Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Cinema Swatch Lacquers Marie's Retreat and Bells of Ireland Comparison

**The products in this post were provided to me by the manufacturer for my honest review. All opinions are my own. I was not compensated.**

How is it already April?! I'm really confused. I thought Christmas was like 2 weeks ago. Why? How does time pass so quickly?! Well, my daughter's "Spring Break" starts tomorrow. I have to put Spring Break in quotes because it's just a four day weekend. Since when was Spring Break not a week? Nine days actually because you usually get 2 whole weekends. This is ridiculous! Well, I'm taking her out of town to visit her grandmother for 2 days. This will be my last post this week, but when I get back in town I'll have some new packages and some swatching to do! 

On Monday, I showed you all the entire My Secret Garden Collection from Cinema Swatch Lacquers here. When I was doing my swatching, I thought Bells of Ireland looked familiar. I had just pulled out Marie's Retreat to use with one of the Exotic Petals. Sure enough, they looked super similar in the bottle. As I was in the middle of swatching, I figured I would take some comparison shots.

Some similarities. Some differences. Keep reading to find out more!

Marie's Retreat was described as "a soft grass green shade with an iridescent sheen".
Bells of Ireland is described as "a green cream with emerald shimmer".

Shown is two coats of each polish.
The one on the left is more of a cream. The one on the right is more of a crelly.
If I would have done a third coat of the polish on the right, they would be identical.

You can see the bit of sheerness on my pinky and middle fingers. Other than that these colors and shimmers are the same.

Marie's Retreat is no longer available, so if you're a fan of it or need back ups, go for Bells of Ireland. It is a perfect replacement for it. It is a crelly so three coats are needed, but that was the only difference I could find. It's available in minis only for $4

Today is the last day of her sale. Use the code CLEANUP25 to get 25% off your entire order. She has several different collections available and even hand and foot care products. Go poke around and take advantage of her sale!

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**The products in this post were provided to me by the manufacturer for my honest review. All opinions are my own. I was not compensated.**

Happy Polishing!!

Becky  :o)


Blingfinger said...

I love this color and the beautiful shimmer!

acidicice said...

Yup. Looks like a dupe to me!

Tamara Marie said...

This is a beautiful Spring color! And definitely a dupe to my eyes!

Jenny Olesen said...

Such a pretty color! I love seeing comparison posts, they're so helpful!

Tracey said...

Such a delicate green and beautiful comparisons x

Lo F said...

Perfect spring green!

Manna's Manis said...

Nice comparison post

Nadia Mamaheartspolish said...

Great comparison, they are almost the same for sure.

Polished Techie said...

great post!

Amy L said...

They are super close polishes. My little cousin got a 2 week spring break. Since when is that a thing?

Karen Pish.posh.polish said...

Wow those are super similar!

Savannah of Addicted to Polish said...

I am so with you, where has the time gone? I can't believe it's already april! I don't have either of these, but they're both very pretty

Roselynn787 said...

Very nice comparison swatches. And I cannot believe it's April either, this year is flying by so quickly!

Polished Hippy said...

Those are pretty close. It's nice when there is an alternative to a discontinued polish.

Shawna Harrold said...

I love Marie's Retreat's bottle!!!! I can definitely see the similarities but they are certainly different :)

Dani FromPolishwithLove said...

Both are gorgeous but I love Bells of Ireland more!! Happy to hear it's still available!

Amy Hoye said...

They are both really pretty! I would probably give an edge to Marie's Retreat, if only because it's good to go with two coats, but Bells of Ireland gets points for still being available. :)

Naked Without Polish said...

I know of a couple areas that do longer Spring breaks but they usually go year round. I have no idea. I just wanted her to have a full week. It makes me sad.

Naked Without Polish said...

Yeah, I love that she tweaked it and made it a bit different, but close enough that if you need a back up or missed it, you're good to go!

Naked Without Polish said...

That is how her bottles normally are. My Secret Garden Collection is in minis so they are the only ones that are different.

Naked Without Polish said...

It was just released so you're good! :)

Naked Without Polish said...

You'll love those!

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