DUPES? Bahama Mama by essie vs. Mindy by KL Polish

Hi loves! I’m so grateful for all of the DUPES suggestions you guys ask me about, they help me create these posts and I love them!! Today we are comparing Bahama Mama by essie vs. Mindy by KL Polish.

These two look similar side by side BUT… essie looks a bit more berry right? And Mindy looks darker. Ok let’s take a look at each one:

BAHAMA MAMA by essie

This is a berry burgundy plum. The formula is a bit watery and streaky. It was still patchy after 2 coats so I added a 3rd and that did the trick.

So vampy and luscious! I love the color but the formula was a bit finiky. I had to be really really careful when applying. Polishes like these can quickly creep up on your cuticles when applying and make a mess.



MINDY by KL Polish

This is a deep wine berry creme. It has a good formula that was thick but so easy to manage. Opaque in 2 coats. Sooo sultry and vampy!

Now let’s compare side by side on the nails:

WOW!!! So these are close! Bahama Mama is a hair more berry toned though. If I had to choose between the two I would chose Mindy because of the formula. Bahama Mama’s formula is not the greatest. Mindy was easy breezy to apply so this is an easy one. Price-wise they are basically both priced the same at $9 for essie and $9.50 for KL Polish USD each.

You can purchase Bahama Mama on Amazon here.

You can purchase Mindy on the KL Polish website here. AND you can use my coupon code POLISHEDPURSUIT612 to save money off your order 🙂


So which one of these do you prefer? Do you own either of these?


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