Saturday, August 22, 2015

China Glaze Dashboard Dreamer Dupe Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Breezy Blue

          Breezy Blue                           Dashboard Dreamer

I like to purchase mini size polishes when I'm not sure if I'll really like it.  Let's be honest. All too often, you eagerly buy that one polish you hear everyone rave about just to realize that it doesn't live up to your expectations. If you make a noncommittal investment in a mini size, then it's not so bad when it turns out to be a dud. But what about when you conservatively buy that little mini and find out that you love the polish? Well first, it runs Then you want to rush out and pick up the full size bottle. But before you hit the store you think, "hmm, I wonder if I have something similar?"

This very thing happened to me when I ran out of my China Glaze Dashboard Dreamer. It's a lovely baby blue with a soft iridescent pearl sheen. I thought it was a pretty unique color, non-the-less I searched for for a dupe that I already own. I came up with Sally Hansens Xtreme Wear Breezy Blue. The two polishes are very similar, but for double the price, is it worth buying another China Glaze? Let's see.

The CG polish is a half a shade darker than SH.  Not really enough of a difference to be noticeable. Both polishes apply well. The SH formula is a bit thinner, but neither polish is streaky. They both level well, and when applied over a coat of white polish, they both are opaque in two coats. I do believe, however, that without the white base coat the SH might require another coat or two to reach complete opacity.

Both polishes have an iridescent pearl sheen, but the CG formula is richer and more pearly that the SH. Overall, Breezy Blue is a close dupe for Dashboard Dreamer. The CG one, I think, is a better polish, but for the cost, I'm going to finish my SH bottle rather than replace the CG right away. But when they're both gone, I'll repurchase Dashboard Dreamer.

Do you think the polishes are a good dupe? Which would you repurchase?
Until next time, ciao for now.

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