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Sunday, May 27, 2012

The Ultimate Black and White Glitter Comparison Post

As some of you may be aware, I have a slight addiction to black and white glitters. I just can't get enough of them! And why just own one when you can own 20? Especially when they are all so different...

Anyway, I thought you guys could benefit from my total obsession and see how these all stack up with each other. All glitters are layered over Zoya Dove, a light grey creme. I've put all the pics together at the top of the post to make it easier for you to compare between photos. All of the other information on these polishes, including density and ease of application, can be found in an embedded Google spreadsheet at the end of the post.

(L-R) Sonoma Nail Art - My Three Glitters, Cover Band - Sticks and Stones
Lynnderella - Connect the Dots, All That Glitters - Spotty Dotty Light and Spotty Dotty Dark
(L-R) Lush Lacquer - Salt N' Peppa, Sonoma Nail Art - Sonoma County Gazette
Candeo Colors - Sprouse**, Chalkboard Nails - Unnamed franken
(L-R) Dollish Polish - Putting on the Ritzzz, Dandy Nails - Colorblind
Dandy Nails - Colorblind²F4 Polish - Holy Cow
(L-R) F4 Polish - Black Tie Affair, Windestine - Asbestos / Carbon Copy
All That Glitters - Hole Hearted, Candy Lacquer - Modern Love
(L-R) Lac Attack - Ocelot-a-spots, Pretty and Polished - Valentino**
Nail-venturous Lacquers - Voodoo Doll, 365 Days of Color - Old Time Movie
(L-R) Rockstar Nails - Punk Rock Barbie, SYN Cosmetics - I'm Glowing Home
Sonnetarium - Samurai Princess, Sonnetarium - Lotta Zebra
(L-R) Vivid Lacquer - Sketchbook, Vivid Lacquer - Composition
Different Dimension - Social Suicide, Naild'it Unique Nail Polish - Zebra Tracks
(L-R) China Glaze - Whirled Away, Monster Lacquer - White Noise
Wishful BB - White Collar Caffrey, Serum No. 5 - Thanks For the Memories
(L-R) Different Dimension - Love Her? I Don't Even Lacquer!, Hard Candy - Black Tie Optional
Elevation Polish - Haba Xeushan, Pretty and Polished - Stay Classic

** Indicates polish may be an older version with uncharacteristic bleeding or other abnormalities. 

Here is all of the information for these products. This information is displayed in picture order, so the polishes in the first picture are displayed first (the rows also alternate grey and white when I switch to the next photo). If you are having trouble viewing this embedded spreadsheet, click here to view it in Google Docs.


Many of these shops may not be stocked right now, but keep up with their Facebook pages to get information on restock dates and times.

I hope this has been helpful for you guys! I know that there are more out there that I don't have (yet), but I think this is a pretty good start... ;)

Some of the products in this post were provided to me by the manufacturer or their PR.

88 comments:

  1. Seriously amazing post!!! And thank you for the great sheet!!

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  2. they really are soo different.
    clearly all are needed.

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  3. i am so impressed of your effort to swatch and compare all of them for us!! good job =)

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  4. You have no idea how helpful this post is going to be! ♥ LOVE it!

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  5. WOW what a post! I can't decide what I like more. I really like Sticks and Stones & Putting on the Ritzzz :D

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  6. bloody hell !! talk about Ultimate! wowzers xx

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  7. Amazing swatches and ultimate organization. I expected nothing less.

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  8. WOW. Just-WOW. This must have taken an incredible amount of time to put together! I can't even comprehend it. Awesome post and kudos to you! I only own two of those-simply because I didn't want the others-but I may have to cave and get one more.

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  9. WOW! I love seeing them like this!

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  10. this is an epic post!! such a great reference tool to have, esp. for all of us indie polish collectors! thanks for all the effort you put into this one :) i know it helped me better refine my wish list (haha - mostly addition).

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  11. The black and white glitter BIBLE!!!!

