Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Comparison: Essie & Claire's

Comparison posts are one of my favourite types of posts to read. 
I love knowing what dupes/near dupes are out there.

While swatching Claire's "Tigerlily" I thought that it looked nearly 
identical to a polish I had worn a couple months prior: Essie's 
"Nice Is Nice" (which I did a blog post on here).

Let's take a look and see what the pictures say.

Claire's "Tigerlily" - 3 coats
Tigerlily is a very pretty soft lilac creme.
I did 3 thin coats for a nice opaque finish and topped it
with Beauty Secrets Hardener High Gloss Top Coat.


Index and Ring: Tigerlily (Claire's)
Middle and Pinky: Nice Is Nice (Essie)


Nice Is Nice also had 3 thin coats but was a little pesky,
application wise. I found the formula to be a bit thinner
 and slightly harder to build than the Claire's.

The two polishes are almost exactly the same. Tigerlily may have
a touch more grey in the formula but overall, they are dupes in my book.

Enjoy your Tuesday! I have another comparison post coming up on Thursday!

- A Polished Touch

17 comments:

  1. Great comparison!! They're really close and very pretty!

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  2. I have claire's Tigerlily, isn't it gorgeous? It's one of my favorites!! It never dries though:(

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    1. Indeed, Tigerlily is very pretty. I didn't have any drying issues with mine, though. Perhaps I got a good bottle?

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    2. Sometimes this happens to me as well, unless I use Seche Vite's Fast Drying Top Coat. I swear they're dry within 10 minutes. Uh - may - zing!

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  3. Great comparison! I really couldn't tell a difference between the two. They're so alike.

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    1. Thanks! I thought the same thing. You really can't tell between the two.

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  4. I looooove Claire's polishes. I stumbled upon a few of their Franken's and they're pretty darn amazin'.

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  5. Awesome comparison! I love the color :D

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  6. Nice comparison! They really do look the same! By the way: I heard that some other bloggers didn't like the application of Essie either!

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  7. Gorgeous! Both colours! I think I'll need to make a trip to Claire's :)

    -J

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  8. Great comparison! I didn't like NiN's formula, but I love the color. I'll have to check out Tigerlily.

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  9. I like comparison posts too. ALways nice to know what other people think of different products. Tiger Lilly would have been my pick, because I like anything with a little gray tone.

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