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Comparison – China Glaze Glittering Garland vs Orly Meet Me Under The Mistletoe

Wednesday, 14 December, 2011
China Glaze Glittering Garland vs Orly Meet Me Under the Mistletoe

When I swatched —> Glittering Garland <— back in October, it kept screaming MEET ME UNDER THE MISTLETOE!!! MEET ME UNDER THE MISTLETOE!!!!

 

It still kept screaming MEET ME UNDER THE MISTLETOE months later. I finally wanted the screaming to stop, so I did a comparison. While they are not dupes of each other, I found MMUTM to have a little more glass flecks in it. Glittering Garland has a deeper, darker jelly base that almost looks black. MMUTM has a slightly lighter base.

Come and see what I’ve got for a comparison today!

As always, please click on the images to get the full size.

China Glaze Glittering Garland vs Orly Meet Me Under the Mistletoe

China Glaze Glittering Garland vs Orly Meet Me Under the Mistletoe

They look almost alike here, but you can see that Glittering Garland has a slightly darker base with deeper, richer round of glass flecks.

China Glaze Glittering Garland vs Orly Meet Me Under the Mistletoe

China Glaze Glittering Garland vs Orly Meet Me Under the Mistletoe

Though this is an overcast shot, you can see that it does emphasize the difference between GG and MMUTM. They are incredibly similar. I’m not going to scream dupe because they really aren’t.

Overall, I find that Meet Me Under The Mistletoe has a bit more of a denser cluster of glass flecks. Almost like they just dumped extra glitter in! While I’m not complaining, it definitely is pretty. I’m glad I still have this in my stash! Also, thought it doesn’t show well in the photos (thank you non-sunny California day!), the bases for both of them are slightly different. GG is darker, almost like a blackened green jelly, whereas MMUTM is a couple of shades lighter, yet still a jelly. There are more glass flecks/glitter in MMUTM while the glitter seems sparser in GG.

If you get either one, you really won’t see a difference. However, if you happen to have both, you are one lucky person!

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5 Comments

  • Reply Nicole Wednesday, 14 December, 2011 at 8:28 am

    Oooh. I was wondering about this myself, I’m glad you did the side by sides! I DO have both, and I’m very glad.
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    • Reply carinaeletoile Wednesday, 14 December, 2011 at 9:20 am

      Having both is a win-win in my opinion! 🙂 If you have one not the other, it’s still a win-win. They are similar enough, but only you would know the difference.

  • Reply Megan @ Painting Rainbows Wednesday, 14 December, 2011 at 10:01 am

    Oh good! I have MMUM and wanted GG. Now I know I practically have it!!

  • Reply Lizzy O Wednesday, 14 December, 2011 at 4:58 pm

    Oh I want both, even though they look alike. lol… Pretty But If I am to get one, I’ll get Glittering Garland
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  • Reply Playing with Polish Thursday, 22 December, 2011 at 9:37 am

    I have MMUTM, but have not purchased the China Glaze holiday collection. Although they are not dupes, they are pretty darned close! Thanks for the comparison 🙂
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