Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Comparison: OPI I Vant To Be A-Lone Star vs. China Glaze Sea Spray

I completely forgot that I wanted to put a new post up today because I was catching up on some tv series. The episode of Glee where everyone gets drunk wasn't as funny to me as Rachel Marie said it would be (since I didn't die laughing), but it was alright. Maybe I'm missing a funny bone or something. It does take one hell of a joke to make me laugh out loud.

This.. might sound a little obsessive and stalker-ish, but I was looking at the "Stats" tab and saw that someone searched (my blog?) for this comparison using several different keywords. It so happened that I did this the moment I got my hands on Sea Spray a few days ago before I took I Vant To Be A-Lone Star off.

I did 3 coats of each with top coat. At least I think I did top coat for Sea Spray. I accidentally smudged Sea Spray on my index finger on the window frame ):

They're obviously not dupes but I would say they're sisters. Sea Spray is darker and more gray compared to Lone Star. The shimmer in both looks to be the same color, but I could be mistaken. The shimmer in the OPI is more brushstroke-y, more dense and more apparent than the China Glaze.

The pictures are clickable, if you want a better view. For all the pictures, it's OPI I Vant To Be A-Lone Star, China Glaze Sea Spray, OPI I Vant To Be A-Lone Star, China Glaze Sea Spray from left to right.

Personally, I prefer Sea Spray because of the base color and the absence of visible brushstrokes. I wouldn't say you need both but I love colors like these. I suppose it's worth owning both, since they're different. ;)

So, random person who was looking for this, I hope you see it. (:


  1. Sorry it wasn't as funny to you! :) I just enjoy a good drunk joke.
    :) Nice comparison!

  2. Great comparison! I want them both, LOL, as they're not dead on dupes and I just can't get enough of this type of colour.

  3. I'd say there were close if I was just noticing your hands from a friendly distance.

  4. Rachel Marie - Haha I guess you are more tickle-able than I am ;) Thank you! (:

    Jette Fromm - Thanks! You should get both, if you can. I can't get enough either ;)

    Kimberly - They are pretty close. I doubt non-polish crazy people would notice if you changed from one to another after a couple of days. Btw what is considered a friendly distance? Haha.

  5. Thanks for the comparison! I like Sea Spray a bit better, but that doesn't mean I won't get the OPI. :)

  6. You're welcome! I like Sea Spray better too, but I still love the OPI (:

  7. I love comparison swatches! :)

    I keep picking up Sea Spray whenever I go to the store, but after I've gathered 10 in my basket & begin to pare down Sea Spray is usually the first to go. But your recommendation may keep it in my basket the next time I go. lol :)

  8. Lena - Poor Sea Spray! I hope you do get it eventually, it's a really pretty color! (:


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