Tag: Fall 2014

Essie Dress To Kilt Collection Fall 2014

Essie Dress To Kilt Collection Fall 2014




How was your weekend? Mine was really busy, and the weather has been unusually humid here in SoCal which is pretty darn disgusting. It’s not even that hot, but the humidity makes it feel 100 times more horrible. We are at like 90% humidity and it’s 9 pm as I write this! It’s supposed to be in the 70’s later in the week but if the humidity persists, I’m going to be miserable. Doesn’t it seem like I’m always complaining about the weather? Maybe I should move to Siberia or something so I can stop complaining about the heat. Ha! Anyway, this weekend I went to my nail places and they only had one collection that I wanted which I guess is good for my wallet. I feel like Essie’s Fall collection has bee flying under the radar because I hadn’t seen or heard much about it. Essie Dress To Kilt is not really a collection that wowed me when I first saw the colors, but you just never know until you get the colors on your nails. Are you ready to see the swatches?

Essie Fall In Line 1Essie Fall In Line 2Essie Fall In Line

Essie The Perfect Cover Up 1Essie The Perfect Cover Up 2Essie The Perfect Cover Up

Essie Style Cartel 1Essie Style Cartel 2Essie Style Cartel

Essie Dress To Kilt 1Essie Dress To Kilt 2Essie Dress To Kilt

Essie Partner In Crime 1Essie Partner In Crime 2Essie Partner In Crime

Essie Take It Outside 1Essie Take It Outside 2Essie Take It Outside

Sooo…boring colors? That’s what I thought at first but holy frijoles these polishes are spectacular. The formula was really nice–a little thicker than I’m used to with Essie because I always have to be careful not to flood my cuticles, but these were a little on the goopy side but not unmanageable. These all looked nice with one coat, but I recommend two for that perfectly smooth and glossy look. Did I mention how incredibly shiny and glossy the finish is on all of these?? Personally, I am in love with Style Cartel because it’s so inky and intense with a jelly-type look. My other favorite is Take It Outside. I just love the beautiful taupe-y color and how it looks against my skin tone. It’s so hard to wow polish freaks like myself, but this collection managed to really please me. Even though the colors aren’t revolutionary and I probably have a few dupes, the formula on these is really great and the shine is out of this world. If you don’t have similar colors, I definitely recommend these. What do you think about this collection? Do you see any shades that you must have? Thank you for stopping by today, and I will talk to you soon!

OPI Nordic Collection

OPI Nordic Collection





When the press release for the OPI Nordic Collection first came out, was I the only one wondering what was up with all the tan poopy shades? I never made it to he Nordic countries while I was living in Europe which is one thing that I always kick myself for, but hopefully I will make it to that part of the world again in the near future. I have to admit that I’m a bit confused about this collection. Maybe it’s that I don’t have too much knowledge about the countries that are being represented in this collection, but how do these colors fit? I don’t know! I decided to just sit down and swatch this collection instead of dwelling to much on it and let the polishes do the talking!

OPI How Great Is Your Dane 1OPI How Great Is Your Dane 2OPI How Great Is Your Dane?

OPI Ice-bergers & Fries 1OPI Ice-bergers & Fries 2OPI Ice-bergers & Fries

OPI Going My Way Or Norway 1OPI Going My Way Or Norway 2OPI Going My Way Or Norway?

OPI OPI With A Nice Finn-ish 1OPI OPI With A Nice Finn-ish 2OPI With A Nice Finn-ish

OPI Can't Afjord Not To 1OPI Can't Afjord Not To 2OPI Can’t Afjord Not To

OPI Suzi Has A Swede Tooth 1OPI Suzi Has A Swede Tooth 2OPI Suzi Has A Swede Tooth

OPI My Dogsled Is A Hybrid 1OPI My Dogsled Is A Hybrid 2OPI My Dogsled Is A Hybrid

OPI Do You Have This Color In Stock-holm 1OPI Do You Have This Color In Stock-holm 2OPI Do You Have This Color In Stock-holm?

OPI Thank Glogg It's Friday 1OPI Thank Glogg It's Friday 2OPI Thank Glogg It’s Friday

OPI Viking In A Vinter Vonderland 1OPI Viking In A Vinter Vonderland 2OPI Viking In A Vinter Vonderland

OPI Skating On Thin Ice-land 1OPI Skating On Thin Ice-land 2OPI Skating On Thin Ice-land

OPI My Voice Is A Little Norse 1OPI My Voice Is A Little Norse 2OPI My Voice Is A Little Norse

The formula on all of these was pretty identical across the board: creamy, easy to control and opaque at two coats. One thing I do want to stress is that I felt the polishes took a bit longer to dry so make sure that you leave plenty of time between coats. Now I’m realizing that maybe it’s the crappy weather that slowed down the drying time on the polishes. So what do I think about this collection? I am always delighted with consistency, and all of these polishes are consistently good because they applied flawlessly. I am still not entirely convinced about the actual colors and how they work together because the color palette seems a little random to me. I’d be interested in hearing from ladies from the Nordic countries these polishes are supposed to be inspired by since I’m still wondering if there really is a connection besides the pun-y names.

I really like Going My Way Or Norway? because it works as a great neutral for my skin tone. As you may have guessed, my least favorite is OPI With A Nice Finn-ish because it’s yellow gold and yellow gold is just ICK in my book. This one was a lot better than the gold from the Ford Mustang collection so at least the formula sort of saved it a bit. I was also really looking forward to playing with My Voice Is A Little Norse, and I was definitely not disappointed because it creates a really beautiful effect. As for the rest of the colors, they are very nice but nothing revolutionary. Still, there are some really amazeballs cremes here so if you don’t have similar colors, they are definitely worth picking up. What are your thoughts? Will you be purchasing any of these? The OPI Nordic Collection will be widely available in August so get your list ready! Thanks so much for stopping by today, and I will talk to you soon.

This collection has an official release date of August 6, 2014 so go get it now! You can purchase the OPI Nordic Collection at the usual places that carry OPI and each polish retails for $9.50 ($11.50 CAN). For my Canadian readers, you will also be able to purchase this collection at Nail Polish Canada. Fun times! Happy shopping.