Sunday, July 22, 2012

My Version of...Essie Bikini So Teeny


Today I have another edition of "My Version of..." to share.  Today's original is Essie's Bikini So Teeny that came out at the end of spring/early summer this year.  You can see pretty swatches here.  I almost bought it back when it first landed before I remembered that I had just bought a bunch of new Sinful Colors Girls in Pearls collection, which contained one polish that looked like it could be similar.  So, I left the store and the next time that I went out with plans of going to the drugstores, I threw in that Sinful Colors bottle.  When I compared the bottles at the store, I decided that it was close enough for me.'s candidate for my version is:  Sinful Colors Morning Star (which is, unfortunately once again, limited edition).  My collection post is here.
Each picture is under different lighting.
This is 3 coats of Morning Star - but it is marketed as a "sheer" polish, and the 1st coat is pretty sheer.
As always, it's hard to tell how close the polish is once applied on the nails when you are comparing to images on the computer screen.  But, I do think that as far as the shimmer, Morning Star has it (might just be a little less silvery).  And as to the basic color, Morning Star looks like it might have a touch of gray.

When Morning Star was available, it was at both Rite Aid and Walgreens for $1.99.  Essie's Bikini So Teeny is still out at Rite Aid, Walgreens, Walmart, and possibly other stores that carry Essie and sells for somewhere around $8.  For my budget, I'll stick with Morning Star.

Do you have either of these?  Do you think they are suitable substitutes for each other?

**all products purchased by me / my opinions are my own

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