Monday, October 18, 2010

and the answer is...


For the gals who guessed B was Chanel, you were right! But honestly, in the bottles they look identical. I couldn't have guessed it myself if I had been blind folded and someone else painted my nails. Plus, the camera flash really highlights the undertones that differ in these polishes. As you can see, Sew Psyched is a bit more grey while Khaki Vert has a bit more yellow in it's composition to bring out more of a green shade.

I honestly don't have a favourite out of the two. They are so similar when not under the spot light that I didn't bother to change the polish on one hand and went out last evening with both on! (But seriously, my company was all guys so really they would never notice the difference one way or another I'm sure!) I like Chanel's shade better but Essie goes on thicker. Does it really warrant a $15 price difference? Definitely not.

6 comments:

Kate said...

Haha, well I am glad the one I liked better turned out to be the one I have! But like you say, camera flashes tend to bring out all kinds of undertones & shades (which is why I never use a flash!) so they are probably very similar in real life!

Nina said...

Im yet to get my hands on the Chanel one, but seeing how close Essie is, I just might pick that one instead!

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Courtney Erin said...

Those shades are so close -- I'm totally going to pinch my pennies that get the Essie one.

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Le garçon avec les lunettes said...

Wow,so cute colour!!!

Fifth Sparrow said...

Is it sad that the packaging might be the deciding factor? lol I'm such a pushover for Chanel bottles! (even thought the Essie colour is gorgeous and so similar!) xx

Frickys said...

So cool that you got the Chanel limited color but I am seriously starting to doubt their nail polishes also. Def not worth the price tag (it's twice as expensive here) since they dry very slow and come off as easily.