Essie in Luxedo ($8) suit up in this deepest plum and boldly go where no man has gone before
Essie’s Luxedo is a gorgeous dark and deep burgundy plum shade. It’s so deep it almost appears black. I did have a problem applying the nail polish. I felt the consistency was too thin so it made applying difficult. I had to work slowly and carefully to make sure the polish would go on evenly and no streaky. If the consistency was creamy instead of thin, it would look exceptionally amazing! Other than the small complaint, I feel Luxedo would be the perfect shade for Fall and Winter.
Check out the swatch for Essie in Luxedo and more photos!
Essie in Limo-Scene ($8) a sheer pastel pink, perfect for french manicures
Essie’s Limo-Scene is a light whitish pink shade. I like that it’s not too white or too pink. The shade is perfect! The consistency is sheer but a bit milky. Because of this, you have to apply at least a couple of layers or it will appear streaky. Also if you want the color to be opaque, you have to apply about 3 coats (that’s what I did for the swatch photo below). I would definitely recommend Essie’s Limo-Scene to anybody who wants a natural, clean looking manicure. I also think Limo-Scene would be a great alternative to the usual white tips for french manicures.
Check out more photos and swatches of Essie in Limo-Scene!
Essie Hi-Maintenance ($8) an innocent, sheer pale pink
I love Essie’s Hi-Maintenance! It’s the perfect natural shade with a hint of pink. The consistency is on the sheer side. So if you really want the pink color to show, you are going to have to really layer it on. Surprisingly, the nail polish was not streaky or milky. It went on very smoothly and cleanly.I like to use it when I just want a natural look. It’s a the type of shade that is perfect for every occasion whether it be school, work, or even a night out. It is quite versatile.
Check out more photos and swatch for Essie in Hi-Maintenance!
Essie 2011 Bridal Collection ($8 each or $17 for all 4 mini) Say “I Do” to Color! essie’s whimsical and distinctive Bridal Collection for 2011 is guaranteed to delight and inspire modern women around the world. A wedding is the ultimate reflection of the bride – so why hide behind the ordinary? The Bridal 2011 collection was created for those who want to show off their personality as much as their ring!
Made To Honor – Lead the way wearing a nude worthy of honor. A flattering tone and a hint of pink make this shade made to honor.
Made To Honor is a sheer nude color. It sort of like a your-nails-but-better color. One coat is a sheer wash. It looks almost like clear nail polish. Two coats is perfect for the sheer nude color.
Borrowed and Blue – Precious yet chic, a touch of blue complete the look. You rented the venue and borrowed the veil, but this light blue hue is for keeps.
Borrowed and Blue is a pigmented, creamy whitish pale blue. One coat was sufficient enough to get the same color in the bottle.
First Dance – Dance your way into every guest’s heart with a rich, captivating red. Whether it’s the first or last performance, this bold shade will draw endless applause.
First Dance is a cherry colored red. It’s pigmented and has a thin creamy formula.
Better Together – A ceremonious, sweetheart pink to love and cherish through thick and thin. This devoted sheer vows that life is always better when spent together.
Better Together is very similar to Made To Honor. It’s a sheer wash of a nude pink color. Two coats is sufficient enough to get a subtle hint of color.
Check out more photos and swatches for the Essie 2011 Bridal Collection!