Friday, September 30, 2011

Essie Fall 2011 (with Bonus Extras)

I started the month with Power Clutch. At the time, it was the only one I'd bought from the Essie Fall 2011 collection. Over the course of the month, I got all the other colors. Below, left to right: Case Study, Lady Like, Glamour Purse, Carry On, Very Structured.



I didn't get around to swatching any of them, much less doing comparisons, so finally decided to just wear them all at once! I put Case Study on my index finger, Glamour Purse on my ring, and Lady Like on the rest, then added dots in Carry On and Very Structured. You'll see that my dotting tool technique still needs some work, but this was fun to do and fun to look at.







I'm not sure that Essie would approve—but then again, she does bust out the glitter every now and then, so she's not all understated all the time.

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In other news, I decided to do another impromptu giveaway, so I fired up random.org and chose a number corresponding to a comment on my Piú Mosso entry to win an extra bottle of that deep shimmery beauty (which I ordered to get the free shipping with $100 purchase). Congratulations to Aly of Mai Senza Smalto! If you haven't already checked out her blog, I encourage you to do so—she does great swatches (and takes the time to write in two languages so mono-linguals like me don't have to mess with Google Translate).

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In other other news, I finally found Wet 'n' Wild On the Prowl today, when I stretched my lunch hour to fit in a couple CVS stores I don't get to very often. The good news is most of the colors were there. The bad news is the one that was missing is the one I was most wanting to try: Tangled in My Web (black glitter in a clear base). The ones I did see: Buy Me a Drink (wine shimmer), Ink Well (black creme), Correction Tape (multi glitter in a clear base), Behind Closed Doors (red glitter in black base), Cougar Attack (copper glitter in black base), Jungle Fever (green shimmer), and Ready to Pounce (deep purple shimmer).



The the other CVS I went to at lunch didn't have On the Prowl, but they did have several bottles of Confetti Tiara, which is great for frankening and usually out of stock (I've heard that it's being discontinued but so far I've yet to see any CVS that's switched over the display, there's just almost always an empty spot where Tiara belongs). I'm considering whether to take a different route home from work tonight so I can hit up a few more CVS stores outside of my normal hunting grounds or just wait to see if it shows up at my usual stores at some point. The CVS stores closest to my house have been very late to get the last two Wet 'n' Wild special collections, so I'm thinking this one might be the same way.

22 comments:

  1. Ok just admit you were too lazy to swatch all the Essies properly!! HAHAHA! I have 3 of them-I just love Essie-yes they do great cremes!! Swoon! I need to retry the dots-am afraid of making another mess!

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  2. great and comfortable colors, i'd say ;-D

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  3. Those look great! Essie and I have a love hate relationship lol...I have Tangled in my web, and for me it wasn't anything special...but go for it if you really want it!It might be good to franken with!

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  4. i reaaaaally like this mani. it's pretty to look at but so classy and subtle.

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  5. cute mani.. i need more essie's in my life :-P i only own 3 of them!!! YAY you found the on the prowl.. I need to keep looking here maybe I'll find another display, I want connect the dots!

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  6. Your dots look so cute! I impulsively bought Power Clutch last week, lol! I don't own a gray so I felt it was "needed."

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  7. That's cute :-)

    I have no CVS's in my county! How lame is that? I might have to make a trip down to see my brother's girlfriend and stop off at a CVS along the way :-)

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  8. I love that mani! I love dots and all dot manis. Um, the only problem I see with it is you have just made me want these colors which I was nicely avoiding! My wallet is not pleased lol.

    I have yet to find the stupid On the Prowl polishes. I have pretty much given up (I am hoping this means I will find them now lol)

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  9. The mani is cute and all the colors look so rich .

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  10. Very cute! So nice of you to giveaway a bottle of Piu Mosso. My mom is still looking for the On The Prowl collection for me. Hopefully it will come in where she is.

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  11. Congrats, not a better woman could have won!

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  12. OMG! Love the dotted manicure! They are so perfect. It is awesome that you own that whole collection!

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  13. I love what you did with the Essies! :)

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  14. Ohh, I love how these look with the dots. Very cute!

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  15. Very elegant dots manicure:)
    The Halloween nail polishes are always so pretty. I don't know why here the brands never launch nail polishes for Halloween.

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  16. Congrats to the winner! I think I like Power Clutch only. I feel like I have the other colors.
    I have set to see On The Prowl at any of the CVS' I have gone into. I am very very disappointed. Seems like every store near me is late to getting every collection. I neeeeed correction tape!
    Thanks for sharing!!

    xoxox

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  17. LOL on "I'm not sure Essie would approve"! I think that dots give the "office safe" colours a nice twist!
    BTW I'm still in my "happy dance" mood since I knew that I won Più Mosso (I discovered that all polishes have a "musical terminology" name, in Italian Più Mosso means "more moved/rough/wavy, according to context). Thank you again, it was a great surpise!
    I'm glad you appreciate the translations, even if they are far from perfect (feel free to report me any big mistakes ^_^)!

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  18. I meant all 4 polishes of that RBL collection...:-/
    I better go to sleep (it's 2:28 a.m)!

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  19. Your doticure looks great...the colours really go well together!

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  20. Very creative way to try them all, I've been good and haven't bought any from this collection but your post got me wanting a few, I have yet to see on the prowl at any of my stores around me :-(

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