As some of you already noticed, new Catrice shade Hip Queens Wear Blue Jeans looks a lot like new version of Essence Underwater polish.

I have really quick comparison for you today … in case you have one and are wondering whether you need the other one too. : silly:

Comparison: Catrice Hip Queens Wear Blue Jeans vs. Essence Underwater bottle

If we compare the bottles – we see that shimmer is a little bit more noticeable in Catrice version, but otherwise they look almost the same.

After I applied two layers (+ top coat) – I can not tell them apart.

Comparison: Catrice Hip Queens Wear Blue Jeans vs. Essence Underwater swatch

Conclusion – if you have one you do not need the other.

Which one to buy if you do not have either one? Though call – my Underwater already separated so I had to add mixing balls and shake hard to return it to original state, but it applied better than Catrice one.

Interestingly enough, I mostly reach for Hip Queens Wear Blue Jeans. I used it more than 3 times in the last few weeks. But even-though I like almost invisible shimmer in polishes, I wish it would be more visible in this shade … because this shimmer is simply BEAUTIFUL.

For the end I have for you one of the older konadicures made on 3-4 day old application of Hip Queens Wear Blue Jeans … something for those who want to know how good is staying power of Catrice polishes on my nails.

Catrice Hip Queens Wear Blue Jeans + Essence Stampy White + IP C03 konadicure
Catrice Hip Queens Wear Blue Jeans + Essence Stamp me White + IP C03


  1. Thanks a lot for the comparison. I only have the Essence polish, but I like the colour a lot. Application is good and i only need one coat. But I can also see a bit of a separation, I have to shake it from time to time.

  2. ‘thanks for the comparation i wanted actually a cheaper version of hips jeans and got 04Oh Bear of the Berlin collection of essence i think they are almost the also , but if i did new i did bought underwater instead.


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