March 26, 2012

WNW Color Icon, Ice Baby Dupes!

Morning Ladies!!!
Happy Mondayy!!
I usually hate mondays, but I feel like this week is going to be an amazing week!!!
Im going to see the Hunger Games, I have the whole week off of school so I will
get to swatch alot :D Im happy ahah! OKAY, today I have a very very extensive
blog post, its going to be hefty hefty hefty with pictures, so sit back & enjoy.

Did you miss out on the WNW Color Icon, Ice Baby Collection? I Sure didnt,
Dana from Polished Claws Up! found me all 8 & i love them & her so much :D
But dont frut! Because I found some dupes in my collection for some of them,
there are only 3 that I dont have dupes for, but if you know a dupe for Cost is no Issue, 
Rockin Rubies, or It's all in the Cut let me know & I can try to get my hands on the
dupes & compare for you!!! Okay so some of these dupes I found/have arent AS
affordable as the $2 that the WNW Color Icons are but none the less, they are all
pretty much D.O.D & they are a little bit easier to get your hands on considering the
WNW were Limited Edition! I am so excited to show you ladies what I have!
Here we go!!

Im going to start off with
WNW - Diamond In The Rough VS. ChG - Some like it Haute

For these pictures I used 3 coats of each, with no top coat.
This color is absolutely Amazing, its a pewter gray with
medium sized holographic glitter, its such a unique glitter!
I found the only major difference was the consistancy;
Diamond in the Rough was more of a thick consistancy
& Some Like it Haute was way more watery, but both
applied the same & both dried completely matte & they
are complete D.O.D of eachother & I would definately
pick Diamond in the Rough, because of the better formula
& cheaper price :D

China Glaze - Some Like it Haute retails for $6 & is from the 2011 Eye Candy
Collection, which I know was limited edition, but you could probably find it on any
online site that sells polish, like

WNW - Give me a Price Quote VS. ChG - Blonde Bombshell

For these pictures I used 2 coats of Give me a Price Quote
& 4 coats of Blonde Bombshell, with no top coat on either
Blonde Bombshell was basically like painting water onto my
nails, I think its ment to be worn as more of a top coat
rather than full on opaque color, which is annoying.
& the WNW was an amazing easy to work with thick consistency.
Im not going to lie I am a bit iffy on if I like the WNW,
its jam packed with an almost greeny-gold bar glitter &
tiny micro glitter. Its unique forsure, but I am still unsure
how I really feel about bar glitter, espically to this extent.
maybe after I wear it for a whole day my mind will change.
But on the other hand, Blonde Bombshell is an AMAZING
gold color, with large hexagonal flakes & mirco glitters with a
little hint of a copper bar glitter, now bar glitter like this I could
do every day, because its not so overwhelming & noticeable!
They are not complete D.O.D but its the closest thing that I
could find, but I would pick blonde bombshell over give me a
price quote.

China Glaze - Blonde Bombshell retails for $6 & is from the 2011 Eye Candy
Collection, which is the same situtation as the previous polish.

WNW - 24 Carats VS. NOPI - Glitter in my Stockings

For these pictures I used 3 coats of WNW - 24 Carats.
& 2 Coats of NOPI- Glitter in my Stocking. With no top coat
on either. These polishes are almost D.O.D, minus the fact
that, WNW is gold & copper-red bar glitter with a splash
of gold micro glitter, & NOPI is strictly red & gold glitter.
This WNW is a little bit more watery than the past two were,
& NOPI was a thin consistency but built up really fast.
Choosing one or the other I would probably go with
the WNW, even though it is a bar glitter & like I said before
I am unsure how I feel about bar glitter, this one isnt so in
your face.

NOPI - Glitter in my Stockings was part of the 2011 holiday glitter collection
It retails for $9, & even though it was limited edition I have still seen it in stores,
I found mine in a clearance bin for $4 :D

WNW - Back Alley Deals VS. Nails Inc - Bloomsbury Square

For these photos I used 3 coats of each, with no top coat.
These are D.O.D No doubt about it they both have the exact
same size of glitters & both dry completely matte. & yes I  did 
pay a ridiculous amount for these Nails Inc Polishes.. $20, 
because when I see glitter I dont even think I just walk up to the
counter & buy it. & I didnt even know about these WNW polishes
or I honestly would have never bought the Nails Inc ones, Yes I am
mad at myself. If your going to get one or the other, save $18 & hunt
down these WNW ice baby color icon polishes for the sake of your
wallet & your sanity. but regardless it is a gorgeous polish.

If you hunt, for months for the WNW polishes, & cannot find them,
go to your local sephora or & buy the crazy $20 bottle
of gorgeousness called nails inc & have your need for this color fulfilled.

WNW - Believe me, It's Real VS Nails Inc. - Connaught Square

For these photos I used 3 coats of each.
Okay okay, So I am not as mad at myself for having 
both of these as I am for the previous color, because
thankfully they are not COMPLETE D.O.D, the Nails Inc.
dries & is a more dark blue & the WNW is more of a 
cobalt light blue. you have to look pretty hard at the pictures
to see the difference but believe me its there. Both dry Matte, 
Both Beautiful. But yet again, you do not need both. Hunt down 
the WNW Believe Me, Its Real for your life! 

Refer to previous photo for this part ahah, the exact same situation!
if you MUST have this color, go to your local sephora or & spend the $20

Overall, I am SO happy that I have the WNW Color Icon Ice Baby Collection
Regardless of the fact that I have dupes in my collection for them, im glad I have
them just for the sheer fact of being a collector & having HTF polishes :D
I hope this post helped you ladies out & have some ideas on what other polishes
can fill the void of not having the WNW Ice baby Collection, or if you have the collection
but also have some of these polishes on your wishlist, that you can cross them off :D

I hope you ladies enjoyed this very extensive comparison post.
Until next time!


  1. Great post! I have all the Color Icons, and then my mom got my one of the ChG ones so I'm keeping it. But I also had the Nails Inc. ones and I kept my Wet n Wilds and sold the Nails Inc ones =) For me, the formula on the Wet n Wilds were MUCH better.

    1. i know i definately did like the WNW ones better! better price too!!

  2. WOW! Quite the swatchaton! Awesome post Lindsay. I only have the CG ones since I can't get WnW here. I'm gonna try to hunt them on ebay

    1. yeah definately do! let me know how much they are
      thanks love <3

  3. Love love LOVE both WNW - Believe me, It's Real and Nails Inc. - Connaught Square. It reminds me Milani's One Coat Glitter - Twinkle also! three way dupe? haha

    How long did it take you to swatch all these out!? Glitters are always a pain for me to remove so this would have taken me an eternity! amazing post can't wait to see other dupes in the future :)

    and yay for blogger letting me comment today!

  4. FANTASTIC comparison post!!!! I loved reading it and am so happy you love the polishes, i had fun hunting them down for you! I have the Nails Incs and they really are spot on dupes! <3<3<3