January 9, 2010

Comparison Series: Gray Cremes

This is the first post in a new series of comparison posts here on Never Enough Nails. In these comparison posts, I am going to show you two or more polishes in the same color family and finish (i.e. two cremes, two shimmers, etc.). Wherever I have dupes, I'll show you them of course, but the purpose of these posts is more for you to see the difference between polishes and maybe decide which one you like better or maybe you'll decide you need both!

This post is a comparison of gray cremes- China Glaze Recycle, Essie Chinchilly, and I also included OPI Parlez-vous OPI just for fun. OPI Parlez-vous OPI is a grayed purple, but as you can see, it is much more purple than gray.

left to right, China Glaze Recycle, Essie Chinchilly, OPI Parlez-vous OPI, three coats, no flash
China Glaze Recycle is a medium gray that leans blue at times. I would call this one "slate gray". Essie Chinchilly is a lighter gray that has no blue undertones at all. I would say Chinchilly has more beige/tan undertones than blue.

same order, three coats, no flash
CG Recycle and Essie Chinchilly are definitely different enough to warrant owning both. I still love the gray creme trend and encourage you to try one of these if you haven't tried one yet. If you're cool-toned, try Recycle. Warm-toned? Try Chinchilly.

same order, with flash

Next up, I think we'll have China Glaze Emerald Sparkle vs. China Glaze Watermelon Rind! Please send any requests for the comparison series to neverenoughnails@gmail.com
Thanks for reading!!


Kirsten (The Dutch Nail Blog) said...

I love comparisons! Thanks for posting these.

I was actually thinking of doing greys next week too.

Paige said...

Those are lovely!

Unknown said...

Hi Erins! :)
You guys rock! I LOVE your new comparison series. Thanks so much! I might just have to get a gray creme. So far I only have gray shimmers and shimmer mattes. :)

Never Enough Nails said...

You're welcome ladies! I got in a gray mood this week Kirsten. Just fits with January here and the gray cremes are so nice!
Teresa, I'm glad you like the new series, you helped inspire it! And I love gray shimmers too, but there's something about the gray cremes that I just love!!!!

Unknown said...

Which one of these gray's is closest to the gray polish released in the Hello Kitty line, On the Prowl? I'll need a dupe when I finish that polish ;)

Never Enough Nails said...

I think Essie Chinchilly would actually be closest. CG Recycle is much too dark and blue-based. Chinchilly is a bit lighter than On the Prowl, but has the same true gray feeling. I don't own On the Prowl (I spent $350 on the Hello Kitty collection even without the polish), but now I wish I did, because I can't find any bloggers comparing MAC On the Prowl with Essie Chinchilly. Hmmmmmm, I might work on that.

Unknown said...

Awesome! Thanks for the tip! I also spent a considerable amount of cash on Hello Kitty.. whoops!

erica said...

such a satisfying post! I have been desperately trying to find a good grey in Rome for the past few months. Now I have to get someone to bring it to me-- Essie Chinchilly. thanks for the photos.

Never Enough Nails said...

Thanks Erica, glad you found the blog! I hope you can find Chinchilly!