I decided to do a side by side comparison of OPI’s Teenage Dream from the Katy Perry Collection and the unnamed pink glitter from the Fall Urban Outfitters Boxed Set.
They look relatively similar in the bottle, but when worn Teenage Dream has better coverage, you can not see the nail line with two coats. The pink glitter base is very similar and from far away you can not really tell the difference between the polishes. The Urban Outfitters polish has smaller holographic pieces and has a smoother texture when applied. I personally prefer OPI’s Teenage Dream, but the Urban Outfitters was a much better deal. See a more detailed review of Teenage Dream here: https://blahblueblog.wordpress.com/2011/12/04/teenage-dream/
Here are side by side close up comparisons:
OPI's Teenage Dream 2 coatsUrban Outfitters Pink Glitter 2 coats
Urban Outfitters Pink Glitter 2 coats
I finally got around to trying out Orna-Minted one of my new Color Club polishes from the Scent-Suous Collection available at Sally Beauty Supply. It has tons of silver glitter in large hex and small round pieces and the scent is fresh mint.
I layered it with Do You Think I’m Tex-y? from the OPI Texas Collection for Spring/Summer 2011. I used two coats to make sure the color was even.
This is the final layered manicure with one coat of Orna-Minted:
And here is a upclose view of the glitter in the manicure:
I really love this glittery green color. I usually wear the Urban Outfitters Green 9 alone but the other day when I went to Sally Beauty Supply I decided to buy the new Finger Paints Art You Wondering which is a very similar color of super fine turquoise glitter in a clear polish.
Urban Outfitters Green 9 and Finger Paints Art You Wondering Bottles
I first put on a clear base coat to protect my nails for staining, it also makes it easier to take the polish off. Then I used two coats of Urban Outfitters Green 9, allowing it to dry between applications. Then when my nails were completely dry I added one coat of Finger Paints Art You Wondering. I think that the colors matched up really well, you wouldn’t think that they were two separate brands. This layering is pretty inside but when you see it in the sunlight it is dazzling.
I was happy to discover this weekend that my local Sally Beauty Supply now caries Color Club nail polish 🙂 I have often fallen in love with all of the colors and chunky glitter polishes that I am unable to purchase in my area. This being said the (very tiny) display was entirely cleaned out except for the two colors that I purchased. I checked online to see if I could find out more about this holiday collection but it seems like no one has heard of it. I found out from the display at Sally’s that the collection is called Scent-Suous and it is made up of 6 scented colors; there are 2 metallics/foils, 3 chunky glitters, and one regular glitter. I havent worn them yet but I look forward to posting photos and rate how they wear in the coming days, and maybe tracking down the remaining colors.
Very Merry Berry. It contains a chunky hex glitter in light blue and magenta with some small pieces of silver glitter. It smells kind of like berries but mostly just like a normal nail polish, maybe the smell is stronger when it dries.
Orna-Minted. This one I am so excited to try out! It has tons of silver glitter in large hex and small round pieces. This one really smells like fresh mint. I looked online and to me it looks very similar to Platinum Record from the Backstage Pass collection that I really wanted but infinitely better because it is scented.