Monday, November 12, 2012

Comparison: Goldfinger!



Hi!

I recently picked up the new O.P.I Skyfall mini collection, and I have been raving about Goldeneye ever since. Hand on heart, it's the first gold polish I've ever really, really loved. So, with Christmas just around the corner (yay!) and after a conversation about gold polish with Cuti-Clue-Les on twitter, I thought I'd compare some of the best gold nail polishes around at the minute.

I picked 5 gold polishes from various brands, so everyone should be able to get at least one of them fairly easily. Here are the 5:


L-R: O.P.I "Goldeneye"; Catrice "Oh My Goldness"; Essence "Gold Fever"; Catrice "Goldfinger"; Revlon "Golden Charm".

Catrice "Goldfinger" looks like a bang-on dupe for GOSH "Gold", which I  no longer own, but if you fancy a lighter-toned gold polish this one will set you back a mere 2.79 as opposed to a ludicrous 8.50 for GOSH. Here's a closer look at all the polishes, swatched. First, inside wth no flash:

Thumb: Revlon; Index: Catrice Goldfinger; Middle: Essence;
Ring: Catrice Oh My Goldness!; Pinky: OPI.

Then, inside with flash:



Outside, natural light, no flash:


Catrice "Oh My Goldness!" is almost exactly the same as one of their limited edition polishes from 2010/2011 called "Spiced Bronze" - it's only a shade lighter. It's definitely on the bronze side more than gold, so maybe the name is a little off in this case. O.P.I "Goldeneye" is still my favourite, but I have found a new appreciation for Essence "Gold Finger" - it's really pretty and I love the red glitters in it, very Christmassy!

I'd be interested to know if there are any bang-on dupes for Goldeneye, because I can't think of any off the top of my head.

I'll leave you with a close-up of each shade (click to enlarge):


And a shot of my very own mini James Bond:


Totally getting his moneys worth out of that wedding suit.





21 comments:

  1. omg he is adorable!!!

    Shame the feckers aren't dupes :( Apparently Sally hansen Gilded lily is but sure that's nearly the same price as OPI.

    I do love the look of oh my goldness though! I have the other Catrice and Essence already :D

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    1. We have very bad Sally Hansen ranges anyway - same old basic ones out since they came out first! Thank god for Catrice & Essence xx

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  2. Gorgeous photo!!! He looks so cute

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  3. So cute!

    That really is a gorgeous gold polish, I haven't ever found a gold that I like so I might have to pick this up.

    Brilliant post! x

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    1. Thank you! I'm not a gold fan either so I was delighted to find this one x

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  4. Loving the Goldeneye! And awwww your wee dude!

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    1. Isn't Goldeneye fab! An awful pita to get off, but almost worth it! Oh he's going to be trouble :)x

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  5. Wow, love all the polishes, one is more beautiful than the other. I can imagine a few of them used for Christmas manicures!

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    1. Thank you! Definitely, all of them would work in Christmas manis! xx

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  6. Great comparison! I have Catrice Oh My Goldness, Essence is on my wishlist and I'm waiting for OPI to come in mail. I'm very excited about it.

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    1. You'll love it! It's an amazing polish, so unique! x

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  7. love the Catrice Oh My Goldness, it looks like a really 'Wow' kind of polish :)

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    1. It's really nice, stands out a mile and can't complain for under 3 euro! xx

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  8. Mini James Bond is adorable.

    Love the gold nails.

    Txx

    http://fantasticfunfashion.blogspot.co.uk/

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  9. Gold is my favourite colour to go on the toes. The one on the small fngers wins my vote xx
    liloo/@tsunimee xx

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