Essie Universe in Reverse duo

Last time Essie came out with a similar set, the two-color Mercury in Retrograde collection, I inadvertently passed on it because it sold out before I made up my mind about it, and I don't think it ever got restocked. This time, I was determined not to let it happen again, and Ulta happened to... Continue Reading →

Essie Pinkies Out

Here's Essie Pinkies Out, from this year's spring collection: https://www.instagram.com/p/BxnolWSDhDt/ Pinkies Out is described by Essie as "a pearly apricot coral nail polish." It's a pastel peach creme with pink shimmer and has a lovely glow in person, but my phone had a hard time capturing the shimmer for some reason. It looks better in... Continue Reading →

Bright pastel skittles

Another skittles using some older polishes in my stash. I think Air (the blue polish) might have been the second ever nail polish I bought! It's from 2012 when I first got obsessed with nail polish. 🙂 Thumb: Essie Haute as Hello, 3 coats Index: Zoya Arizona, 2 coats Middle: Nicole by OPI Lay It... Continue Reading →

Julep Amity

Two coats of Julep Amity, plus a coat of Essie Shine of the Times making a cameo appearance on the ring finger, topped with Essie Good to Go top coat, in outdoor natural light. Direct sunlight on top and shade on bottom: Amity, described by Julep as a white-gold metallic signifying friendship, is a sparkly semi-sheer... Continue Reading →

Face-off: Essie Leggy Legend vs. Julep Luz

Quick comparison post! I mentioned earlier that I thought Essie Leggy Legend and Julep Luz might be fraternal twins. On a closer look, though, I think they're probably more like cousins - not too alike, but maybe with some general similar features. Here they are in outdoor natural light, two coats each (Leggy Legend on the index and ring,... Continue Reading →

Essie On A Silver Platter

Time to play catch up with my swatch posts. Here's Essie On A Silver Platter, which I wore over Christmas - a long time ago, I know! This is two coats, in outdoor natural light, topped with Essie Good to Go top coat (and a bit hastily and sloppily applied, I'm afraid): On A Silver Platter... Continue Reading →

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