Hey lovelies! The sun has decided to grace Oregon and bring along my Groupon order of JulieG Gumdrops (ok so the mail person did the latter). Now I've have my suspicions since I first saw both the OPI Bond Girl Liquid Sand and JulieG Gumdrop collections, but held them in reserve. Till now. Here's the reveal of OPI Jinx and JulieG in a side by side comparison:
Above, as the pictures say, are direct sunlight and shade and one coat of each as labeled. Below are two coats as labeled.
The nitty gritty (heh heh see what I did there?):
OPI has a slightly finer grit with a slightly pinker base. When wet it has a very pink-orange look but dries a definite orange toned coral. JulieG has slightly larger grit but only slightly and only really perceptible to the eye up close. The base seems more orange when wet but it dries to an orange toned coral just like the OPI does. The grit on both feels the same when dry. I have to really stare to see any difference at all. They are almost spot on dupes. OPI has more of a pink tendency and JulieG has more or an orange tendency, but that's about it for difference in formula.
Both are super sparkly and the golden flecked hues are just as shimmery and visible on both. Dry time is also identical as far as I can tell.
OPI Jinx: Most beauty supply or higher end cosmetics stores. Limited edition so grab it while you can. Retail of 9.00 featuring a 0.50 oz bottle with a pro-wide brush.
JulieG: RiteAid and on Jessie's Girl website (though it's not there now so I'm not sure if it'll be going up again). Limited edition as well but retail of 4.99 for a 0.35 oz bottle with a much more slender and workable brush.
I love them both and am happy to have both in my stash! But I do see myself using these both a LOT so I'm seeing them as back up bottles for each other. I'm wondering if any of the others from the collections are dupes. Do you have both? If so do you spy any other dupes?
As always a big thank you for stopping by and reading my ramblings!