Saturday, May 1, 2010

Dupe? Yay or Nay?


So what do you say - dupe or no dupe?

My two cents:
They look very, very similar - but I wouldn't say they are dupes.

What are they:
index: Piggy Polish Poet-tree (3 coats)
middle: Illamasqua Milf (2 coats)

Milf is a little thicker and covered with just two coats; Poet-tree was slightly thinner and took three coats.  Both had very similar dry times.

Here they are without flash, indoors (which makes them look totally minty and weird) - but they look similarly minty and weird.

So I've weighed in - what is your verdict?  Dupe or no dupe?

Read on for non-polish related babbling...

So I totally wanted to title this "The Battle of the Milfs" but that sounded a little too "Real Housewives" for me ;)  Hope everyone is having an awesome weekend!  I've been crazy busy with school stuff and calculating grades and gardening - I can't wait to show you all pictures of our new flowers and trees!  And I'm contemplating buying a juicer... opinions?  It sounds fun, but I'm not sure how I'd use it (and although the idea of spinach and carrot juice sounds absolutely healthy and fabulous, I'm not sure how often that would happen...).  Adios mis amigas!

16 comments:

Skulda said...

I don't know... they might look different IRL, but I'd say they are close enough to be dupes, if not... non-identical twins...

Brooke said...

hahaha, I'd say non-identical twins would be a VERY good way to describe them (and I love that describer). Milf is the slightest bit lighter than Poet-tree, but they are SO SIMILAR.

~Elizabeth aka Lacquered Lizard said...

Dupes to me. I'd lose one of them for sure, I'd choose the better formula/brush/finish. 3 coats isn't bad, and if the Piggy Polish measures up and is cheaper, I'd go with that.

jaljen said...

The Piggy looks slightly brighter/has a tinge more blue?
I certainly wouldn't keep both. The cheaper one takes the plaudits for me.
Kitchen gadgets? They end up gathering dust, don't they? That's what they do. Then they gravitate to a cupboard and thence to a car boot. I say no to gadgetry.

Rebecca said...

I think they are dupes! I'd go for Illamasqua though as you know I'm obsessed :p

Juicer! Get one, I really want one.

Tuli said...

Looks like dupe to me, but maybe you should see them in person to decide.....anyway, they're both pretty :-)

And juicer is so much fun, I wouldn't go for the spinach and carrots....lol....but carrots and orange are good together for a juice :-)

Katie said...

They look the same to me from the pics! I have Milf and I love it!

Liz said...

They look like dupes to me!

Good luck getting through these end-of-semester projects.

Have you started planning your MA defense manicure? I hope you'll do a post on what you decide to wear for that! : )

The Student's Guide To Nail Polish said...

They look pretty similar to me...dupes, I think. If you're buying a juicer, try to get one that's easy to clean - ours is such a pain to clean we never use it! :P

Brooke said...

haha, wow, sounds like I'm way pickier than everyone else!

Tuli, thanks for the juicer info - and carrots and orange? really? sound healthy! I despise carrots and need more in my life (maybe that is why my vision is so poor?)

Thanks Liz! I am planning a defense mani... something very neutral, and I'm probably NOT going to wear fake nails, lol. I'll post pictures when it is here :)

TheStudentsGuide - oh good tip - we have a steamer that is like, 7 different parts and such a pain to put together, take apart, and clean that we just end up boiling our veggies instead of using our nice steamer :( Thanks!

ShortAndSweetNails said...

GAAAH I didn't notice they are total dupes! I own both and I just went and grabbed and compared and they look like identical twins!!! LOL AH well I love minty greens.

Brooke said...

hahaha ShortandSweet, I love light greens too - so I'm totally ok with having dupes/near dupes in my life too, lol.

Kelsey said...

total dupes!!! can I win them? haha ;)

Bunny Masseuse said...

Dupes to me, but that's not to say a few drops of black to one might bring them more even....

Good luck finding a juicer, Bh has wanted one for a while but I have not found enough GOOD feedback for any out there on the market that aren't a bare to clean...

ThRiSzHa said...

dupe to me in photo but i dont know IRL..hehe

Twister said...

They look like dupes to me but I don't know. :~)

 
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