Tuesday, June 14, 2011

icing duo - force of love/magnetic attraction - swatches and review (deborah lippmann dupe!!)

Good afternoon! Today I have a more fun post for you, haha.
I'm going to show you swatches of this cool duo I got from Icing:


Yes, you are looking at a really close dupe for Deborah Lippmann's Across The Universe!
I first saw this polish on The PolishAholic, she compared them both and I was totally sold. I pretty much ran to Icing.


These sell for $8.50 in Canada or $7.50 in the states, and cosmetics are basically always buy one get one 50% off. They are only available at Icing stores.


Force of Love is a deep blue sheer base with big hexagonal blue and green glitter, with smaller blue and silver glitter mixed in.
I swatched it over 3 different blues to see which combo I liked best:


Top-bottom: China Glaze First Mate, no-name blue lollipop polish, and Finger Paints Carnation Creation.
I liked First Mate the best, so I put it on my nails!


Loooooove it. 3 fingers are 2 coats of First Mate with one coat of Force of Love. The pinky is 4 coats of Force of Love alone.


My pinky is on the right. Doing more coats gives it more depth, but these bottles are pretty small so I would rather layer it.


It's just so pretty. I'm so happy I discovered it.

And now for the next color, Magnetic Attraction. This reminds me a little of Lippmann's Today Was A Fairytale, but it is not really that close.


This one is a clear base with large hexagonal glitter that is a bit holo, and smaller black and iridescent glitter.


I wasn't sure what I wanted to swatch this one over, but then I got nail mail from Traci! And I decided to wear it over the polish she sent me.


This is 2 coats of Essie's Going Incognito. It's really pretty! A nice dark green creme. I meant to take a bottle comparison of this next to OPI Jade Is The New Black but I forgot and now I'm at work with no access to my stash :P
I guess I'll have to compare them whenever I swatch JITNB. They aren't too close.
Thank you Traci! I love it :)

And then I added Magnetic Attraction.


The glitter disperses pretty well. Almost all the iridescent glitter looks dark blue over the deep green base.


I really like this combo and I kept it on instead of just swatching it!

Verdict: If there is an Icing store near you, go there. Go there now.

In other news, my kiosk is right next to a Mrs Fields cookies store, and they are baking cookies right now, and the smell is KILLING ME.
Need. Cookies.
But cannot have cookies as I only have 16 days left for my Katy Perry diet! Hahaha.

19 comments:

  1. Those are awesome! I don't have an icing close... and I still think I'm going to splurge on the DL Across the Universe. It is my one true love!

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  2. You definitely made me want to stop by Icing very soon!

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  3. These are very nice... I'm going to Icing & Claires later bc I'm also looking for the Charlie Sheen Polishes LOL... now I have more to look for

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  4. Yay glitter! I don't have an Icing store near me which is so sad really. I love the Across The Universe and had to settle for a Kleancolor glitter called Blue Eyed Girl to layer over black or blue to get a close dupe, curse you Deborah Lippmann for your awesome but expensive glitters!

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  5. Oh my! it looks beautiful, I need to start experimenting more with layering.

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  6. They both look beautiful! I'm soooo jealous :P

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  7. This is gorgeous on the green .

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  8. i'm in love, the first duo polishes are perfect, just like deborah lippmann ;-D

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  9. I am loving the Essie Going Incognito combo!!! So pretty!

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  10. I LOVE this polishes.

    Thank you so much!

    Icing has quickly become one of my favourite places to shop for polishes.

    If people are going there looking for this combo I suggest picking up "Epic Winning" as well. It is half dark blue glitter and half silver holo glitter!

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  11. Ooh good choice with First Mate! Looks great. Lol what is this Katy Perry diet?

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  12. Marion, you found Epic Winning at our Icing?! I need it! Did you know it is a Charlie Sheen inspired polish? :P

    heartNAT, I'm dieting before I go to montreal to see Katy, lol.

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  13. Youre welcome Rebecca! I love the combo!! <3

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