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Swatch Request Sunday – Orange You Glad You Asked?

I know it’s been a couple weeks since I’ve done swatch requests. Not to worry, I have logged all your requests and will try to get to as many as I can.

Since there was in influx of emails and comments looking for comparisons in the orange/coral family I knocked out your most requested in one fell swoop. Of course the OPI Bright Pair collection and Sally Hansen HDs brought out some dupe requests as well so you’ll find all that and more after the jump!


Let’s start out with my fave color, green. Sally Hansen HD Hi-Def may look like last summer’s Lacquer Shine Glow but looks can be deceiving. Glow has gorgeous gold shimmer and it’s much more pigmented. I prefer Glow so if you can still find it, GET IT! I saw some dual packs at my local Rite-Aid so I believe it hasn’t reached hard-to-find status yet.
Before I got my hands on Bright Pair a reader requested a comparison of No Room For The Blues, OPI Just Groovy and Misa Right Here Now, No More Later. Now that I have it I can say that RHNNML and Just Groovy are pretty much dead on dupes. NRFTB is a hair deeper in hue but brighter. If you have to choose, get No Room For The Blues. It applies better and is more pigmented.
OPI SUNBelievable‘s I’m His Coral-friend may look like a twin to last summer’s Mod Bright Mod-ern Girl but it’s not. Coral-friend leans towards pink and is more pigmented while Mod-ern Girl leans orange.
A reader wanted to see China Glaze Breakin next to Misa Speed of Life. And while they aren’t dupes due to Breakin’s shimmer the base shades are similar. Breakin is just a touch darker. Though what I did discover is a cousin of Speed of Life(below).
OPI In My Back Pocket from the Bright Pair collection isn’t a twin but it’s definitely in the same family as Speed of Life. For me, they’re close enough to not need both.
A while back I received a request to see China Glaze Kicks shades Style Wars and Oh How Street It Is next to Mod Bright Brights Power. Both the ChG polishes are darker, more pigmented and more red orange than Brights Power.
Finally, after Finger Paints Week a few of you wanted to see how Artist’s Inspiration stacks up against China Glaze Unplugged from the e-collection. I haven’t worn Unplugged in a WHILE so doing this comparison reignited my love for the shade. As you can see, it’s richer than AI and has a different finish. AI has a metallic looking shimmer while Unplugged’s is more of a micro-glitter.
That’s it for today 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 what’s left of your holiday weekend.

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  1. Aline says:

    Unplugged looks like OPI’s Charmed by a snake.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Hey! I need your great polish knowledge on something: how can I get this look (on feet)”http://cdn.buzznet.com/media/jj1/2009/05/elephant-lively/blake-lively-elephant-riding-02.jpg” ??
    thanks!

  3. Anonymous says:

    By the way, I’ve always wondered, how do you get the polish to stay so perfectly where it goes? (not on the skin?)

  4. George says:

    Hi Michelle:

    I love “Swatch Request Sunday,” My favs are Glow, Just Groovy (but Right Here Now is such a close match so I would just get them both.); “I’m his coral friend” and Speed of Life. I already have many of the Finger Paints (FP)collection including: “Artists Inspiration” but your right China Glaze “Unplugged” has a deeper mettalic look. I just have to start buying more China Glaze polishes at Sally’s Beauty Supply in NH,

    BTW- How long does iot take you to set this web blog specifically “Swatch Request Sunday” for this week? You must go through lots of polish to make the right request and make it always look so super and beautiful. Does you nail polish room have adequate ventilation? Just curious.

    ((((((((huggs))))))))))

    Love,

    George :)

  5. Anonymous says:

    Thank you!!! Two of my requests made your post, so I am happy to see the swatches side-by-side. I don’t know when you find time for all of this, but I’m so glad that you do! And again–your nails look awesome (as usual!).

  6. Natalie says:

    How similar are SH Pixell and $OPI Mermaid to Order? Thanks!

  7. Leann says:

    I love those brown shades, both are beautiful.

  8. CandyPaint says:

    Thanks for the swatch request can swatch a dupe or anything close to CG moonpool and OPIs rainforest?

  9. CandyPaint says:

    One more request, can you also suggest any dupes for Sephora’s Mermaid to Order and Metro Chic? Thanks again!)

  10. beforesunrise says:

    Hello!
    If possible I would like to request a swatch between the following Barry M nail polishes:

    - Bright Purple (#303)
    - Fuchsia [New](#302)
    - Shocking Pink (#272)

    (I wrote it also on the Barry M pos, hope it’s not redundant:)

    Thanks in advance!

  11. Shojo Flash says:

    I have to say, these posts are incredibly helpful! Thank you so much for them :)

  12. Denette says:

    Thanks so much for these comparisons! They look great! You are so sweet to take the time to do all these swatches for your loyal fans.

    Have a great weekend too!

  13. CandyPaint says:

    Ok last time, FOR REALz! Can you match OPIs Shorts Story to I’m India Mood for Love. I keep looking at SS everytime I go to the store but I think is the same or close enough

  14. moonchaii says:

    Thanks for doing these! I suppose this means I’ll be adding both Breakin’ and Speed of Life to my nail wish list, but hey, I don’t mind too much.

    O, and thanks for all those who asked for the Unplugged-Artist’s Inspiration swatch, I’ve been looking for a pretty brown and had completly forgotten about Unplugged

  15. Anonymous says:

    Can you do a swatch of Black Russion from rescue beauty lounge?

  16. Deedee says:

    Could you please compare ChG For Audrey with Diamond Cosmetics #328 Oh Tiff?

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