Friday, August 26, 2011

Misa - Dirty, Sexy, Money - swatch and DUPE!

Hello lovers! How is your day going?
My day was going crappy but now it has turned around because I stumbled over to the drug store on my break at work and found myself Sinful Colors Pink Ocean. And upon returning from my break, I got a message from my polish bestie Whitney that she bought me a surprise birthday present! (Her blog is not a strictly polish blog, but I will warn you, it is the cutest darn blog you will ever lay your eyes on. Ever.)
So that totally made my day! And now I can't wait to get it!

Today I'm going to show you another polish I got on vacation. This is one that I bought at Trade Secret in Canada for $7.99 .

Misa - Dirty, Sexy, Money. This was a lemming of mine and I was so happy to find it in the Misa display. I wanted a few more Misa's but the selection wasn't amazing, nothing jumped out at me besides this one.

The formula was amazing, and it was really easy to apply. It covered great in 2 coats.
The color is awesome, quite unique, and when I bought it I knew I had nothing at home like it.
...But I neglected to think about what other polishes I had in the hotel room.

On the first day of my trip I bought Sephora by OPI - Ocean Love Potion. And I clearly remember thinking about the possible dupes I could have, and decided I didn't have any.
Days later I did the same thing with Dirty, Sexy, Money, but obviously my brain had not yet cataloged my new Sephora into my stash.

Almost identical. If you look really close you can see that the Misa is just a TINY bit darker.
Formula-wise, the Sephora was thinner than the Misa, but still just a 2-coater, and still easy to work with.

Clearly, you don't need both of these polishes. (And my lucky friend Caroline is going to be getting the $OPI! She let me compare them before I send it off to her! Thanks Caroline!)

If you're looking for a color like this, the Misa is a few dollars cheaper so I would recommend that one, based on price alone!

My nails are looking hilarious right now. I've been sort of busy lately and haven't had the time to sit down and do my nails.
And yesterday I got some new polishes which I tried on one nail each... And today I tested a new crackle in a store... This is my left hand:

I'm the worst nail blogger ever right now! Haha!
Thumb: Zoya Zara with neon yellow Layla crackle over it. ($14.99 for one crackle polish! No thanks! But the formula was good.)
Index: CND Urban Oasis & Teal Sparkle ($11 for the set)
Middle: Zoya Zara with a coat of OPI What's Dune? I am in LOVE with What's Dune. My friend Marcy sent it to me. Thanks Marcy!
Ring: OPI - Parlez-vous OPI? ($4 on clearance!)
Pinky: OPI - Friar Friar Pants On Fire (Also $4 on clearance!)

I'm totally slacking. I apologize! For my own sanity, I'll be changing my nails tonight. And hopefully I'll get some swatching in!

Have a lovely day everyone!


  1. I love pretty much every teal color, they're my weakness. :D

  2. where did you find the CND? it's a major lemming of mine, I can't even find it on ebay!

  3. @alyssa - it was at a Merle Norman. it was the only set there. check out any Merle Norman's near you! it was in a duopack called "The Look" and it was 40% off :)

  4. That red you have on your pinkie is gorgeous! :)

  5. your blog is amazing. those nail polishes *__*

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  6. Awesome Color!! It reminds me of my franken! And you're not the worst nail blogger!! believe me I've seen worse..

  7. i do the multi-nails everytime I get a handful of new polishes, when I get back to the car and before I go in the next store. HAHA they probably think I'm nutso

  8. Never tried crackle and don't think I want to. I am also not a big fan of heavy glitter although I love the bling. To rough, pulls on everything even with top coat. It also was a BEAR to get off!

  9. @Jacki - nahhhhh, they probably think every polish hunter is nutso! despite the amount of colors on their nails! haha

    @NRCosmetics - glitter shouldn't pull on stuff with topcoat! after your mani dries you should very lightly file the rough glitter from the very tip of your nail, and then you won't hitch things anymore! that's what i always do.

  10. Pretty Color! I want Misa too =)

  11. You are seriously going to die when you see this present.
    I don't know how I'm going to keep this a secret for two weeks!!! haha.

  12. The thumb is hilarious but the others look good :D