Astra Expert Gel Effect 08 Argent Sable + comparison

Hi everyone!

Today I am showing you a nail polish from Italian brand Astra.

Astra Expert Gel Effect n. 08 Argent Sable* was released as a part of Autumn/Winter 2015 collection. It’s a champagne colour which fits the darker season perfectly. It has a foil finish that makes it always sparkly even in the worst cloudy days.

I must say that foils are a great alternative to glitters, for a sparkly combo with Spring pastels, as accent nails or for nail arts. Foils are so much easier to remove than standard glitters!

Two easy coats, no top coat.

Astra Expert Gel Effect 08 Argent Sable

Astra Expert Gel Effect 08 Argent Sable

Does it remind you of something you’ve already seen on my blog? Yup, I grabbed that other one and compared them quickly. Here’s Astra Expert Gel Effect 08 Argent Sable* vs Color Club Antiquated.

Astra Expert Gel Effect 08 Argent Sable vs Color Club Antiquated comparison

I hope it’s clear what the differences are!

Color Club Antiquated is lighter and more silvery, Astra Expert Gel Effect 08 Argent Sable* is more brown toned.

Besides the slight colour difference, Astra Expert Gel Effect 08 Argent Sable* is grainier than Color Club Antiquated, seeing them side by side it looks like the CC leans to a metallic finish.

Do you need them both? Nope, but one of them might be handy, you choose one depending on what’s available in your country. I can’t honestly pick a favourite!


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*pr sample – campione gratuito

CONVERSATION

32 commenti:

  1. Aha! Lovely polish! You compared both polishes in a very beautiful way! Like it! :-)

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  2. Sembra davvero molto bello, a maggior ragione se somiglia ad Antiquated!
    Lo appunto subito nella wishlist, ultimamente sto adocchiando parecchi smalti Astra grazie ai tuoi swatches. :)

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    1. Quando riuscirai a provarli non ne farai più a meno!

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  3. Adesso dovrò guardare se lo trovo perché lo userei tantissimo per le mie nail art. Grazie per le swatches!

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    1. E' vero, questo colore te lo godresti un sacco!

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  4. devo.comprare.smalti.astra
    devo.comprare.smalti.astra
    devo.comprare.smalti.astra

    ....e prima di tutto, devo capire qui dove li vendono :P
    mi piace molto, sia da solo sia un'ottica nail art :) :)

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    1. Io li trovo nei negozi di cinesi, hanno gli stand sempre tenuti bene e con tutti i tester (del make-up, vabbè).

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  5. Bello! Diciamo che non è propriamente un colore "unico" però mi piace molto ^^

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  6. The Astra polish is a great dupe of Color Club. Looks great on you!

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  7. Great comparison! I have a few silver fouls and I live that they generally stamp really well.

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    1. I think this one wouldn't stamp because it's not a one coater.

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  8. This is such a great metallic.

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  9. I'm not usually one for foil finishes but I like this a lot.

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  10. This is really pretty-- I loooooove a metallic foil! I like that Argent Sable has a slightly darker tone!

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  11. I love this. Thank you for the comparison! I have Antiquated, so now I don't *have* to lust...

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  12. I doubt Astra is available in Canada so just Color Club for me, but it is a nice foil and doesn't seem to have the patchy brush strokes of many

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    1. Thank you! Yeah, Astra is sold somewhere in Europe but I am pretty sure not overseas.

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  13. Thanks for the great comparison! It's nice to know when a polish is close to another polish (or not).

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    1. Thanks Jessica! This comparison will help my Italian readers mostly but I am happy to help when I can!

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  14. Oh how pretty! I love how shiny it is!

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  15. Very pretty! And thank you for the comparison, that is nice to know! I really love these finishes, especially for this shade.

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