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Sunday, February 22nd, 2009

Essie Spring 09 Collection Swatches

Essie Spring 09Essie Springs foward this season introducing six new shades.  A mixture of mostly reds, pinks, nudes and blue sure to please a craving or two.

Overall, this is a collection of safe colors.  If your looking for professional shades you can sport day to day to work, this is a great varitey for your spring wardrobe.  For the nail addicts (like myself), you'll probably find the Spring release to be a bit boring and bland.

Mesmerize is a bold pop of Blue that I suggest everyone grabs.  A great color that looks fab on any skintone.

All my swatches were done with two applications.  On the lighter colors, you'll need a firm three coats with most.  I applied mine rather thick to achieve two coats.

Check out the swatches below. 

Essie Flawless Nail Polish

Essie Spring 09 Nail Collection

Flawless is a muted mauvey pink creme that's really starting to grow on me.  At first, I wasn't sure about this shade because it's different from most pinks I own.

  Essie Eternal Optimist Nail Polish

Essie Spring 09 Nail Collection

As much as I wanted to love this perfect shade of nude pink creme, Eternal Optimist seemed to clash with my olive skin tone.  Although, I'll probably keep her around because this is an awesome color for the office.

Essie Status Symbol nail polish

Essie Spring 09 nail collection

Status Symbol is a vibrant medium toned pink that comes in as my second fave.  A great summer shade for mani's and pedi's.

Essie Mesmerize nail polish

Essie Spring 09 nail collection

Be Mesmerized with this vibrant shade of blue from Essie.  A medium blue with hints of periwinkle.  A definite must have from Essie's Spring collection.

Essie one of a kind nail polish

Essie spring 09 nail collection

On to my two least favorites from Essie's Spring collecton.  One of a Kind is a red with orange that's similar to Lacquered Up with the exception of orange undertones. 

Essie Lacquered up nail polish

 Essie spring 09 nail collection

Lacquered up is a true cherry red creme.

The Spring collection is now available at Head2Toe & Tansdesign and retails between $4.00-$8.00.

Tags: spring collection, essie, nail polish, swatches

Posted by Steph at 05:23:am
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Amber said on Feb 22nd, 2009 8:34 am
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Eternal Optimist! Great swatches :)

Steph said on Feb 23rd, 2009 9:05 am
Hi Amber, Thanks! I really really wanted to love Eternal Optimist but it just wasn't happening for me! It's def a fab color! :)

Lizzy said on Feb 27th, 2009 9:07 am
want and need flawless, one of a kind, and MESMERIZE! Is mesmerize similar to Misa's on the edge

Steph said on Feb 28th, 2009 7:06 am
Hi Lizzy, Actually, Yes! Mesmerize is pretty close to Misa's on the Edge. On the edge is a tad bid darker and has deeper periwinkle undertones compared than mesmerize. Both are very pretty :)

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