Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Essie North Fork Collection

Since I only got into nail polish last year, I missed out on the Essie North Fork collection from summer 2009. After seeing swatches of the three polishes, I was sorely disappointed that I missed out! Luckily, from a combination of swapping, gifting, and shopping, I managed to attain this collection!

Essie Shelter Island - This took 3 coats, which is not my favourite number of coats to do, but the colour is just so pretty *swoon*


I did a couple comparisons with other blues I had (I don't really have anything that close)

Comparison: Essie Shelter Island, Essie Coat Azure, Zoya Robyn


Comparison: Essie Shelter Island and Zoya Yummy - I already sold my bottle of Zoya Yummy, so all I have left is a swatch stick of it. I read that these two were supposed to be dupes, but I didn't believe it. Totally not dupes, imo.


Essie Sag Harbor - Shimmery grey with a bit of blue. This is 3 coats and you can see a few bald spots, but I think it was due to my rushed application. I would normally use a ridge filler and wait a bit longer between coats.



When the ChG Anchors Away collection came out, people said Sea Spray was a very close dupe for Sag Harbor.

Comparison: Essie Sag Harbor and ChG Sea Spray - Those people were right, they are really close, but not exact dupes. The Essie is almost a little aqua next to the ChG, has a bit more shimmer and is sheerer. I was going to purge the ChG, but the (thinned) formula applies in two coats, so I'm a little hesitant. I think I will delay this purge decision for another time.



Essie Greenport - Finally, this sexy beast! It's 3 coats and the colour is just lovely, isn't it?!


Comparison: Essie Greenport and Essie Turquoise & Caicos - They are different. Kay? Misa Dirty Sexy money is also in this colour family, but my comparison picture of that was totally wacky.


Here's a NOTD of Essie Greenport with CND Jade Sparkle. So pretty!


I feel oddly serene to have this collection, haha! I didn't even drive myself crazy; everything just sort of fell into place over a period of 2 weeks!

Anyway, I hope you guys had a great weekend! My crab manicure kept me in good spirits; here's a pic I snapped at Costco using DBF's Android:


P.S. We didn't buy the crab, because the ones at costco are already cooked and frozen = not that yummy.

19 comments:

  1. Greenport is insanely pretty.  As is Sag Harbor.  I'll be fine with my ChG "dupe" though :)

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  2. Love Sag Harbor on you!  And, I still can't get over how much I love your crab mani.....then again, I am a "Cancer", so maybe that has something to do with it??!  :)

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  3. Oh boy.. vegetarian should not have looked at that crab part. spent a few minutes figuring out what it could be... then i realised  :(

    But lovely swatches, you make me want all those colours even though I have the almost dupes..

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  4. That's one big crab! Thanks for the comparisons :).

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  5. The three Essie polishes are so cute, I love them! And you did great comparisons :) 
    I'm sorry for that big crab though...

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  6. I want these three colors so badly, but like you got into nail polish too late to snag then when they came out.  I'll have to keep hunting!  And I absolutely love your crab mani picture!  So cute!

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  7. I missed out on the North Fork collection too! But I'm only going to try to hunt down Shelter Island as I'm just beginning to start letting my collection grow.
    I'm sorry to ask such a dumb question BUT,,, Who's "DBF"??

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  8. Wow those are all awesome colors! I especially love Greenport and Sag Harbor.

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  9. Oh, DBF stands for "Dear Boyfriend"! ^^ AFAIK, aveyou.com still has a couple of the North Fork collection in stock!

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  10. Haha, thanks and GL hunting down your own bottles of these! :D

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  11. Aww, sorry you had to see that then :( 

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  12. lol I think it might be a factor XD

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  13. *drooling over Greenport* GAH, I need that!!

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  14. All of these are so gorgeous! Thanks for introducing me to this collection :)

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  15. Aww, i totally love this post! I love those colors, and I loved the way you ended it with a pic of your nails and the crab. :D

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  16. Shelter Island and Greenport = Love!

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  17. Great! Thanks for both bits of info!!  ;)

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  18. Where do you get your swatch sticks from?

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