Hello all! I have a super quick post for you today. I recently came across China Glaze Howl You Doin’ (part of the China Glaze Monster’s Ball collection for Halloween 2013) at ULTA. It was a truly mesmerizing polish that I had to have! Knowing that China Glaze was B2G1 FREE and that I had a $3.50 off coupon, you better believe I took advantage of that deal!
I was so excited about this polish that I swatched in my car and shared it with you all on Facebook and Instagram. Many people commented that it seems like a dupe of OPI Merry Midnight or Orly Fowl Play (which aren’t dupes of each other, you can see my comparison here). Personally I felt that it wouldn’t be a dupe to either because it contained so much glitter. But of course I did comparison swatches!
Index and Ring: Howl You Doin’
Middle and Pinky: Merry Midnight
The formulas are completely different on these two. Merry Midnight is a jelly while Howl You Doin’ is not. In fact the base of Howl You Doin’ is very uneven, probably due to the amount of glitter. Merry Midnight contains micro glitter and flakies, while Howl You Doin’ contains glitter and larger irregular shaped orange glitter. The base color of Howl You Doin’ is much much closer to Orly Fowl Play. Clearly I should have compared all three polishes but it totally slipped my mind how different Fowl Play was from Merry Midnight! Nevertheless, there is much more chunky glitter in Howl You Doin’ - so much so that it does not look good without a top coat. With a top coat? GORGEOUS! My official favorite polish of this fall!
The entire China Glaze Monster’s Ball collection is currently available online at both ULTA and Sally Beauty. The retail price is less expensive at Sally’s, but if the B2G1 Free Promo is still going on at ULTA and you use the $3.50 coupon, then THAT is a better deal!
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