Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Reswatch: Essie Splash of Grenadine and Marabou

Hi to my new readers who moseyed over from PoP! I hope you are not disappointed with my swatches after reading Piff's glowing description of them LOL. I've reswatched most of my polishes recently and have been posting them over the last few weeks :)

I've been on a no-buy for the month of April (in fact, you can join the no/lowbuy club over on NB, where we update each other a couple times a week on our status :)) so no new pretties until next month! There's still lots to love in my existing stash, though :)

Edit: GUYS! Get yer lil' butts over to Hautelook and buy the BeautyBar.com $40 gift certif for $20! That site sells Lippmann and Butter London with free ship over $39! If you don't have an account yet and have no one else to give a referral to, here's my link to Hautelook (it gives me $10 if you purchase something), but it doesn't matter if you go through me or not. Just buy it!! *ends enabling*

So a couple more Essies today... first,

a hit:

Essie Splash of Grenadine - An unexpected love for this polish from the Resort collection last year. Sooo beautiful, I love it. Perfect formula.



and a miss:

Essie Marabou - This colour is just awful on my skin tone! It looks slightly better in the picture, but in real life... *shudder*. 4 coats (a little too much work for me!)


:)

25 comments:

  1. Hello :) iv come across from PorP, have read your blog backwards to the start and enjoyed the read very much and think your swatch photos are lovely! Definately making me have some lemmings! :)

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  2. Essie polishes look all so pretty *_* I want them all!! XD I Love the second one, really, I Love it :D

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  3. Hi Suzanne!! I'm glad you enjoyed my blog and thanks for leaving me a comment :) I hope most of the lemmings are attainable!! It's awful to have HTF lemmings, isn't it?

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  4. Splash of Grenadine is gorgeous!

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  5. Hi, I also came across from PoP and your swatches are some of the best I have ever seen, honestly!! Beautiful pink Essies, too!!

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  6. love both of these! i own SOG and loveee it!

    your swatches are amazing

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  7. It is! If you ever fancy a uk swap let me know ;)

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  8. I love Marabou, but 4 coats.. =( It reminds me strongly of Essie - Van d'Go by the way!

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  9. I had passed up on Splash of Grenadine, and seeing it here on you now, I totally regret it! Looks so good on you and your nails are simply beautiful. Marabou on the other hand, looks kind of Pepto Bismol-ish but your application is still flawless nonetheless! It's a little funky, but I do like it somehow...you made it work! :)

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  10. Ooo, I love both of these! Very pretty! :)

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  11. love them both, especially the first one. i think i might have to get my paws on that.

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  12. I had to laugh at the no buy club....is that like AA for polishaholics? (must...stay...away...)

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  13. LOL exactly, except we are horrible and half of us fall off the wagon every 2 days LOL

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  14. Definitely, I love it!

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  15. You should really pick up SOG if you see it again! It's very nice! And yeah.. it was a struggle with Marabou for 4 fingers, I don't think I could manage the other 6 LOL

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  16. It's funny, I bought Marabou and Van d'go at the same time, and I dislike both on my skin tone XD

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  17. I'll admit the colour is very pretty! I just wish it didn't clash with my skintone so much!

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  18. Thanks, I'll be sure to keep you in mind <3

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  19. I am an occasional MUA reader, and I'm delighted to find out you have a blog. I never thought to ask. Although, it does make me jealous that every polish looks awesome on you! :)

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