Thursday, April 7, 2011

RBL Spring Comparisons

Today for Nail Wheel Wednesday I have one wheel with mostly cool-toned purple cremes and another with mostly warm-toned ones. If I let the obsessive compulsive in me have free reign, I'd redo both of these to take out the colors that don't blend in with the others and get the value progression around the wheels straightened out, but starting down that road is a sure way to get nothing done at all, so I am ignoring that voice in my head for now.

Nail wheel

1. Essie Nice is Nice (3 coats)
2. Essence Nail Art Twins Joe (3)
3. Studio M Boom Boom Boom (3)
4. Essence Crazy About Color Lilac Forever (2)
5. OPI A Grape Fit (2)
6. Ulta Pro Duty Free Shopping Spree (3)
7. Piggy Polish Yacht-a Yacht-a (4)
8. Catrice Lucky in Lilac (2)
9. Zoya Mira (2)
10. Nina Ultra Pro Mambo (2)
11. Studio M Right on Cupid (3)
12. Nicole by OPI I'm a Belieber (3)
13. LA Girl Disco Brites Hustle (2)
14. Hema 74 (2)
15. Catrice Purposely Purple (2)
16. H & M Mambo (3)
17. Rescue Beauty Lounge Recherché (2)
18. Joe Fresh Prune (2)
19. Essie Perky Purple (3)
20. Jessica Purple Burst (3)

Bottles 1 through 5:

6 through 10:

11 through 15:

16 through 20:

Nail wheel

1. La Femme Lilac Creme (2)
2. Essie Splash of Grenadine (3)
3. Finger Paints Heavenly Hydrangeas (2)
4. OPI Dim Sum Plum (2)
5. Revlon Passionate Fruit (3)
6. Essie Big Spender (3)
7. Borghese Berry Confezione (3)
8. Barry M unknown mini (2)
9. Zoya Bianca (2)
10. Essence Colour & Go Plum Perfect (2)
11. Orly Samba (2)
12. Maybelline Express Finish Beach Plum (2)
13. Essence Surfer Babe Surferama (2)
14. Sally Hanson Salon Night Lily (2)
15. Ulta Socialite (2)
16. Nails Inc. Paris (2)
17. OPI Chica-go Get a Manicure (2)
18. OI Marooned on the Magnificent Mile (2)
19. OPI Houston We Have a Purple (4)
20. Borghese Palermo Plum (2)

Bottles 1 through 5:

6 through 10:

11 through 15:

16 through 20:


  1. There are polishes you DO NOT HAVE??? I can hardly believe it! ;o)

    I love the first 2 especially.

  2. I was so curious about Fedora & MKOCA and you compared them - yay!! Thanks for the great pics. I want the RBLs a lil bit more now, especially Recherché.

  3. Most of those look so different in the bottle but very similar once applied. Thanks for the comparisons.

  4. thanks so much for these comparisons, especially about CultNails - I think I might order there soon ;)

  5. Great comps!!
    I've got Grey Area, so I'm good there, but I really want the blue shimmer'd RBL

  6. You are the best. Thanks for doing these comparisons! :)

  7. Thank you Karen! I love comparissons though my wallet does not (especially when I need both colors).

  8. Thanks for posting these comparisons, I really -love- Fedora!

  9. Your comparisons are always so helpful. Thank you!

  10. Wonderful comparisons!! I don't own any of these polishes so I'm really jealous of the beauties you showed us!!

  11. thanks for the comparisons
    great photo's

  12. I always love your comparison posts. Thank you for the time that goes into these. Also, you made me laugh out loud when I read the comparison between an RBL and Chanel. I agree with the whole $18 or $25 thing and it made me laugh to actually think about it. Love it!

  13. Wow great comparisons as always! Thanks :)

  14. Most of all the colours look very similar. Thanks for showing us:)

  15. Hi Karen! Thanks so much for those comps. A gravender freak like me might have to have the Cult Nails and the RBL.
    I may need Recherche a bit less...
    thanks again.
    Nan Rx


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