As most of my sand effect nail polishes are pinks, I’d like to compare two of them: China Glaze Texture Itty, Bitty & Gritty and Kiko Sugar Mat 641 Rosa Fragola / Strawberry Pink. I swatched the Kiko here, so let’s see the China Glaze:
As you can see, they are not dupes. The China Glaze is more peachy toned while the Kiko is a colder and glittery pink. Kiko is € 4,90 for 11 ml, China Glaze is bigger (14 ml) and may or may not be easy and cheap to get, depending on where you live. The China Glaze feels slightly rougher than the Kiko (and way grittier than the Kikos without shimmer), but this doesn’t translate into durability as it chipped on the first day. Removal is equally easy for both, so all things considered I prefer the Kiko because it lasts longer and starts to chip after 3 or 4 days (not bad for a polish without top coat!).