Review: Essie Spring 2011 | Emerald Sparkled

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Review: Essie Spring 2011

Today I have four polishes to show from the Essie Spring 2011 French Affair Collection. Honestly, when I first saw the collection, none of the colors really drew my interest. I thought they were a bit boring, recycled, plain, etc. But as time passed, I started to grow fond of the colors, the way they looked together, the theme, etc. And when I saw Nice Is Nice two weeks ago, oh my God, I knew I was sold at that moment.
I only cared for four of the six colors, I left out Sand Tropez and Kisses & Bises. Sand Tropez felt too close to Playa Del Platinum, and I don't really like sheer toppers like Kisses & Bises. So in the end I was provided with four colors to review.


L-R: Coat Azure, Nice Is Nice, French Affair, Topless & Barefoot.


First is Coat Azure, the pop color of the collection. Essie tends to include a pop color like Pretty Edgy, Going Incognito, Mesmerize etc. along with more traditional shades. Coat Azure is a dusty blue with a very subtle, pearl-like shimmer to it. I really love it, it's really calming, very springy and looks gorgeous. Like all swatches of the collection, I did 3 coats, although this one was good with 2. The consistency was great. Colorwise, I would call this one Tufts Blue.


I realized I don't have many medium blues in my stash, so I compared this with Essie Lapis of Luxury.
Lapis of Luxury is a cornflower blue jelly, contains no shimmer and is warmer & lighter than Coat Azure.


Nice Is Nice is my favorite from this collection. It has a certain warmness that is not too much, it's a very flattering polish, perfect for spring. You can get away with 2 coats, but 3 coats was perfection. The color can be described as Mauve.


I compared Nice Is Nice with other lilacs from my stash. Eyeko Lilac Polish doesn't really belong, it's darker than a pastel lilac. Essie Lilacism is a cooler version of Nice Is Nice, contains way too much blue to be a dupe. China Glaze Light As Air is much lighter & paler.


French Affair is a cool toned, pastel pink. I love mod pinks and this one had a nice application and unique look about it. First I thought I must have a dupe of this somewhere, but looks like I don't. Pictured is 3 coats. I would call this Rich Brilliant Lavender.


I compared French Affair with Flor Mar Supershine #29 and China Glaze Something Sweet. Something Sweet is the lighter version of French Affair. #29 doesn't contain as much blue, it looks neutral compared to the other two pinks.


Topless And Barefoot is an interesting shade. It's a warm toned nude polish, yet it's muted, like a very very light warm taupe. It's very edgy once on the nail. Imagine a lighter version of Ecru. Like the rest, this was 3 coats.


I don't have many similar polishes, so I compared this with her Essie sisters. Body Language is much more grey toned and is cooler. Miss Matched is a grey leaning, very pale pink. Just to give you an idea where T&B falls.

Altogether, it's a lovely spring collection. I love how the polishes look so well together & how they match the French theme, they remind me of macarons =) The mini set includes the exact same colors I reviewed, you can get that one too if you don't want to spend on full bottles.

* Essie polishes were provided for me by Essie Turkey.

Bugün sizlere Essie Spring 2011 French Affair Koleksiyonu'ndan dört oje tanıtacağım. Dürüst olmak gerekirse koleksiyonun ilk tanıtımları yapılırken şöyle bir bakmıştım da, neredeyse hiçbir oje ilgimi çekmemişti. Renklerin sıkıcı, daha önce yapılmış, özelliksiz renkler olduğunu düşünmüştüm. Ama aradan zaman geçtikçe gözüm alışmaya başladı, ilkbahar temasıyla çok uyumlu olduklarını düşünmeye başladım, bazı denemek istedim. İki hafta önce Nice Is Nice isimli ojeyi gözümle gördüğüm anda ise pes etmiştim bile =)
Yine de altı renkten sadece dört tanesini tercih ettim. Sand Tropez renk olarak Playa Del Platinum'a çok benziyordu, ve Kisses & Bises tarzı ojeleri pek beğenmiyorum, bu yüzden onları bıraktım. Tanıtmam için dört renk verildi, şimdi onları göstereceğim.
Soldan sağa: Coat Azure, Nice Is Nice, French Affair, Topless & Barefoot.
Öncelikle Coat Azure, koleksiyonun öne çıkan rengi. Essie genellikle her koleksiyonda tek bir öne çıkan renk bulunduruyor. Pretty Edgy, Going Incognito, Mesmerize bunlardan birkaç tanesi. Diğer renkler ise daha alışıldık tarzda renkler oluyor. Coat Azure, solgun, orta koyulukta bir mavi. İnci gibi gözüken, aynı tonlarda mavi ışıltıya sahip. Bu renge bayıldım, deniz gibi gözüküyor, çok sakin ve rahatlatıcı bir renk. İlkbahar için çok güzel bir seçim olmuş. Bu koleksiyondaki tüm renkleri 3'er kat sürdüm, ama bunu 2 katla da opak hale getirebilirsiniz. Sürümü ise çok kolaydı.
Buna benzer tarzda renklerim pek yok, sanırım tercih etmiyorum. Essie Lapis of Luxury ile kıyaslarsak Lapis of Luxury'nin daha mora yakın ve açık bir renk olduğunu, jel yapıda olduğunu ve ışıltı içermediğini görebilirsiniz.
Nice Is Nice, bu koleksiyondaki favorim. Çok tatlı, sıcak tonda bir lila, bahar çiçekleri gibi. 2 katla opak olsa da 3 katta mükemmel oluyor, bu yüzden 3 kat sürdüm.
Nice Is Nice diğer lila ojelerle kıyaslandığında; Eyeko Lilac Polish daha koyu renk, Essie Lilacism daha soğuk tonda ve China Glaze Light As Air çok daha açık ve soluk olarak kendini belli ediyor.
French Affair soğuk tonlarda, pastel bir pembe. Bu tarz pembeleri çok seviyorum. Bu ojenin aynısının bende olduğunu düşünmüştüm, ama yokmuş. 3 kat sürdüm.
French Affair'i Flor Mar Supershine #29 ve China Glaze Something Sweet ile kıyasladığım zaman, Something Sweet'in daha açık renk olduğunu ve #29'un daha sıcak tonda olduğunu görüyorum.
Son olarak Topless And Barefoot ilginç bir oje. Sıcak tonlarda, ten rengi bir oje, ama aynı zamanda rengi canlı değil, soluk. 3 kat sürdüğümde tamamen opak oldu. Tırnakta çok şık duruyor. İddialı renkler sevmeyenlere tavsiye ederim.
Benim buna benzeyen ojem pek yok. Sanırım kolay kolay opak olmadığı için bu tarz renkler, tercih etmemişim. Ben de Essie Body Language ve Miss Matched ile kıyasladım. Body language daha soğuk ve griye çalıyor. Miss Matched ise çok çok açık, grimsi soluk bir pembe. Yaklaşık olarak araya bir yere denk geliyor Topless & Barefoot.
Genel olarak çok çok beğendiğim bir ilkbahar koleksiyonu oldu bu. Fransa temasıyla ise çok iyi gitmiş. Ojeler bana parfe, makaron gibi yiyecekleri anımsattı resmen =) Bu arada mini setin içinde bu tanıttığım renkler var, eğer tam boy almak istemiyorsanız o seti de tercih edebilirsiniz. Bugün İstinye Park Sevil'de tüm ojelerde %20 indirim var, ayrıca ne alırsanız alın tam boy Matte About You matlaştırıcı hediye =) Essie ojelerin fiyatı 25 TL, 4'lü mini setin fiyatı 50 TL. %20 indirim ve Matte About You hediyesiyle oldukça karlı bir alışveriş yapabilirsiniz =) Bu arada eğer İstinye Park'a yolunuz düşmezse, aynı indirim web sayfalarında da geçerli =)

