With the recent 30% code at American Apparel, I decided to give their nail polish a try. My items arrived within the week, although there were a few problems. My back ordered colors arrived barely bubble wrapped. They were not broken, but all were clearly used! Two were even marked as testers. I called Customer Service, and they were apologetic. They are sending me replacements. My other three came perfectly wrapped and new from the warehouse.
L'Esprit is definitely bluer than Lilacism. I much prefer the AA formula over Essie. It was opaque in two easy coats.
Neon greens are nearly impossible to photograph. These are much greener than the picture. The China Glaze is more neon and slightly lighter than Malibu Green. But they are quite similar.
Mouse is more taupe than Chinchilly, which is more of a cement color.
Teal is more of a blackened deep teal than Peacock. They are pretty different as far as teals go.
Now you can see my problem as I try to photograph the last group. My 1 year old woke up and wanted to play.
These are the last three of which I have no dupes.
American Apparel polishes have a great opaque formula worth checking out, but only if you can get past the lack of quality control when it comes to shipping. They have some pretty and unique colors, especially when it comes to creams. Just be warned that you may encounter some problems, and their company CEO is a subject I won't even touch.