Showing posts with label Comparison. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Comparison. Show all posts

26 June 2021

Comparison: ILNP Eclipse and ILNP Eclipse Holographic

Eclipse - Eclipse (H)
Daylight No Flash Photo

Eclipse - Eclipse (H)
Indoors No Flash Photo

Eclipse - Eclipse (H)
Flash Photo


13 May 2013

Leighton Denny Vs OPI - Crystal Nail Files

In the market for a crystal nail file? Don't know which is better? Here's a bit of a guide.

Why not use a emery board made of cardboard?
The grit is usually finer, meaning it helps improve the health of your nails. Helps against splitting, peeling and chipping. It means that your nails are less likely to snag and click tights too. With a crystal nail file you can file in any direction you like whereas with a traditional cardboard one you can't. Simply wash with warm water and dry and your nail file is good as new.

Why would I want a crystal nail file over a glass one?
A glass nail file is made in the same way as traditional emery boards, sandblasted. A crystal nail file is dipped in acid and so the grit is permanently etched on to the file. A glass one will wear down the same was as a cardboard one.

What is a grit?
A grit rating is the amount of sand per square cm. The higher the grit rating the smoother the file and the gentler it is on your nails.

Leighton Denny - Crystal Nail File
This nail file has a smooth end and is exceptionally smooth, you could run this over the finest of tights and not snag them. Very gentle on nails, and seals the end of the nails against water seeping in and splitting nails. Grit means it takes a while to file down the length of your nails. Comes packaged in a flip lid tin pack which is perfect for protecting the file. Leighton's crystal nail file doesn't have a grit rating as it is that fine.

OPI- Crystal Nail File
Ever so slightly longer than the Leighton one. This has a sharp end which is a bad thing for clumsy people like myself. If you do like a metal nail file with a point then I imagine you would like this. The grit on this is more rough. You can file your nails with this and take off a lot of length quickly. Comes packages in a plastic round tube, quite rustic but cheap feeling and easily breakable. Grit - 240.

Bottom Line
I've owned the OPI file for over two years and Leighton Denny's for around a year and I find I use them both. OPI for taking down length and Leighton's for smoothing the edges and filing the free edges. If I had to choose between the two I'd opt for Leighton's because even though it is slower at removing excessive length usually I just use it to tidy up the free edge as I quite like to keep long nails. The finish isn't as smooth with the OPI one either. You don't need both files.

22 August 2012

Comparison: Gosh Holographic V's Gosh Holographic Hero

Is it a exact copy of the previous GOSH Holographic?

I managed to find a bottle of the new polish and along with the old version thought it would be useful to do a comparison of the two.

Bottle comparison shot
Bottles look relatively similar, both containing 8ml

Indoors under a LED light?



Direct sunlight?



I do think there is a difference, GOSH holographic seems to have smaller holographic flare and gives a better holographic effect than the newer one. But the difference is slight and to the non-lacquer head unnoticeable. If you already have the original then you don't need the new holographic hero, other than for a back up! 

Holographic Hero is nice enough with a good holographic effect, however not as good as the original.

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*edit* 24th August 2012

GOSH - "Dear EnigmaticRambles: It is the same colours. We chose to relaunch Holographic. :) GOSH Cosmetics"

From what they are saying I think they are implying that it is the same polish just relaunched. I personally see a slight difference, but perhaps I got a dodgy bottle?