Friday, May 27, 2011

china glaze atlantis vs. sinful colors nail junkie

Hey guys, I have a comparison for you today!
On another blog I saw someone say that Nail Junkie is a dupe for Atlantis, and I am here today to prove that wrong. Haha.
(These are both swatched on my right hand so the pictures are a bit awkward.)


They are similar, but not near dupes.


Atlantis is a green base, slightly blue tint, with silver and holographic glitter. Three coats for full coverage.


Atlantis is pure gorgeousness. I am so happy that I got my hands on this when Sally's had that Treasures collection.


Now for Nail Junkie. This was one of the polishes on my wishlist that Leslie got me! Thanks Leslie!


Nail Junkie is a blue jelly base with a bit of a green tint, and iridescent glitter.
This is 4 coats. This polish is really thick and gel-like, I don't think it was designed to wear alone. (Unlike Atlantis which builds well and is not gel-like.)


I wasn't sure if Seche Vite could even dry 4 coats of this, but it did eventually.
Despite the thickness, I love this polish too, but I don't think I'll wear it on it's own again. Like I said, I think it is supposed to be layered!


It has the same sort of glitter that is in polishes like OPI's Last Friday Night.
Actually, this is a loooot like Last Friday Night in glitter and formula, but the shade is much different.


I think this comparison photo is the best for seeing the difference! One coat on paper.
Blue vs. green and small silver/holo glitter vs. iridescent.

Which one do you like better?
I prefer Atlantis alone, but I know Nail Junkie will be awesome for layering!

I'm going to go do some crochet! Only working 2/3 days a week and not being in school is lovely.
I'll probably post another swatch later :)

Have you entered my giveaway yet?

15 comments:

  1. great comparison, I think you're right- Atlantis is a stand alone polish and nail junkie is a layering, good call.

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  2. I prefer Atlantis because it has holo glitter and a much better formula.

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  3. they dont look a like at all..i would go with atlantis but if your tight on cash then the sinful would be a good bet.

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  4. You're welcome!
    I much prefer Atlantis! :)

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  5. I love glitters! And I'm happy I have bot :D

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  6. Ooo, I think they're both gorgeous!

    P.S. I would to send you m21! :) What's your address? nataliesnails2011@hotmail.com

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  7. Seriously, pregnancy brain. I meant would LOVE to send you m21...lol.

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  8. I have Nail Junkie but seeing the comparison I now want Atlantis =x Thanks for comparing them :D

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  9. I mean, i guess if your standing about 10 feet away they look the same. lol.
    I love this comparison post though

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  10. Honestly I like the nail junkie glitter better. But then when you said it has a thicker gel-like texture and that appeals to me. I like the feel of it when it is dry. Therefore I am less likely to pick it off. Though I would layer it to make it last longer

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  11. I wiiiiish I'd picked up atlantis when I had the chance. I figured I was buying too much nail polish and put it back :( hahah

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  12. I like them both!

    If you haven't tried it yet, Nail Junkie looks INCREDIBLE over a navy blue polish - *drool*! TRY IT! YOU WON'T REGRET IT! :)

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