First up, here's the case of characters.
I applied the above polishes in order from pinkie to thumb and took this picture in the sun.
I took this picture in the shade.
And I took this picture with the flash.
Swedish Nude is the yellowest of these polishes. I would consider it an off-white or maybe a yellow version of Sally Hansen Lavender Cloud. Most "regular" (read non-nail polish) people would probably look at this polish and declare it white. I don't know if I like it with my skin tone, though. I prefer the others on me. Swedish Nude is a creme and it's old formula so it's got the skinny brush. I used three coats for this comparison.
I know that the OPI Ridge Filler is technically not a polish, but I like to wear it as one so I included it in this comparison. It dries to a satin finish so if you want it to be super shiny, a top coat would easily fix that. I didn't use any top coat here, but it's not fully dry so it looks a bit shiny. The main reason I enjoy using this as a manicure is because I don't need a separate base coat for it. I can carefully apply four coats with a top coat and I'm on my way. Since I always use two coats of base coat when I'm doing a regular manicure, this is like wearing a two-coater in comparison. Not bad!
Time-Less is More was a huge lemming for me and I finally ordered it online. It's a jelly-ish sheer white that falls somewhere between the OPI Ridge Filler and Essie Marshmallow. I had huge problems with bubbling when I wore this for a full manicure and the four coats you see here were thick. I needed six thin coats when I wore this for a full manicure. It's most likey designed to be a sheer coat that shows visible nail line. I was trying to make it opaque. I still really enjoy this polish, though. I think it's worth the trouble.
Essie Marshmallow needed four coats. It's streaky and thin. Frankly, it's a little hard for me to work with. The skinny Essie brush doesn't help, either. I do love this color, but the formula always pisses me off. It's more of a stark white when compared to Time-Less is More and the OPI Ridge Filler, but it's not as stark as the Sally Hansen.
I threw Sally Hansen White On into this comparison since I wanted to compare these to a stark white creme. This is definitely the brightest white of the bunch and it's definitely a creme. I used three coats for this one, but only needed two. That's my fault since I messed up my thumb when I was painting so I needed a third coat.
I hope you enjoyed my comparison!
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