Aug 6, 2012

#052: Lilac-to-Green duochromes (or how they look opposite)

Orly Nail Defense
essence colour & go! where’s the party (“smooth” duochrome, middle & pinky, 2 coats)
essence colour & go! chic reloaded (“fleck” duochrome, index & ring, 2 coats)
essence better than gel nails top sealer

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In fact July was a super-haul month, that we got whole renewal of essence colour & go! polishes so I had to ran to grab few more “old” one PLUS really nice “newly” launched one; but since I was in the middle of challenge there’s no time/chance to try them! Now it’s a time for them, and first polish I gave a try from new collection is;

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Chic reloaded (right). As you see above, it’s lilac-to-green duochrome; which actually we had already on old one as where’s the party (left). But first, I found that finish could be different; chic reloaded’s pigment is rough and glass-fleck like whereas where’s the party looks much smooth and metallic. Second, much bigger difference; that, color shift of respective pigment is completely OPPOSITE.

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I think you can see above what I meant. Direction from light is same but while one is purplish another go greenish, and vice versa. It was pretty difficult to catch a shot which clearly shows this phenomena, but I hope these shots can tell you something about that.

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Anyway it’s worth having in the stash if you like duochrome, it’s NOT a dupe of classical lilac-to-green duochrome. Formula is OK and color shift is pretty strong, bit dark so seems to be great choice for fall/winter…I’m totally in love now! :D

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7月は夏チャレあるしポリ買わない!……とか思ってたんですけどねえ。フタ開けてみたら多分自分史上最多購入量になってるかも知れないという。しかもそのどれもをまだ使えていないという(夏チャレあったし)。なので今月は買うだけ買って使っていないポリを中心に使って行きたいと思います。でないと一度も使わず終わるポリが溜まって行くー!
いうことで最初はessenceの毎度お馴染み秋冬総入れ替えコレから新色をば。紫~緑にシフトする偏光カラーは一昨年くらいに死ぬほど流行りあちこちからそっくりさんが出ていたものですが、流行も収束し似たような色も無くなり……と思いきや新色(Chic reloaded)でまた出てきたという。いや偏光好きですしいいですけど?でも旧コレでもあったやん?と思いつつ買って来て旧番(where’s the party?)と比較してみたら予想に反して全く違っていた、というより 真 反 対 だったということでご紹介です。
そう光り方が真反対なのです。↑で見ると解りますが交互に塗ると相当面白いです。見事に色が同一化することがほっとんど無い!あとシマーの粒が大きいので光り方がもっとぎらっとするのと、深みのある光り方になるのとで旧番とは全く別物になっています。何だよ同じじゃねーかよとか思って本気スマンカッタ。旧番にも新番にも大変失礼ですな。旧番の方がおとなしめな発色、新番はもっとばきっと濃く色が出るので濃いカラー好きな人には超オススメです。何といっても安いしな!!(`・ω・´)

16 comments:

  1. Just wanted to let you know I've nominated you for an award on my blog: http://delightinnails.blogspot.com/2012/08/liebster-award.html

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    1. Thanks!! :D
      OMG this is first time having such a stuff, I'm pretty excited <33

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  2. Great comparison! I love the new Essence bottles, they are adorable!

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    1. Thanks <3
      Actually new bottle looks great on outside; but bottleneck is a bit too long for me, which easily lose the balance :(
      But anyway it's good on its color & formula!

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  3. Hey there, I see Jessie up there has nominated you, but I wanted to drop by and let you know I did too! I didn't see that you had already been nominated, but I guess it speaks to how great your blog is to be nominated twice! :D
    http://nailsforthesakeofsanity.blogspot.com/2012/08/the-liebster-award.html

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    1. So sweet of you!! Thanks!!
      It's funny to have two in one time, but can happen, no problem and I'm even much happier with that :D

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  4. Hello! I have tagged you for the Liebster Award! The information is on my blog - if you like you can check it out.

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    1. Thank you!!
      It's pretty funny to see I've got tagged by three people in once though :P I'll try to manage if I can go for three piles of 11 questions!

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  5. Oh wow, really great to see the two in direct comparison. But which one is on which finger? I'd like to know, if I like the new one better than the old so I should buy it ;)

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    1. According to your comment, now I added small hints at first row ;) Actually new one has much stronger bold color and great color shift; but both are recommendable <3

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  6. Ah, I see what you mean, that's so strange how the colour shift is the total opposite! Both are very nice though :)

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    1. YES BOTH ARE NICE :D
      But it's still pretty funny, no?

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  7. Great swatches! However I think I like the darker one better :)

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    1. Darker one (=new one) is much sparkly! Really great shade :)

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  8. So glad I found this!! I have Where's the Party so although I was drawn to Chic Reloaded I kept putting it down because I was convinced they were the same....now that I know I am definitely going to pick up a bottle of CR on my way home!

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    1. Happy to hear that you've decided to take CR back to home! :D
      Yep it looks like dupe, but even from bottom of bottle you can already see it's opposite duochrome...and both are pretty <3

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