After posting the swatch and review of the Summer 2016 Viva Antigua Collection, you guys gave me a ton of requests for comparison polishes on Instagram! Thanks so much for your input. I took all of your suggestions and if I had the polish I compared it. I also held up the polishes to my Essie collection wall and pulled out a few more that I thought looked super close. I surprisingly didn't find as many dupes as I expected to, but at least half were incredibly close. Let me show you!
|Left to Right: Marshmallow, Private Weekend, Blanc, Coconut Cove, Baby's Breath, Limo-Scene, Between the Seats|
Coconut Cove vs. Blanc vs. Private Weekend vs. Marshmallow
Coconut Cove vs. Between the Seats vs. Limo-Scene vs. Baby's Breath
Berried Treasure vs. Brides No Grooms vs. Watermelon vs. Peach Daiquiri vs. Bachelorette Bash
|Left to Right: Watermelon, Peach Daiquiri, Berried Treasure, Brides No Grooms, Bachelorette Bash|
As soon as I saw Berried Treasure I thought "I totally have at least 4 other bottles of that colour!" Surprisingly, I don't have anything exactly like it. Peach Daiquiri is a similar shade of pink as Berried Treasure but it's slightly lighter. Berried Treasure is a bit more saturated and deeper in tone. Brides No Grooms has the same saturation of colour as Berried Treasure but it's a cooler pink while Berried Treasure is warmer. Watermelon is deeper in colour and Bachelorette Bash is deeper still with a touch of purple. I used 2 coats of all these polishes, but seeing it up close, I should have done a third coat for Peach Daiquiri and Berried Treasure.
|Left to Right: Sunshine State of Mind, Meet Me At Sunset, Color Binge, Hiking Heels, Fifth Avenue, Sunset Sneaks, Come Here|
Hiking Heels vs. Meet Me At Sunset vs. Color Binge vs. Sunset State of Mind
Ugh. These reds are the hardest for me to photograph. My camera seems to only see one shade of red, which makes it super hard to show you the differences! I'll tell you upfront that the only two that look similar in real life are Hiking Heels and Color Binge. I almost wanted to call them dupes, but they are ever so slightly different. Color Binge is slightly brighter than Hiking Heels and Hiking Heels may have just the teeniest bit more red in it, but the differences are so miniscule. You definitely do not need both. While Meet Me at Sunset looks the same as Hiking Heels in this pic, it's really not. It's much more orange and has a dusty quality. Sunshine State of Mind is a much brighter and lighter orange than all of them. There's 2 coats of all the polishes.
Hiking Heels vs. Come Here vs. Fifth Avenue vs. Sunset Sneaks
Tribal Text-Styles vs. Haute Tub vs. Frock 'n' Roll vs. Cashmere Bathrobe
|Left to Right: Cashmere Bathrobe, Over the Top, Tribal Text-Styles, Frock 'n' Roll, Haute Tub|
Tribal Text-Styles vs. Over the Edge
As I polished, I was thinking Over the Edge would have a similar base colour as Tribal Text-Styles, but it's actually more gunmetal grey and looks closer to Cashmere Bathrobe. They have quite different formulas though. Cashmere Bathrobe is a creme polish with silver glitter in it, while Over the Edge is made up of teeny tiny shimmer, kind of like car paint. Still nothing that looks quite like Tribal Text-Styles.
|Left to Right: Turquoise & Caicos, Where's My Chauffeur, In the Cabana, Naughty Nautical, Viva Antigua, Melody Maker, Garden Variety|
Viva Antigua vs. Naughty Nautical vs. Melody Maker vs. Garden Variety
|Left to Right: Butler Please, Mesmerized, Bouncer It's Me, Loot The Booty, Aruba Blue and Starry Starry Night|
Loot the Booty vs. Bouncer It's Me vs. Mesmerized vs. Butler Please
Of course none of these polishes would look exactly like Loot the Booty because of it's turquoise shimmer, but the comparison here is more to see the shade of blue that Loot the Booty is. It's closest to Bouncer It's Me (which has a terrible formula by the way!) but it's not exact. It's a deeper sapphire blue than Bouncer It's Me, Mesmerized or Butler Please.
So what do you think. Did any of these colours surprise you? Which ones will you be getting from the collection?