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  12. Thanks for this amazing post. I still love my dollish the best, but I prob need a few more ;--

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  13. wow, thanks for taking the time to do this, will definitely be coming back to this when I decide to buy one!

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  14. Wow - this is awesome! Thank you so much for taking the time to swatch all of these for us!

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  15. What an excellent post! A great service to both potential buyers, and all these sellers to have their information and images consolidated. Great work!

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  16. Oh wow! so many black and whites. Thanks for sharing :)

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  17. Wow! This is really helpful comparison post!

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  18. Oh how I envy you. They are all so stunning!!

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  19. I can't get anything black and white in the UK.
    There aren't any indie polish makers either.
    I don't think it's as easy to get the raw materials. I tried myself, but the companies don't sell to the public.

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    1. Some of the makers in this post ship internationally. You'll need to check the shops' policies for availability!

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    2. Lots of the sellers on etsy ship to the UK Nina x :-)

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  20. I love the comparison chart/info (and the swatches)! Very cool.

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  21. Ninja Polish, which sells Cover Band's "Sticks 'n Stones," ships to the UK. I finally got a bottle of SnS and LOVE it. Great comparison post, by the way, thanks!!

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  22. Awesome post!! Thank you so much for comparing them!! You rock!!

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  23. Who knew there were so many Black & White polishes out there? I know I have at least 3 of them, and now I see more to add to my collection. What a fantastic post, thanks for taking the time to do this!

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  24. You did an amazing job on this post! Good Job!

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  25. That is pretty much awesome! Thanks for putting together all the info and SHARING it!!

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  26. That is an awesome comparison! I have Sticks and Stones, but was wondering how the others compared. Thanks so much!

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  27. A slight addiction??? Yeah, sure, ok...
    But thank you for thinking of us all too! This has been most helpful!!!
    Now I know what is missing in my collection! (hint - cover band LOL)
    Great great post and amazing pics!

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  28. Talk about the ultimate comparison! Thanks for this! It's great. and it also confirms my need for black and whiteness!

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  29. Such an amazing post, thank you x :-)

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  31. I just counted up and I only have 11 of these! Love to have them all! I think that Sticks and Stones is my favorite one followed by Spotty Dotty white.

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  32. This has to be one of the best post I have ever seen!

    Side note: I wish I had all of those glitter polishes :)

    http://datyorkloves.blogspot.com/

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  33. OMG! You are obsessed. ; ) I think there are at least 3 I need though. Thanks for the comparison!

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  34. Superior job on this comparison! I long for a # of these!

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  35. This is sooooo useful, fantastic, thank you so much, great work!!!

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  36. Great post. I also am a bit obsessed with the black and white glitter look! My friend just bought me a bottle of Sticks & Stones and I've used it for my last 2 manis! I seriously can't get enough of it. I know I need to ration it though, it may be able before I am able to get another black and white glitter polish!

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  37. Oh wow, so many great black&white glitters and I like so many of them... I only have Sticks'n Stones but now I might be needing Salt n' Pepper and Country Gazette as well. This is the kind of glitter that looks great over almost everything, that's why I like it so much.

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  38. Far out !! That is amazing. You rock!!

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  39. And I thought I had a lot of black/white glitters!! Evidently not... :)

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  40. Wow! This is a GREAT post! I have been shopping for a great black/white glitter lately- this is very timely!

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  41. Such a beautifully organized post!

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  42. Very nice post :) Well done & thanks for sharing ! I think my favourite of the list would be Putting on the Ritzzz.

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  43. this is extremely comprehensive - i cant thank you enough for taking the time to do this!

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  44. I love this post... If I HAD to pick just one, it would be Color Blind!!

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  45. this is an amazing post! so much black and white glitterness! i love seeing all the different kinds!

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  46. Oh this is so grand! I have several of these, but I have been looking for a black shatter for ages, and now I see a brand that carries just the thing I'm looking for! Seen it before by some indie brand, but it was discontinued. Thanks for this amazing post!

