Today's Dupe or No Dupe is an interesting and rare one--it's comparing two polishes from the same collection, Beach Cruise-r and Under The Boardwalk from China Glaze's 2012 Summer Neons collection. Two polishes from the same collection couldn't be dupes...could they?
When I got these and the other polishes that I bought from the collection, I couldn't wait to try them on...but was surprised at how close these two looked in the bottle. I figured you'd be able to tell more of a difference on the nail, so I swatched one hand with each color.
First up, let's take a look at Beach Cruiser alone:
|China Glaze Beach Cruise-r in the shade
|China Glaze Beach Cruise-r in the sun
Hmm. These two look pretty darn similar. Not identical, but pretty similar nonetheless...But maybe that's just because of light differences or something between the two hands. So, here's a look at both hands together:
|Top hand: Beach Cruise-r. Bottom hand: Under the Boardwalk
|Top hand: Beach Cruise-r, Bottom hand: Under the Boardwalk
These two polishes are pretty darned close to one another, too close for one collection, in my opinion. Beach Cruise-r is a shade lighter, and has a more shimmery finish; but otherwise...yeah. If these two polishes were not in the same collection, I'd say it was no big deal that they were so similar, because they are NO DUPE. But in the same collection? Tsk, tsk, China Glaze--tsk, tsk.
Of course, if you like both of these you can certainly justify having both. But if you are on a polish budget like many of us, maybe you only need one of these. If I had to choose, I'd go with Beach Cruise-r cause I love me a little shimmer. :)
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