Muir Muir on the Wall is a dark, vampy duochromatic polish, shifting from warm purple to dark gold (to green in some lights). I was expecting a stronger duochromatic effect on the nail, since it’s fairly strong in the bottle, but it is still very, very beautiful. This is three coats and topcoat.
This polish is named after the Muir (pronounced “myoor”) Woods National Monument north of San Francisco, a kind of reserve protecting the redwood trees growing there. Therefore, I think that the color they chose for this polish is absolutely spot on. It’s always been a dream of mine to see the redwood forests of northern California, but for now I’ll have to make due with this fantastic nail polish.
Like I said in my previous post, Million Chances really reminded me of Space Cadet, so I decided to do a proper comparison. They look a bit different in their bottles due to the different shapes of the bottles – the light hits them in different angles. But, on the nails, it’s nearly impossible to tell them apart. This is two coats on black underwear, no topcoat.
They both have the same shade of teal base, but I’d say that Space Cadet has a slightly better coverage, and is a bit warmer toned than Million Chances. If you look at the photo right above here, you can see that Million Chances has more green to it, and Space Cadet has more pink/rose gold. That is, when the light hits them from the direct front.
If you look on the photo below, even I can’t tell them apart. This is when the light hits them from the side, and the duochromatic effect goes off the charts. Other than Space Cadet having a slightly better coverage, I can’t tell them apart.
|Gina Tricot Beauty
188 Million Chances
|Coats for full opacity
||2 on black||2 on black|
|Volume||10 ml||18 ml|
|Price per ml||€0,39/ml
|Where to buy||GinaTricot.com||Discontinued|
Million Chances is a beautiful shimmer polish with a very strong duochromatic effect. The base is a sheer teal, and the shimmer particles go from pink to gold to green. This is two coats on black underwear, since it’s much too sheer to wear on its own, and no top coat.
Remind you of anything? I’d say this is as close to a dupe of ORLY Space Cadet I’ve ever seen. (Posting a comparison in a little bit.) One of the girls in a nail polish group I’m in on Facebook posted a photo of this polish, and I couldn’t really tell in that photo that it would be so similar to Space Cadet, but when I went to pick this up for myself I though immediately that it must be a dupe.
If you don’t own Space Cadet and wish to do so, this is a wonderful substitute. It’s not just cheaper, but it’s easier to get your hands on too, if you live in Europe. Such a pretty little oil slick, isn’t it?
- Swatch of OPI – Muir Muir on the Wall
- Comparison of Gina Tricot Beauty – 188 Million Chances and ORLY – Space Cadet
- Swatch of Gina Tricot Beauty – 188 Million Chances
- Swatch of Gina Tricot Beauty – 175 Violet Glims
- Swatch of Gina Tricot Beauty – 159 Purple Nights
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- Nail art: Ultra Brutal Technical Death Metal
- Swatch of H&M – Moonlight
- Swatch of Gina Tricot Beauty – 182 Turquoise Dust
- Swatch of H&M – Mermaid
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