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  47. Oh man I love them all! I think I like these the best though…Color Blind, Sprouse, and Salt n' Peppa.

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  48. I'm not a big fan of b/w glitters (I know, shoot me now) but Lush Lacquer's might just sway me.

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  49. All I can say is thank you! thank you! thank YOU!! <3 Out of all I still love the Lyndarella best! Maybe an first love type of attachment tho :) I just purchased Spotties Dottie white and Black... I like how you can use one or the other or both :)

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  50. My sprouse didn't start out with a blue tinted base. It was colorless, now the blue glitters have bled to make the base blue-ish.

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    1. Oh, interesting! Thanks for the information. I got mine in a swap and it always had a blue base, but I was curious if it was a result of bleeding or not. I do kind of like the blue base but hope the glitters don't bleed completely!

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  51. I too love and collect black and white glitters!! I have quite a few of these :D
    To be honest one of my top favourite of these is your franken! I love it!
    This post has been incredibly helpful for me, thanks!

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  52. ooooh *__* now i have a problem with my bank account.

    <3

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  53. Sticks 'n Stones has made it to the top of my favorite polishes list. I absolutely adore it! Great post and comparisons, now I know where to look in the future before buying more b&w glitters!

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  54. Excellent comparison post! I own none of these but I think I may have to change that soon. ;)

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  55. Geez I thought I was able to resist the temptation of b&w glitter polishes but this post just ruined me. I NEED the Windestine polishes in my life!!

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  56. Where did u get the white squares u used in your unnamed franken? I looked all over michaels for something to use, but found no white glitter of any kind, and I'm dying to make my own black and white nail polish.

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    1. Michelle from Sonoma Nail Art sent them to me, I'm not sure where she got them from.

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  57. I love the sticks & stones one! I need to get this asap

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  58. This post is simply brilliant! I can't begin to imagine the time and work you've put into it. :)

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  59. nubar black and white polka dots are good too!

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  60. I should have I'm Glowing home today! :)

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  61. Thank you so much! I have been gawking at all the Connect the Dot dupes for a couple of months and this just makes it a lot easier to see how they all stack up to each other! And I think my favorite is the Cover Band Sticks & Stones the best too. Thank you so much! (Haha, so jealous you have about 20 white and black glitters. ;) )

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  62. What a great post! I need to get you some of my polish :)! Some of the blogger friends of mine told me you did great posts, now I see that!

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  63. I love this post. Sad that this beauties are so hard to get,but that's how gem stones are. I only got CG's version and that one clearly isn't the greatest one. Hope to get more in a soon future. :) Keep up the great work it's much appreciated! :D

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  64. There is another: Glitzology "Cruella".

    http://www.etsy.com/shop/GlitzologyBeauty

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  65. OMG! I can't imagine how long it took you to find all the versions although I think this was really fun for you since you are such a fan os nail polish! thank you for this!

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  66. Hi! I saw your nail art on Rubber Toast Blogspot, and i came right here to see more pictures! so creative!

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  67. This must of taken you so long! its great though!

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  68. fantastic post! it's definatley made is easier to shop for the perfect B&W Spots & Stripes :) Many thank you's!!

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  69. 32 b&w glitter top coats! Wow! lucky!

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  70. This master post is amazing. Thanks for sharing your love of black and white glitters with us all! :)

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  71. This post is really awesome! I wanted to give you a heads up on Pretty & Polished Valentino. I think you have an earlier formula. I have an older bottle that looks like yours posted and 2 newer ones that have a clear base coat. Just a tip!

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  72. Love this post! Samurai Princess and Old Time Movie are my favorites.

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  73. I see that this was posted in may of 2012, so i'd like to add china glaze's glitz n pieces from their bitz n peices collection. However, it is very similar to hard candy- black tie optional. Thank you for this wonderful post, i absolutely ADORE your blog.

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  74. Wow this is amazing. I just found out about these black and white glitter nail polishes. I just got one by Salon Perfect called Splat! and it looks very similar to those too. Klean color also have one called Decades of Bond.

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