Thursday, February 5, 2015

Comparison Essie - Take it Outside, Chinchilly & Berlin There Done That + bonus mani

Essie Take it Outside is by no means a extremely unique colour (lovely but not unique), so I needed to compare it with the greige polishes I have in my possession: Essie Chinchilly and (a favourite) OPI Berlin There Done That. I thought I would have more close calls....but they were all too brown.
The two Essie's are definitely family: TIO is a lighter version of Chinchilly. BTDT is a touch more brown and is again a step darker then Chinchilly.

Essie Take it Outside & Chinchilly OPI Berlin There Done That
Essie Take it Outside, Chinchilly & OPI Berlin There Done That

Essie Take it Outside & Chinchilly OPI Berlin There Done That

Essie Take it Outside & Chinchilly OPI Berlin There Done That

Essie Take it Outside & Chinchilly OPI Berlin There Done That

In my search for family and friends of Take it Outside I found Elevation Polish Aguja St. Exupery to be a very handsome friend. It is a light holo topper with a dusting of old gold and steel grey flakes and it is from the Patagonia Collection 2014. The flakes make the polish interesting in the shade and the holo does it's trick in the sun! Because of the combination of old gold and steel gray flakes it matches the greige of Take it Outside perfectly.

Elevation Polish Aguja St. Exupery
Elevation Polish - Aguja St. Exupery

Elevation Polish Aguja St. Exupery

Elevation Polish Aguja St. Exupery

Elevation Polish Aguja St. Exupery Essie Take it Outside

Elevation Polish Aguja St. Exupery Essie Take it Outside

Elevation Polish Aguja St. Exupery Essie Take it Outside

Elevation Polish Aguja St. Exupery Essie Take it Outside

Still very work appropriate but with a nice twist. Formula was outstanding: just one coat with an even flake distribution.

Aguja St. Exupery (the name keeps reminding me of the writer of the famous book "Le Petit Prince", Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. That is not without reason as Wikipedia explanes: "The Aguja Saint Exupery is a mountain spear ('aguja') located near the Cerro Chaltén in the Los Glaciares National Park in Patagonia, Argentina. The mountain is named in memory of Antoine de Saint Exupéry, the French writer and aviator who was director of the Aeroposta Argentina airline and pioneered postal flights in the Patagonia region between 1929 and 1931.") is still available at Elevation Polish.

Formula: 5/5
Durability: 4/5
Shine:4/5
Colour: 5/5
Overall: 5/5

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