Thursday, May 5, 2011

Jesse's Girl Confetti vs Sally Hansen DVD... And a DIY Holo?!

Hey guys! I just got done with Pic-a-Thon 2011... I swatched the pictures for this post AND did my mani for tomorrow's Followers Pick post!

I've been talking about doing this ever since I pulled Jesse's Girl Confetti out of the package I won from Chloe's Nails! It reminded me a lot of Sally Hansen HD DVD.... So I made a comparison for you!

Here are they bottles next to each other... You can see here now similar they look!

And on the nail. DVD on pinky and middle, and Confetti on ring and pointer. Confetti is just a touch more purple... but to be honest, it shows in the pictures more than it did IRL. The texture and shimmer are the same, although the angle at which they flash their various shades is different. They show the same shades, just at different angles. (If that even makes sense....) My original suspicion was correct.... these two are very very close dupes. Jesse's Girl runs $2.99 at CVS, and Sally Hansen HD polishes are usually about $7. So, if you've been lemming DVD, Confetti is a suitable cheaper substitute... and the bottles are just adorable!

Now of course, I couldn't stop there. If you're a member of the Polish-aholics Anonymous group on Facebook, you've heard the buzz about the holographic "Gram" we all bought from a seller on eBay. We heard about it from a blogger that purchased it a few months back. It's a powder holographic pigment, used to make holographic paint. She showed swatches of a DIY Holo she made with it, and we went nuts! Of course, I was one of the many girls that bought a "Gram"! (Lol)

I decided to add about 2 pinches (no, I didn't actually touch it...) to my Jesse's Girl Confetti.... And this was the outcome!

Woo hoo! This is my first franken! I dub thee "Quicksilver"! I'm proud. <3

I hope you guys enjoy this post! Keep an eye out for the Follower's Pick tomorrow, and don't forget to vote in the new poll!


  1. Ooohh drools! I didn't get any and now I wish I would have. I'm tempted to try holofying something cheap like a Wetnwild. Ooh or Sinful Colors! I guess I need to try some Jessie's Girls huh?

  2. WOW!!! That turned out REALLY awesome!!! I didnt even think to try the HD polishes!!! Great Franken!!!!!!! <3 LOL at the GRAM.

  3. Ooh, pretty! Is the "Gram" stuff leaving a gritty or grainy finish? Or is it pretty true to most other holos?

  4. @Megan; I liked the Jesse's Girl! The brush was great!

    @Traci; Thanks! It turned out way better than the lime green!!

    @Alyssa; The holo powder is very fine, so it turns out VERY smooth! It's quite true to other holo polishes.... Except the formula is WAY better! It's called SpectraFlair Flex Liquid Silver Paint Powder! :)

  5. thats so crazy the colors were soooo close to being the same and for such different prices. What do you use as a clear coat? How long does this normally stay on ur nails before it chips?

  6. My big "gram" question is do they make polishes more difficult to remove so I guess I'll learn the answer to that once you actually remove it. ;) It turned out amazingly beautiful. I wish I could find Jesse's Girl but I've heard it's only available at Rite Aid or online and I'm on restriction. :(

  7. Great job! I holo'd today too! I added mine to WetnWild Eggplant and am happy with the results. I love yours though so might have to "borrow" it!

  8. Love the franken! I am too chicken to get any of that spectral flair powder, I would be afraid my kid would ingest it because he's autistic and gets into stuff. Anyway, I love the DVD color, I am wearing Byte right now and I swear it looks like a foil instead of straight up polish! Does DVD look foil like to you? I might have to pick up another one, Walgreen's has them on sale for 2 for $10 this week, so it's a good time to buy the SH HD polishes! :D

  9. I love that franken! I was too chicken to get any of the additive, though I enjoy seeing the results! I tried to post but blogger lost it. Oh well, I am wearing Byte now and think it looks more like a foil then a polish, what do you think? I think I might have to get another one of these SH HD polishes, Walgreens has them on sale 2 for $10 right now so it's a good time to buy them!


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