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Friday, November 11, 2011

Fatigued Friday - Green Swatches and Comparisons

Since "Yucky Greens" are my favorite polishes to wear, I decided to pull some of them out to do side-by-side comparisons.

First, I swatched most of them on one nail wheel just to see what colors were so similar they deserved a side-by-side.

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Starting at my thumb (which is donned in RBL No More War) and going clockwise:

Sally Hansen Insta-Dry Bronze Ablaze
China Glaze Wagon Trail
Chanel Khaki Brun
China Glaze Westside Warrior
Zoya Dree
Chanel Khaki Vert
Cult Nails In A Trance
My own franken
OPI Uh Oh Roll Down the Window
Zoya Yara
Essie Sew Psyched
Finger Paints Military Green
Joe Fresh Moss
Klean Colors Fashionista
RBL No More War
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics (OCC) Swamp Thing
NARS Night Porter
MAC Fatigues

So I decided on the following comparisons...

Klean Colors Fashionista vs. RBL No More War vs. OCC Swamp Thing

Outside, direct sun

Indirect sun
Next up, Zoya Yara vs. Cult Nails In A Trance vs. my franken

Outside, direct sun
Zoya Dree vs. OPI Uh Oh Roll Down the Window vs. China Glaze Westside Warrior

Outside, direct sun
and finally,  MAC Fatigues vs. Finger Paints Military Green vs. Essie Sew Psyched vs. Zoya Gemma

Outside, direct sun
As you can see, somehow I've managed NOT to have any straight-up dupes. YAY ME! But there are a few that are pretty close to each other.  I am one of those oddballs who appreciates even the subtlest of differences, though, so I'm glad I have all of them.

If I were to pick a couple I could do without just because those subtle differences make them not as wearable with my skin tone, I'd probably do away with Zoya Gemma, Essie Sew Psyched and Finger Paints Military Green because they have more grey and blue undertones than the really "yucky" ones that I love so much. Also I could have done without NARS Night Porter just because the finish falls flat (literally - you need a great top coat with this one) and it's more of a deep forest green, which isn't my favorite.

Here's a better shot of NARS Night Porter

See what I mean?

I know that there are a lot of people who don't love these yummy swampy (er, I mean yucky) greens as much as I do, but I know some of you out there do!

And if you haven't tried any yet, DO IT! You might be pleasantly surprised!

If there are any on the first nail wheel of which you'd like to see a comparison, let me know and I will do a green skittles manicure for you.


  1. wow, so many greens! I absolutely love this, thanks for the comparison although many of the brands are not available here, it's just nice seeing them all together ;) How is it I like Chanels Khaki Vert most of all...

  2. LOL, yeah it's a fantastic green for sure! Maybe because it's Chanel? I'm favorite is naturally a creme finish. I adore Westside Warrior, Uh Oh Roll Down the Window and Khaki Vert equally, I think. Khaki Vert is the lightest of the 3 with just the perfect touch of grey toning it down.

  3. This was my birthday post. LOL Yay for yucky greens!

  4. This was my birthday post. LOL Yay for yucky greens!


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