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Friday, December 2, 2011

OPI My Private Jet Original Holo vs Non-Holo vs Spectraflair Comparison

When I started swatching these this evening, I discovered something I did NOT expect to find. I love happy accidents!!!  Especially when they are a DIRECT result of my laziness!

I was too lazy to go get another swatch wheel, so I used the one I'd been using from yesterday. Thankfully.  On it, I swatched OPI My Private Jet (original linear holo) and the newer version with some holo, but nothing even close to linear. And then another swatch of the non-holo so I could test out my Spectraflair holo top coat and see if that duped the original.

Here are those results.

First Original Holo (L) and new version (M & R)
Original Holo (L) New (M) with Spectraflair top coat (R)
Original Holo (L) New (M) with Spectraflair top coat (R)


As you can see, the Spectraflair top coat lightens/washes out the color a TINY bit so that they're not identical. Still pretty, still very close but not exact dupes. I'd say about 94%.

BUT WAIT!!!

What's that I see???  Remember when I first tested out my Spectraflair top coat on 5 different polishes on a swatch wheel? Well, one of THEM is actually almost identical to the original MPJ!!! That's where the lazy comes in. I was too lazy to grab a fresh swatch wheel or I might have never noticed it!

Zoya Petra with a Spectraflair top coat is a near-perfect dupe for the Original MPJ Holo! I'd say about 98%.

See?
Zoya Petra with Spectraflair top coat far left - click to make larger
Sorry I couldn't get a better photo. I'm still learning and trying to get the lighting stuff down.

8 comments :

  1. I've heard about this Spectraflair stuff recently - it's just a powder you add right? Do you think it would work well to add directly to the polish or does it work better to add to a top coat? Also, where is the best place to get the Spectraflair?

    Thanks so much in advance! :o)

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  2. Yes, it's just a powder, a very FINE powder (do not use in a room with a ceiling fan on, don't ask me how I know) and I got it from e-Bay seller annas.art.asylum and she was a pleasure to work with! I fashioned a lil scoop out of a plastic straw to use as a "scoop" and add a little at a time in the size of a grain of rice. But don't add too much or it actually reduces the linear holo effect.

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  3. My Private Jet (holo version) is one of my major lemmings! I've just ordered some Glitter Gal to see if I can satisfy my craving for holo, LOL! Sadly, I'm not much for experimenting, otherwise I would def try Spectraflair.

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  4. Just headed to zoya for petra and that is not the color you described. Now its a purpleish gray.

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    1. Well I'm on my 3rd or 4th bottle of Petra - it's one of my all-time favorites. And I suggest you google actual swatches and not depend on Zoya's description. Their color swatches are always a mile off.

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    2. Thanks! I have been looking at swatches and i guess it all depends on the camera and lighting.

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