Comparison with Mega’s ’10’ and ‘Confetti’ brands

Back in early June, I found a couple of new nail polish brands.  Check it out here.  And though it’s been thought that there isn’t anything new with these two brands and they are all cremes, I’m OK with that.  The prices, at $1.99 and $3.99, were right.

I haven’t taken the time, and, have the depth of polishes to do dupe postings.  But I saw an opportunity with ’10’ and ‘Confetti.’  It seemed there were some dupes within the display, so I made a purchase.  Not only did I want to compare the colors but also the formulas as well.

Here we have 10 with #449 label on top and ‘From Paris With Love’ (listed on back) and Confetti’s Crimson Cutie.  This photo, taken outside, makes them look pretty damn close in color.  Maybe the Crimson Cutie is a bit more shimmery???

Now in this photo, they really do look similar.

Here they are on my nails.  I won’t make you guess which one is which.  That gives my brain a cramp!!  The #449 is on the thumb, middle and pinky.  Crimson Cutie is on my index and ring finger.  The ring and pinky look identical, to me.

#449 could be a bit deeper.  As far as the formulas, Confetti is just a little bit thinner.  However, it wasn’t HUGELY noticeable.   As a note, I have on BC, Seche Clear, 2 coats of color, 2 coats of Clear and 1 of Seche Vite.

Here’s my ‘duh’ move; I was going to alternate the colors opposite on my right hand.  However, I watch TV when I polish, obviously entrenched in watching ‘Operation Repo!’  I polished only the middle finger with #449.

Trying to have an objective opinion, comparing them visually, was hard.  I asked Mr. Kimberly if he could tell which nails were painted differently.  Another ‘duh’ moment; Mr. Kimberly is blue/green color blind!!

Quite honestly, the photos show more of a color difference than they do in real life.  The lasting power of both was the same despite the thicker and more pliable formula of ’10.’ 

My recommendation would be to get the cheaper, Confetti.  The look and wearability are the same for both.  I’d only recommend the ’10’ over Confetti if you are particular about the smoothness of the polish going on.

 I know that I’ll pick the Confetti brand, if there are dupes, between the two.  Not that big of a difference to make a difference.  Just the prices.  Give me your thoughts.

My Quivery CVS New Brand of Polish Haul

Yes, I’m still beside myself with this new brand.  I went out in the evening light to see if I could capture some photos to share. Get ready, this is photo heavy.

Gosh, I need an outside table and not the hood of my husband’s car! But I was disparate to share.  hee hee!
All here are ‘Confetti’ with the exception of the second from the left.  That is the ’10 Professional.’
Moonstruck; Casablanca; Dreamdate; Dressed to the 9’s; Debutante

There are some possible dupes between these two collections.  They are both made by MEGA Beauty Inc.  So I got this color from each collection to swatch and see if there is any color, wear or texture differences.
Here we have From Paris With Love; Crimson Cutie.
Now on to showcasing them each on their own…

Oops, this fun blue, Party Palace Blue, didn’t make it to the first shot call. And then there is a Confetti ‘My Favorite Martian,’ a super shimmery green that I forgot was on my desk, and didn’t even take outside for its photo op!

Well,  I loaded all the single photos first and thought I’d be able to go through each and name them and give a general idea on the color.  Rats! That didn’t work out.  I did put the photos in the same order as the line up and, as I listed their names.  Luckily, they are photographing very close to their color.  Exceptions, but only slightly, are: Debutante, it’s more shimmery than the photo; Dressed To The 9’s, it’s darker and more brown.  I’ll photo these again in high sunlight tomorrow.  And I’ll remember the fun green one.

You KNOW I’m going to use one of these first thing!  Which one should I choose? I wish I knew how to do a poll because that would be fun. I will be revamping the layout of the blog now that I have found someone to help me out.  That’s ANOTHER thing to be looking forward to!

Off to ‘Snoopy Dance!’

I Am All A Quiver!!!!

It was just one of those regular CVS stops.  I walked in and right in the door entry, as an endcap was THIS…

It was almost totally full!  The top display is showing the ‘salon professional’ selection.  They cost $3.99.  The bottom one is called ‘Confetti’ and these gems are just $1.99!!!
Dang print…I could only make out, at first, that they are made in the USA. Can’t see who makes these.  Wait, I looked on a green, then a burgundy, finally can see on a pink that it says ‘MEGA Beauty Inc.’

Each row is a different color, no double facings.  Good grief, the variety is staggering.

I’m so sorry I cut the top off the display.  When I came into the store, I ran back out to my car and grabbed my camera.  I was wanting to snap off a couple of photos before someone in the store caught me.  My phone camera ain’t worth squat!  That’s why I carry my camera, though.

I was soooo eager to share these with you!  Now I have a group that understands this hobby, compulsion, obsession, whatEVER you want to call it.  Yippee!!

I’ll take a photo later of my haul.  Gosh, I had to exercise sooo much restraint.  I promised myself I would be back later and add to my collection.  However, I did get a few.  Looking forward to sharing that with you later tonight or tomorrow.  I even bumped a NOTD and a mineral makeup review to get this on the blog.

Have I made you drool?  How soon are you going to start CVS-ing to look for these yourself?  Am I just a magpie? 😉