Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Comparison Post: China Glaze Lemon Fizz & Sally Hansen Yellow Kitty

Today's post is the first of its kind on here...a comparison post! A comparison post is one in which I will compare two or more very similar looking polishes so you can decide which you'd rather buy if you are planning to buy that colour. This post is a comparison between China Glaze Lemon Fizz and Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure Yellow Kitty. Both are subtle pastel yellows that tend to compliment most skin tones and are not in-your-face bright. Let's start with the swatches (in sun and in shade):

China Glaze Lemon Fizz vs. Sally Hansen Yellow Kitty (sun)

China Glaze Lemon Fizz vs. Sally Hansen Yellow Kitty (shade)

FORMULA: Both are on the thinner side and thus relatively sheer in the first coat. ChG Lemon Fizz builds up well and I needed 3 coats to build opacity. SH Yellow Kitty is harder to build up and I needed 4 coats for opacity. 

APPLICATION: I experienced a fair bit of dragging with SH Yellow Kitty. Both are prone to flooding the cuticle because of the watery formula so be careful to avoid getting too close. I didn't use a top coat for SH Yellow Kitty as it dries extremely glossy but ChG Lemon Fizz needs a top coat for added shine.

DRY TIME: ChG Lemon Fizz dries very quick and isn't dentable after 15 minutes. SH Yellow Kitty doesn't seem to ever really dry and was dentable half an hour after application.

PRICE & AVAILABILITY: China Glaze is available at Sally's Beauty Supply for $6.49 and Sally Hansen is available at drugstores for $7.49 - $8.49 or at Walmart for $5.97 (prices vary)

RESULT: ChG Lemon Fizz has a little more white than SH Yellow Kitty, making it look less glossy and more pastel. I love the formula of the China Glaze as it is a complete dream to apply. If I were to chose one, I would pick ChG Lemon Fizz as it seems to compliment my skin better because of that extra pastel effect and far superior formula.

Hope this helps you make a better decision! If you like, I will start doing more comparison posts, especially for high-end versus low-end polishes that are alike/dupes.

- The Manicurette


  1. Love this color! So unique

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