Date: February 6th, 2012

Comparison swatches: a england – Saint George and Glitter Gal – Lizard Belly

Comparison a england Saint George (St. George) from The Legends and Glitter Gal Lizard Belly swatch swatches no dupe

When the first pictures and swatches of a england Saint George from the The Legends collections were released and posted the question came up how close Saint George is to Glitter Gal Lizard Belly. Before I applied my full manicure of Saint George I swatched a comparison to take a look if Saint George is a dupe to Lizard Belly or Lizard Belly close enough to Saint George to skip one of them. Bad news for your wallets though. They are no dupes and if you love holographic/prismatic nail polishes you need both. πŸ˜€

Comparison a england Saint George (St. George) from The Legends and Glitter Gal Lizard Belly swatch swatches no dupe
Comparison a england Saint George (St. George) from The Legends and Glitter Gal Lizard Belly swatch swatches no dupe
POST FAQ
Availability a england nail polishes
You can purchase a england nail polishes directly from a-england.co.uk for Β£9 each and with free worldwide shipping. You can also purchase a england nail polishes on overallbeauty.com or llarowe.com.

Availability Glitter Gal nail polishes
You can purchase Glitter Gal nail polishes on overallbeauty.com, Harlow & Co. or llarowe.com.

Coats used
a england – Saint George: two (was opaque with one coat)
Glitter Gal – Lizard Belly: two
Base coat and top coat
Base coat: OPI – Nail Envy Matte
Holo base coat: Gosh – 565 Fix Base Coat
Top Coat: Essence – Better Than Gel Nails Top Sealer
Saint George was sent to me by a england for review consideration.

Lizard Belly is no dupe for Saint George. Saint George is much lighter and its base is a saturated teal leaning on the emerald green side while the base color of Glitter Gal Lizard Belly is much darker and a very blackened teal. Also the holographic effect is different. a england Saint George is a much softer, delicate holo while Lizard Belly has a stronger, almost linear holo effect.
Bottom line: you do need both if you love teal, green and/or holos. πŸ˜€

The lighting in my comparison pictures is different to my new holo lighting setup from my Saint George swatches because I made the comparison right before I applied Saint George as a full manicure and changed the lighting again. While taking these pictures I had my arms wrapped around the fifth halogen lamp which I use for direct lighting. I must have looked very.. entertaining while taking the pictures. πŸ˜€
I am glad though that I now have a setup which doesn’t force me into making funny moves.

Thanks for looking and have a great week! β™₯

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26 thoughts on “Comparison swatches: a england – Saint George and Glitter Gal – Lizard Belly

  1. I love both those polishes but I have to say the richer green of St George just wins for me. Lucky, since Glitter Gal is next to impossible to get here!
    Do you use a specific type of halogen light? I’d love to get my lighting as good as yours. I wouldn’t know where to start though :-p
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    • The rich teal/emerald green base of Saint George has a special place on my heart too Opalline Star. :)
      I use regular IKEA halogen lamps outsode of the lightbox and as an extra a cheap halogen lamp from ebay inside of my lightbox. :)

  2. Therese D on said:

    Great to see them next to each other. Both are gorgeous. As usual, your photos/swatches are phenomenal!! Thanks for posting.

    • Thank you so much Sasha! :*
      The base color of Saint George is much richer and delicate than the almost black of Lizard Belly right? I really like Lizard Belly but Saint George is something special. :)

      Kim from Overall Beauty and Katie from Harlow & Co shound have Lizard Belly in stock now. I haven’t seen it on Llarowe today but I think it should come back.




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