Today I have just lovely Essie spam for ya. I tend to overlook Essie's newer collections. They all tend to be boring cremes or nothing to catch my eye. Except for the oldies of course. Ruby Slippers and Viva La Vespa have a special place in my heart and my stash. I really love these three Essie's though. Sometimes they get it RIGHT!
First up I have Pink-A-Boo. I'm going to go ahead and blame this one on Scrangie. I'm not much of a pink person, and when I do chose pinks, they're never delicate. This was a shock to me that I gravitated towards this one! Pink-A-Boo is from Essie's Resort Collection that came out this past Spring. It has a milky pink base with duochrome-y shimmer swimming throughout. (FYI - it was impossible to capture the shimmer correctly, this polish must be seen in person!) The formula was pleasant. Three thin coats.
|There ya go, you can see the shimmer.|
Next up I have one of my favorite Essie's of all time, Dive Bar. Dive Bar starts off as a black-based polish with teal shimmer. I love how it looks almost multi-dimensional on the nail. In the bottle is shows a duochrome effect around the edges of the bottle. It can be stubborn when showing up on the nail. Man I love this polish. Vampy blue goodness. Two coats.
Last but not least I have Luxedo from Essie's Winter 2010 Collection. Rie hooked me up with this vampy gem over the winter. OMG I don't know where to start. I DIE (DIE!) for deep rich cremes. I love them so much. Even in the Summer. I'm weird, I know. This is one of my FAVES. A deep, dark rich plum - perfection. (Although it pulls more brown in pics. Odd. Trust me, it's purple.) The formula was amazing as well. Almost a one-coater.
TOMORROW'S THE WEEKEND!