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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.


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.)

Please don't forget to Like NPB on Facebook, follow her Blog and favorite her Etsy shop if you haven't already, so you can see all of Allison's sneak peeks and restock info.

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.)

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