Today's Nail of the Day is Pacific Blues, a new limited edition polish from Maybelline's Summer 2013 collection.  Pacific Blues is a bright medium blue cream that makes a great statement color on the nails for summer.  

natural light, 2 coats

When I saw this in store, it reminded me of Sally Hansen Pacific Blue, one of my favorite blue polishes of all time.  I decided to pick up Pacific Blues to see if the two were dupes, and not surprisingly, they are!  If I had to note a difference between the two, I would say Maybelline Pacific Blues paints a smidgen darker than Sally Hansen Pacific Blue.  Sidenote: I wonder if Maybelline and Sally Hansen are owned by the same company, considering the name and shade similarity seems like it could be a copyright issue otherwise?


Between the two, I prefer the Sally Hansen shade.  I found Maybelline Pacific Blues to have a more difficult consistency.  It is thick, and doesn't spread easily.  The formulation of the Sally Hansen color is much more easy to work with.

Maybelline Color Show polishes retail for $3.99, and Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear polishes retail for $2.99.  Sally Hansen Pacific Blue can be a tricky one to find, I remember talking about it a couple of years ago and getting a lot of messages about finding it.  In case you are striking out, Pacific Blue is available on Ulta's website!

Would you wear it?
xx, Allison
Today's Nail of the Day is Pacific Blues, a new limited edition polish from Maybelline's Summer 2013 collection.  Pacific Blues is a bright medium blue cream that makes a great statement color on the nails for summer.  

natural light, 2 coats

When I saw this in store, it reminded me of Sally Hansen Pacific Blue, one of my favorite blue polishes of all time.  I decided to pick up Pacific Blues to see if the two were dupes, and not surprisingly, they are!  If I had to note a difference between the two, I would say Maybelline Pacific Blues paints a smidgen darker than Sally Hansen Pacific Blue.  Sidenote: I wonder if Maybelline and Sally Hansen are owned by the same company, considering the name and shade similarity seems like it could be a copyright issue otherwise?


Between the two, I prefer the Sally Hansen shade.  I found Maybelline Pacific Blues to have a more difficult consistency.  It is thick, and doesn't spread easily.  The formulation of the Sally Hansen color is much more easy to work with.

Maybelline Color Show polishes retail for $3.99, and Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear polishes retail for $2.99.  Sally Hansen Pacific Blue can be a tricky one to find, I remember talking about it a couple of years ago and getting a lot of messages about finding it.  In case you are striking out, Pacific Blue is available on Ulta's website!

Would you wear it?
xx, Allison