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’ve been looking for a holographic polish for a while now but have been unable to find any at Trade Secret or at Sally Beauty Supply. I think that I’m going to have to break down and buy one off the internet 😦 I’ve been looking and I have narrowed my choices down to three polishes from http://www.shop.llarowe.com/main.sc they have many colors but the only problem is that most of the polishes that I want are out of stock.
H701 Black Glitter Gal 3D Holographic Nail Polish (out of stock)
H707 Silver Glitter Gal 3D Holographic Nail Polish (out of stock)
H724 Frappe Glitter Gal 3D Holographic Nail Polish (the only one currently in stock)