June 14, 2011

Cult Nails Captivated vs Icing Tiger's Blood

Good Morning guys!! Today I have a comparison for you! When I posted Captivated from Cult Nails the other day Mia commented that it looked similar to Icing Tigers Blood. I had Tiger's Blood siting in my untrieds so I pulled it out and was stunned by how similar they looked!

Icing Tiger's Blood is one of the 3 polishes Icing recently started carrying that have funny Charlie Sheen sayings as their names (the other 2 are Epic Winning and Rockstar from Mars). Once I got these 2 polishes on I couldn't really tell a difference between them! The Cult Nails polish might have a bit of a redder base but in person it wasn't a difference significant enough to see, my camera picked it up more than my eyes did! The formula was very much the same on both...thick but not terribly hard to work with. Both could benefit from thinner, I just haven't gotten around to adding any yet!

The major differences between these two polishes are price and availability. Cult Nails retails for $10 a bottle and ships pretty much everywhere while Icing retails for $4.50 a bottle but is only available in Icing stores which I believe are in the US and Canada only. I've seen some people trying to find these Charlie Sheen polishes at Claire's but they are Icing exclusives!

I used 3 coats of each polish for the photos below. The lighting is overcast sun, we've been having some major June gloom here lately :(

Big thank you to Mia for the suggestion of comparing these two!



25 comments:

  1. Oh wow, great to know Captivated has a dupe. Once you have a chance to wear Tiger's Blood, I'd love to know how well it performs. Thanks

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  2. I think I might need to get my hands on Tiger Blood

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  3. I have them both....didn't really know - just had to have the Icings (all of the "not really Charlie Sheen polishes", yeah, whatever, behind the counter girl... LOL)

    :B
    ~Tiffani

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  4. Well now I have to get Tigers Blood. Cheaper and I have a million Icings all around my area. Thank you for this comparison!

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  5. Wow they are so close! I wish I could get my hands on Icing too. Maybe one day they will have an online store which ships international. A girl can dream right? :D

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  6. wow, amazingly similar. How odd!!

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  7. Wow I'm definitely going to head over to Icing and grab a couple bottles. :P

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  8. good to know, I have captivated, but it's always nice to save money since i think with shipping i paid close to $13 bucks for it!!

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  9. The lady I talked to at Icing said they are working on an online shopping situation! Tiger's Blood is sooo pretty in person...I love an inexpensive beauty!

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  10. Wow, talking about a dupe! They are so close!

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  11. Same, same - right? I really like this one and it's nice the the Icing polish readily accessible.

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  12. Really nice colours. I like them both, but I dont see any difference :)

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  13. this is so pretty! i love glitter polishes but i hardly ever wear them because it's so hard to take off =/

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  14. Thx for sharing...I already have Tiger's Blood so won't need to worry about Cult!

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  15. Really pretty shade(s) in this one - but I am soooo not excited about heavy glitters that I cannot have a smooth nail surface using. Plus there is the dreaded removal process. I think the Burlesque glitter collection last year was my final last straw with lemming these major glitter polishes. Also, I tend to need to go to some conservative kind of places - last thing I want to do is have to think about how my polish is not appropriate and I need to find time to change it before going.

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  16. Oh wow, thanks for this comparison! I have been lemming Captivated but don't want to pay so much for the Cult Nails so I'll add this one to my list of Icing polishes I need to buy!!

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  17. I saw this post and asked my sister to pick up the Icing one as she was on her way to the mall. Sold out. :( Color me disappointed.

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  18. wow I wish I would have seen this post earlier!I just dished out $10 for captivate :-( But then again my Icings sucks and they never have anything new. Thank for camparing them>

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  19. I think that if I ever manage to buy Tiger's Blood, I'll look at my nails and start randomly quoting Charlie Sheen... Lol, these are both really pretty colors!

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  20. I'd much rather support Maria with Cult Nails. I can't remember the last time I went to Icings. My local Claires stores are awesome, but the Icings nearby are full of rude chicks. :o(

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  21. wow this red is so beautiful!!!!!

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  22. I just picked up Tiger's blood the other day and was going to order Cult Nail's but now I don't have too. (I think...scratches head) Thanks for sharing :)

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