Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Essie Autumn 2013 - lots of photos and swatches!

Well Essie have done it again.  After the beaut that was the summer collection, they've only gone and brought out a six strong autumn collection, the likes of which I fell in love with instantly.  Like their summer offerings, I couldn't pick out an immediate favourite and even after swatching and wearing a few of them, I still can't pick a frontrunner.

Inspired by the cosy knits and delicate fabrics we like to wear when the days and nights get colder, the six shades are sophisticated, beautiful and going to be on my nails for the foreseeable future.

So you're here to see the swatches right?  I've got photos with and without the flash, to show you the polishes in their true beauty, so let's get to it shall we?

Twin Sweater Set makes me tongue-tied every time I try to say it out loud.  But I won't hold that against this deep red shade.  If there's one thing everyone should have in their collection, it's a classic crimson red and this one is a keeper.  Two coats does the job and I felt very glam altogether when I wore this last week.

The Lace Is On is a shimmery magenta purple shade that would be gorgeous for a Christmas party if you want to wear a bit of colour on the aul nails.  This shade is much nicer on than in the bottle FYI.

For The Twill Of It is great craic altogether  It's one of those duo chrome shades that will have you sitting there tilting your nails back and forth under the light, watching it changing colour.  Sometimes it's purple, sometimes it's blue, sometimes it's green and no matter what, you'll have people investigating your nails when you wear this!

Vested Interest is like no other polish in my vast collection.  It's a dusty greeny teal shade that is a beaut on the nails.  It's probably one of the most grown up shades of the collection and was surprisingly opaque in just two coats.

Cashmere Bathrobe…. Oh holy moly I love this shade with all my heart.  The dark charcoal grey polish is packed full of silver shimmer, not glitter, making it totally office friendly in my opinion.  Any excuse for me eh?!  I could go on and on about this shade, but I'll just finish by saying I love it.  A really lot.  The end.

After School Boy Blazer is a name that I can never keep in my brain and have to keep going back to the press release to check I have it right.  Again, this is a stunner of a midnight blue, almost blackened navy shade is pure sophistication.  In some light it looks black and in others you can see a hint of blue.  Lahve it dahling!

Finally, just a wee collage of each of the six shades without flash and below are photos of the shades taken with the flash.  Photos like these are good to save on the aul phone so you know what you're looking for when you go shopping!

Lads, I dare you to go to your local Essie stand and be able to pick just one of these beauts.  €9.99 is the damage and it's money well spent in my opinion as this collection is a keeper.

What's your favourite and if you have just one, then you're a better bridie than me!  Let me know in the comments!


  1. For the Twill of It. OMG! I must have it!

  2. The Lace Is On and Cashmere Bathrobe would be my two picks.. I can't believe I still haven't picked up a bottle despite my Essie obsession! x

    Rachael | overdosedemaquillage.blogspot.com ♥

  3. Oh my, that purple shade just made my heart skip a beat!!! I must have it.....

  4. I thought this collection was going to make me "meh" but I'm in love with almost every shade in it !! The purple awakes my inner diva and evokes luscious bright satin to me, the duochrome grey-blue instantly made me think of a galaxy, the dark blue is sooo the color of a school uniform jacket, and the dark red is one of the rare reds that make me want to have it in my collection. The only exceptions are the two greys, I'm not that impressed with them, especially the shimmery one...

    1. They're so much prettier on the nails than in the bottles, love em :)

  5. I got Cashmere Bathrobe and I looooooooooooove it!!!!!

  6. I really want For the twill of it! I love the look of it

  7. Oh god! Each one I scrolled down to I was like "no, this is the one I want" only to change my mind 2 seconds later..so basically I want them all then! Especially for the Twill of it and After School Boy Blazer.

  8. I have both Twin Seater Set and Cashmere Bathrobe and they are stunning! It's a great collection. :)

  9. I have after school boy blazer and love it. I NEED cashmere bathrobe, it's just so pretty, and totally work appropriate.


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