I love swapping on MUA! I recently swapped for Orly Sapphire Silk, which is a polish I thought "that's pretty, but I don't really need another teal creme" and didn't buy. But a good swap offer came up and now it's mine anyways ^_^
Orly Sapphire Silk - 2 coats, nice formula. A little squishy, almost! I think this might be my favourite teal...
Here are a bunch of comparisons:
Orly Sapphire Silk vs. Illamasqua Muse - Muse is one of my favourite teals also! It has a beautiful formula - almost 1 coater.
Orly Sapphire Silk vs. OPI Ski Teal We Drop - I really lemmed STWD, but was kind of let down by it. It seems very dark on me. I actually might let this one go now that I have the Orly!
Orly Sapphire Silk vs. CND Urban Oasis - The CND has an AMAZING 1 coat formula. And the brush is awesome.
And here are all four on one hand. I kind of fail, because 3 of these 4 I have labeled as "one of my favourite" teals. -.-
I'm pretty much all caught up on my swatching now! I have a few swaps and blog sale purchases coming in over the next few days, but I think I'm going to switch into "Brand for a Month"-mode to help me de-stash a bit! I'm planning on only keep polishes I absolutely *LOVE*, so I need to give every polish a fair chance :)
I'm not sure whether I should start with OPI, Essie, or Zoya. Have you ever done a "Brand for a [time period]" before? How did it go for you?