23 February 2013

My Essie Collection!

I'm a proud member of the (non-existent) Essie fan club, and have been since I found Xtras Online, TK Maxx and Fragrance Direct, where the ridiculous prices are much less ridiculous. I've reviewed a couple of the colours before, which you can see here and here but today is not a review, it's my Essie collection! :D

Left to right: Bikini So Teeny, To Buy Or Not To Buy and We're In It Together
Left to right Tour De Finance, Aperitif and Orange It's Obvious
Left to right: Dive Bar and Case Study
Essie nail polishes in general have amazing formulas and colour choices, and although they're normally quite expensive you can get some really good deals from places like TK Maxx and some discount websites. I've never paid the full £8 but I think they're worth the money for the long-lasting formula and lovely colours. ^_^  

Bikini So Teeny is one of Essie's most famous colours. It's a cornflower blue with a slight sheen to it; very wearable and perfect for every season. It's one of my newer ones so I've only worn it a couple of times, but I see myself wearing it a lot in the future. :)

To Buy Or Not To Buy is a gorgeous shimmery lilac that goes one perfectly with one coat. It suits most skin tones and is very easy to wear thanks to the subtlety. I did a review a wee while ago which you can see here

We're In It Together is one of my newest ones and I haven't actually worn it yet, but in the bottle it's a pale, candyfloss pink. :) I bought a bottle of this for one of my friends at the same time and it looks lovely on her. ^_^

Tour De Finance is bright, bright, bright pink with a little bit of shimmer that doesn't really show up on your nails. It's pretty much the same as Barry M's Shocking Pink, so I wouldn't recommend getting both. The formula is especially great in this one, as it goes on easily and smoothly with just one coat.

Aperitif is a bright tomato red that suits every skin tone, season and occasion. The brush is the perfect shape and it goes one amazingly. I only ever use one coat with this one and it lasts well over a week (with a top coat). I reviewed this one last month, so you can see that here.

Orange It's Obvious is basically just a bright orange with no shimmer or sheen. It's a great autumn colour (and Halloween colour!), and looks especially nice with alternate red nails.  I've only worn it twice but both times I've really liked it, and got a lot of compliments. ^__^

I would say that my favourites are Bikini So Teeny, To Buy Or Not To Buy and Aperitif, just because they're really wearable and suit my skin tone. Saying that, the first 6 polishes are pretty much equal.  I'm not quite as keen on Dive Bar and Case Study though...Dive Bar is a metallic teal and Case Study is khaki; both of which are quite nice colours, but they just don't suit my skin tone and are harder to wear. 

What are your favourite Essie colours? :D
Cat xx


26 comments:

  1. OMG Essie is such a good brand, I love your colours. Your so lucky. Thanks for Sharing :D I particularly like the hot pink. Happy Blogging.

    - Sunny @ www.asupersunnyspot.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you! Tour De Finance is gorgeous; my favourite bright pink polish. :) xx

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  2. Ooh, prettiness is pretty! I love Essie colours, though I've never bought any for myself. I do, however, faithfully trawl TK Maxx every time I'm in town, so perhaps I'll keep my eyes out next time. (:

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    1. Hehe, TK Maxx is heaven! :P xx

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  3. I love bikini so teeny! I have nominated you for the reader's appreciation award!
    Here: http://mintyfox.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/reader-appreciation-award.html

    Daria xoxo

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    1. Aww thank you, Daria! ^_^ xx

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  4. I like the bikini so teeny best. Actually, all three of those polishes in that picture are lovely!
    By the way, I've nominated you for the seriously! what a great blog award. Congrats ^_^
    http://accio-wonderland.blogspot.ie/2013/02/a-to-w-to-a-r-d.html

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    1. Thank you so much, Marian! xx

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  5. I literally want these nail polishes so much. They're so gorgeous :-) awesome review Cat :-)

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    1. You should have a look in TK Maxx! ^_^ xx

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    2. Thanks Cat, I'll definitely have a look :-D

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  6. Sighhh I want to try Essie so bad but i cant justify the full price. Think i might try those sites you have linked :-)
    Honest-mistakes.blogspot.com

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    1. You should definitely check them out! I never even though about trying Essie until I found them online. :) xx

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  7. I love mint candy apple and Fiji
    Got to love tkmaxx for buying essie :) x

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    1. Those are two that I really want to try! I always keep an eye out for them when I'm in TK Maxx. :P xx

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  8. Hey your blog is darling! I love Essie too :)

    I am peeking around looking for quality blogs to join the Blogs By Kids blog contest. I just started it because my daughter blogs & we had the hardest time finding kid blogs for her to read! We are just trying to start a place for kids to connect & share their work. I'd love if you joined in! Your blog is super cute!

    blogsbykids@gmail.com

    http://www.blogsbykids.net/

    Take Care!
    Libbie

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    1. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving such a lovely comment! ^_^ xx

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  9. I have nominated you for the Shine On Award! Congrats! check out my blog for details

    Helena @ http://lifeinafewnutshells.blogspot.co.uk/

    P.s I need some Essie!!

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    1. Aww thank you, Helena! xx

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  10. I adore your blog so much and I've nominated you for the 'Shine On' award.
    All details can be found right at this link: http://welcometomypalace1998.blogspot.ie/2013/03/awards-awards-awards.html

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    1. Awww, thank you Abbie! ^__^ xx

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  11. I adore your blog so much and I've nominated you for the 'Shine On' award.
    All details can be found right at this link: http://welcometomypalace1998.blogspot.ie/2013/03/awards-awards-awards.html

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  12. I think the Bikini SO Teeny one looks gorgeous..I will be purchasing this very soon;)
    I was wondering if you were interested in doing a blog button swap? I'll be adding a blog button page to my blog, so if you want, you can check it out:)
    Thanks
    Chloe xo

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    1. Sounds good! Just email me when you want to do it. :) xx

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  13. I have Bikini so teeny as well :)
    It's a shame that that my tkmaxx has stopped selling essie polishes, thank you for the links!

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  14. Great colors!!!

    - White Tee Black Dress
    whiteteeblackdress.com

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