Truth be told, I have a lot of swatching and posting to do, but I really wanted to put Ninja Polish Divinity back on my nails. Then I got to thinking about a blog post I read comparing it to Max Factor Fantasy Fire and Clarins 230 which surprised me. Then I remembered that I also had Girly Bits Shift Happens which is supposed to be a dupe for Fantasy Fire. Alas, I don't have Clarins, but I have the others. So, prepare for an in depth look at these three polishes!
(Before I begin, I want to apologize profusely for the typos in some of the pics. I would change them, but these pics took forever to edit the first time around. )
Girly Bits Shift Happens is too transluscent to be worn on its own and was made specifically as a topper. You can barely see the shimmer and duochrome qualities on their own. It needs a base color.
Max Factor Fantasy Fire has a purple base and even with three coats was still see through; but with additional coats could be made opaque.
Ninja Polish Divinity is made to be worn on its own as you can see in the picture.
Here is what I noticed: Girly Bits and Max Factor are the closest to being dupes. GBSH has a tad bit more of the color shifting properties than MFFF. It also applies better, the polish bottle is larger, and the brush is WAY better. MFFF's brush dragged and was very stiff and hard to use. Divinity over black has some of the same qualities as the other two, but is more opaque. It also loses some of its own color-shifting abilities when not worn on its own! Check it out over black and by itself! The red/purple is much more obvious AND you still get the copper/orange/yellow/green shift at other angles.
For fun, I also put the three polishes over Cult Nails Time Traveler. You can see a lot better in this picture that GBSH is much more obvious in its color shifting than MFFF. A base color for Divinity does nothing for it and is unnecessary. If you compare Divinity over CNTT and on its own, you can see what I mean.
Click on each polish to see my original post on each one:
Girly Bits Shift Happens
Max Factor Fantasy Fire
Ninja Polish Divinity
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