Hey everyone! When I posted my Essie Autumn 2011 swatches last week, a few of you asked about whether Merino Cool and In Stitches were similar to some other polishes. So I thought I'd do a quick comparison post for everyone to help you decided which ones to get. I also did comparisons with Little Brown Dress and Sew Psyched.
In Stitches Comparison
Left to Right - China Glaze Fifth Avenue, Eyeko Tea Rose Polish, OPI Kreme de la Kremlin, Essie In Stitches
In Stitches v. China Glaze Fifth Avenue. As you can see, Fifth Avenue has a subtle shimmer and is lighter and more pink than In Stitches.
In Stitches v. Eyeko Tea Rose Polish. I have no idea why I thought these two would be similar!! Tea Rose is so much lighter and almost looks like a candy pink next to In Stitches! But I swear, Tea Rose is a dusty rose coloured polish!
In Stitches v. Kreme de la Kremlin. These two are nothing alike either! Kreme de la Kremlin is a gorgeous nude pink cream that is significantly lighter than In Stitches.
Merino Cool Comparison
Left to Right - China Glaze Below Deck, Sally Hansen Commander in Chic, Sephora by OPI Metro Chic, Essie Merino Cool
Merino Cool v. China Glaze Below Deck. To my eyes, Below Deck is a tad lighter than Merino Cool and leans more purple, where as Merino Cool leans more grey.
Merino Cool v. Sally Hansen Commander in Chic.These two are pretty close, but I would say that Commander in Chic is a little darker and browner than Merino Cool.
Merino Cool v. Sephora by OPI Metro Chic. These two were also quite close. Metro Chic is a touch lighter, but if you already have it, you probably don't need Merino Cool.
Sew Psyched Comparison
Left to Right - Rescue Beauty Lounge, Essie Sew Psyched
Sew Psyched v. RBL Diddy Mow. If you can tell the difference between these two, you have better eyes than me! I feel like Sew Psyched is a touch dustier than Diddy Mow, but I could be wrong.
Little Brown Dress Comparison
Left to Right - OPI Suzi Loves Cowboys, Essie Little Brown Dress
Little Brown Dress v. OPI Suzi Loves Cowboys. As I'm not generally a fan of brown polish, I only had Suzi Loves Cowboys to compare it to, and you can see that Little Brown Dress is darker and deeper than Suzi Loves Cowboys.
I didn't end up doing comparisons of Velvet Voyeur and Limited Addiction because, in all honesty, you can all probably think of a few dupes right off the top of your head for those colours!
I hope this post has been helpful!