Monday, March 14, 2016

Seventy Seven Nail Lacquer Kiss My Sass vs Don't Call Me Barbie

Leave it to Seventy Seven Nail Lacquer to make a stand-out neon.This brand burst onto the scene with some crazy-bright shades last year, and if the other stuff I've swatched is any indication, this is definitely a brand to watch this year. One of my 2016 goals is to get organized, and that includes my swatch sticks. I noticed that I had two neons from this brand...and I figured a comparison was in order.

Seventy Seven Nail Lacquer Kiss My Sass vs Don't Call Me Barbie
(promotional samples ahead)

Let's start by looking at the older neon pin, Don't Call Me Barbie. It was part of the Neon Nights collection that I shared with you guys last June. It is a bright warm neon pink that is filled with gold shimmer. I remember loving this formula and being over-all impressed with the application.

Seventy Seven Nail Lacquer Don't Call Me Barbie
my original swatch from June 2015
Next let's take a peek at Kiss My Sass. It was part of the shiny new things for Fall 2016. It is definitely cooler (hence the blow-out of color for my poor camera) and has a softer, more subtle gold pearl. This formula was, if possible, better than the previous neon pink. 

Seventy Seven Nail Lacquer Kiss My Sass

Hopefully, you can see why I thought it might be worth comparing these two. In indoor light, they looked even more similar in the bottle. That definitely ended when I applied them.

Seventy Seven Nail Lacquer Kiss My Sass vs Don't Call Me Barbie
index and middle: Kiss My Sass
ring and pinky: Don't Call Me Barbie

Against my skin, the coolness of Kiss My Sass was far more obvious, It is also more neon, which is why I have such trouble catching a good picture of it. Formula wise, I think I prefer Kiss My Sass to Don't Call Me Barbie. It is just a wee bit more fluid, likely because it has only shimmer rather than tiny flakes of gold.

The macro kinda shows the difference in shimmers.

Seventy Seven Nail Lacquer Kiss My Sass vs Don't Call Me Barbie
index and middle: Kiss My Sass
ring and pinky: Don't Call Me Barbie

I mean, I'm still keeping both of them. They aren't the same...they are similar.

Seventy Seven Nail Lacquer Kiss My Sass vs Don't Call Me Barbie
index and middle: Kiss My Sass
ring and pinky: Don't Call Me Barbie

Under an ultra-violet light, they are amazingly similar.


You can see that my index and middle fingers, which are wearing Kiss My Sass, are giving off a little bit of a pink shimmering pearl. That was more evident in real life as well. Under a black light, Don't Call Me Barbie came off as slightly warmer and a little bit more flat in color. Kiss My Sass was a bit more dynamic and fun.

Seventy Seven Nail Lacquer Kiss My Sass vs Don't Call Me Barbie
index and middle: Kiss My Sass
ring and pinky: Don't Call Me Barbie

Hopefully this was helpful to you. If you happen to be poking around the 77NL shop, I definitely recommend grabbing Kiss My Sass. Don't Call Me Barbie is no longer available, but you might find it in a destash somewhere. Not mine. I need them both.

16 comments:

  1. Kiss My Sass is definitely my favorite, I love cooler toned pinks.

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  2. Love them both! They're definitely different enough to justify keeping them both.

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  3. Oooooo...I love the shimmer on Don't Call Me Barbie!

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  4. This soooo makes me need summer right now! I love how bright these are!

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  5. OOOH! The UV light photos are super fun! Love!

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  6. Both polishes are super fun, but I think Don't Call Me Barbie is my favorite of the two!

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  7. Hah, I gasped when I saw those black light shots. Those are just magnificent. Awesome comparison! I've never heard of this brand before, but now I want to check them out!

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  8. There is nothing in the world more satisfying than a neon pink. Except maybe a comparison post of two of them.

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  9. Wow! For my taste I prefer the older darker colour but they are both amazing to be honest.

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  10. I love comparing polishes from the same brand. I've been doing the same with ILNP lately

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  11. These are both really pretty and so so so vibrant!

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  12. What a cool polish! And I don't blame you for keeping both -- I can totally see that they're very different from each other! A girl needs to have her variety of polishes, right?!

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  13. Oh I like kiss my sass, that looks right up my alley

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  14. Great comparison, I love neon pinks!

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