This is a sort of cool-neutral skittle. The colours are
Thumb – My Boyfriend Scales Walls – OPI
I gotta secret – Essence
I don’t give a Rotterdam – OPI
Khaki Pastiche – Marrionaud and
Bleu Precieux – Marrionaud (which seems to have taken on a really different hue in this photo next to the others!).
The links are to my previous reviews/swatches 🙂
I own a lot of nail polishes in this dark silver/graphite family. I am comparing Illamasqua Snap, Essence luxury secret, Essence icy princess and Orly Seagurl. Icy princess is obviously much lighter and sparklier/shinier. Tonally luxury secret and Snap are very similar but the formula on Snap is much easier to use. Seagurl is darker again and slighter warmed in tone. In my experience its prone to chipping but is a nice colour to wear and a good formula to apply.
The first two polishes are one coat, the icy princess is 3 coats and seagurl is 2 coats. I think that luxury secret and snap are very comparable. My pick is the Illamasqua Snap, but it’s about 10x the price for 2x the polish so the Essence is a very good cheaper dupe.
I love the look of grey and yellow together, so today I did a yellow manicure in Essence Destination Sunshine with a grey accent nail in Revlon Silver.
And now I’m left with the mellow yellow song as an ear worm “they call me mellow grellow…”
This is a base of Revlon Black Lunar with Orly Seagurl and Essence Icy Princess Dots. I think it’s quite nice when the colour complement but don’t quite match in a dotticure and I love a random gradient type effect.
I seem to have a lot of metallic greys but I do wear them a lot. Maybe I don’t need any more though!