Thursday, October 4, 2012

Comparison Thursday: Vampy Red Glitters

Well, since everyone is talking about Dollish Polish Vampires Coven and its similarity to Lynnderella Very Pretty Vampire, I decided I would toss my comparison into the ring with everyone else's!  Today, I'm going to show you a comparison between Sonoma Nail Art Deadly Zins, Dollish Polish Vampires Coven, Lynnderella Very Pretty Vampire, and Lynnderella Vampink.





Vampink is the outlier here since it is made up fine holographic glitters with larger multi colored hexes in a purple base.  I just thought I'd toss it in since I had it.  Most of these polishes have a mix of red, wine, and black glitters.  Deadly Zins has a slightly red tinted base whereas Vampires Coven and VPV have black tinted bases.  Here is a shot of each polish with just one coat.



Here they are with three coats.



Deadly Zins was pretty easy to apply.  It did require a little glitter manipulation, but the base went on smoothly without any pooling.  With dark undies, Deadly Zins actually fits in well with VC and VPV.  Vampires Coven went on easily as well and didn't require any manipulation at all.  VPV required some thinning, but I'm not sure if it's because it's old or what.  It was a bit clumpy, but it applied a little better once I added the thinner.  Vampink was a MASSIVE pain in the butt.  It was completely clumpy when I got it.  I received it in a swap, but I'm pretty sure it's a formula issue.  I added some thinner, but I ended up adding too much.  It pooled up all over my cuticles, and once those micro glitters got on my skin they wouldn't budge.  I'm kind of glad I didn't buy a full bottle!  My swatch didn't come out like the others I've seen online.  I'm going to give it another try, though, before I completely write it off because those swatches are just so gorgeous!

Now for some macro shots.

Deadly Zins



Deadly Zins with dark undies



Vampires Coven


Very Pretty Vampire



Vampink


Here are the purchasing details for each of these polishes: Sonoma Nail Art's Etsy shop, blog, and Facebook; Dollish Polish's Bigcartel shop and Facebook; Lynnderella's eBay shop (sign up on eBay to receive newsletters) and blog.

Which is your favorite?

14 comments:

  1. VC and VPV do look dupish from far away but in the macro shots I can definitely see the different glitter formulas. I didn't realize VC was so pretty! A good mix of black and red in that one.

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    1. As silly as it sounds, I plan to keep all of them despite how similar they are. I'm sure Deadly Zins would be really really close to VPV and VC if layered over black.

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  2. hmm i like the red squares in VPV :)

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  3. Thank you so much for this comparison! I have The Lynn and now I know I don't need the Dollish ;-)

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    1. Yeah, it's definitely not necessary to have both unless you're a collector. ;)

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  4. Great comparison! I like Vampink the most

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  5. This is really a great comparision and i just loooveeeeeee vampy look and that's the reason this is my favorite post on your blog :)

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  6. yay i was shopping around for a color like this... thanks for the info!

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    1. You're so welcome! Which did you end up getting?

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  7. Nice review!I love glitter nail polishes!

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