Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Essence Circus Confetti vs Models Own Hedkandi Ibiza Mix

Very short blog, but thought I would compare the two after a little discussion in ManiMommies Swap n Shop. I have had Ibiza Mix in my collection for a while now, and I absolutely adore it. But when we recently to Tenerife I picked up quite a few Essence polishes, including Circus Confetti.

 Must admit I probably wouldn't have brought it if I wasn't having a nose bleed in the shop as I thought it was very very similar to Ibiza Mix. But hey, a girl can never have too much polish. So, in this little comparison

I have used - 1 coat of each on two swatch circles - 1 coat of each over two coats of NYC City Blackout - 2 coats of each on two swatch circles. Here are the polishes

Here is a picture of all the swatches I did, the order from left to right is
- Two coats of Ibiza Mix
- Two coats of Circus Confetti
- One coat of Ibiza Mix over City Blackout
- One coat of Circus Confetti over City Blackout
- One coat of Ibiza Mix
- One coat of Circus Confetti

Ibiza Mix on the left, Circus Confetti on the right, one coat of each

One coat of each over NYC City Blackout. Ibiza Mix on the left, Circus Confetti on the right.

Two coats of each, Ibiza Mix on the left, Circus Confetti on the right.

Things to consider... My Ibiza Mix was half full, therefore the glitter wasn't as full coverage as I would normally expect, Ibiza Mix stinks, where as Circus Confetti doesn't. The main difference appears to be that the speckles in Ibiza Mix are bigger, but Circus Confetti appears to have slightly patterned hexes in it.

Let me know what you think.


  1. Interesting comparison. I have both of these glitters too, but my Ibizza Mix is more brown/blue/copper than your bottle seems to be. Interesting. It must be differences in batches. I like both of these glitters and your swatches show them to be close. I'm glad I didn't see it before I got my Circus Confetti, I might have been swayed away! :)

  2. such a great and interesting post!

  3. They're both really pretty!

  4. I think Ibiza is prettier, but it looks like it's taco-ing. Maybe that's just the pic? I'd go for the Essence for the price, though.

    1. Hiya Stace, I don't think they are taco'ing because they were flat to my fingernail. But, some of the hexes appear to have a bit of a pattern on them.