Thursday, April 22, 2010

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Ulta3 Old verses New

Today I have swatches for you of the 'new' verses 'old' Ulta3 polishes that I have found.  I have said this before, but when I say 'old', I say that because the writing on the back of these bottles don't match all the current bottles. However, I have purchased all of these 'old' versions within the last month.

I have already swatched most of these with their description, so I won't go into details.

Precious - Old on the left, New on the right.  I prefer the old version.  Actually, I would love to have the colour of the old, with the foil finish and sparkles of the new.

Romance - New on the left, old on the right.  They are both similar tones, but the new version has a strong crystal shimmer and the other has more a subtle red shimmer.  So I guess it depends if you like sparkly or subtle.  I like sparkly, so the new one for me. Both three coats.

Pink colada - No comparison here.  It's not even worth picking a favourite because they are not even the same animal.  Old on the left, new on the right.  Three coats of the old one, only one coat of the new one.  I can't believe that Ulta3 can release a polish with the same name, but make it sooooo different.

Neutral - Again, not even the same animal here. I like them both. Old on the left, new on the right.

Little boy blue - New on the left, old on the right.  Hard to pick my favourite between these two, but I think I have to go with the old version.  It's more opaque (2 coats verses 3 coats for the new one) and it has a much better foil finish.

Has anyone else seen different versions of ones I don't have listed here?  I'm sure there must be others other there.


  1. Wow why does ulta3 do this? Its so weird! I definitely love the new pink colada soo much better. and I have the new version of precious and prefer it to the old ome :)
    I've got waterlily (the dark purple one) and I once saw a more bluey green version at a chemist...weird variation!

  2. I have the old version of Bo Peep which I can swatch some time. I'm curious to see the difference on the nails, so I might grab a new bottle and see.

  3. Thanks for these! I LOVE the old version of Pink Colada - the new version has never stood out for me. Also, I always thought Neutral was poorly named, I think the old version is much more appropriate, even if I do love the new colour.

  4. I have the old version of Bo Peep, it's a bright pink with silver glitter inside. If I'm not wrong, the new one is a pink creme.

  5. Cheryl - looks like you found another version of Bo peep. I haven't seen your version anywhere.

  6. Saw the 'midnight fever' ulta 3 polish that looks way different to the one i have.

    your one looks nicer blue than my one (it turns a dark blue, nearly black) :(.

  7. Lydia - May they labeled the bottle wrong. The is a blue, almost black polish that is just called 'Midnight', so I bet they mixed the labels.

  8. Hey Kitties, I made an order with Blue Glitter in it today - there's a difference! The glitter in V2 is smaller, a teeny bit more green, darker, and no silver. There's also a difference in Earl Grey - I only have the new one, but I was a bit surprised when it arrived after using (and breaking) the old 13.5ML


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