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Saturday, August 4, 2012

Nails Inc. Tavistock Street and a Grey Comparison with Dior

Today I felt like wearing grey. Naturally, I reached for Dior Gris Montaigne. My favorite medium grey.

And then I remembered that I'd gotten a grey Nails Inc. They looked very similar in the bottles so I decided a comparison post was in order.

I pulled those two and three more and this is what I found out!

Grey Comparison
Grey Comparison

Grey Comparison

As you can see, China Glaze Concrete Catwalk is much darker, but the others are similar.

Here's how they stacked up:

Pure Ice Kiss Me Here - decent formula, no streaking, 2 to 3 coats for opacity

Kiko 327 Granite Grey - great formula, no streaking, 1 coat for opacity

Dior Gris Montaigne - good formula, a bit of streaking, 2 coats for opacity

Nails Inc. Tavistock Street  - great formula, perfect application, 1 coat for opacity

Dior Gris Montaigne is great, but it didn't really self-level. Any of these polishes really are acceptable, but the easiest, smoothest polish was Nails Inc. Tavistock Street so that's what I chose to use for my full manicure.

What do you think?

Nails Inc. Tavistock Street

Nails Inc. Tavistock Street

Nails Inc. Tavistock Street

So do you have any of these? Which is your favorite?

Pure Ice Kiss Me Here is available at Walmart for $1.99
Kiko is available on their site,, for £1.50
Dior Gris Montaigne is getting harder to find but it's still available intermittently on for $23.00
Nails Inc. polishes are available at and for around $9.50.

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  1. Nails Inc seems lightest and I love that! I love me a good solid grey, it is surprisingly one of my all time favorites to wear.

    love the posts as always but now im on my laptop and can ACTUALLY COMMENT that :D

  2. Ha! Thank you so much! I think I should get my hands on this Nails Inc.
    Although... any chance you have China glaze Elephant walk or any Zoya to compare?
    Anyway, as usual, I love your swatches!!!

  3. I love grey polish....all are gorgeous!

  4. Beautiful swatches!!! I only own Concrete Catwalk out of your selection but own China Glaze Recycle that I would consider a solid mid-grey.

  5. I love my CG Concrete Catwalk but I need that Nails Inc and have wanted that Dior for awhile! Grey has become one of my favorites to wear!

  6. Thanks for the comparison post. I have none of these but would get the nails inc for sure! Can't beat that review!!

  7. I absolutely love gray nail polish. It is definitely one of my favorite colors; and this Nails Inc. one is really pretty!

  8. Great comparisons!! I only have lighter greys in my stash , I am going to have to pick up one of these to satisfy my craving for a darker grey!

  9. Awesome comparisons!! :D

  10. Very pretty. Thanks for the comparisons

  11. Beautiful polishes! How could I have forgotten about grey's for fall? That pure ice polish is looking like something I'd like to pick up for myself! Great review as always!


  12. this will come in handy since gris montaigne is going to be discontinued...
    now, to find a nirvana dupe. :\


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