Friday, July 22, 2011

China Glaze Blue Sparrow & Comparison

Hello there! I'm sorry for my absence yesterday. It has been a busy week, but amazing week! Today, I have for you China Glaze Blue Sparrow. This came out in the summer 2008 INK collection. I'm pretty sure this was one of my first China Glaze nail polishes, along with Flying Dragon and Ruby Pumps!

Blue Sparrow
Blue Sparrow is a electric blue with light blue microglitter. I *almost" want to say this is jelly-like.

This one definitely needs a top coat, because it dries matte. What I've noticed in reviews, people seem to either love or hate this one. I actually love it. It's a cheerful blue, with a unique micro glitter finish.

A little while ago, when I reviewed China Glaze Blue Iguana a few of were interested in how this compared to Blue Sparrow. Well, I have a comparison for you. :)

Index and ring finger are Blue Sparrow/ middle and pinky are Blue Iguana

Both of these blues are practically the same shade wise. They are both bright/electric blues. The difference between this is the finish. Blue Sparrow has a micro-glitter finish. The glitter particles Blue Sparrow are very apparent. Blue Iguana on the other hand, is more of micro-shimmer maybe even glass-fleck. The shimmer-like particles in this are very tightly compacted giving Blue Iguana almost a metallic-like finish, unlike Blue Sparrow.

I know. These are two types of polishes where the lines can get blurred between micro-shimmer, micro-glitter, and glass fleck. They're definitely different finish wise, whether I have the terminology correct is a different story! I hope you can tell what I'm talking about by the photos! :P

Happy Friday!

15 comments:

  1. They're really similar!!
    except for the glitters, they're the same!

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  2. Wait, there are people who don't like Blue Sparrow? How? Why?

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  3. I think they don't like that it dries matte, also that it requires 3 coats. That's nothing top coat can't fix, and 3 coats is typical for most nail polish for me. :P

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  4. Blue Sparrow was one of my first CG's too!!  

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  5. These photograph so similarly, but I know they don't look as much alike in person.  I love the look of Blue Sparrow, but in my experience, it's horrible to work with and I rarely use it because of that.  

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  6. I prefer Blue Sparrow, Blue Iguana is a bit over the top for me :/

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  7. Gorgeous! I think I prefer Blue Sparrow! I don't own either of them though so I'm "rating" purely from the pics (which are excellent btw)! :D

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  8. I like Blue Sparrow better!

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  9. So pretty! I love the glitters :)
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  10. I think I have them both...and love them :) 

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  11. I got this in a swap have yet to actual do a mani with it...some day soon :)

    shel xx

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  12. Blue Sparrow is one of my all time favorites. I just LOVE it. I haven't worn Blue Iguana yet, I think it's the last one from this summer's collection I haven't tried! Great comparison! :) I've heard people hate Blue Sparrow too. Not me!

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  13. Great comparison! I'm with you...I love Blue Sparrow. :)

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  14. both of them are beautiful! maybe I slightly prefer Blue Iguana because of the micro-shimmer/glass fleck...!

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