* Essie ojeler tanıtmam için Essie Turkey tarafından verilmiştir.

61 comments:

  1. Ahhhhhhh bayılıyorum onalra gle güle kulan harikalar :) <3

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  2. These look really nice! I thought they'd be like regular pastels but they're not.

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  3. Mavi içindeki ışıltılarla ayrı gözüküyor farklı :)
    Essie French Affair lede Flormarı çok benzettim aynı gibiler.
    Topless And Barefoot ise harika.
    Gidene kadar kalmaz indirim falan ama en azından bir iki tane alabilirim :)

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  4. tesekkur ederim iremcim =)
    The Student's Guide To Nail Polish ain't they? =D
    tansumut yazmayi unutmusum, ayni indirim web sayfalarinda da var =) hemen ekliyorum hatta =)

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  5. They do look quite like macaroons! :)

    Hmm, I may actually buy some of these, I need some more work-safe colours.

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  6. I'm completely in love with "Nice is Nice" and "French Affair" <3

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  7. i really like the way Topless and Barefoot looks on you!

    i was wondering how Azure compared to Lapis of Luxury. thanks for the comparison :)

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  8. Topless And Barefoot looks sooooooo great on you! You make me wanna have it! :)

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  9. i didn't think these looked that great till i saw the swatches! i want them now.. they are all very pretty colors! i'm not too fond of essie's formulation, though :/

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  10. I didn't think I'd like Topless And Barefoot, but now I really want to get it!!

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  11. ooo, nice is nice is so pretty and delicate :D

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  12. thank you guys =D glad if this post was any help! <3

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  13. I love Coat Azure and Topless and Barefoot :)

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  14. I love these! I'm so glad the mini set is these 4-I can't wait to get it!

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  15. I loooove the Essie Coat Azure....Absolutely gorgeous. Works great with your skin tone as well.

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  16. your nails are always beautiful!!

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  17. These colors are so beautiful!

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  18. Alla alla, Coat Azure burda bende durdugundan daha degisik cikmis. Iki hali de guzel ama :)

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  19. Oh my! I love all the colours! All the colours are soo pretty :) I love Essie polishes, their colours are very pastel-y which I love. The nude polish is on my wishlist :)

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  20. I own Coat Azure and Sand Tropez!
    Both beautiful colours!
    Doubting about getting Nice is Nice now too :P

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  21. ben de dicektim, oykude gorundugunden daha farkli cikmi burada coat azure ve bu daha cok hosuma gitti. hatta coat azure alsam mi diye dusundum senin resimlere bakinca =)

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  22. I want Topless and Barefoot! But they all look really nice.

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  23. Oh wow! I think I'm gonna HAVE to buy this entire collection... It's so pretty!!!

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  24. omg those nail colors :)

    http://pinklemonincrystal.blogspot.com

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  25. @Öykü canim benimkisi daha solgun duruyor, aslinda daha canli sanirim senin gun isigi kullanman, benim sari isik kullanmamdan kaynakli =) ama seninkine daha yakin gibi gercekte =)))

    thank you so much, people! sorry this comment was so late, I started a new job and I'm extremely tired when I get home =)

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  26. I'm not usually one for Essie (simply because I feel their polishes are overpriced for simple and safe colours) but I LOVE Coat Azure. I'm planning to paint my room that colour actually. I'd love to paint my nails to match!

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  27. Wow these colors are gorgeous. Thanks for the beautiful, clear swatches. I'm loving all 4 and will be seeking them out.

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  28. Thanks for the swatches and comparisons! Would you happen to know how Nice Is Nice and French Affair compare to OPI's Done Out In Deco and Pandamonium Pink respectively?

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