Friday, August 24, 2012

Essie Boxer Shorts and Comparison

Good Morning! Happy Friday! Today I have Essie Boxer Shorts from the new Yogaga collection that recently hit stores. I had to have this one. On Essie's website Boxer Shorts is described as "a winning blue." This creme polish is closest to a periwinkle blue, but with a hint of purple. I found the formula to be a little thick, but with a few drops of thinner it was perfect. The swatches below show 2 coats of Boxer Shorts topped with Seche Vite....



 

 I went through my stash and this has a few close shades. I've seen the Lapis of Luxury comparison on MUA showing they were different enough (which is why I bought this). In my stash the closest polish I have is China Glaze Secret Periwinkle. Next up is Revlon Modern Grace and Bettina Flip Flop.

Boxer Shorts, Secret Periwinkle, Boxer Shorts, Secret Periwinkle

Pointer & Ring = Essie Boxer Shorts. Middle & Pinky = China Glaze Secret Periwinkle
 
Essie Boxer Shorts and China Glaze Secret Periwinkle are super close. One just leans more blue and the other more purple. They are about the same brightness and both are opaque with two coats.
 
Here's another comparison pic with the other polishes that were somewhat close:
 
Top left - Essie Boxer Shorts
Bottom left - China Glaze Secret Periwinkle
Top right - Revlon Modern Grace
Bottom right - Bettina Flip Flop
I hope that makes everyone's shopping decision a little bit easier. If you already have Secret Periwinkle in your stash, I'm not entirely sure you need both. It's personal preference in regards to whether you want your polish a bit more blue or a bit more purple.

I hope everyone has a good weekend! :)
 

15 comments:

  1. I love blurples this shade! I'm surprised at how purple Boxer Shorts is though, I totally pegged it as a cornflower blue.

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  2. The name of this is cracking me up - but it's pretty!

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    1. It's true - the name is a tad silly but the color totally makes up for it :)

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  3. Well I did already own SP...and I did buy BS! I am constantly looking for non chalky white blues that lean a tish periwinkle because i sooooo cannot wear powder blue or aqua that has a lot of white in them. Instant lobster hands/feet.

    I thought Boxer Shorts looked really close to something I had...but was just not sure and it was the last one left when I finally found it. If I had the receipt I would take it back probably.

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    1. Ugh! Sorry you are stuck with it. Maybe you can try exchanging it at Target or somewhere for another color? If you do get stuck with it, at least it's pretty! :)

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  4. I've been waiting for my beauty supply to get this collection and they haven't for some reason! BOO. I may have to give in and just buy it at Harmon or something! I love this color on you :)

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    1. Thank you! My beauty supply stores never got this collection either. I hate paying full retail price lol :)

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  5. I really like boxer shorts. Great comparison, also!

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  6. Oh, pretty! I love periwinkle shades like this one. I'll definitely be on the lookout for it or the CG!

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  7. I adore Boxer Shorts!! I just did a glitter gradient with this polish & two from the Luxe Effects line :)

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