Eight Store Brand Deals Worth Noting

What can we say? This is a great time of year at Brandefy because we are working away putting together holiday gift guides. This means we get to test tons of fun items. We’ve highlighted eight of the top performers, for any friends in need of some Hanukkah ideas.

1. We recommend checking out the Amazon version of some of your favorite clothing brands.

Summersalt The Sidestroke in Lava & White Sand & Dragonfruit vs. Coastal Blue Women's One Shoulder Gathered Side One Piece Swimsuit in Ladybug

Similarity Score: 83%

On the Amazon site, this one piece appears to be color-blocked, but in reality it is the single persimmion color. Fit-wise, the Summersalt suit sucks you in more, but the Amazon suit has nice rouching to slim without constraining you. Additionally, the Amazon suit is lined in black and has cups sewn in to prevent any exposure when wet. The Summersalt suit does not have cups. Both had very similar, high-end feeling material. Buy Our Pick


2. Give some glam- the Pixi version of Stila Glitter and Glow Eye Shadow is a real winner.

Stila Glitter & Glow eyeshadow in Rose Gold Retro vs. Pixi Liquid Fairy Lights in Rose Gold

Similarity Score: 89%

These products are incredibly similar! Both provide a very high shine look on your eyes, they come in very similar packaging and have the same type of applicator, and both lasted the whole day. The Stila shadow may appear to give more of a shine at first, but on the eye, it is barely noticeable that the Stila shadow simply has larger pieces of glitter than the Pixi. However, this also led to much more fallout all over our expert’s face throughout the day from the Stila shadow. Go with the cheaper alternative here! Buy Our Pick

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3. Finish off the eye with a little mascara

Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara vs. Sephora LashCraft Big Volume Mascara

Similarity Score: 85%

It took Sephora two coats to get the same volume but once both were on our expert could not tell the difference. The mascara brush was nearly identical. We know Better than Sex is cult favorite so we would recommend ppl to try this version out. Both are buildable but they do have that kinda clumpy look Better than Sex is known for! Buy Our Pick

4. Warm up with hot chocolate

Swiss Miss Milk Chocolate Hot Cocoa Mix vs. Pubix Original Hot Cocoa Mix

Similarity Score: 84%

These two are definitely hard to tell apart. The only difference was that the Publix version was slightly sweeter than the Swiss Miss and the Publix hot chocolate comes with 10 pouches while Swiss Miss only offers 8. If you have a sweet tooth, make the switch!

5. Speaking of chocolate, a bag of treats is always sweet.

Reese’s Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups vs. Choceur Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

Similarity Score 92%

The store brand peanut butter is smoother and creamier, but both peanut butter cups had extremely similar tastes. All testers said they would switch to the Aldi chocolate to save.


6. Let them indulge with a little hair care.

Matrix Biolage Hydrasource Shampoo Aloe Vera vs. Equate Hydrating Shampoo with Aloe Vera

Similarity Score: 83%

Testers thought these were very similar and the ingredient panels are also similar. The only difference is the equate version has a less intense smell. Buy Our Pick

7. Keeping on that hair care train…

It’s a 10! Miracle Leave in Plus Keratin Spray vs. Sally Beauty Generic Value Products Leave-In Treatment with Keratin

Similarity Score: 88%

Our beauty guru felt this was a great value for the price. She found the smell, feel, and functionality to be very similar overall. Buy Our Pick

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8. Don’t forget your pooch!

Greenies Original Dental Treats vs. Kirkland Signature Dental Chews

Similarity Score: 68%

While the ingredients are not entirely similar, we PREFERRED the ingredients in the Kirkland chews because of their lack of gluten. Greenies does list gluten in their ingredient panel. We also thought the grooves on the Kirkland sticks were more pronounced. Both had fresh seal zip packages, but we found the Greenie package easier to close up.

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