Sunday, August 3, 2014
Sunday Similarities: Elevation Polish Haleakala & Colors by Llarowe Dirty Diana
Hey there, folks! The other day whilst perusing Facebook, I saw Manicure Addict's swatch of Elevation Polish's Haleakala and immediately fell in love. I jumped right over to Elevation's site and they had it in stock. Because of unbelievably fast shipping, I received my bottle yesterday! When I opened the package, my first thought was that Haleakala reminded me quite a bit of Colors by Llarowe's Dirty Diana. So I figured it would make for a great Sunday Similarities post!
At first glance, you can tell just from the bottles that these ladies are not dupes. But I really wanted to compare them on the nail so I swatched them both.
As you can see on the nail, there are some obvious differences. Haleakala is much more purple whereas Dirty Diana is a vibrant pink. Aside from the color, however, these two share a knock-your-socks-off linear holographic effect and a perfect formula! I'm showing two coats of each here with no top coat.
Since these are not really dupes at all, I highly suggest both or either for your collection. Haleakala is currently available on Elevation's site for $12.50 for a full size bottle and Llarowe does have Dirty Diana up on their page as I write this, but only one full size bottle left at $12. I do believe mention has been made of Llarowe re-releasing the Michael Jackson tribute collection, of which Dirty Diana is part, so don't despair if you miss it this time!
As always, thanks so much for reading and I hope you enjoyed the post!