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Sunday, January 4, 2015

Nail Color Comparison: Blue that's almost black

Well hello, strangers! It's been awhile since I posted. I was going through my nail polish collection the other day, trying to find something Christmas-y to wear, when I realized that I have a lot of colors that look very similar in the bottles. Over the next few weeks, I want to do some color comparisons for all of you. None of these polishes are new colors, and some of them may have already been compared on other blogs. Hopefully you will find some of mine useful.

Today we are going to compare some very dark blue polishes. My selections for this comparison are After School Boy Blazer by Essie, Lola by Julep, Incognito in Sausalito by OPI, and Laughie Taffy by Sally Hansen.

Looking at these polishes in the bottle, they all look almost identical, except for the Sally Hansen color, which tends to be a tiny bit purple-ish...not much, but just a hint. Let's see how they look on the nails. I would have used my own, but that would have been difficult with a super active 3-year-old, so I used these handy dandy nail wheels.

I did my best to capture these on camera as true-to-life color that I could. After one coat, notice that the Essie and Julep colors are almost identical. The finish is the only difference considering the Julep polish is part of their Satin Finish collection. The OPI color has the very slightest of teal undertones and the Sally Hansen colors is a bit lighter and is, of course, textured. The first 3 polishes could almost be one-coaters. There is the slightest bit of streaking from the Essie and OPI colors, but it's barely noticeable.

After two coats, the first 3 polishes are almost identical. They are super dark and the only way I can tell they are blue, is in natural sunlight. The Sally Hansen color is a lot darker after two coats, but still not as dark as the others.

Overall, I love all of these. The formulas were great on all 4. Even the textured polish went on very smoothly. As seen in the photo, the Essie and the OPI colors are glossy finishes, while the Julep has a really nice Satin Finish and the Sally Hansen has a fine textured feel to it.

I hope that you have enjoyed this type of blog post from me. I actually have a lot of them planned from my own polish collection.

If you are interested in learning more about Julep and how you can earn a FREE box of your own, you may visit THIS POST or the last Julep review that I did.

I hope you are all having a wonderful 2015 so far!!