Each of these polishes has a teal base with pink flash. However, you'll notice that the teal base is very different in each polish. Let's take a look at these guys a little closer.
RBL Aqua Lily
Aqua Lily is a teal leaning green with a pink sheen that shows up in certain lights. Application was easy, but the polish is much thicker than I had anticipated. It wasn't so thick that it needed thinner, though. This was two coats by itself topped with Liquid Lacquer No Time quick dry top coat. The pink in Aqua Lily is much more obvious in the bottle and didn't translate very well to the nail. That's the only true negative about this polish. Sadly, Aqua Lily has been discontinued. I had to purchase mine from a swap group on Facebook. If you see one for going under $30, grab it as quickly as your little hands can snatch it up!
Liquid Lacquer Lounging Lily
|Please excuse the ravaged cuticles... I had a picture with mass quantities of cuticle oil, but it turned out blurry.|
Indigo Bananas Telephasic Workshop
Telephasic Workshop is a dark teal base leaning dark blue instead of green with a blue to pink shift. Pigmentation is high, so I only needed two coats. Application was easy without pooling, dragging, or balding, and it dried quickly. The pink and blue flashes aren't like the sheen you see in the Lilies. Instead, it's a larger particle size giving it a greater shift. It's funny, most chromes are much more vivid in the bottle than on the nail, but that's exactly opposite of Telephasic Workshop. It's much more vivid on the nail than in the bottle. It's simply stunning, and I've decided to use it for a wear test for the brand. For once, I'm not getting bored with the color before the end of the wear test. As I've said the past 3 days, you can purchase Indigo Bananas polishes at her Etsy store. Also, you can follow Andrea on Facebook and her blog for news and updates.
Check them out side by side. Be prepared for picture spam. It was a bit difficult to pick up the color shifts.
It wouldn't be fair to make a statement of which I think is the best because each polish is just different enough to make it worth having all three. However, if you're not looking to have the limited edition or discontinued label and you don't mind having a darker base, I definitely think that you could get away with purchasing Telephasic Workshop to at least somewhat squash your lemming for those other DC polishes.
Which is your favorite?
*I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample (Indigo Bananas Telephasic Workshop) for review purposes. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience. For more information, please see my Disclosure Policy in the tab above.*