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Swatch Request Saturday – Summer Blues & Greens

By on April 25, 2009
in Blue, Green, Swatch Requests, Teal
Like I said last week, every weekend that I have free I’ll be addressing as many of your comparison requests as I can get to. This week all of you seem to be focused on bright blues and soft aqua/teal greens which I’m SO all about right now. I LOVE when we’re on the same wavelength dolls.

So here I come with this week’s Swatch Request Saturday pics to help you avoid buying dupes and save money. Check ‘em out after the jump!

After seeing my comparison between Sally Hansen Honeydew and Finger Paints Turquoise Tile, reader Mandy suggested that Honeydew looks like Barielle Decadence. Well Mandy, as you can see, Decadence is deeper and more ocean water-y.
My weekly Archives post featuring Essie Mesmerize prompted two requests. First up, OPI Dating A Royal from last summer’s Mod About Brights collection. DAR is a bit thinner, requiring an extra (3rd) coat. Also, DAR is a bit bolder but only slightly so.

Reader vbie3714 asked to see Mesmerize next to Zoya Tallulah from the Ooh-La-La collection. The hue and shimmer in Tallulah are really nothing like Mesmerize.

Lucky Candita was gifted a bottle of sold out gem, MAC Peppermint Patti and wanted to see it next to Essie Greenport. Greenport is deeper and more blue.
Reader Jenn’s bottle of Essie Greenport looks like China Glaze For Audrey on her nails. And I agree that they are close but Greenport is just a tad deeper and more muted on me. Anyone else see them as dupes?

That’s it for this week kids. If you have a request, leave a comment or email me at [editor] at [alllacqueredup] dot [com]. The more specific the request, the better. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Oooh Greenport is so pretty!

    Could you do OPI’s “Sheer” Your Toys vs. MAC On The Prowl next week? I’m trying to decided if I need “Sheer” Your Toys :D

  2. Jessica says:

    I love this series. Thank you so much!

  3. kittyluvscolor says:

    This is so helpfull Thanks!

  4. always says:

    you are awesome. my addiction to nail polish just increased 10-fold because of your blog. =)

  5. mandy says:

    Thanks for the comparison of Decadence and Honeydew. I guess my hunt for Honeydew continues. :)

  6. florence says:

    I love those colors,they look so good , just not on me, I wouldn’t know what to wear them with?

  7. Jenn says:

    THANK YOU!!!!!!!

  8. Alice says:

    Michelle, I loved the comparision ! I just love the greens and blues! Do you think Misa Dirty Sexy Money is close to Essie Greenport?

  9. Marianna says:

    Thanks so much for these comparisons, they are really helpfull as I’ve been wondering about a lot of these :D

  10. Faith says:

    I noticed the closeness of Greenport and For Audrey, but Greenport is indeed greener and deeper. :)

  11. Lacquer Laine says:

    yeah, I thought Greenport was dupe of For Audrey. I frankened it as soon as I got it to make it greener. It’s on my blog,

  12. Vesper says:

    Could you compare:
    1. $OPI Blue Grotto with Misa On the Edge, ChG Bermuda Breakaway, and OPI DAR

    2. Essie Perky Purple with Essie Bermuda Shorts

    3. $OPI Hi Def with ChG Oh How Street it is and Style Wars, and OPI Brights Power

    Thanks for doing these comparison swatches!

  13. vbie3714 says:

    TYSVM for posting!!! :-)

  14. candita says:

    Thanks so much — now I can Greenport without feeling guilty! :)

  15. anna marie says:

    after much thinking, i decided to get essie greenport, and now i’m so glad i did, and am happy enough with it that i don’t have to get for audrey!

  16. Anonymous says:

    i just bought sephora’s L23 which seems to be a slightly brighter, more cornflower blue than the OPI DAR. i love eet!

  17. dicey1 says:

    this is awesome! thanks so much all your time and effort. this has helped me figure out which of these i REALLY want to order versus those that are close enough to what i’ve already got. great series!

