Sunday, May 5, 2013

The New Boy Next Door

Hi!

Essence and Catrice are notorious for releasing different versions of polish under the same name - and they've done it again. I was in Penneys the other day and spotted an Essence polish I hadn't seen before, a royal blue with shimmer in it. When I looked at the label, I saw that it was called 'The Boy Next Door' - but it was a completely different colour to the one I already have of the same name. I bought a bottle so I could compare the two.

Left: New Version. Right: Old Version.



As you can see, they're completely different colours. The top one is the old version, a medium blue creme. The bottom one is the new version, the formula reminds me a lot of Catrice's  "Blues Brothers Vol. II". I don't know why they didn't give the new one a different name - other brands seem to continuously release similar shades with different names (coughOPIcough).

Inside, flash:

New version on index & middle finger, old version on ring & little finger.

Inside, no flash:


Outside, no flash:


As you can see, they're very different. I do like the new version, but I loved the creme finish on the old one. I'm going to have a closer look at the Essence stand next time to see if they've changed any other polishes.

7 comments:

  1. Ohh I have the creme one, and had been admiring the shimmer one too. Did not realise they had the same name. Maybe the boy next door became a sparkly vampire and thats why he is shimmery?

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  2. That is so irritating! How are people meant to recommend colours to others etc if they keep releasing new colours with the same name!? Ridiculous! I have never even noticed this before, good observation!

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  3. How peculiar - I do like both of them a lot though!

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  4. They are two different polishes, I'm sure they could come up with a different name!

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  5. That is so funny! OPI did this a few years ago with My Private Jet too. You would wonder why...

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  6. That's so odd they would change a polish like that; Giving the new one a new name would just increase their list of colours which is never a bad thing!. I think they are both beautiful but I prefer the old version!

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  7. Spotters badge for you missy :) They're both nice I must say tho.. you'd think they woulda just christened it with a new name!! madness!

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