Wednesday, August 6, 2014

# Darling Diva # Indie Polish

Put up your Dupes: Darling Diva Soubrette vs. KB Shimmer Rollin' With the Chromies

     Today I've decided to compare for you Darling Diva's Soubrette and KB Shimmer's Rollin' With the Chromies. Both Multi-chrome, linear holographic polishes that are still available for purchase. To see my posts on each polish individually just click on the links above.

     As you can see from the bottle shot these are very similar polishes but are they dupes? Right away you might be thinking no, obviously, the multi-chrome on Rollin' With the Chromies is much stronger. Just look at those bottles. Well not so fast my friends, don't forget that there's a considerable size difference to consider.

     Do I have you confused yet, or do you think you know how this post is going to turn out? Let's take a look at these two polishes on the nail to be sure.

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     At first glance, I'd say yes we have some dupes. But take a closer look. Do you see it? Not yet? ok, I'll just wait a minute before I go on..... Do you see it now? Soubrette's shade of purple is just a little darker. Also, the linear holo in Rollin' With the Chromies is just a wee bit stronger.  The color shift is equal in both polishes. Do you see it now? How about a closer look so you can see what I'm talking about.

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     They still look like dupes to you, don't they? I'd have to agree that these two are so close they could easily be considered dupes. They are 98% dupes when it comes to application. Both polishes flow smoothly only the nail with nice even coverage. The only difference is that I used 2 coats of Soubrette and 3 of Rollin' with the Chromies to reach full opacity.

      Now the big question. How do they compare in the sunlight? After all, we all love holographic polishes in the sun, don't we?

      There we go. Now you can see the differences I was mentioning earlier. Rollin' wins in the holographic category hands down. For this reason, only, I would say that these two are not 100% true dupes. But they are pretty darn close, and I know more than a few people would disagree with me. What do you think, Dupes or not?

      Soubrette can be purchased on Big Cartel,  Rollin' with the Chromies can be purchased on  Do you need both in your collection, probably not. I'll leave it up to you with which one to get. As always, thanks for stopping by and Happy Polishing!


  1. Great comparison! They do look really similar but with the sun shining on them, there is a clear difference.

    1. Thanks Lisa. I agree without the sun these are exact dupes.

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    1. Thanks =) I love doing dupe posts, but wish I didn't have quite so many in my collection.


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