Monday, October 24, 2011

NOPI Nicole...Spotted! VS. Sinful Colors Nail Junkie

Hello lovely readers! I am sad to report that I did not get my Cult Nails Unicorn Puke today even though said today was the expected delivery date. :( I was so set to do that post for you today that I had to figure out what else I could post on. I am feeling pouty so I decided to just do a comparison post for you instead of doing something on my nails that I wouldn't want to take off tomorrow when I should finally get my Unicorn Puke.

I've had Sinful Colors Nail Junkie for around 6 months but always forget to use it. I recently recieved NOPI Nicole...Spotted from Ashley's giveaway and when I was putting it away in my melmer, I realized it looked like a dupe for Nail Junkie! So here are some comparison pictures with 1-3 coats, labeled below each picture.

Bottle shot. Nicole by OPI Nicole...Spotted! and Sinful Colors Nail Junkie

Index and Ring: 1 coat of NOPI, Middle and Pinky: 1 coat of SC.

Index and Ring: 2 Coats of NOPI, Middle and Pinky: 2 coats of SC.

Index and Ring: 3 coats of NOPI, Middle and Pinky: 2 coats of SC.

So surprisingly, Sinful Colors was much more pigmented and didn't need more than 2 coats for full coverage. I don't even think that 3 coats of the NOPI is as dark as 2 coats of the SC(shown in the last picture) but who wants more than 2-3 glitter coats, anyway? 

My thoughts: I actually liked the application better on the NOPI(thankfully it was their old brush and not the dumb new rounded one that I hate) and it was shinier when dried. Sinful was thicker and a little harder to apply, but I bet some thinner could solve that problem since it's been sitting for 6 months in my drawer.

I'd love to use the NOPI over a color instead of trying to use it on it's own. 

At $2 each for Sinful Colors and NOPI around $7, you can choose which one you'd like to spend your money on. I think they are both gorgeous but I probably don't need both. I think I'll add some thinner to my Sinful Colors and give to my sister, Chloe, and Mom to add to their growing nail polish collection!

What do you think? Do you have either of these? Which would you choose? Thanks for reading and hopefully my Unicorn Puke will be posted tomorrow!
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  1. Both are super pretty and similar. But I am liking the Sinful Colors one just because it's more opaque, haha. Can't wait for Unicorn Puke! :)

  2. I love the sinful colors one and it looks great layered over almost any blue

  3. I have the SC one--it looks great! Glad to see it swatched!

  4. The NOPI is too sheer for me. And wayyy too expensive compared to Nail Junkie. I'm glad I picked up Nail Junkie :) And I can't wait to see what Unicorn Puke looks like. With a name like that, it's GOT to be something special :)

  5. I have both but have never used Nail Junkie....maybe I'll stick it back to add to a future giveaway. :)