Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Comparison - Baby Blue Polish

  I recently stumbled across some comparison photos that I took awhile back that I had totally forgot about - some were ones that were asked for by readers and others were ones I wanted to do for myself, but I figure it is time to share these!  I will work them in between nail art and swatches over the next couple of weeks. :)

  First up is one that a reader asked for a couple months back, comparing OPI What's With The Cattitude? to Nicole by OPI "Baby" Blue.  Both are baby blue creme polishes, and in the bottle seem to be pretty similar.

Direct sunlight
  One of the main differences between these polishes is opacity - the "Baby" Blue applies in 2 coats, while Cattitude takes 3 coats for full coverage.  Both apply fairly nicely, although I felt that Cattitude was a bit more smooth.  "Baby" Blue is a bit brighter and more saturated, while Cattitude is slightly more muted and a bit lighter.

 Overall, these two blues are very similar, with some subtle differences in color.  The main difference is in application - 2 coats vs 3 coats, one being a bit smoother than the other.  I have a feeling "Baby" Blue would work well for stamping, where as Cattitude is bound to be too sheer for stamping.  Either polish is a great choice for a baby blue polish, it just comes down to personal preference.  And while it is not necessary to have both, they do have difference applications (good at stamping vs. smoother application) that make owning both a nice bonus.


  1. They are really really close!
    I can't choose I love both!

  2. They're so similar...I don't think a non-lacquerhead could tell the difference. I think I prefer the OPI only because I don't care for Nicole much.

  3. They are very close but I prefer OPI What's With The Cattitude