Hi all! How'd your weekends wrap up? Good, I hope! I caught an afternoon showing of Catching Fire with some good friends and enjoyed it thoroughly...both the movie and the company. It helped soothe a bit of the loss my Wildcats suffered yesterday. Ah well, can't win 'em all! Anyway, I missed last Sunday's Similarities post, so I knew I had to get one up today. I decided to compare Essie's For the Twill of It, Carpe Noctem Cosmetics' Interstellar Towel, and Essence's chic reloaded.
From left to right: Essie For the Twill of It, Carpe Noctem Cosmetics Insterstellar Towel, and Essence chic reloaded
Each of these polishes are purple/grey/olive duochromes. Obviously, this is a color that I like...since I own three lol But they do look a bit different on the nail.
I'm showing 2 coats of For the Twill of It on my index finger, 4 coats of Interstellar Towel on my middle and ring fingers, and then 2 coats of chic reloaded on my pinky. Both FtToI and cr are more opaque than IT but the formulas on all three were great. IT is definitely the sheerest of the three and shows up more green in this light. In ambient room light, it actually looks more purple than the other two so it's interesting that the green shows up more prominently here. I think FtToI and cr are pretty much dupes...cr may be a touch deeper, but if you own one, you probably don't need the other. IT, however, looks different enough that you may want to grab it in addition to one of the others.
All of these polishes are pretty easy to get ahold of. Both FtToI and cr can probably still be purchased at Ulta where I got mine. Essie definitely still has FtToI online. The Essie will run you around $8-9 and the Essence is around $2. Carpe Noctem is currently listing IT in 3 sizes on Etsy; $4 for 6ml, $7 for 12ml, and $10 for 15ml (incidentally, I LOVE that Emily offers 3 sizes of polish...I hope she continues with it!).
Thanks so much for reading!