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So today I have another comparison post involving the China Glaze Island Escape collection. I got a couple of emails asking for this one, so I decided to take full advantage of the sunlight when it appeared! I'll say now that this will be a little picture-heavy, but I really want to show the differences between the polishes!
For this comparison, I used China Glaze Ahoy!, China Glaze 108 Degrees and OPI Wing It!. The China Glaze polishes needed three coats for me to be pleased with their opacity, but the OPI needed four and even then I wasn't happy with it - maybe I just got a dud bottle? Also, I'm sorry about that irritating bit of missed polish on my pinky. I tried to photoshop it out, since I haven't gotten the good sunlight to do these again, but I suck at photoshopping on the best of days, so... I'm sorry!
Lamp (the one I originally showed Ahoy! under)
And close up shots of each - Ahoy!.
And Wing It!.
I included Wing It! because I needed a third colour and because it has the same kind of shimmer as 108 Degrees, but that's where the similarities end. Wing It! is much more of an orangey-red pink, 108 Degrees looks like sparkly candy and Ahoy! is almost more of a magenta colour.
I wouldn't call 108 Degrees and Ahoy! dupes, but, like yesterday, cousins. Wing It! is like that weird friend that everyone has that looks like another one of your friends and everyone thinks they're related but they aren't and... yeah. That friend.
I can't pick a winner between the China Glazes. I love both for different reasons - Ahoy! is the only pink I've worn multiple times and I fall a little more in love with it each time. But 108 Degrees appeals madly to my magpie-like nature and it screams summer. My camera freaks out at all of its awesome sparkle all the time - you can't hide it even in the shade! Loooove!
That's all from me today! What do you guys think? What would you pick as the winner? Are you looking forward to getting any Island Escape polishes? I know that comparison posts aren't always that enjoyable to read but I hope you find them helpful!
Thanks for reading, lovelies! Have a beautiful day and I hope to talk to some of you in the comments!