MY FAVORITE ESSIE PASTELS

The nail polish brand Essie was truly the best discovery of 2014 for me. Because it happened towards the very end of 2014, I managed to accumulate quite a large number of their nail polishes in a short time span. Essie’s nail polishes are glossy, easy to apply and very chip resistant. I won’t even go into their huge color palette and all the gorgeous limited collections.

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I am a big fan of pastel nail polishes, but I haven’t been using them much up until now. Most brands don’t offer too many shades to choose from, but the worst part of pastel nail polishes used to be the sheerness. I need my nail polish to dry quickly, so that my manicure doesn’t last more than 10 minutes. With three coats, that becomes a problem. Essie has successfully solved that problem for me with 6 colors that have quickly become my favorite pastel colors.

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The nail polish names are also links to their own posts.

Absolutely Shore is a beautiful minty, seafoam green, which looks a lot less green on your nails. When placed next to a baby blue like Find Me An Oasis, the green will poke through quite strongly. Apparently, it came out back in 2011 with the Braziliant collection; I got it online. Unfortunately, I got the US version with the thinner brush. I dislike the US brush sooooooooo much, it almost ruined this color for me. I actually swapped two brushes, as I find that the pastel colors strongly benefit from the wider brushes. I honestly pity the ladies in the US who need to struggle with the US version of the brush and I hope they’ll change them soon. The wide brush is a winner and a big role in Essie’s greatness.

Find Me An Oasis, a part of Essie’s Resort Collection 2014, is a true baby blue. At least in Europe it is. I have written about the differences between some US and EU shades before. The US version is brighter and not a true pastel in my eyes, so watch out if you decide to order it online.

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Go Ginza was a Christmas present from my best friends. It is a lovely lilac color, even though Essie’s website describes it as a soft pink. I deliberately placed it next to Romper Room, a true soft pink, to make the difference more obvious.

Romper Room is the girliest shade you can go for. It is so soft and so sweet – a true pink that should look great on anyone’s hands. Because there is no hint of blue in it, it even looks good on my crazy yellow hands.

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Urban Jungle is my most recent Essie purchase. I was battling the decision to try white nails for quite some time, and ultimately decided that a more muted white would be the better choice. Urban Jungle was the perfect one. I absolutely adore this nail polish.

Spin The Bottle, the nude of my life. Spin the bottle is such an elegant, opaque nude color, I receive compliments every. single. time. I wear it. Pair it with a few delicate rings and you’ve got yourself a fabulous, clean manicure.

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  • I LOVE these colours but hate the way pastel colours look on my nails…my hands look dirty! LOL! :)

  • Go Ginza is one of my favourite essie colours, I wear it all the time!

    Maddy, xo // UNSTITCHEDD

  • Minna Beauty Corner

    Zadnja tri su mi najljepša. Spin the bottle je next :D

  • Ahh what a gorgeous collection, I love grouping pastel shades together, they look so cute. Go Ginza is a lovely colour! Thank goodness I’m not the only one to change brushes haha.
    xxx Claire
    http://wwwclairabelle.blogspot.co.uk/

  • Chicfee

    Meni su apsolutno svi prekrasni i u zadnje vrijeme obožavam Essie lakove :)

  • Jean Love

    Romper Room i Absolutely Shore!! *.* *.* želiiiiiim, hehe :))

  • mihaela

    ahh they’re gorgeous

    mfashionfreak♥blog

  • Kristina Kemešić

    Sve su divne, ali Go Ginza je točno ona nijansa koju bih voljela nositi ovo proljeće! :)

  • Oh my, such pretty shades! I absolutely adore Essie, should get more colours!