For this comparison, I used:
Pure Ice French Kiss
Dior Electric Blue
Nails Inc. Baker Street
Nails Inc. Tudor Way
RBL IKB: 2012
There are two very close matches among those five. Can you see them? Can you pick out which is which?
Okay, FINE, I'll tell you which is which. Tudor Way was easy, but how did you do on the others?
So, as you can see, Dior Electric Blue and Nails Inc. Baker Street are very similar. I don't really have a favorite between the two. Both had extraordinary formulas. Very smooth, easy application. The Dior is the tiniest bit brighter in person and is just slightly less opaque. Dior is $23 and Nails Inc. ranges from $9.50 to $14.
I am sure you also noticed how close Pure Ice French Kiss and RBL IKB: 2012 are. I DO happen to have a favorite between these two. The Pure Ice formula is infinitely better than RBL's formula. Yes, I said it. I'm sorry, but I have to be honest or else what's the point? I absolutely hated the RBL formula. It was gloopy and not even slightly self-leveling. Pure Ice was smooth and easy. Is the color 100% identical? No, but I'd say it's "almost" identical. Pure Ice is $1.98 and RBL is $20. Doesn't compute. If it's a polish I love, I'll gladly shell out the $$ for it, but NOT for a label only.
Here's a close-up of RBL IKB: 2012 - trying to show how lumpy it was. And I'm no amateur when it comes to polishing my own nails. Even "quick and dirty" I can get a good result. Some formulas have different characteristics and I adjust accordingly when I can, i.e. two thin coats, don't over-manipulate, etc. to avoid issues. This one just simply wasn't cooperating.
What do you think? Do you have any of these? Do you like the comparison posts?
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