  18. George says:

    I was at Trade Secret today and picked up Essie, “Mesmerize,” but I should have picked up the other Essie Green Port collection, darn!

  19. Anonymous says:

    I just got Essie’s Shelter Island on my toes, and the nail tech did a cute design on my two big toes using Essie’s Sag Harbor, which I got on my fingernails. The two colors really complement each other – love them. Anyone know where I can get that MAC Peppermint Patti color? I love it!

  20. Polish Earthgirl says:

    I saw Greenport and For Audrey as pretty close dupes as well. This swatch request saturday thing is really helpful!! Love it!

  21. Shojo Flash says:

    definitely wondering about a OPI No Time for the Blues with OPI Just Groovy

  22. Jennifer A says:

    Could you swatch China Glaze Prize-Winning Mare and Chanel Haute Chocolate? Thank you!

  23. edelmc says:

    thank you so much for doing the swatch requests. in these economic times its a great way of making sure we dont buy dups! would you be able to compare this year and last years Essie neons and China Glaze neons esp. the purples and pinks. thanks

  24. TheCandyGirl says:

    OMG!!! MAC peppermint pattie is sold out everywhere any one know where I can get it??? or the exact same color in another brand. Also can you swatch the colors on darker skin tones too?

  25. CincyFan says:

    Anon – If you can find “sheer” your toys, I’d suggest picking it up since it’s part of a seasonal collection. I can tell you that it’s NOTHING like MAC OTP but if I can squeeze it in, I’ll show you.

    Jessica – You’re welcome. So glad you find it helpful.

    Kittyluscolor – Anytime!

    Always – Uh oh, I’ve sucked another one into my obsession. :)

    Mandy – Sorry it wasn’t the answer you were looking for. I know Honeydew isn’t easy to find

    Florence – Wear them with anything. Have fun, it’s only polish

    Jenn – Of course, I hope the comparison helped.

    Alice – They’re very close and I’ll add them to my request list.

    Marianna – I’m happy to help!

    Faith – I’m a terrible enabler so my vote is to own both. :)

    Lacquer Laine – You made which one greener?

    Vesper – I don’t have Blue Grotto or Hi Def, sorry. :(

    vbie3714 – sure thing!

    Candita – Never feel guilty buying more polish. It’s an inexpensive pleasure, for the most part.

    Anna Marie – A wise purchase!

  26. CincyFan says:

    Anon#2 – Sounds pretty. I havent seen that one

    Dicey1 – I’m so glad it’s useful for you. I’m hoping to be able to address as many weekly requests as possible

    George – looks like you’ll be making a trip back. Do it!!!

    Anon#3 – that sounds like a gorgeous combination. what kind of design did she do? and unfortunately MAC PP is sold out online and in most stores.

    Polish Earthgirl – Yay! So glad you’re enjoying it.

    Shojo Flash – I don’t have the new OPI Brights yet so I don’t know how they compare.

    Jennifer A – I’ll add it to my list

    TheCandyGirl – Sorry, that one sold out pretty quick. And I only have one set of hands so I can’t really show the colors on any skintone but my own.

  27. MoonChaii says:

    If you can fit these in, could you please compare

    Essie Mesmerise to Misa On the Ege

    Misa Speed of Life to China Glaze Breakin’


    China Glaze Bahimian Escape to Essie Shelter Island?

    Thank you!

  28. amanda says:

    i suspected mesmerize and dating a royal were long lost twins, glad i wasn’t sucked in by mesmerize. how do greenport and dirty sexy money compare? i’ve got my eye on DSM but i fear it’s just too close to my beloved greenport to bother!

  29. StarlightSparkle says:

    Swatch Request Saturday is an awesome idea. :-)

    May I request a comparison swatch of Color Club All in and any similar colors you have, such as CC Bizerk Turq, Zoya Yummy, or Orly Blue Collar?

    Thank you!

  30. Danae says:

    Swatch request: could you please do a comparison between Essie Bermuda Shorts and the new Perky Purple? Thanks :)

  31. Alice says:

    Can you compare china glaze for audrey and orly gumdrop from the new sweets collection