pointer & ring finger: Essence Hex Hex (2 coats)
middle finger & pinky: China Glaze Awaken (2 coats)
Not quite the same, are they? I even searched for my color drops of the two mentioned polishes and the difference is obvious. They have something in common though (besides being gunmetal gray): they both have hidden color in them that's not visible on the nails. Hex Hex is very sparkly and it flashes pinkish purple. Awaken, on the other side, contains some kind of blue dye that doesn't go away no matter how hard I shake the bottle. It's funny that Awaken looks more purple-ish on the nails than Hex Hex...
It doesn't really matter how they look in the bottle. What it matters is how they look on the nails. Hex Hex is a true gunmetal shimmer while Awaken borders to being chrome. With almost frosty shimmer. Another polish which is very hard to describe. And one more thing I have to mention - Awaken is a 1 coater (if you're careful with the application).
I think I prefer Hex Hex when it comes to the color. It's darker and not so shiney as Awaken. China Glaze is way easier to apply though. And more opaque.
Which one is your favorite?
Thanks for looking and commenting!