Hey guys, if you’re into Asian nail polish here’s a fun post today! I happen to be pretty thrilled by the emerald trend hitting makeup and fashion this year. Coincidentally, a while back I fell in love with Majolica Majorca’s #GR222 “Sudden Impulse” (also seen in my New Year’s post), which is kind of a turquoise mixed with emerald green, and I wore it on my birthday (September 16).
Majolica Majorca #GR222 “Sudden Impulse”, a smooth translucent jelly polish.
So you can imagine my excitement when my new Skinfood Nail Vita BR514 came. It looked like the same color as my lovely birthday nails!! I had to try it out as soon as possible. They’re almost a true dupe, so I’ll be sure to talk about any differences I found.
First, the BIGGEST: Majolica Majorca GR222 is a JELLY polish. A splendid one, but indeed one coat will barely color you, and I think for this photo I had about 3 coats. Skinfood Nail Vita BR514 is a SUPER thick formula, one coat will do it. SO THICK it’s almost annoying, but for an inexpensive polish it’s not a bad deal. It settles and dries cleanly without any issues, thankfully.
Skinfood Nail Vita BL514, a thick, opaque normal polish.
Besides the opacity, these really are THE SAME COLOR, and if you apply enough coats of the MM polish it’s more obvious that they are. For price, the MM is more expensive (I paid $6.99, free shipping), as makeup in Japan can get pricey. Also, Japanese makeup is usually smaller in portion. The Skinfood polish is a better price (I paid about $3 with shipping), and a larger amount, but of the two I certainly prefer the jelly finish of the MM, and it’s my favorite of the two.
You can see how much smaller the Majolica Majorca polish is compared to standard size.
Can you spot the difference?
Which one would you prefer?
Have you tried either polish?