I want to quickly let you guys know that I might not be around much this week due to an overwhelming amount of school work that I'm going to be doing. I usually try to write up enough posts over the weekend to get me through the following week but I wasn't even able to do that this past weekend. Thus, you might only see a couple of posts this week from me. Next week should be back to normal though!
Anyways, today I have a comparison for you that I promised I would do in my review post of the China Glaze Eye Candy Collection. This comparison is between China Glaze's Love Marilyn from the Eye Candy Collection and OPI's Gettin' Miss Piggy With it from the Muppets Collection.
Let's see how they compare!
China Glaze Love Marilyn, OPI Gettin' Missi Piggy With It
China Glaze Love Marilyn (from the Holiday 2011 Eye Candy Collection)
OPI Gettin' Miss Piggy With It (from the Holiday 2011 Muppets Collection)
China Glaze Love Marilyn, OPI Gettin' Miss Piggy With It
As you can see, these polishes have the same basic idea and - red and silver glitter in a clear base. However, there are some clear differences that set these apart from one another.
First off, the red glitter is much more concentrated in Love Marilyn than it is in Gettin' Miss Piggy With it. Both of the swatches are 3 coats and as you can see, Gettin' Miss Piggy With It is still not opaque. As well, although the silver glitter in Gettin' Miss Piggy With It is larger, it's rather sparse, while the silver glitter in Love Marilyn is heavily and evenly dispersed throughout the clear base. Gettin' Miss Piggy With It also has some larger red hex glitter that Love Marilyn doesn't have.
The formula was about the same for both of these shades - not thin but not too thick either. And as I already said, my swatch is 3 coats for each of these. I'm personally a bigger fan of OPI's brush but I also like China Glaze's brush so this will just come down to person preference.
There is a price different between these two polishes but it's not overly significant. China Glaze generally retails for about $4-$7 each at salons and professional beauty supply stores while OPI can also be bought at salons and professional beauty supply stores but for a slightly higher price of anywhere between $6-$10.
My personal choice between the two is definitely Love Marilyn - the glitter is more heavily concentrated and it's opaque on its own without having to layer over another polish.
What do you guys think? Which would be your first choice?