Below: Mad as a Hatter on the nail is a multi colored shower of glitter, and even though it takes me 3 or 4 coats when not using a base color, it's worth every one of them!
Below: Even in the shade, there's no quieting this one down.
Below: Macro shots showing the detail of Mad as a Hatter, and below, Holiday Spirit. They look more similar on the nail than in the bottle.
Below: Sation's Holiday Spirit tries hard to keep up with Mad as a Hatter, and I give it an 'A' for effort. This one also requires 3-4 coats with no base color.
Below: Like Mad as a Hatter, the shade does little to tone this one down.
Below: The coverage isn't quite as good on the Sation, but I refuse to do more than 4 coats. The glitter is finer, and I'm sure it would work just as well as a top coat over a darker shade.
They're not exactly dupes, but they are somewhat similar in my opinion. The Sation doesn't have quite the jelly texture that the OPI has, so I found it a little easier to apply. The Sation has an oddly smooth texture when it dries, but that doesn't make it any better when it comes to the removal. It removed in typical glitter fashion! I had ordered some Sation's from VNS because I had a few already and wanted to explore the brand a little more. For $1.25, I didn't have much to lose!