This is not a nail art post! I know, shocking. In the last 3 weeks, I have swatched all 228 of my nail polishes on swatch sticks, and I finally have them all organized! Today is about my collection.
As mentioned, I have 228 polishes. You can find a list of them at the top of this blog (under Polish List). I am very impressed at myself! Unfortunately, this little endeavor also clarified where the gaps and …overlaps…are in my polish stash! Unsurprisingly, I have more blues/teals than anything else, but none of them are dupes. My dupes are in the orange range!
Honestly, my camera did not to the best job here. Sunny Side Up – Wet n’ Wild (far left) is lighter than the others, with Orange – Nail Art just behind it. Thandie – Zoya is slightly pinker than the others. However, Ay Poppy! – Cult Nails and Natasha – Julep are almost identical. Ay Poppy! has a better formula…but both are 2-3 coater bright orange crellies. Go figure! I need a light orange and a dark orange. Any suggestions?
The bigger surprise was in my NOT dupes. I knew I had two dead-on-dupe reds (Forever Festive by Maybelline and Isla by Zoya) but I also thought I had a set of pink dupes and multi chrome dupes. I do not! The two pinks are in fact slightly different…Pinkini by Clinquie is a hair lighter than Pink Forever by Sinful Colors, which also has more red.
Also in the list of surprises was Just Spotted the Lizard by OPI and Genius In The Bottle by Catrice. I convinced myself to keep both (I won them in separate giveaways) but I had assumed they were identical. As it turns out, GITB is darker (more bronze/brown) with a green shift, than JSTL which is strongly gold with a blue shift. Cool!
Nail art resumes Monday, I promise 😀