Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Cheap or Steep

I’m going to attempt a new series where I find less expensive versions of more expensive items. I’m all about a bargain these days and feel like I’m keeping a little secret when I find something comparable to its’ more expensive counterpart. Let’s see how long I can keep this going!

This week is the battle of the nail polish.

Jesse's Girl High Intensity Nail Color in Confetti


Rescue Beauty Lounge Nail Polish in Scrangie

I picked up a bottle of the Jesse's Girl polish in Confetti from Rite Aid for $2.99. The color looked very similar in the bottle to the Rescue Beauty Lounge Scrangie polish that costs $18.00 a bottle.

I’m an instant fan. The color applies like a dream. At first it was a little streaky, but I realized it was only because you have to build up each coat. I used 3 coats in total and it looks more opaque in person than it does in these photos. It wasn’t goopy and dried fairly fast.

I don’t own the Scrangie, but from the swatches I looked at online, I’d say Jesse's Girl Confetti comes pretty darn close. The Scrangie looks more opaque, but I’d rather work with the Jesse's Girl and save myself $15.01. You can also put down a black base to deepen the shade, but I prefer it as is.

All in all, the color is so unique and I think it works any time of the year if you’re looking for something different on your nails. It’s a bluish/purple duochrome and looks different depending on how the light hits it.

For me, cheap wins this round!


Michie said...

Achieving high end looks for cheap is a fun challenge, in my opinion. (And a necessity what with a teacher's salary). Looking forward to your series!

AndreaLeigh said...

I like! I've heard great things about Jessie's Girl, mainly that the pigments are a MAC knock off.

Mel said...

I love a good bargain! And the color looks great on you.

Melissa said...

Love the color and love this idea of finding cheaper look-alikes for expensive things!

The Frog Queen said...

Really cool idea! Thanks for sharing, we can all use a bargin these days.


Beach Bum & Baby said...

Jules! What a fun series! I am so excited to "tune in" to see what you are finding. I'll let you know if I find anything and pass it your way. I love stuff like this.

I need to find a knock off for the new Fekkai Essential Shea collection because I am in LOVE and it is SO $$ for a tiny bottle!

And I'll have to try out these nail polishes! I've never heard of them before.

Kerr said...

great idea!

Kristin said...

Loving this idea for a regular feature!

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

What a beautiful color! It's a lot lighter than I expected, a pleasant surprise though.

Thanks for posting! I like the idea of Cheap of Steep :)

Meghan said...

What a stunning color! It makes it so much prettier to know that it was a steal as well! I love it!

Gwen said...

I think this is a fabulous idea!!!! Everyone could use a good deal now! I love this color on you!!! So fun for the winter months. For some reason blues always remind me of winter. :) Hope you are staying warm my friend. XOXO

Anonymous said...

love it Jules! isn't it more of a challenge to find something cheap that's good? :-)