I recently added two lovely glitters to my little polish family. China Glaze Party Hearty and Milani Jewel FX Gems. I bought Party Hearty in a three pack from my local Sally Beauty Supply and I picked up Gems at my local CVS on Thanksgiving day. I was sitting here the other day, doing my nails and wondering if Party Hearty and Gems were alike. Dupes, possibly? When it came time to change my polish I decided to take a little time and use my existing mani as a base for comparing the two beauties.
And, beauties they are. Sisters, definitely. But certainly not twins. All of these photos were taken in full sun and are clickable to enlarge.
On index and ring China Glaze Party Hearty. On middle and pinkie Milani Jewel FX Gems. One coat of each.
All swatches are one coat over three coats of OPI Princesses Rule! I probably should have done a white base, but I had a tightwad moment and decided not to waste perfectly good light polish. Never mind that a few minutes later, I cleaned it all off and did a new mani. :P
China Glaze Party Hearty is a mix of fine glitter in green, silver and gold and scattered large red hex sequin glitter. Milani Jewel FX Gems is a mix of fine silver, blue, red and green glitter and lots of large hex sequins in red, silver and green.
When the sun hits these polishes, Party Hearty dances and sparkles. Gems is all about flash.
Both of these polishes are pretty. Party Hearty applies a little more easily, thanks to it's larger round brush and thinner base. Gems seems to have been created largely for nail designs, rather than painting it to cover your nails and is a little harder to apply.
So, there you have it. Two lovely and fun glitter polishes.Both are definitely worthy of a place in the Helmers and hearts of any glitter loving polish addict.
Thank you so much for popping in. Have a good one and may your polish never bubble. :D