Thursday, February 21, 2013

Comparison Thursday: Teals with Pink Flash

It's only fitting that I show you a comparison using one of my newly acquired Indigo Bananas polishes since I've been gushing over them for the past week.  Even though tonight's polishes aren't even near dupes, I did want to give you options to other polishes that have been discontinued.  Thus, tonight, we're going to take a look at teal polishes with pink flashes: Rescue Beauty Lounge Aqua Lily, Liquid Lacquer Lounging Lily, and Indigo Bananas Telephasic Workshop.  I will have proper reviews for each of these polishes at a later date.

Each of these polishes has a teal base with pink flash.  However, you'll notice that the teal base is very different in each polish.  Let's take a look at these guys a little closer.

RBL Aqua Lily

Aqua Lily is a teal leaning green with a pink sheen that shows up in certain lights.  Application was easy, but the polish is much thicker than I had anticipated.  It wasn't so thick that it needed thinner, though.  This was two coats by itself topped with Liquid Lacquer No Time quick dry top coat.  The pink in Aqua Lily is much more obvious in the bottle and didn't translate very well to the nail.  That's the only true negative about this polish.  Sadly, Aqua Lily has been discontinued.  I had to purchase mine from a swap group on Facebook.  If you see one for going under $30, grab it as quickly as your little hands can snatch it up!

Liquid Lacquer Lounging Lily

Please excuse the ravaged cuticles...  I had a picture with mass quantities of cuticle oil, but it turned out blurry.
Lounging Lily was Melissa's, Liquid Lacquer's creator, attempt to make an Aqua Lily dupe.  It's lighter in color, leaning more sky blue than green.  The pink flash is much more noticeable than in Aqua Lily, but the base is much more translucent.  This is three coats.  It looks a little wonky because I got waaaaaaay too much top coat on the brush when I was applying it.  It pooled and got a little goopy because of it.  Lounging Lily was also a tad on the streaky side.  Once I had three coats, though, the streakiness was gone.  The base is close to OPI Sonic Bloom or Sinful Cinderella, but it's decidedly more teal than those two.  Like most Liquid Lacquers, Lounging Lily is from a batch of 30, and I'm not sure if she has anymore bottles left.  However, Melissa is super nice and communicates well, so I wouldn't hesitate to contact her to see if she has anymore left.

Indigo Bananas Telephasic Workshop

Telephasic Workshop is a dark teal base leaning dark blue instead of green with a blue to pink shift.  Pigmentation is high, so I only needed two coats.  Application was easy without pooling, dragging, or balding, and it dried quickly.  The pink and blue flashes aren't like the sheen you see in the Lilies.  Instead, it's a larger particle size giving it a greater shift.  It's funny, most chromes are much more vivid in the bottle than on the nail, but that's exactly opposite of Telephasic Workshop.  It's much more vivid on the nail than in the bottle.  It's simply stunning, and I've decided to use it for a wear test for the brand.  For once, I'm not getting bored with the color before the end of the wear test.  As I've said the past 3 days, you can purchase Indigo Bananas polishes at her Etsy store.  Also, you can follow Andrea on Facebook and her blog for news and updates.

Check them out side by side.  Be prepared for picture spam.  It was a bit difficult to pick up the color shifts.

It wouldn't be fair to make a statement of which I think is the best because each polish is just different enough to make it worth having all three.  However, if you're not looking to have the limited edition or discontinued label and you don't mind having a darker base, I definitely think that you could get away with purchasing Telephasic Workshop to at least somewhat squash your lemming for those other DC polishes.

Which is your favorite?

*I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample (Indigo Bananas Telephasic Workshop) for review purposes. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.  For more information, please see my Disclosure Policy in the tab above.* 


  1. love lounging lily. have you tried "blue eyed girl" by kleancolors? just thought it would be funny