Thursday, August 23, 2012

Essie goodness!

What's up, ladies?! (Gentlemen?.....hmm....LOL!)

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!


12 comments:

  1. They're all gorgeous, but I am reallllllly digging that pink! It kind of reminds me of NOPI's Kim-pletely in Love, but without the completely bogus name lol.

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    1. Derf you're totally right! I don't know why I didn't put two and two together with the similaries!

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  2. Pinkaboo was the only one I didn't nab from this year's Resort Collection. I'm rethinking that after reading this post.

    For some reason, I wasn't totally in love with Dive Bar -- I think it's too dark for me? And I've got Luxedo, but I haven't tried it yet. Oop @ me.

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    1. Luxedo needs to go on your nails ASAP! :P

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  3. Totally loving Dive Bar! That teal shimmer is way too awesome!

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  4. Dive Bar, oh my gosh! I just love dark shimmers <3

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  5. These are all great! I agree with Jacqui above, the pink reminds me of Kim-pletely in Love with the silver/white/blue shimmer running through it. And Dive Bar is so beautiful, it's one of my all-time favourite Essies too!

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    1. I know I can't believe I didn't realize how similar they are!

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  6. Pink-A-Boo is so cute! I've had my eye on Dive Bar for the longest time, so I should probably get it sooner or later. It's gorgeous!

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    1. You should get it!!! It's in their core drugstore line

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