Monday, August 29, 2011

Sparkle-thon Round Up and Comparisons

Alright folks, hope you enjoyed our 8 day Sparkle-thon. Today, I just want to do a quick recap and have all of the colors in one post for you if you weren't following all week. :) Nothing much else to say about them besides I LOVE THEM and I recommend them if you love glitter polishes! Mostly 2 coaters, you can't go wrong! I bought mine on ebay, but they are also available sometimes on Amazon, and of course on Nubar's website.

 Night Sparkle

 Petunia Sparkle

 Meadow Sparkle

 Violet Sparkle

 Fire Sparkle

 Star Sparkle

 Sky Sparkle

 Hyacinth Sparkle

Alright, now it's time for more pictures. I decided to do some comparisons with this Sparkles collection for you! I wish I had more to compare to, but I just used anything I thought was close from my stash and also my friend, Heidi's, stash for this post. I didn't want to go buy something that may be a dupe just to post about it. Anyway, here are the pictures! They are all labeled for you. And, there are 2 pictures of each comparison, one in the sun and the other more shaded, so they look different in both lights.

Nicole by OPI One Less Lonely Glitter was a close color dupe, but the particles are different sized compared to Nubars' uniform particles. On my nails, I was able to do less coats of Nubar than on these swatches, so for me, Nubar covered a lot better. Not to mention the awful NOPI brush that I hate hate hate!

 Orly Bubbly Bombshell was also a color dupe, but had different sized particles. However, the Nubar took half the amount of coats to cover!

I had nothing close enough in my collection to Violet Sparkle! This Finger Paints was the closest, and as you can see, doesn't even come close to the gorgeous brightness of the Violet. 

 Another non-dupe. Night Sparkle is gorgeous!

 We got VERY close to Sky Sparkle with Finger Paints Laugh My Art Off! And the FP needed much less coats(you read how I hated doing so many coats of Sky Sparkle). The blue particles in Absolutely Alice were very close, but the gold is in there so of course it's not a dupe. I just wanted to try it out since I haven't worn it yet. LOL

 Ahh, Meadow Sparkle is so unique. We had nothing, I just wanted to show it compared to this popular Sinful Colors green glitter.

 We had similar colors to Star Sparkle, but it was unique in it's particle size. I'm sure there may be another dupe out there, but neither of us had any.

And finally Fire Sparkle. I wish I had Milani Red One Coat Glitter for you guys to compare. I know some have the Sally Hansen and it was the only other red we could compare with, so I wanted to show. This is a really good representation of the amber-tone in Fire Sparkle.

If you made it this far, thanks for reading! Do you have a favorite one?
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  1. These are so pretty! Love the blues!

  2. @Rebecca, thanks!! LOL

    @Fingers, thanks! :)

  3. I am going to miss your sparkle-thon post! I love all of these. I can't wait to see what you have in store next!

  4. This post is one of the most amazing sparkle posts I have EVER seen *dies of sparkle happiness*

  5. @Sandra, I agree! It's one of my favorites, and very unique!

    @imfeelingnail-venturous, awe, thanks!!! I'm glad you enjoyed them!!

    @serendipituously.create, hahahaha you are so funny. I loved this post, too!