Monday, July 5, 2010

essie resort collection

here are some pictures i got of the pretty pretty resort collection essie did earlier this summer. a blue and a green? miss essie dear are you ill?? whatever bug she's caught i hope she keeps it up, i'm loving the colors she's chosen! i borrowed these colors from my wonderful sister clarrisa, but i wish i would've gotten my mitts on them myself. i ended up liking them a LOT more than i thought i would!
lapis of luxury is a gorgeous soft cornflower blue that absolutely shone with my skin tone. i was not expecting to love this one, but i just can't deny the beautiful color this girl has. it's a very unique color, not quite periwinkle, not quite sky blue, not quite watery blue.  this one was a tad streaky but evened out just right by the third coat.
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splash of grenadine was another one in the collection that i was not expecting to like that much, but was pleasantly surprised by. the berry pink has lots of purple in it and has a little bit of a dusty quality to it that is super nice and makes it stand out. grenadine it definitely is not though haha, i'd know that color anywhere ;) the formula on this one was a tad thick.  three coats on this guy.
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playa de platinum means platinum beach, and is pronounced "ply-ya". but being the gangsta that i am, i decided to say it "play-a" de platinum (like a pimp ya know?). er..anyways the color is pretty awesome, although some folks definitely will turn up their nose at it. i definitely think this is a grey tone with a bit of tan hint, almost a "greige" but not quite. very cool and still warm? i dig it.
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turquoise & caicos is the gorgeous greeny turquoise that had everyone buzzing about this collection before it came out. i am loving this! i happen to adore all the turquoise and minty greens out there right now (there are sure plenty) and this happens to sit right up there with the best of them.  three coats seems to be the magic number for this collection.
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what is your favorite from this set? did you end up liking them more than you thought you would like me? or did they fall flat for you? i like this collection a lot more than the other summer collex she came out with later this summer (swatches coming soon!).
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