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Thursday, April 18, 2013

LynBDesigns - Time And Relative Dimension In Space (TARDIS) with Essie Starry Starry Night Comparison


Wake up Whovians and Lacquerheads and check this one out!

This morning I have Time And Relative Dimension In Space (TARDIS) to show you. Stay tuned to the end for a comparison.

TARDIS is a blue jelly base with small blue and silver glitter pieces. At arm's length it is opaque in 2 coats, but after seeing these close-up photos, I would probably use 3 light coats in the future. It's definitely a squishy jelly and when you put on that first coat, you're just SURE it's going to take 4 or 5 coats, but it's deceiving - that second coat is magic. No issues at all with formula or application. But just a helpful hint, you will want to wear a base coat because it does have some minor staining if you don't. It dries to a semi-gloss, so you will want to use a top coat. I've used one coat of Poshe for the photos. (In the comparison photos at the end, you can see the finish without top coat.)




LynBDesigns Time And Relative Dimension In Space (TARDIS)

LynBDesigns Time And Relative Dimension In Space (TARDIS)

LynBDesigns Time And Relative Dimension In Space (TARDIS)

LynBDesigns Time And Relative Dimension In Space (TARDIS)

LynBDesigns Time And Relative Dimension In Space (TARDIS)


And before you even ask, I wondered myself, so I've done a comparison between TARDIS and Essie Starry Starry Night, which is VHTF and very spendy if you do find it.




LynBDesigns Time And Relative Dimension In Space (TARDIS) vs Essie Starry Starry Night
With top coat
LynBDesigns Time And Relative Dimension In Space (TARDIS) vs Essie Starry Starry Night
Without top coat

LynBDesigns Time And Relative Dimension In Space (TARDIS) vs Essie Starry Starry Night
With top coat


As you can see, they're definitely not dupes. HOWEVER, at arm's length you'd be hard pressed to tell they're two different polishes. The blue jelly base is also slightly different, which you can only really tell with the first coat. You can see that SSN is a deep blue blue while TARDIS is a slightly green blue. After the second coat, you can't tell. The glitters are larger by 2 or 3 times in TARDIS as compared to the tiny ones in SSN.

I asked 3 different people at the cafe this morning while I was having breakfast and they couldn't tell I was wearing two different polishes.

So what do you think? This is the first polish I've tried from LynBDesigns and I love it! She does use some existing polishes in some of her lacquer creations, so the "3-free and cruelty-free" has an asterisk. She does try to use 3-free polishes when she uses already existing polishes and I don't know if this one has any in it.

You can purchases her polishes on the LynBDesigns Etsy Page and be sure and follow/like LynBDesigns on Facebook to stay up-to-date with new collections, swatches and other information. This polish was $8 for a full-sized bottle.






*Products purchased by me

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12 comments :

  1. Drool...Essie Starry Starry Night...the one I can never ever get my hands on.

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  2. I have this one and I loveeeeee it so much. Its easily one of my favorites! Beautiful swatches <3

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  3. That is an awesome polish! SSN dupes are my favourites!

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  4. I think the Tardis is prettier. :-)

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  5. Oh my, they are both wonderful !

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  6. of course i bought this! i just saw this comparison and could NOT resist! this will be the closest i ever get to SSN and maybe better given it's name!

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  7. Like the blue, but is essie cruelty free?

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    1. Starry Starry Night is an old, discontinued, much-sought-after and hard-to-find polish. I believe it was from before the time L'Oreal bought them out, making Essie owned by a company that tests on animals. Since I go by the parent company, they are on my NON CF list and I don't buy them. As far as Essie itself, I don't believe they, specifically, test on animals. They were CF before being taken over by L-Oreal.

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    2. thank you for your time and explanation, although I love some essie polishes sends I know they are not cruelty free I avoid them on all cost.Im glad you always doing the correct thing

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