Essie Summer Collection 2012 – Bikini So Teeny vs. Chanel Coco Blue

Essie Bikini So Teeny
Essie Bikini So Teeny

Essie’s Summer 2012 Collection is already out in stores, and the most sought-after polish from this collection appears to be the light blue, Bikini So Teeny – it’s been sold out of most of the displays I’ve seen.  I found a bottle this week at an out of the way Walgreens and compared it to Chanel’s Coco Blue.  Swatches below!

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Essie Poppy Razzi Collection: Camera and Action

Essie Camera
Essie Camera

Today I have swatches of two Essies from the new Poppy Razzi Collection, a small collection of just four neon-bright colors.  Both of the colors that I chose are a slightly sheer jelly finish, which is kind of unusual for neons.  The colors are in fact not quite as eye-searingly bright as some neons, I think because of this finish, but they’re still very bright.

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Dior Dauphine Pink (No. 253) aka Pink Icing

Dior Dauphine Pink
Dior Dauphine Pink

Here’s another set of pictures I’ve been meaning to publish, this time of a sheer Dior pink.  This polish is one of the new, widely available Diors, but it’s called Pink Icing everywhere.  However, the box is labeled in French “Rose Dauphine” and then in English underneath “Dauphine Pink”.  Apparently someone decided that Americans would be totally panicked by the word ‘dauphine’, and that we should all just pretend it’s called something sugary and familiar, hence ‘icing’.

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Essie Resort 2012 No More Film vs. OPI Sapphire in the Snow

Essie No More Film
Essie No More Film

I’m happy to report that the Essie Resort 2012 Collection is out and available at Target!  At one near me, anyway.  I was surprised to see these because last year’s resort collection wasn’t available in retail packaging at all as far as I know – I could never find it at WalGreens or Target.

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