed out on it too. Took me forever to find someone on MUA willing to swap for it!

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  12. Thanks for checking my blog out and commenting..you helped me with nail polish addiction..lol :)

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  13. Love this color.

    I did a blog post on some of my favorite nail designs by blogs I follow and I featured one of your designs.

    http://sunnydaystarrynight.blogspot.com/2011/02/nail-polish.html#comments

    Check it out.

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  14. I've picked up three from this collection (Ancient Jade, Royal Velvet and Pure Porcelain - my profile pic) and I think you just convinced me to get Sapphire Silk!

    Squishy and Jelly are two key words that will make me try any color. BTW, I didn't get MAC Blue India, so this will be perfect for me. :)

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  15. i wonder if sapphire silk looks a lot like dreams becoming reality from sparitual;s fall collection.

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  16. I think this looks pretty close to the MAC. Very pretty. I also missed out on the MAC polish. I'll have to buy the Orly. Thanks for comparing them.

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  17. Thanks for this comparison post! :) I just got the Orly Sapphire Silk and was wondering how it compared to MAC Blue India, which I never got my hands on! Thanks!

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  18. Thanks for the comparison! I found this post after searching for reviews of Blue India. I've heard that their formulas are quite bad - do you find that to be true with this one? Also, could you do a comparison with Blue India and Orly Blue Suede (even though it's a matte)?

    Thanks!

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  19. @Jessica

    I didn't think it was bad! Sometimes Mac polish isn't great but Blue India is one of the better one!


    Unfortunately I don't own that Orly polish so I can't compare the two, sorry about that

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