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Thursday, August 29, 2013

Thrifty Thursday! Less than a Buck - With a Grey Comparison

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Thursday again - time for a thrifty find! Tonight's thrifty polish is a 99¢ polish- Essence Colour and Go Movie Star. And at the end I'll have a grey comparison for you with Dior and Nails Inc.

Movie Star is a medium grey creme. No issues at all - creamy smooth formula, easy application and it dries to s high shine. Two coats for full opacity and no top coat for the photos.

How does it compare to other greys? These 3 were the closest I have.

no top coat on any of them

Perfecto is darker with blue undertones. Paddington is darker with green undertones and Gris Montagne is a light-to-medium grey that's a few shades lighter than Movie Star. All cremes. All perfect formulas.

Dior polishes retail for $24.00. Nails Inc. polishes retail for $9.50 (here in the States) and Essence polishes retail for 99¢ in the smaller bottles and $1.99 in the shaped bottles.

What do you think?  Personally I need all 4 of these - they are totally different as far as color. Formula and application are similar.

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  1. Looks like it could be a dupe to Nails Inc. The Thames?

  2. Oooh! It's a gorgeous grey! I think I've heard that this one stamps well too! A bonus!

  3. looks great. We have this polish in canada too...some of the colors are great. Not as inexpensive as you guys get it for but a great polish all the same

  4. I like Movie Star and my bottle is only half-full now, but I won't search for a substitute because I have Zoya Kelly. Not exactly a dupe, but one doesn't need both, I think.


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