Recently, I was staring at two polishes that were sitting on my coffee table (wait, what? Don’t you have a small collection of polishes on your coffee table? No? Well, then…. move along, move along).
Inside, in the horrible condo lighting, I thought I had bought myself near-identical dupes. Pretty pastel-y holo purples?! While I do adore a beautiful holo purple, do I really need the same thing twice? *ahem*
So, I decided it would be fun to do a dupe post to see how similar they are… or aren’t!
The two suspects are I Love Nail Polish’s Charmingly Purple, and Eat Sleep Polish’s Pretty Little Lilacs.
Out in the sunlight, you can see they are slightly different already. But I’m sure you could imagine how identical they look indoors!
So, swatch time! I used two coats of each, with top coat. First shot has the ILNP bottle to compare.
You can really see the pink flash here in the ESP polish. Really pretty. Let’s do some macro shots to see that up close…
Pretty, right? Well, the ILNP also has a little secret hiding… blue microflakies! Check it out…. (shade shot, because it shows best).
So… my final, extremely scientific analysis says…. NOT DUPES! (Collective sigh of relief). Okay, the boyfriend may not buy it, but I totally am!
They both have great formulas, and are really pretty, so I’m quite happy to keep them both! What do you think? Dupes, or not?