So once in a while I like to change things up here. I mean, swatches are swatches but I figure, hey once in a while - let's do one of these things. Also because I have ADD and I need to get this off my chest, does anyone remember Econoline Crush? I heard Home on the radio the other day on the drive to work and I was so into it. How come they don't make music like they used to? Anyway, carrying on.
Today I'm seeing how Deborah Lippmann On The Beach stacks up against China Glaze Sunday Funday. First thing's first - I purchased On The Beach from the Deborah Lippmann clearance sale on Nail Polish Canada. I believe I picked it up for $11 and it was regularly priced at $22. For China Glaze Sunday Funday, I spotted it at Winners for a whopping $5.99. Caitlin mentioned on her blog that she didn't have a light sky blue creme and I realized I didn't either so obviously I went all copy cat on her. So I got these.
Off the superficial bat, I always love Lippmann bottles. I love the name "Sunday Funday" mostly because it sounded close to Day's "Funday Monday". I have a massive undeniable crush on Day so there's that. But... Crushes and bottle lust aside, how do these actually apply and stack up against each other?
I found that while the shades are super similar (not exact dupes but probably similar enough to fool most people), the formula was completely different. Deborah Lippmann On The Beach was a very very sheer creme-jelly that needed three coats for full opacity. On the flip side, China Glaze Sunday Funday was a near one coater. It applied super thick and needed one and a half coats for full opacity.
Deborah Lippmann On The Beach is on the index and ring finger. China Glaze Sunday Funday is on the middle and pinky finger:
Both colours definitely give me the feel of that blue water you'd see on vacation some place nice and sunny. I would say that China Glaze Sunday Funday is a little more vibrant. I suppose it depends what you like. I could see that Deborah Lippmann On The Beach could even be used for a glitter sandwich, but if you are aiming for a quick application, China Glaze Sunday Funday might be the winner for you.
Well, I hope that was useful. Sorry I'm verbose and talk too much. I am trying to stop (not really). Do you own a sky blue creme like this? How do you like wearing it?