In this entry, I was talking about Chick Moss and Color Show Tenacious Teal looking alike, so I swatched them on a nail wheel to see. They are not dupes but they are extremely similar; the main difference is that Moss is thicker - almost a one-coater, but not quite. Tenacious Teal is thin and kind of streaky, and I think I remember complaining about the streaking issue the first time I wore it. (Yup, right here.) But it builds well and evens out, it just takes it 2 or 3 coats to become both unstreaky and opaque. As I've said before, Tenacious Teal is not what I would call teal by any stretch of the imagination, but it is maybe slightly more blue than Moss is. But not by much.
Well. I found my pictures and either I'm seriously confused or else Moss is actually more blue. Look:
(Moss is discontinued, unless you can get hold of it somewhere. Tenacious Teal is Maybelline so it is more likely to still be around.)
The second pair I swatched is Julie G Butterflies & Rosebuds compared to Pretty Serious Stuck in the Middle, which I had on the other day. I had ordered a couple of polishes from Pretty Serious back before Christmas, and as I mentioned, I put Stuck in the Middle on the other day on top of something else but didn't get a picture of it, and I thought at the time that it reminded me of Butterflies & Rosebuds, so I managed to get my hands on both of them (by which I mean, I found B&R in the chaos of my current resorting project; I knew where SitM was) and tried it. They are not dupes by any means, but they do look similar in a lot of lighting conditions.
2 - Stuck In The Middle (on the right)
As I said, not dupes. And I'm not sure you can see the fully shimmery goodness of either one, here, but at least you can get an idea. B&R is a bit more violet and I think maybe blackened just a hair. Stuck In The Middle has iridescent glass-fleck-y stuff (look here).