Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Cover Band Sticks and Stones Comparison to Candeo Colors Sprouse and Lush Lacquer Salt N Peppa

On Saturday I put a coat of Cover Band's Sticks 'n Stones as an accent on each ring finger nail on top of the Revlon Top Speed Chili that I had been wearing for a week.  On Sunday, before removing the polish, I added Candeo Colors' Sprouse to two different fingernails and Lush Lacquer's Salt N Peppa to another fingernail to compare them to Sticks and Stones.

Sticks 'n Stones is a copy (of sorts) of Lynnderella's Connect the Dots.  Sticks 'n Stones comes in a clear base, which I like.  It doesn't affect the underlying color, and the pattern comes across as very crisp.  The matte glitter is larger in Sticks 'n Stones than in the other two polishes.  Lush Lacquer's Salt N Peppa has a lot of colorful holo glitter large enough to show through and obscure the base color.  Sprouse has very tiny holo glitter that shimmers a little, and it has larger blue glitter.

I didn't have a problem with application, and the glitters dried relatively flat and were even smoother after a coat of Seche Vite.  I didn't have to fish for glitters.

My husband's favorite was the Salt N Peppa because it didn't "have all those 80's" bars and hexes.  My favorites were the other two, of course, *because* they have all those 80s-look bars and hexes.  In terms of getting the look of paint splatters that I like, I think the Sticks 'n Stones does it best with a little more white to it.  I do like the little blue hexes in Sprouse, though.

In each of the pictures below, I have base coat, three coats of Chili, a coat of Seche Vite, about four coats of Revlon Quick Dry Top Coat, a coat of each of the glitter top coats, and a coat of Seche Vite, and I had been wearing Chili for a week with no chips and just a little tip wear and shrinkage (from the original Seche Vite but not so much shrinkage from the Revlon Quick Dry Top Coat).

Outdoors in the sunlight (holding my husband's phone)

Top to bottom:  Sprouse, Salt N Peppa, Sticks and Stones, Sprouse.
I asked my husband if he could tell which two were the same, and he figured it out!

Top to bottom:  Sticks and Stones, Salt N Peppa, Sprouse.

Sprouse, Sticks 'N Stones, Salt N Peppa


Sprouse, Sticks 'N Stones, Salt N Peppa

In these last few pictures, you can see that the glitter lies flat.  There's a little piece of black bar glitter on one nail that was outside the polish area (near my cuticle, ring finger, last finger on the right in the photos), and I clipped it off easily later on.






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10 comments:

  1. I love that Revlon polish on you!

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  2. Great post! I love reading & seeing comparisons.

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    1. Me, too! Those are my favorite type of post to read . . . well, that and haul posts!

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  3. I love the look. Your nails look perfect!!!

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  4. ^^^NailNarcotics is right, your nails ARE perfect!! They look to be your REAL nails too, which makes them all the more perfect! You have perfect LENGTH & SHAPE!! They're really very beautiful!!! (=

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    1. Thank you so much! One of my favorite type of post is when a blogger shows how their nails are *not* perfect. I remember when I read another blogger's post about her nails having the "wonk," I think she called it. It's when one corner of the nail, on the free edge, curls under and bends. I have that. I have that on both pointer and both middle fingernails. I just don't post the pictures I take where the "wonk" is most obvious. ;-)

      That said, overall I'm pretty happy with my nails! :-)

      And, yes, they're my natural nails. :-) Just got a bad break on my thumbnail on my left hand, so I'll be bringing the length down on the other nails this weekend.

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    1. You're very welcome! Thank you for commenting!

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