Monday, August 6, 2012

China Glaze Swanky Silk + Deborah Lippmann comparison

  Hi! I've been blog tardy for a bit due to a nasty wisdom tooth infection.  So nasty I got a huge box of polish and didn't even care to open it for 2 days. The horror. Let it go way too long and by the time I called my dentist they couldn't get me in for a few days. Ended up going to the ER with a swollen face, fever and rocket-y blood pressure from pain. There's no dentists at the ER (and no pliers they insisted.. not buying it) but there is pain medication and antibiotics. Got to relax and think about magical unicorns for a while. So, I have probably been too high to post this week. Sadly I really need to get these teeth out before classes start. SIGH. I am terrified.

 Anyway, in my stupor I was able to do my first ever comparison! Haha. I actually have a few comparisons to post. I will show you Swanky Silk first :


Swanky Silk is a champagne to pink flashing duochome, that fails to show up well on my camera no matter what I do. This is 3 coats.

shade.


 I just knew this was going to be a good dupe for DL Sugar Daddy. It's more than that though - a dead on dupe. Couldn't even note a difference in the formulas. Both need 3 coats, both have the same duochrome strength :

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Swanky Silk on Pointer & Ring
Sugar Daddy on Middle & Pinkie


I really love this shade and happy to have a dupe. Particularly because my Sugar Daddy flew from my clutch and collided with my tile... just lost some glass but I can't bear to decant it from it's pretty bottle. I will use Swanky Silk up or bleed I guess.

sugar daddy has sads.

12 comments:

  1. I love dupes! Thanks for this comparison, it's a lovely color and I'll be happy to have it for a few dollars less...

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    1. P.S., feel better soon! Dental problems are awful, I am such a wimp when it comes to mouth-pain.

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    2. welcome!! way prettier in person :) and thank you! I doubt you're a wimp. Dental pain is truly awful, easily the worst pain of my life!

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  2. Sorry about your wisdom teeth! no fun! Although the magical unicorns sound fun :)

    Love this color! Can't wait to get my paws on Swanky Silk!

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  3. Awww sorry to hear about your wisdom teeth, mouth pain is the worst! Hope you are feeling better soon!

    Anyways, great comparison and I'm glad to know that I won't be needed both of these =)

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  4. Omg my poor boo :( I'll try and get online tonight, will kik or FB you if I do. This is gorge btw

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    1. :* def FB me when you're about, my phone doesn't feel like i need more than 2 weeks advance on messages lol

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  5. OMG! I am so sorry about your widsom teeth!!!! Who cares about the polish, gosh! You need to see an oral surgeon! It is true there are no dentists or pliers in the ER. You would not want them touching you anyways. Oral Surgeon and anesthesia STAT! Get better, we will still be here.

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    1. aww thanks! I told them I would rip them out myself if they would just control the bleeding haha. consultation next week. eep! really should have done it yrs ago, causing problems all the time now :(

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  6. OMG, I am in (almost) the same boat with my teefs! I never had my wisdom teeth taken out (I only had 3 come in...not sure if that's typical?). I had to have one ripped out about 2 years back because of super severe pain. Now, silly me, I still have my bottom 2 and I am just waiting for the day the start hurting. THey are crowding up my mouth and have already "chipped" in spots, so why am I waiting?? I HATE THE DENTIST. I'd rather have 4 more kids than go. (Ok, not *really* but it had to be said to express how much I loathe dentists...and childbirth). The time that I had the first one out, I was actually working part time at my local hospital in the ER (clerical job) and the only thing they could do for me was pain meds and antibiotics- and they were my friends/coworkers! Anyhoo, now that I've gone on about that- I am SO SO SO happy that I picked up Swanky Silk! I didn't realize at the time that it was a dupe for Sugar Daddy, and that is one that I have been longing for! Score! I hope your mouth is not in pain too much longer. It honestly is the worst thing to go through- I feel for you!

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