NOTD: Essie Warm & Toasty Turtleneck

Detta är Essie Warm & Toasty Turtleneck från deras senaste vinterkollektion, och om jag ska vara frank så är det inte dagens, utan lördagens naglar. Idag är jag färglös. Apropå turtleneck så hoppas jag att polotröjan gör comeback snart så att man kan ha det utan att det verkar som att man vill passa in i kultureliten. Å andra sidan kanske jag borde önska att det aldrig någonsin blir trendigt igen, typ som när jag inte ville vara trendig och körde lite på grunge-stuket istället och sa ‘ASSÅ GRUNGE KOMMER JU ALDRIG NÅGONSIN BLI TRENDIGT IGEN’. Någon månad senare (när var detta, 2004? 2005?) hade marc jacobs gjort grunge supertrendigt. BITTERHETEN (svårt att vara 17-18 år och vilja vara alternativ, sjukt mkt i-landsproblem över detta).

Warm & Toasty Turtleneck

Warm & Toasty Turtleneck (from Essie’s latest winter collection)

Essie Spring Collection 2014

More spring! More Essie!

Truth or Flare

Truth or Flare

Style Hunter

Style Hunter

Spin the Bottle

Spin the Bottle

Romper Room

Romper Room

Hide & Go Chic

Hide & Go Chic

Fashion Playground (hidden shimmer)

Fashion Playground (hidden shimmer, maybe a bit more green IRL)

All swatches are 3 coats (plus top coat). Formulas are ok, except romper room which is a bit tricky (as expected). So what do you think, do you like the colors? My favorite is truth or flare for some reason. It just feels comfy.

Essie Resort 2014

Finally got around to do some swatches! I hope you’ve missed me. It’s been over a year since I last posted something with a picture, I’m sorry. I love doing this and I’ve been so sad that I’ve been to tired to do it. Well, on to the swatches.

Cocktails & Coconuts

Cocktails & Coconuts (hidden shimmer!)


Find Me An Oasis (sorry about the weird skin color, it’s so difficult capturing light shades of polish sometimes)


Resort Fling (this is 3 coats, as you can see it’s a little bit sheer)


Under the Twilight (more blurple IRL)

Overall I think it’s an OK collection, standard Essie. Formula was ok, not too great, not too bad. Except Under the twilight, that one was really good, giving great coverage in 2 coats.

I have a lot of essie, and other brands, to show you and I hope I will be able to do lots of swatches in the near future :) Stay tuned!

Essie Tour de Finance

Tour de Finance

Tour de Finance (sunlight)

To Buy Or Not To Buy (this one has hidden shimmer/glitter in it, you can see it in the bottle)

Orange, it's obvious!

Olé Caliente

Navigate Her

A Crewed Interest

Essies spring collection. Very essie-like colors. Formula was good. Ah, I’m a bit stressed, I still have spring collections to swatch and the summer collections is starting to come up! Anyway, expect swatches of misas spring collection and china glaze hunger games collection next week! I also have color club magnetic force, china glaze prismatic and essie resort waiting in line for swatching.

Essie Winter 11

Essies winter collection (if you can call it a collection, it was only 3 colors) 09 is something I will always hold dear, it’s a long story why, but they have sort of a connection to the love between me and my fiance (yep, I got engaged!).

This winters collection is kind of a sober one I think. And I like it. Apparently I’m not in the mood for crazy colors. A nice creme polish is want I want right now, and these are just right.

Brooch The Subject & School of Hard Rocks

Size Matters & Bobbing for Baubles


Cocktail Bling & Bangle Jangle

School of hard rocks is a little bit more on the muted green side, but my camera hates those colors so it shows up more blue than it is. Same drill here, swatches will come later.