Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Guest Post from The Ides of Polish!

Hi!  I'm Kim from the Ides of Polish here to do a guest post for My Nail Polish Obsession.  Please stop by my blog or Facebook page to see my other manis!  A couple of months ago, I purchased Enchanted Polish Hot Chocolate from Mei Mei's Signatures.  A day or two after I purchased it, I saw that it was pretty much a dupe for Layla Coffee Love, which I'd just gotten in the mail from Sally Magpies the month before.  I was a little annoyed with myself because first, I'm not a HUGE brown nail polish lover and second, I try really hard not to have too many dupes.  But there wasn't a lot I could do about it until I got both of them to compare.

So, here's a comparison between Enchanted Polish Hot Chocolate, Layla Coffee Lover, OPI DS Illuminate and Cirque Never Nude.  I added the other two to the comparison because they're also brown shades and holographic.  I used Nfu Oh Aqua Base with all the polishes just because I'd used it with the EP Hot Chocolate for the full mani that I've had on a couple of days now.  These are all with W7 Top Coat, as well.

As you can see, the EP and Layla aren't EXACT dupes but they're close enough.  I got the Layla for £5 on sale and the EP for around $20Us (I believe, could have been £20, I can't remember anymore).  So, if you can get the Layla and can't get your hands on the EP because of the crazy restocks, then I think you should be set for a gorgeous brown holo. But, saying that, I do prefer the EP, not sure why.  The OPI has a beautiful green flash that I couldn't quite capture with my camera.  And this was the first time trying out the Cirque and it looks amazing. Can't wait to try it out as a full mani!!

As I said, I purchased Enchanted Polish Hot Chocolate from Mei Mei's Signatures, but it doesn't seem to be on there anymore.  I'm not sure if it was limited edition. You can also purchase EP from their site but their restocks are crazy quick and I think it's the same for any of the other retailers.  Also available at Harlow & Co and Llarowe.

I purchased the Layla from Sally Magpies in the UK but can also be purchased from Ninja Polish in the US and they ship worldwide.

The OPI I purchased from ebay.

The Cirque was given to me by Sally from Sally Magpies. Thanks Sally!!! ♥
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  1. Thanks for letting me be a guest! Hope you're having a great vacation! ♥

  2. Gorgeous!All different enough to own all 4 IMO!

  3. What a great review Kim! I love it..and I'm soooo learning to love browns..and you really showed them off! <3

  4. I think I like the OPI best.... but thanks for the great comparison!