ESSIE

noir-jewelry-Neon-Crystal-Pendant-Necklace-pinkNoir Jewelry Neon Crystal Pendant Necklace – bought it here, a similar one here

pink-neon-makeupClockwise: Essie Pink Parka; Lancome Rouge in Love Lipstick in Rose Boudoir; Shu Uemura Lip Gloss in Radical Fuchsia

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Essie Smooth Sailing is part of its Braziliant Collection. As soon as I saw the release I fell in love with this unique mix of blue and lavender shade with iridescent reflections from the bottle.

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The minute I applied smooth sailing on my nails I literally gasped.  It applies smoothly and evenly.  The blue and lavender shade looks flattering against my skin tone and the fine shimmer particles shows up on my nails beautifully. I am not a big a fan of glittery nails in some funky shades, though it is fun to look at I am just too old to wear glittery nails! On the other hand this lavender shade gives my hand a very elegant and polished look with an edge.

Swatches with 2 coats ( no top coat is applied)

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Bottom Line: Love it! One of the most unique shades that has been released recently.

 

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Essie Da Bush is my latest nail polish buy – it is part of Essie’s 2011 Resort collection. I was eyeing this shade for a long time but it was all sold out until recently.  I have been wearing this shade since the start of this week and received tons of complements on it! It seems everyone has a different interpretation of this color – is it..jade? green? khaki? gray? My conclusion is that it is a complex khaki green color with a gray undertone to it.

Formula of Da Bush is smooth and creamy. Opaque in 2 coats.  Swatched below:

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I don’t have this shade in my collection at all. But if I there is a hybrid between Essie Turquoise and Caicos (pictured on the right) and MAC On The Prowl (pictured on the left) – it will be Da Bush.

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This week I have been wearing Essie Mink Muffs. Essie is one of my favorite nail polish brands because they have this jelly like glossy finish that not many other brands have. Essie nail polish also lasts for about a week without any chipping.

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Back to my thought on Mink Muffs.  It is a true chocolate brown – to me it is just not muddy/muted looking..  A lot of people say this is a good dupe for Chanel Particuliere which I also own. I think it is a close dupe but not enough -  it is missing a hint of grey and taupe undertone that Chanel Particuliere has.

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2 coats of Essie Mink Muffs

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Neon color is making a huuuge come back this season. If you don’t dare to wear neon lips, why not to show it off on your nails! This week I am wearing Knockout Pout by Essie from its summer 2010 collection.  This pink is literally breathtaking.

3 coats of Essie knockout pout.

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