The ones I compared today (and then used as base for my manicure) are Barry M Nail Paint 299 Racing Green and essence multi dimension 53 All Access.
This is what I used for today's comparison and NotD:
- OPI Nail Envy
- essence multi dimension 53 All Access
- Barry M Nail Paint 299 Racing Green
- China Glaze Millennium
- claire's glittery polish (tweaked)
- Seche Vite
I started with two coats of Nail Envy and alternated the greens on my nails.
To give both polishes an equal chance I applied three coats. Racing Green definitely needs three, otherwise it will be a bit streaky. All Access is thicker and more opaque, two coats would be plenty and you could get away with one.
I found that All Access is slightly darker and just a little less blue-toned than Racing Green. Other than that they seem virtually identical. If you favour runnier polishes, Barry M is a good choice, but All Access is cheaper and more pigmented.
Despite the strikingly similar colour these remain classified as 'different colours' in my mind, I'm not really sure why. ;-)
I then added a silvery, slightly curved stripe using China Glaze Millennium.
Then I added two coats of a glittery clear polish and Seche Vite.
This is the same polish I complained about in my Sparkling Bright Green NotD. I added some hexagonal glitter, the hearts I used for my dark blue Franken and some fine silver and holo glitter. And suddenly it's usable.
By the way, the one I used in my gradient NotD is a new bottle of the same polish, but lo! it has moar glitterz now.
So, folks. Embiggen the image and tell me: Do you agree that All Access is a dupe for Racing Green?