Hello, friends! I apologize for not having updated in nearly a week. I've merely been lazy. The pictures are backing up and I've got tons to post - now I just need to do it!
This is three coats of OPI GoldenEye.
Application and wear were good. I did use two coats of top coat, just to be safe. Lately I'm finding that I need more top coat layers because my more recent favorite formulas are not as thick as the old faves (Seche Vite and Poshe, for example).
I can deal with another coat, though, if it means an extra day or two of wear!
After I got GoldenEye, I realized I have a dupe - maybe even two, thinking about Orly Glitz and Glamour! The dupe in question, however, is Sally Hansen Gilded Lily, which I bought from Target maybe a couple of months ago.
Here are the bottle comparisons. Looking mighty dupey.
And here are some nail wheel comparisons.
If I try to imagine a difference, it's that Gilded Lily might be a hair darker in color and maybe more reflective and shiny. That might be due to formulation density and/or brush differences, though. I'm gonna say that they are super close and you definitely don't need both.