Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Bobbie's Heavenly Glitz Collection

As promised, here are swatches for the polishes in this new Bobbie Collection, together with some possible 'dupes' from the Deborah Lippman. The thing that makes them different from DL is the amount of glitters but i could say that they could be a cheaper alternative.

L to R:The Big Bang, Star Gazer, Solar Burst & Super Nova 

This collection got tons & tons of hexagon-shaped multi-colored glitters on each bottle. Take for the instance the The Big Bang (1st one), you can see how colorful those glitters are on the bottle even without any close-up shots.

Enough with the small talk & let's go straight for the 'meat'.

Let's start with the most 'pigmented' of them all, which is the Super Nova...
Blue Jelly with tons of green hexagon & small round glitters! You can even wear this alone without layering.

See those green glitters?

I love how they put that green glitters to compliment the color of the polish. It looks so nice when you wear them especially if the light reflects on it. This could easily become a favorite of mine it's just that i stay away from dark blue polishes because they stain so bad!

I haven't experienced any staining from this because i just swatched it. I'm not sure if i'll actually be wearing this for even just a day because of the said reason. I'm not ready to risk my nails... they are already 'recovering' from the stains that it got when i still got long nails.

This looks like a great dupe for Deborah Lippman's Across the Universe.

When i used it, i just used it alone but i bet that when you apply a black/dark blue polish over it it could come as close to this or maybe you can use 3 coats, just like what she said HERE to get that really nice opacity.

Way to go, Bobbie!

Then The Big Bang which is black jelly with lots of multi-colored hexagon glitters & millions of small round silver ones.

Well, obviously, you can only layer this on dark polishes & won't look good when worn alone. If you do, it will just look like horrible.

I think this could be a good alternative to Deborah Lippman's Happy Birthday.

It's just that Bobbie has tiny round silver glitters compare to Deborah Lippman is round multi-colored glitters.. hence i just used the word alternative or maybe Milani's Jewel FX Gems too... 

The amount of glitters is of course, noticeable. DL's amount is outstanding in just one coat, Bobbie on the other hand is not a lot but you can just build it up anyway.

Next is the Solar Burst which is a gold jelly polish laden with gorgeous multi-colored hexagon glitters (with small green flakies too!) that floats on tiny round yellow pool of glitters!

The name fits this one perfectly... Solar Burst... you'll definitely feel the power of the sun on your nails once it hits the light.

I layered this over a dark polish but i think it will be better if you layer over on a gold or yellow polish since the base formula of this one is yellow/gold. Wearing this alone will just make your nails look like it got a bad how my ring & pinkie nail looks like. I don't have a bad nail stain anymore but it looks horrible here.

Possible alternative?
I can't believe it... Deborah Lippman's Boom Boom Pow is the closest that i found except that Bobbie has multi-colored hexagon ones while DL only has gold hexagons.

Well, that's the closest that i've found...

Last is the Star Gazer.. my least favorite.

A peachy-pink jelly with chunky silver hexagon-shaped glitters and millions of round opalescent tiny glitters!

I swatched it over a black polish (pointer finger),white polish (middle finger), pale pink polish (ring finger) & just on it's own. It looks nice on it's own.Layering it over pink polish would make the glitters stand out too.

Putting it on white or dark polish doesn't compliment the polish... I just think there's nothing special about this polish because those tiny glitters even though they're opalescent, is not enough to outshine the other3.

Possible dupe?
Hmmm...a bit hard to find one since this is peachy-pink..not really pink..if it's pink it might be comparable to NFU Oh Red Spindle or Color Club's Sakura Glow. In that sense, i can say that this is a unique shade.

This is how they look like with 2-3 thick coats...

I like Super Nova & Solar Burst!
How about you?

Anyway, i think this collection is quite nice.
Each bottle only costs Php 35.50 (less than a dollar) so it's budget-friendly.
Definitely a cheap alternative to expensive polishes! it is also dries a bit fast so it's nice.

I bought mine at Ever Gotesco Grand Central. I know that Bobbie polishes are being sold in Hortaleza. Watson's is not up-to-date with new releases so your best bet is Hortaleza.

My special thanks to one of my facebook beauty sister!
Alam mo na kung sino ka..hehe.
She was the one who informed me about this new collection. Love, love, love our fb talk!

Have a great day!
Jaa ne~!


Unknown said...

i love the super nova and the star gazer is so girly ♥♥♥

Jackie said...

those are all so pretty. i'll definitely look for this next time I go shopping. =))


Aya said...

Thanks for these swatches!!! These look really nice!

Dee said...

Haha, I went to Robinsons Galleria earlier and the one I really wanted, Big Bang, wasn't there anymore. So I got Solar Burst instead. I like it layered on top of a white base!

I'm still going to look for Big Bang. Your swatch makes me want it even more :))

noone said...

such a pretty color I especially love the blue sparkle one, the color and the glitter reminds me of those really pretty gems!

Nailderella said...

wa~ these glitters are insane!
I love the dark blue one!!

Ja ne^v^)/

Thiamere Brea said...

i hope you'll be able to find it.
i'm sure you'll love big bang!

Thiamere Brea said...

i never thought that our local polish here could up their products like this!

Thiamere Brea said...

i agree!
they just seem to scream at you!

Thiamere Brea said...

No problem,sweetie!

Thiamere Brea said...

yes, they are.
hope you'll be able to find it

Thiamere Brea said...

kaya like na like ko ung supernova
it screams "galactic"!

elle said...

never tried nail polish w/ glitters! will buy one! ^_^

Thiamere Brea said...

hope you'll like it

kim_low_ said...

are they 3-free?

Thiamere Brea said...

that's why they are my favorite local polish

Maggie said...

I wanna buy these! Thanks Thiamere for sharing this! Never knew Bobbie released Heavenly Glitz Collection! I'm excited to try these!

Thiamere Brea said...

i'm sure you'll like this!

ynell ravina said...

i painted my nails with bobbie's super nova.. it's my favorite of the bunch

Thiamere Brea said...

same tayo!
what i like about it is that it's jelly so it doesn't stain that much!

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaa said...

hey sis i found the perfect dupe for boom boom :D hehehe :D and its only 15 pesos :D

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