Monday, September 3, 2012

... Flakie Comparisons ...

Bit of an odd post today for me as I'm not a fan of swatches on nail sticks but I have had a lot of questions lately that need answering ... so here goes!

I'm a self proclaimed flakie lover. They are definitely my favourite things to wear and I ALWAYS get compliments on them.

I've been busy swatching my entire stash and getting organised for once!! I'm trying to sort via colour and into fans of holos, multichromes, glitters and flakies. Now originally I posted this online which I took with my phone so excuse the fact it's not crisp!!
Beautiful Flakie Fan of Rainbow Awesomeness!!!

Unfortunately these are not all my flakies [I have a few missing in action] but it's a good percentage of them. These are all 3 coats and swatched on Ulta3 Black Satin (no double dipping or fishing around for flakies allowed!)

Colours from left to right are ...
Chi Chi - Crystal Top Coat
Finger Paints - Twisted
Australis - Speck-tacular
piCture pOlish - Festival
Glitter Gal - Lightning Ridge
piCture pOlish - Hypnotic
Finger Paints - Asylum
Glitter Gal - Andamooka Blue
Finger Paints - Motley
Glitter Gal - Coober Pedy Green
Finger Paints - Flecked
Inglot - 203
Inglot - 205
Inglot - 202
Essie - Shine of the Times
piCture pOlish - Splendour
Finger Paints - Fleshy
Nubar - 2010

First question I've been asked is regarding the bottle sizes. Now I've said for a LONG time that the Inglot flakies are my favourite polishes EVER and would totally recommend them. They are the smallest bottles out of what I own but they are definitely the most dense in regards to jam packing the flakes in!! 

Glitter Gal and Finger Paints - 15ml, piCture pOlish - 11ml, Australis - 10ml, Inglot 8ml

In regards to price - the Glitter Gals are the most expensive at $16.50AUD but the little Inglots are right on their tail at $16AUD. I'm sure by now the American girls are cringing at the price but welcome to Australia - land of expensive polish!! All except the Finger Paints are still in stock in Aussie stores!

But on the plus side - those little Inglots pack more punch with 1 coat than 3 of the others so in my opinion it's worth the price!!

So let's kick it off with those beautiful gold/orange/green flakes ...
Left to Right ...
Inglot - 202
Essie - Shine of the Time
piCture pOlish - Splendour
Finger Paints - Flashy
Nubar - 2010

While they are all "dupes" of being gold/orange/green flakes ... see how the Essie really gives the Inglot a run for it's money in terms of density!! But check out poor Nubar 2010 at the end. When I first got into blogging the Nubar was the flakie to go too ... but if you want them packed then Inglot or Essie are the ones to grab.
The only difference I can see is that the Essie has slightly smaller "flakes". Honestly from a distance you would be hard pressed to tell them apart.

Now onto the blue/green flakes ...
Left to Right ....
Glitter Gal - Coober Pedy Green
Finger Paints - Flecked
Inglot - 203
Inglot - 205

Again the Inglots clearly stand out in terms of density. I know that 205 isn't a blue/green flake but a green/gold but it's only green/gold I have and it didn't want to feel left out of the photoshoot!!

And finally the multi coloured flakes ...


Left to Right ...
piCture pOlish - Festival
Australis - Speck-tacular
Finger Paints - Twisted
ChiChi - Crystal Top Coat

I wish Inglot made a multicolour flake as while these 4 are pretty and very much the same they aren't very dense with the flakies!
The Australis and Finger Paints have slightly larger flakes which show up a lot more clearer than the other 2 from a distance but I'm sure if you own any of these 4 you will be extremely happy!!

Hope that helps all your flakie questions!!! If you have anymore leave a message and I'll get answering.

15 comments:

  1. I had no idea the Inglot flakies were so dense! Thank you so much for these comps. Going to have to order the Inglots soon. =)

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  2. Great post mate! I have been looking forever for inglot 205, I even made a friend go to the Vegas store on her vacation and no luck :/

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  3. Love it! What a fatastic post.
    I have been meaning to go check out the Inglot nail Polish's, now I've seen that blue/green one I think I might NEED(WANT)that in my collection.

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  4. I really love this review! Thanks for posting!

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  5. Oh man...now I need Inglot 203... *facepalm* This is what happens when flakie hoors unite! Lemmings are born!

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  6. I love this post! Made me realize I don't have a multicolored flakie yet. :) Wish I could get my hands on the Finger Paints flakie in the 2nd to the last photo!

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  7. Outstanding comparison post. Thank you. It makes my love my Inglots even more.

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  8. Don't know if you get them in Australia but the NFU Ohs are quite packed with flakies. 1 swipe would cover the entire nail quite easily.

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  9. Oh wow, flakie overload! So awesome.

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  10. This post feels like I stepped into a spell being cast :D .

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  11. Wow that's a lot of flakies! I actually have a flakie collection post coming up soon too xD

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  12. Thanks everyone. I'm sure I'll revisit this post in the future and do a part 2! I'm definitely missing some flakies and we can't have that ;)

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  13. Thanks for the brillant post. I have only recently discovered flakies but didn't realise you can get some of these from Aussie shops. Can you please let me know where you got the following from (if you remember)? Glitter Gal, piCture pOlish and Inglot? Many thanks :)

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  14. @Pollypops ... They were available in Australia when I wrote the post but I'm not sure now. You can find piCture pOlish and Glitter Gal at http://picturepolish.com.au and http://glittergal.com.au and Inglot has a list of stores here http://inglotcosmetics.com/inglot/stores

    Happy hunting :)

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Thanks for the comments - they always make me feel loved :)

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