I’ve been pining for Dior’s Tutu, a new release for Spring 2013 that isn’t available yet in the US, so I pulled out Essie’s French Affair to try to soothe myself.
Over the last few days the weather here was dark and gloomy, so I’ve been wearing a wintery Essie combination of Cocktail Bling and A Cut Above.
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!
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.
I picked up the last polish from the Essie Resort Collection since it’s really pretty (and also since the other three were just a bit lonely without it). It’s a nice greyish lavender that is light and springy, a bit more vibrant than other similar colors I have.
Here’s another from Essie’s Resort Collection – Sure Shot, a reddish fuchsia with lots of shimmer. This polish is darker than most polishes that pop up in summer collections, but it has a bright reddish undertone that makes it great for May instead of September.
I was looking back through my pictures and found this set that I had never published of OPI’s Pink Friday, from the Nicki Minaj Collection. Oops. This one is kind of old at this point. I think it’s still out at stores, though, so you can probably still find it fairly easily.
Here’s another polish from Essie’s 2012 Resort Collection: Pink-a-Boo, a sheer, shimmery light pink. In the bottle this is beautiful, with a shimmer that gives off a greenish-blue flash. It looks really delicate.
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.
Someone requested a comparison of two new greens for Spring 2012: Dior’s Waterlily and Essie’s Navigate Her. They’re pretty different, as you can see in the pictures…
Here’s another polish from Essie’s Spring 2012 Collection – Orange, It’s Obvious! is a really bright medium orange. The exclamation mark is part of the polish name, and I can’t off the top of my head think of another Essie polish that has an exclamation mark in its name. It seems kind of OPI-like.
Today I have swatches of two of Essie’s new spring colors, from the Navigate Her Collection. This collection is said to be finance-themed, but I feel like only a few of the colors are really clearly finance related. A Crewed Interest is a cute riff on accrued interest, but Navigate Her? I don’t get it.
I know it’s been a long time since I posted here – December has been busy for me! I started a new job and had to do some traveling, and I’ve been so sleepy in the evenings. I wanted to share wishes for a happy holiday season, and also pictures of another one of the OPI Muppet glitters.
Essie’s A Cut Above is another topcoat from the new Luxeffects line. This one is a clear base with rosy pink hexagonal and small glitter pieces. I don’t wear glitters very much, but something about the swirly pinkness of this in the bottle got me.
Essie’s new Luxeffects polishes are starting to show up in stores now. I found them in Walgreens over a week ago, but things have been busy for me lately, and cloudy, so I just got them out today for the first time.
School of Hard Rocks is a greyish green from Essie’s Winter 2011 Collection. I didn’t really mean to buy this one, but it called to me from the display I came across in Walgreens and I had to give it a chance.