I want to continue these comparisons with a favorite, teal.
Or is it? I had such a hard time deciding if something was teal or turquoise, or aqua, etc. By the time I was done, I didn't know what was what. So, here's the deal: I picked 5 colors in my untrieds that I thought were fairly close, and whatever they are, they are some kind of blue/green color.
First up is Literary Lacquers Lake of Shining Waters. This is the color *I* think of when I think of teal.
This is a gorgeous holo, and it really does look like a mystical lake, or what I can imagine the lake in Anne of Green Gables looked like, as this polish collex was inspired by the book.
Avon Cosmic Celestial is not that teal. I think of this as more aqua. There is some green in there, but it's pretty subtle.
It is a really pretty scattered holo. Blue/aqua/grey/green... what do you think?
Above the Curve Gratitude looks more teal to me, but it has a completely different finish - it's still holo, but it has a frosty shimmer, too.
It almost has a metallic look to it, but it's sheer at the same time.
Indigo Bananas Telephasic Worshop looks teal in the bottle, but it has a purple shimmer that is the kind of purple my camera hates to photograph. It's quite strong, really, but I guess you'll have to take my word for it.
This pix shows you a *hint* of the purple. It also dries matte! I put topcoat on it for these swatches, but in the comparison shot at the end of this post, I left it matte. It totally changes the way it looks, though both are pretty cool.
Last, but not least is NailNation 3000 Gina...So Guess What? which is her tribute polish to her friend and polish blogger. NailNation is known for her holos, and this one is pretty holo!
Is this teal or turquoise? Or neither?
In the bottle, the differences are there, but harder to see. Bottle shot: Literary Lacquers Lake of Shining Waters, Avon Cosmic Celestial, Above the Curve Gratitude, Indigo Bananas Telephasic Workshop, and NailNation 3000 Gina...So Guess What?
I suppose this would be the 'money shot'. All the polishes next to one another for best comparison. No dupes! So many different finishes.
Teal, turquoise, aqua, blue... they are all beauties! Which is your favorite?