I have posted two similar polishes in two different blog posts here. I have been asked to do a comparison between these two, and here it is.
The two polishes are Lilypad Lacquer Frogs Alive and Celestial Mrs Claus Jugs. Both lime-green with strong linear holo effect.
First a comparison of the formula. Frogs Alive wins that section by being almost a one-coater. But the win is minimal since MCJ is a convincing two-coater, and FA too looks it best with two coats. Still FA-MCJ 1-0, or can I give 1-0,5 maybe? Yes, I can decide my scale myself :-)
Next section is holo effect. This is tricky... Both have very strong linear holo, maybe FA could be a micropoint stronger, but I think it depends more on the lights than the polishes themselves. Points for this 1-1. That sets the score to 2-1,5.
Next is the color. Wow, this is tough! I think that even though they are very similar there are still differences. FA is a bit darker and stronger, MCJ is lighter and leans a little bit more to the olive-yellow side, although very little. Must give 1-1 here too. The score now 3-2,5.
Last part of the comparison is very subjective: which one gets my love?
Yes... Both polishes have their well-earned place in my collection. But say I had to give one up and only keep one of them. Knife on my throat, gun to my head and so on... Then I would keep Lilypad Frogs Alive. It just has that little extra ounce of oomph and it factor. Let's hope I never will have to choose. The score here? Hmmm... 1-0,75
Total score Frogs Alive 4 Mrs Claus Jugs 3,25. Even, but Frogs Alive is still the winner.
Oh yes, photos. Of course. I tried to catch a couple of different angles and lightings. I see now that the text in the photos is very small, but it is Frogs Alive on index and ring finger, Mrs Claus Jugs on middle finger and pinky.