Friday, August 6, 2010

Something Blue- A Tiffany Inspired Manicure + Swatches

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Here is picture of my Tiffany & Co. inspired manicure. Seriously, how can you not love Tiffany? ;) This design is really easy to create, I used China Glaze For Audrey for the base colour and Konad plate m71 for the lace pattern.

For comparison purposes, here are some swatches of nail polishes that are very similar in colour to the famous Tiffany Blue. Please note that the beautiful robin egg blue used by the company is protected as a trademark so there will not be any perfect dupes out there.

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From left to right: China Glaze For Audrey, Chanel Nouvelle Vague, Essie Greenport, Essie Turquoise and Caicos

The polishes in direct sunlight.

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Since the colour on the box is slightly washed out by the bright sunlight, here is another swatch taken indoors.
 
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To conclude, I would say Nouvelle Vague is the best match aside from its semi-hidden diamond shimmer. However, dear fellow blogger Polish Hoarder discovered that there are actually several variations to Tiffany Blue on the different packagings. Please click here for a more detailed comparison post on her blog where she displays the matching polishes she found for this enchanted shade.

Have a fantastic Friday everyone and thank you so much for stopping by!

16 comments:

  1. This looks LOVELY!!!!
    Tiffany Blue is my favorite color!! Love it! :D

    -Christina <3

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  2. i loveeee Tiffany!!!!
    love the nail polishes that u applied!!
    and i lov eur nails as always!!
    gosh...i just love everything u posted!!!lol..=)

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  3. This is soo lovely! And thanks for the comparison, makes me feel a bit better that the other 3 are very close to Nouvelle Vague.

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  4. wow I LOVE this manicure! I currently only own China Glaze For Audrey, but I love love love it :) I really like Essie Greenport in your swatch too even though it looks darker

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  5. This is so pretty!!!! I love Tiffany blues so thanks for this comparison. I have Nouvelle Vague and For Audrey myself so I'll be on the look out for the Essie ones.

    I did my own Tiffany manicure ages ago but it's nothing compared to this! Love it =)

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  6. Ahhh, I adore this manicure!! So pretty!

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  7. Christina- Thank you! It's one of my favourite colours too! =)

    yokeMun- Haha, thank you so much for leaving such sweet msgs all the time! I <3 you!

    milan and vanaily- Yeah, they are quite similar indeed except that FA is a tad muted, Greenport is a tad too dark, and T&C is a tad too green. Unfortunately no perfect match for Tiffany Blue. Lol!

    Apple Juice- Thank youu! I actually have a comparison post on For Audrey and Greenport. You can find it under the "Comparisons" label. I hope this helps!

    Pinkhair- Haha, close enough eh?

    'chelle- Thank youu! I love love lovee your Tiffany manicure. It's soo cute! <3 the French tips! You did an amazing job! =)

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  8. Catherine- Aww..thank you! =) The design is actually really simple to do except for the ring finger which requires a few more steps, but still I'm sure it wouldn't be a problem for you! =D

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  9. great comparison post! i've never actually seen nouvelle vague being compared to a tiffany box and now i want it more!!

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  10. Any girl who doesn't have some sort of an affinity for Tiffany isn't right in the head ;). I thought Orly Gumdrop was close in the bottle but it's more blue than that turquoise green. Love the mani and the bow is a nice touch!

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  11. I love this! I did a For Audrey mani on my blog this week as well, I adore the colour so much :)

    I can't wait to get my Konad plates, your designs are awesome!

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  12. Grace- Yeah, I think the two actually looks very similar except for the *barely* noticeable shimmer. Lol!

    Freshie- Thank you! I have Orly Gumdrop too, but I thought it looks a lil too green to be included in the comparison. I've been wanting to do a mint green comparison post but never got around to it cuz I am slightly overwhelmed by the number of mint greens that I own. And yet, I still want to buy more. o_O But then again, green was always my favourite colour! :P

    The Girl With A Bow- FA is definitely a very unique shade! Back in the day, it was "the" colour to wear before all these turquoise polishes were released. =)I'm just really glad a lot of the nail polish companies are so much more adventurous with their colour choices nowadays! :D

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  13. I Need To Get My Hands On A Tiffany Color Nail Polish! Im So Late!

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  14. beautiful post! i really love the nail art you used. i wish i had gotten nouvelle vauge :)

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