Friday, May 24, 2013

Friday Face-Off! Zoya Tinsley vs. Tiffany

Indirect sun
Hello my lovely readers! This is a new feature that I plan on doing every Friday, where I pit two similar polishes against each other and see who wins. Although, I have to be honest here and say that I will probably be unable to ever call a polish a "loser". They are all beautiful in their own way, says the nail polish addict... Haha! Another reason that I'm doing this, other than I love doing comparison posts, is that I'm trying to thin out my stash a little bit and this will help me decide whether or not I *need* both polishes. Today we have two Zoyas in the ring. Tinsley and Tiffany. Tinsley is from the Summer 2013 Irresistible collection and is described as "A full-coverage, rose gold foil metallic." And is classified as both warm and cool. Tiffany is from the Flame collection and is described as "Pink, peach and light copper toned foil particles accented by flecks of gold foil." The description of Tinsley should pretty much be the same as Tiffany, as I wouldn't call Tinsley a metallic. They both have a heavy helping of gold particles (I always want to call them platelets, because that's what they really looks like!) and the base on both are in the pink family.

Tinsley is on the left and Tiffany is on the right.  I took most of the pictures outside on a sunny-ish day, so that I could get the truest colors.  On my hand, Tinsley is on my thumb, middle, and pinky fingers, and Tiffany is on my index and ring fingers in all the following pictures.

Direct Sunlight

Direct sunlight

I was very surprised when I uploaded these pictures, as I was sure they were going to be much closer looking than they appear in the photo.  But I had been looking at them mostly in indoor artificial light.  And let me tell ya, when you are inside, they look pretty much identical.  I even asked a few people to look at my polish and tell me if they notice anything different about them.  No one could tell a difference.  Being a polish junkie, I could tell that Tiffany had a bit warmer base, but the gold in both of them pretty much obscures the differences in the base colors.

Lets take a look at a couple indoor photos in the ol' light box, shall we?



Pretty close eh?  And lets see how they look in indirect natural light.

Indirect natural light

Still quite similar.  Which do I like better? It's a tie. (you knew I was going to say that didn't you?)  I love them both, I love the warmth of Tiffany and the more saturated pink in Tinsley. Do I need both? This time yes.  I don't give away my Zoyas.  Ever. Haha! The formula was pretty much the same on both, but with Tinsley being slightly more opaque.  So what do you guys think? Which do you like better? Is it a tie for you as well?

Let me know what you think of this new feature, do you like it, hate it, or just meh about it?  If you like it, I have a comparison of a Pure Ice and Dare to Wear polish to show you next week. 

Until next time, my beautifully polished friends!

*These polishes were bought by me and all opinions are mine.  Good or bad, I will always be truthful to you, my readers. :)

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  1. I really like tinsley. It's purrtty!!!

    1. Isn't she lovely? True story, when I first saw the new summer collection and I saw Tinsley, my heart started beating way too fast and my palms got all sweaty. Now, I have had similar reactions to polishes like that before, but not to that degree, and definitely not a pink! LOL! Thank you so much for stopping by Nai! Is Tinsley something you would like to have in our future swap??

  2. I'm an orange freak, so I vote Tiffany. But they're both lovely with the gold in there! Look a lot like the new Hard Candy crushed chromes too!!

  3. I'm an orange lover too! I need to get more of those Hard Candy Crushed Chromes, I have the red/orange one, and it's gorgeous. Definitely need more! Speaking of chromes, I am not so patiently waiting for my local stores to get the Revlon Chromes. I really hope that at least one of them starts to carry them, as they look amazing! Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to comment! I really appreciate it :)

  4. I have a question, I am thinking of getting one of those polishes, but from all the pictures I see it looks like they are kind of grainy. Is that the polish or is it just the way the metallic particles are shining in it?

  5. Hi Blueberry Pie! Both of the polishes have a foil finish. There are gold particles and shimmer in the polish. When applied, it's completely smooth. So, yep, what you are seeing is the particles shimmering and shinning in the sunlight. I hope that helps! :)

  6. Olá! Adorei esta cor rosa dourado. Suas unhas estão lindas! Parabéns! Beijos do Brasil