To wrap up Texture Week, I've got comparisons. Most of the polishes involved are ones I've already shared swatches of this week, but there are a few exceptions. For instance, to start, I wanted to show how the textures look next to non-textured ones in similar colors, which meant some polishes from before Texture Week had to be pulled in.
Left to right below—Zoya Solange (PixieDust Summer), Kerry (Irresistible), Destiny (PixieDust Summer), Amy (Irresistable). You can definitely see the contrast between the bumpy matte glitters and the smooth shiny shimmers.
Zoya London (PixieDust Spring), Milani Silver Dazzle (One Coat Glitter), and Zoya Dahlia (PixieDust Spring)—the Milani definitely has more bling to it:
Same as a above, but with Silver Dazzle topped with Sinful Colors matte topcoat—this brings the Milani closer to the two matte glitters but it's still more reflective and less bumpy:
Zoya Miranda (PixieDust Summer), Nicole by OPI My Cherry Amour (Gumdrops), Zoya Destiny (PixieDust Summer), OPI Jinx (Bond Girls)—Miranda and My Cherry Amour are both berry hues but the NOPI is darker; Destiny and Jinx are very close to each other with Jinx having a bit more gold in its glitter mix:
Same as above, but with topcoat on all, which highlights the differences in the glitters:
Top to bottom below—Orly Aqua Pixel (MegaPixel), OPI Tiffany Case (Bond Girls), Orly, OPI—the Orly is more silvery and reflective as well as a tiny step closer to green:
Zoya Dahlia (PixieDust Spring), Nicole by OPI A-nise Treat (Gumdrops), Zoya, Orly Black Pearl (MegaPixel)—the Orly is ever so slightly less matte, but I certainly don't think anyone needs all three of these:
Zoya Stevie (PixieDust Summer), Nicole by OPI I Lilac Gumdrops (Gumdrops), Zoya, Nicole by OPI—these look more different in real life than the photo is showing; the Zoya is darker and more warmer toned while the Nicole is more silvery:
By the time the Julie Gs showed up, my enthusiasm was flagging, so I've just got nail wheel comparisons of those.
Julie G Crushed Candy (Frosted Gum Drops) on the left, Orly Pink Pixel (MegaPixel) on the right—definitely don't need both of these (yet I have them):
Julie G Tangerine Dream and Zoya Beatrix—the Julie G is just an eensy bit more yellow:
Julie G Sugar Rush and Zoya Destiny—the Julie G is a little more golden:
Julie G Sugar Rush and OPI Jinx—again, the Julie G is a bit more orange/golden:
Julie G Hot Cinnamon between Zoya Miranda and Zoya Destiny; no dupes, but a nice range for three-fifths of an ombre mani:
Julie G Blueberry Fizz and Rock Candy on either side of OPI Tiffany Case; again, not dupes but the start of an ombre:
Jule G Blueberry Fizz and Nicole by OPI Blue-berry Sweet on You—if you like blue, you need both:
So that does it for Texture Week: seven days, seven posts, 42 polishes swatched, plus these comparisons. This probably won't be the last you see of texture here on this blog, but I can't imagine there will be this much in this short a time ever again.
Some of the polishes shown in this entry were provided free for review purposes, as disclosed in the entries linked above. The content of the entry was not dictated by the provider.