Usually my Quick Look posts are of bottle shots and nail polishes, but I wanted to share this photo, and it was the most appropriate category.
I’m always interested in learning more about the people behind brands because as much as nail polishes make my pulse race, it’s the creative geniuses behind a company who make all the magic happen. They inspire me, and it makes me love a brand even more when there’s a human element.
This evening, I’d like to take a moment to put Essie Weingarten in the spotlight on Swatch And Learn!
Essie Weingarten is the Founder and Global Creative Director of Essie! So if you love any Essie nail polishes, you have her and her amazing team to thank.
Here’s a photo of Essie Weingarten. Doesn’t she look totally glam?
I believe strongly that beauty is ageless, and Essie Weingarten is proof of that!
In the future, I’m thinking about using Quick Look posts to also focus on snapshots of people and other things instead of only swatches and bottle shots. Let me know if this is something you’d be interested in.
Ready to gear up for warmer weather? I sure am, and if you are, too, then come join me on a colourful adventure!
Today’s post explores the Essie Resort 2015 Collection from the official press release that was sent to me by PR.
The Essie Resort 2015 Collection launches in US salons on February 1st and will hit Canadian salons and mass market retailers on April 7th.
There are four shades in the Essie Resort 2015 Collection: Suite Retreat (blue orchid), Time for Me Time (iridescent sheer pink), Stones ‘n’ Roses (pink coral), and Cocoa Karma (milk chocolate).
Which one(s) would you like to see reviewed in-depth with lots of swatches?
P.S. If you’ve been following me on social media, you may have seen me post a couple of black-and-white teaser photos about the Essie Spring 2015 Collection here and here. Those are not of the Essie Resort Collection for 2015. It’s a separate collection. (Yes, even more great nail polish from Essie to look forward to! I’ll reveal the spring colours in February.)
A great palate cleanser, Essie Wrap Me Up from the Cashmere Matte Collection is a very different look for me.
I’m used to wearing bold shades, even to the point of being tacky. But that doesn’t mean I don’t like to venture out of my comfort zone and try something different.
Essie Wrap Me Up is certainly a far departure than what I’d normally reach for, but I appreciated the demure light beige with just a hint of pink and awesome texture.
This one features the Cashmere Matte finish, which feels smooth and satiny like luxurious sea glass!
Oh boy – winter has taken a toll on my cuticles a while back when I wore this nail polish! (I don’t slap on lotion or cuticle oil before taking my photos. I just snap photos of myself as-is.)
However, recently I purchased a new and fun cuticle oil that’s supposed to smell like cupcakes. Hehe, that was a major selling point for me.
I’m going to try to be more conscious about using cuticle oil at night before I go to bed. But you won’t see any difference for a while because I still have a few photos of manicures I’ve worn already that I’ll be showing on here.
(Expect to see a review of the cupcake cuticle oil on here after I’ve used it for at least a month. I think that’s a decent amount of time to see any differences in my cuticles.)
Essie Spun in Luxe from the Cashmere Matte Collection that just came out this month is so dark, it could almost pass as squid ink. However, there are blue nuances that keep it from looking jet black.
To the naked eye, on my nails it looked pretty close to black and the only way I was able to tell that it wasn’t black was when I put my hands next to something that was.
Also, there’s subtle, fine blue shimmer throughout. That combined with the satin-like, semi-matte finish made this polish unique in my collection.
Although you could wear a ridge-filling base coat to keep the look smooth, I wore this without any base coat because I wanted to see how noticeable nail ridges would poke through.
(In case you didn’t know, I have some ridges, and while I could obviously buff them out, I choose to leave them alone because, unless I’m wearing a high-shine chrome that accentuates them by leaps and bounds, ridges don’t normally bother me anymore. There was a time when I felt insecure about them, but I’m glad I’ve gotten over it. I’m not on a mission to create the ultimate ‘perfect’ manicures. I’m on a mission to create manicures that make me happy. Mission: Accomplished!)
Last week, I came home to some surprise nail mail with the Essie Cashmere Matte Collection!
The Essie Cashmere Matte Collection has a satin-like texture that’s smooth, matte, and really cool.
But what made me sit up and take note was that I wasn’t expecting them to have shimmer. At first, I thought it was my camera’s flash reflecting off the glass of the bottles, but it wasn’t.
Some of these polishes have a beautiful subtle shimmer in the bottle.
In this post, you’ll see swatches, bottle shots, and the official press release. As usual, when I wear them as full manicures, I’ll be sure to review some in-depth on here.
Essie Fall in Line from the Fall 2014 Collection is a dusty, tranquil green with a few drops of grey mixed in.
Depending on the settings of the screen you’re viewing this on, it may look blue, but, in person, it definitely leans more on the green side than the blue.
I just couldn’t get enough of it, and I wore it for several days straight. And when I removed it, I considered wearing it for a consecutive manicure! *Gasp* That pretty much never happens.
But then I looked over at the other nail polishes smiling up at me with hopeful eyes. How could I neglect them?
Essie Take It Outside is part of the Fall 2014 Collection, which I showed you the press release of recently.
I don’t usually wear softer shades like this, but I do enjoy switching things up. Life is too short to not enjoy expressing yourself with colour, and I love to sport everything and anything!
This is a very sophisticated and easy-to-wear shade that I feel many will love because it’s appropriate to wear in even conservative offices, yet it’s not boring because the taupe seems to have just a tinge of purple. (I think that’s what gives it some slight edginess!)