Let's compare!

So Fiona from Swatch and Learn had posted up swatches of Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in Blue It. Seeing the swatches reminded me of OPI DS Magic and then of course I wanted to see how they compared.

Yay, my first comparison post! All shots were taken beside a window, no flash.

Bottle shots! Blue It on the left, DS Magic on the right. Right away you can tell the difference. DS Magic has so much more....magic going on in the bottle. There's blue and then purple and then you're just lost in the mix.

But of course the "magic" doesn't really translate that well onto the nail. Don't get me wrong...it's still purdy but I wouldn't mind seeing the purple outside of the bottlel!

DS Magic on the left, Blue It on the right. Magic needed 3 coats to be fully opaque, Blue It needed 2.

So while I was doing comparisons, I remembered I had wanted to do this one as well! Dupe alert?

Wet n Wild FastDry in SaGreena the Teenage Witch on the left, Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Emerald City on the right. They look fairly similar right?

Well that's pretty much where the similarities ended. StTW looked like that with 2 coats and Emerald City looked like that with 2 coats. See the difference? StTW is so sheer, I couldn't stand it! Emerald City just applied way better.


Here's a shot indoors with natural light, no flash. 
L-R: Blue It, DS Magic, Emerald City, SaGreena the Teenage Witch.

So here ya go Fiona, this one's for you! :)

4 comments:

SwatchAndLearn said...
April 7, 2011 at 10:37 AM

Whoa! DS Magic looks hot - reminds me a lot of Orly Lunar Eclipse. Love the comparison swatches - you're fast!
- Mary

Kee said...
April 7, 2011 at 10:52 AM

Thanks Mary! Yeah I've seen swatches of both. They are pretty similar.

LoL...that's what a day off can do! I've actually got time to do swatches and a full mani!! In between chores of course. Bleh.

SwatchAndLearn said...
April 7, 2011 at 8:58 PM

OMG. This is so awesome! Too bad it's magic in a bottle, but not magic on the fingers! :(

Emerald City looks sooo pretty. I have that, too, and now I can't wait to wear it! So many polishes, so little time, right?

Great job, Kee! And I feel so honoured to have been mentioned. :D

Fiona

Kee said...
April 7, 2011 at 10:51 PM

Thanks Fiona! And thank YOU for inspiring me to do this!

Yeah DS Magic is still magic t not like bottle magic. I don't regret purchasing though because it is still very pretty.

Yes Emerald City is the only Xtreme Wear that I have that's still an untried. I don't even know how I got through Christmas season without rockin it!

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