Friday, April 11, 2014

Comparison Friday: Black and White Glitter Toppers

So, I'm writing this post on Thursday to auto post today because I'm at Six Flags with the hubby and a friend!  Yay!  It's been so long since I've been, so I'm pretty excited.  This week's comparison is a bit of a rehash, sort of...  I've already done a comparison here with four black and white glitter toppers, but I've since acquired the mother of all black and white glitter toppers - Lynnderella Connect the Dots!  Every time I hear Connect the Dots I think: 

So, that being said, let's take a look at Connect the Dots versus Cover Band's Sticks 'n Stones!

I purchased all of the polishes in this review.

First, here's a photo of the first comparison in case you don't feel like clicking on the link up top.

And now on to the main event!  First, the similarities.  Well, there's the obvious that they're both black and white with hexes, squares, and bars.  Also, both have some sort of iridescent shimmer to them, but that's pretty much where the similarities end!  All photos are taken with one coat of glitter topcoat over OPI Rumples Wiggin and one coat of topcoat in my old lighting setup.

Connect the Dots

Connect the Dots has a densely packed silver iridescent flakie shimmered base where Sticks 'n Stones is in a clear base with larger iridescent glitters.  Furthermore, CtD has several smaller glitters than SnS, too, with a bevy of tiny black hexes.  Application of CtD is easiest of the two, with a great glitter to base payoff.  The glitters come out of the bottle easily without the need for fishing and spread without much manipulation.  There was no danger of flooding my cuticles because I didn't feel the need to load up on polish to get enough glitter on the brush.  Cleanup was easy, and removal wasn't too bad.  You can purchase Lynnderella polishes at their store here, and since Connect the Dots is a mainstay of their core line, you can easily purchase it here!

Sticks 'n Stones

Sticks 'n Stones is lacking in the smaller glitters and the shimmered base as compared to CtD.  It's got a clunkier look as compared to CtD.  Application wasn't that great, to be honest.  The glitter to base ratio is in favor of base instead of glitter.  If you loaded up on glitter on the brush, then you'd definitely have flooding of the cuticles.  So, if you want a more dense look, you'd definitely need more than one coat.  As you can see, the middle of my nails with SnS on them have some bald spots.  That's because the glitters slid down to the sides of my fingers while it was drying.  Not awesome or cute.  Furthermore, I did have to dig some to get the glitters out of the bottle.  You can purchase Sticks 'n Stones from Ninja Polish.

So, it's pretty obvious that my choice is the Lynnderella.  What about you?  Which is your favorite?

I purchased all of the polishes in this review.


  1. I do like the size of the glitters in CtD better - they are smaller - but I wish they didn't have such a ton of the microglitter in it. I find all that microglitter takes away from the mani and, to me, looks messy. I've yet to find one of these types of glitter that I really like. One with the mediium (?) hex glitter and just a small amount of microglitter. I really do like using them - I just don't like that so much is deposited on the base color. And if you scrape it against the bottle side to just get a little amount, the medium hexes, which are what I want, all get scraped off and you are left with just that microglitter. Guess I need to concoct my own!

    1. Yeah, I totally get what you mean! And yes, frankening is fun! You should totally make your own!