Saturday, March 10, 2012

Comparing Icing and Claire's MagnetiX

   I did a super-quick mani to compare a couple of magnetic polish colors.  The Black Sparkle from Icing has been on the blog before, but I wanted to see how it compared to the Claire's Silver that I found not too long ago.

   More pictures and observations after the jump!

   Here are the two polishes next to eachother.  The bottles are basically the same, but the Claire's magnet caps lift right off, whereas the Icing magnets stick on the brush handles quite securely.  The Claire's polishes come shrink-wrapped so the caps aren't all lost.

Claire's is printed out in holographic-reflective letters.  =)

   The magnet caps have different labels on them, but these colors both create the same pattern of diagonal lines.  Both of these polishes have the same brush issues, where they seem to have been smushed.  This contributes to some messy application issues.  I used one cost of each of these colors.

Icing - Black Shimmer

   I'm very happy with how well the design stands out in the Silver Claire's polish.  I was afraid it wouldn't pop, but there seems to be just enough of a hint of black in the base to keep it from being too light.  It is kind of a foil-finish polish, yum!

   These colors sparkle so much, I love them!  I'm happy with both of them, though I will say that the Icing versions are priced 50 cents higher than the Claire's bottles, which doesn't really seem fair!  When I was at Claire's they only had two colors in stock, this silver and the Rose Sparkle one, which does seem to be an exact dupe of what they had at Icing.  Interesting to see that there are some unique colors between the two shops, though.  I hope this post was helpful to you!

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  1. Hi,Rochelle,I've given you the 11 Questions tag here on my blog

  2. Ah, thanks for letting me know!

  3. Thanks for the comparison! I assumed they'd be exactly the I need all of them? jk :)

  4. You are welcome! Hehe.
    When I asked the cashier at Claire's if they had any other colors she said there was a blue and a gold, but they were already gone. I'm guessing that they would be like the colors I originally found at Icing. I don't know why just the silver/black was different. Maybe they just put too much glitter in one of the batches. =P
    Still, I know that some people have found green and purple at Claire's, too... There doesn't seem to be any solid explanation.

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