Sunday, 6 March 2011

Comparison: Essie Sew Psyched vs Models Own Grace Green - Swatches & Review!

Hello lovelies!

Today I bring you a comparison of two polishes I recently picked up. They looked very similar to me in the bottles when I was re-organizing my nailpolish stash the other day, but upon swatching them side by side I've realized how different they are.
(Pics were taken inside and under artificial light, since the sun didn't want to come out and play.)

From index to pinkie this is: Essie Sew Psyched, Models Own Grace Green, Essie Sew Psyched, Models Own Grace Green. Two coats, no base or top coat.

(Please excuse the quality of those pics. Still trying to get the hang of it all!) (And ignore that smudge of polish on my ring finger.)

As you can see, the Essie polish is much darker and also has a subtle shimmer to it. Grace Green (which, yes, I bought a little for the name. I have this thing for product names that include the word 'grace'.) is much more muted and greyed out.

Both are gorgeous, gorgeous polishes and applied like butter. I would say that the Models Own one applied just a little bit more smoothly, though -- it's almost opaque in one coat! The formula on both of these was great and I had no difficulties with application. I've only worn each of these once, but drying time was decent and I didn't experience any major chipping, shrinking or peeling.

In conclusion: both are great polishes and if you're into these kinds of colours, I would totally recommend picking them up!

Hope everybody had a lovely weekend! ♥

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