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Friday, July 31st, 2009

Summer 09: Essie Cute as a Button Swatches

Essie Cute as a button collection

Happy Friday, woot woot! Can you believe we only have one month of summer left? Yep! Vampies look out, here we come. But, before we step over to the dark side, I wanted to bring you two last Summer collections that were hiding under my fall excitement.

This Summer, Essie's given us a variety of color to choose from. North Folk gave us a reason to sail our blues away with three oceanic shades, The Neons - rock out with four brights perfect for those tootsies and Cute as a Button, a mixture of six flirty hues perfect for your feminine side.

Overall, a nice selection of six, soft and cute colors that are surprisingly wearable! The application was perfect. Most colors are three coaters, with the exception of a couple.

Check out the swatches. 

 Essie Not just a pretty face nail polish

Essie Summer 09 Cute as a Button

Not Just a Pretty Face, a semi sheer nude with a dash of pink. A lighter, more beige version of Essie's sister, Eternal Optimist. I was worried that Not just a Pretty Face would clash with my skintone, but it didn't!   

Essie Lovie Dovie nail polish

Essie Cute as a Button collection

Lovie Dovie is a fun, bubblegum pink creme that's opaque in two coats. Girls, If you don't own a classic candy colored pink, go grab you some Lovie Dovie.

Essie Luscious Lips nail polish

Essie Cute as a Button summer collection

Lucious Lips reminds me of another semi sheer pink that I love, Orly's Confetti. Although, Lucious Lips may be a tad bit pinker with better pay-off.  

Essie Cute as a button nail polish

Essie Cute as a button collection

Cute as a button is a creamy mixture of coral, pink and orange that's really pretty! An excellent summer color, especially for your tootsies!

Essie Funny Face nail polish

Essie Cute as a button collection

Funny Face isn't your typical hot pink cream. It's mixed with a tad of purple, which makes this a deeper hue of pink - slighty magenta! Loves it! 

Essie Chubby Cheeks nail polish

Essie Cute as a Button collection

Chubby Cheeks is a pumpkin spice creme with a dash of pink undertones. Sally Hansen's Nasturtium is just a tad bit more orange compared to Chubby Cheeks. A great fall color heading into October!

Essie's Cute as a Button collection is now available at Essie, professional salons and E-tailers! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

(6) Comments

Danica said on Aug 1st, 2009 2:20 pm
I don't own any Essie. These are really pretty and I love the names!
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Lucy said on Aug 1st, 2009 2:57 pm
There's some pretty colors in this collection. I like Cute as a Button and Lovie Dovie. But I can wait to order them. Nothing I want desperately.
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Samantha said on Aug 1st, 2009 6:33 pm
Cute shades there, Steph. For some reason I can't get too much into safe collections, but I actually do like all of them. And I love them all on you! :D
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Polish Earthgirl said on Aug 1st, 2009 8:15 pm
I totally agree with your take on Funny Face and Cute as a Button. I recently reviewed them on my blog and although they are safe colors, I think they're very wearable!
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Denny said on Aug 2nd, 2009 10:47 am
I just ordered "cute as a button" from one of our fav e-tailers. I'm excited and can't wait for it's arrival! I really like coral colors.
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Steph said on Aug 2nd, 2009 11:31 pm
Hi Danica, You def should! Essie has some great colors! Hi Lucy and Samantha, Thanks! Yeah, nothing too special or unique here, but certainly pretty! Thanks Polish Earthgirl! Definitely wearable :) Hi Denny, ooh, great choice! It's a great coral color, you'll love it!
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