''A little research would show you that all polish in the US is made by ONE manufacturer. So the likelihood that brands would have similar formulas/colors is not that unrealistic. And I asked Ginger + Liz directly where they get their polish from and it comes from a manufacturer in Northern California. Diamond is in Florida. Just because they have similar bottles doesn't mean they are the same. There are a bunch of off brand polishes using the same bottle as China Glaze (like Icing) and they aren't made by AII Beauty. Everything is not a conspiracy. Why are so many people on a witch hunt with every new brand that comes out?''
This comment was posted by All Lacquered Up on my post about Ginger + Liz nail polish.
I like ALU and it's one of the best resources for nail polish swatches, but this kind of ticks me off. I started this blog to write about nail polish (among other things) and I never though it would come to this. If I rave about a certain nail polish brand everyone is happy and everything is OK.
But NEVER post anything bad about it! Then all the nail polish furies will come and try to eat you. Come on, people!
I have nothing against Ginger + Liz brand. Nothing at all. I have to admit I was dissapointed when I asked them about shipping and they said they don't ship internationally. But ALU clearly said (in bold) that they do ship outside of US and there were all the countries of the world listed on their website. But once I contacted them, they took their time (a couple of hours) and wrote back saying that there's only US listed. I checked and it was true - only US. Where did all the other countries go? I understand if they have shipping problems (a lot of companies do), but why not inform customers about that immediately?
It's not all rainbows and sunshine, you know. There must be some rain to get the rainbow in the first place. I'm sorry if I'm cheap, but I wouldn't pay 12 dollars for a nail polish that is totally dupeable by 2 dollar brand. I don't care if the reason is the same product or the lack of Ginger + Liz's imagination. That's just the way I see it and I'm sorry (or maybe not) if someone got offended by that.
Yeah, I'm a total conspiracy thing freak. In fact... I think the jews did it! (for all of you with lack of humor: that's my sarcasm)
Anyway... let me tell you a better news. Painted Lady Fingers is having an awesome giveaway. Well, her giveaways are always awesome, but this one is special 'cause she's giving away some of the 'hard to find' polishes. Click on the photo to see her post about it.
Tempting, huh? =)
Good luck and thanks for looking!