Sunday, May 15, 2011

Essie Resort 2011

I picked up three of the Essie Resort collection polishes yesterday...

Essie Fair Game - kinda brush stroke-y, but I didn't wait for it to dry completely (presumably they mellow out a bit). DBF insisted I get it, because he has become a backseat driver for my collection O_O. 2 coats.



Essie Your Hut or Mine – I really love this shade! I'm very yellow-toned so it's hard for me to find a good pink! It has a lovely shimmer that is kind of hard to capture... 2 coats



Comparison: Essie Your Hut or Mine and Revlon Sublime Strawberry. Most of my pinks lean to the blue side, so I decided to compare it against one of my favourite Revlons… because of how yummy it smells XD


Essie Da Bush – Even after hearing this was dupe-ish to OPI Stranger Tides, I still had to buy it. I love these shades, LOVE! 2 coats


Comparison: Essie Da Bush and OPI Stranger Tides. While they are really similar, I do not think they are total dupes (at least against my skintone). I think Da Bush is a tiny bit darker and bluer than the OPI. I needed 3 coats of the OPI compared to 2 with the Essie. I can't fathom choosing one of the two right now, so they will both live in my Alex to see another day :)


The formula on these were great. Although not like last year's Resort collection (with the yummy, almost jelly-like finish), I still really like it! But then again, I have a hard time not wanting to buy every Essie collection released…

16 comments:

  1.  I really want Da Bush But now I might have to get your hut or mine after seeing your swatches!

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  2.  I love this collection!! Till you swatched it I didn't like it, but now, I am definitely thinking of buying some of these

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  3. I didn't get the Essie hype until I cracked open my first this week....now I get it. Multicolored shimmer, insanely good wear.....yep, I'll be getting more.

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  4.  oh, i want Essie Your Hut or Mine. i looks really pretty on youEssie Your Hut or Mine. i looks really pretty on you

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  5.  I really need Da Bush.  I haven't been to an Ulta in forever.  Sigh. 

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  6. These are really lovely. I think I need Da Bush (hate that name!) and Your Hut or Mine?.

    I like the scent of Revlon Sublime Strawberry, too. I know that some gals don't go for scented products but I love them. :)

    When I read about your boyfriend being a backseat driver for your polish collection, I laughed out loud. My husband is the same way. He likes to choose a polish for me, now and again. And I must give him credit, he has picked some real winners. :D

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  7. I must get Da Bush since it is more blue toned. Stranger Tides makes my hands look dirty... Great comp! Thanks! 

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  8. How pretty! I think I need Essie Fair Game and Da Bush! Thank you for the swatches!Essie Fair Game and Da Bush! Thank you for the swatches!

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  9. Sure thing! Hope you get them soon :)

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  10.  :D I hope it works for you! 

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  11. Hahaha, yes, I love scented products! 

    Boys are silly, aren't they?

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  12.  Well, if you manage to get there by saturday, there's still a $5 off $10 coupon floating around! Here it is: http://search.ulta.com/nav/marketing/loyaltysurvey2011/0http://search.ulta.com/nav/marketing/loyaltysurvey2011/0

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  13. I love their creme-jellies (last year's resort, and a few others since) are also awesome!

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