Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Dupe Attack from Christina: Zoya Adina, Deborah Lippmann Wicked Game, and Color Club Port-Folio

Guess what Christina from the Lacquer Clones Swatching group on Facebook has provided for the blog?  Dupes for Zoya Adina!

(Okay, fine, it's obvious... there's a photo below.  Let's just pretend that you're surprised.)

Either way, from left to right:  Zoya Adina, Deborah Lippmann Wicked Game, and Color Club Port-Folio.  

Each of these three appear to be purple polishes with a green duochrome shift in the bottle.  There appear to be some variation in finish and hue, but they definitely are cousins.  But their true differences become super-apparent when they are swatched.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

From The Polish Jinx: Chanel FNO Delicatesse and Chanel Khaki Rose

Curious about how the new Chanel FNO polish, Delicatesse, compares with Chanel Khaki Rose?  The Polish Jinx has you covered.

Check out the writeup at her blog post.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Dupe Attack from Martha: Zoya Natty, Sinful Colors Rain Storm, China Glaze First Mate

My buddy and Lacquer Clones Swatching member Martha has provided me with this fun blue cream comparison.

Ever wondered how Zoya Natty, Sinful Colors Rain Storm, or China Glaze First Mate compare with each other?  If so, you're in luck today!

From left to right: Zoya Natty, Sinful Colors Rain Storm, and China Glaze First Mate.  Each are two coats, indoors, with curtains open.  No base or top coat.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Dupe Attack by Amber: OPI Last Friday Night versus Julep Portia

Here's another blog post by Amber of the Lacquer Clones Swatching group on Facebook:  this time, between OPI Last Friday Night and Julep Portia.  A big thank you to Amber for this lovely contribution!


As you can see in the photo below, my bottle of Julep Portia (right) is very well loved. But at $14 for a .27 fl oz bottle I’m not planning on buying replacement when mine runs out. I had seen photos of OPI’s Last Friday Night before and thought the glitter looked pretty similar to Portia. So when I happened across a bottle in Kmart, I snatched it up.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Check out all the sticks which have been sent over for future dupe posts so far!  WOW!
(Please excuse the poor cell-phone pic!)

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Dupe Attack by Amber: Essie Guchi Muchi Puchi vs. Essie Raise Awareness (2011)

Today, I have a blog post planned and written by Amber of the Lacquer Clones Swatching group on Facebook.  Below, she has a Dupe Attack for two pretty soft Essie pinks:  Guchi Muchi Puchi and Raise Awareness!

P.S.: Amber doesn't have a blog, but she does tweet. If you'd like to follow her on Twitter, head over to .

Last October, when I walked into Ulta and saw Raise Awareness, limited edition, sitting on a Breast Cancer awareness month display, I just couldn’t help but grab it. It is the perfect light bubble gum pink color. Unfortunately, it takes 3-4 coats to really be opaque on the nail and over the past year I’ve used up almost half of the bottle. Eep! Luckily for me, I came across a sale at my local Trade Secret store… they had several, rather old-looking boxes of Essie polishes at 75% off! Not many of the colors stood out to me as something I needed but then I saw Guchi Muchi Puchi and thought it looked very familiar. Since it was nicely discounted, I grabbed it hoping it would be a good replacement for the discontinued Raise Awareness when I ran out.

A bottle shot with Guchi Muchi Puchi on the left and Raise Awareness on the right. 

Thursday, September 6, 2012


Every single stick for the Lacquer Clones dupe comparison project have been sent!!!  All that is left is to wait for them to come back, and then the posts can start!

Now I just have to hope that they will arrive soon.  So impatient!