Friday, 30 December 2011

Nails Inc Motcomb Street, OPI Crown Me Already & Essie Set In Stones

Hi there,

Today I'm bringing you a few polishes, thought I'd do a swatch of some of my polishes in my stash which I haven't had a chance to swatch yet. I'm also going to do a comparison. 

First of, Nails Inc's Motcomb Street. This is a gorgeous navy polish, perfect for the winter. This almost applied perfectly, it was nearly opaque in 1 coat, but decided to apply 2 as I had a bald spot here and there. Overall, I'm loving the formula and colour. 

Next up is OPI's Crown Me Already (Ms Universe Collection 2011) & Essie's Set In Stones (Luxeffects Collection 2011). They look quiet similar in the bottle, so thought I'd compare them. 

I applied 1 coat of CMA on my index finger & 1 coat of SIS on my ring finger. As I explained, they're quiet similar in the bottle. However, that's where the similarities end. 

Formula: CMA was more runny, and SIS was quite thick. (Good thick)

Glitter Particles: CMA has tiny, tiny micro glitters, SIS has micro glitters. Both have hex glitter particles, but SIS has a load more. 

Ok, so the next thing may seem weird, but this is a major thing for me. I dunno if this bothers you, but when I run my fingers along my nails, I like it to feel smooth, no scratches, no chips in the polish, no lump and bumps. 

Feel: As CMA has tiny micro glitters, and not a lot of hex glitter, this was super smooth after Seche Vite Top Coat, but as SIS has loads of hex glitters, it was a bit bumpy, even after a layer of Seche Vite. 

Nails Inc Motcomb Street: 2 coats
Index finger: OPI Crown Me Already:1 coat
Ring Finger: Essie Crown Me Already: 1 coat
Seche Vite Top Coat

CMA looks as though it has blue micro glitters, however it doesn't, I was impatient and MS hadn't dried properly, so it transferred to the glitters. My bad.

Overall, I actually prefer Essie's Set In Stones, even after the bad sensation it gives. LOL. Maybe I can apply 2 coats of Seche Vite. :o) I just like how with 1 coat it covers my whole nail. With CMA, it seems like I did not apply it properly, and was patchy, maybe because it does not have enough hex glitters? 

Hope you guys enjoy and see you again soon.  


  1. They both look pretty! Essie looks really Blingy!

  2. Kimberley (Nail Reflections): Essie is really blingy. I love it. :o)