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Thursday, November 15, 2012

Nail Pattern Boldness "Boop-Oop-a-Dupe" & My 100th Post!!

100 posts! I can't believe it! I knew that the mani for this post had to be an awesome one so I was saving a lemming that I recently acquired in a giveaway just for this occasion, Max Factor Fantasy Fire. However, while I was waiting ever so patiently for 100 to hit, I received the most awesome package full of great goodies to review and one of those goodies just so happened to be a dupe for the hard to find Fantasy Fire and even harder to find Clarins 230 aka Unicorn Pee!  So of course I had to do a comparison for you all.
I now present to you Nail Pattern Boldness Boop-Oop-a-Dupe! Oh! Be forewarned this is a picture heavy post, but it is totally worth it! So I will keep my jibber jabber to a minimum until the end. ;)


I swatched these over 2 different undies to show you the range of colors you can get.
The first set of pictures are shown with Revlon Royal for undies.
*Note- I know everyone loves Revlon Royal, and while I tried to as well, it's a pain in the @** to apply! I haven't had that much flooding of my cuticles since I first started blogging! LOL So if there are any blue cuticles, I apologize!*


All pictures are Boop-Oop-a-Dupe on my thumb, index and middle fingers and Fantasy Fire on my ring and pinkie.


Notice how the Fantasy Fire isn't a brilliant as BOaD





The next 2 pictures are poor quality but I needed the harsh lighting to give me the shift in color.



The next set of pictures show Finger Paints Black Expressionism as the undies.

Outdoor direct sun

I love how it looks kinda chocolate brown over the black.




Indoor 



I was actually able to capture the color shift better on the black than I could the blue in my light box.





Unfortunately I wasn't able to capture just how red it still is on top of the black. This is one of the hardest polishes to photograph because of how much it shifts, but it is absolutely stunning in real life!
(Multi Chrome shifts: Red-Orange-Amber-Light Green-Dark Green)

Here is my opinion on how they compare:
FF and BOaD are so similar that if you don't really look hard you can't tell them apart unless it is put over a lighter color. Over a lighter purple or pink the purple base of FF changes the look all together. BOaD's application was perfect, silky smooth, no flooding no dragging, plus it dries quickly. Also the multi chrome seems stronger (more pigment?) in BOaD.  FF's application was good but since it is a mini the brush is tiny, so you have to dip it several times before getting full coverage which caused a bit of dragging towards the tips, but nothing to major. 

BOaD is available on Llarowe only (here), as it is a Llarrowe exclusive, which is great news for all you International NPB lovers! A full sized bottle is only $9! Compared to FF, which again is only a mini, for the same price, if your lucky, but it's usually closer to $13-$15+ on eBay. BOaD gives you more BANG for your buck! So if you have been lemming FF or the infamous Unicorn Pee (Clarins 230) this is definitely the way to go!
(You can see swatches of Clarins 230 on Chalkboard Nails for comparison if you would like.)

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Now, what are your opinions on this dupe? Is it something you have to have? Let me know what you think!


(This product was sent to me for review. All opinions are my own and are not influenced by Nail Pattern Boldness in anyway.)

22 comments:

  1. Yay for 100 posts!!! Congrats girl!! I can't believe how similar these are, great find!! Over black is stunning, yes this is coming from the neon whore!!!

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    1. I was surprised I liked it as much over the black too! I wish I had gotten outdoor pix of it over the blue because it was AAAAWESOME! I couldn't stop looking at my nails!

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  2. Congrats on 100 posts! Thanks for the comparison crazy they are so identical! But very awesome too!

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  3. Oh my gosh thanks so much for the comparison! I've been super upset that we can't get FF here in the US so I'm so happy to hear about a dupe! They really look identical to me :D

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    1. I was upset by it too! I just won my FF a couple months ago and was shocked it was so tiny!! NPB is totally worth the $!

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  4. Congratulations on 100 posts!!

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  5. Yay 100 posts! And HOLY MOTHER OF BALLS BATMAN!!!!!! I must have this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Of course I just ordered 8 Jindie Nails so I'm all poor now. lol But I will have this!

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    1. I told you it was fantasical! Yay for Jindie nails!! You're gonna love her stuff!!

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  6. wow it looks gorgeous! you made me want it now!

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  7. Darling Diva Polish also does a great dupe called Ringer- and it's super cheap!

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    1. That's what I've heard. I cna't seem to find any decent pictures of swatches that capture all the shifts though.

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  8. Congratulations! It looks gorgeous! Do you know if it is tested on animals? And how do you think it is compared to Ringer and Girly Bits Shift Happens?

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    1. Hi Lani! Unfortunately I do not own Ringer or Shift Happens, so I can't really say how it compares to those. I've tried to look for decent swatches to show all the shifts and haven't been successful in my search. Sorry dear. But on the plus side all of Nail Pattern Boldness polishes are Cruelty Free and the BIG 3Free as well!

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    2. Thanks! Then I think I will buy it.

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    3. No problem my dear! I hope you do, you wont regret it! She's a beauty, even more so in person!

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  9. Thats some on the money dupe! I'm in love and wanting badly.

    Gini,congrats on 100 well-crafted and beautifully photographed posts. You are an inspiration, sweetie!

    Lisa

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    1. Lisa you are so sweet! I love ya babe! Oh you should totally get it! I am in love with it!

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  10. Whoohoo! Congrats on your 100 posts!! Awesome swatches and comparison, I loved them over the black :)

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    1. Thanks! =) I really loved it over black too!!! The shift really stands out!

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