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

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