Monday, July 11, 2011

Essie Collection

Oh, how my tune has changed.
Let me tell you a little story. A few years ago I wanted a bottle of dark purple polish and the famous OPI Lincoln Park After Dark was out of stock at my Ulta. So I grabbed an Essie polish. It was sticky, tacky, goopy and gross. A bad bottle. I assumed it was the BRAND, and at $8 a bottle I swore off of Essie forever.
Thank goodness for Danielle and Beauty Forum. Well, my wallet would beg to differ.
She convinced me to try another bottle and I am hooked. They last longer, and have a much better selection of colors. I'm more impressed with the collection every time I look at it when I go to Ulta and I'm happy with the 8-10 days of wear I get out of my at home mani/pedis.
I've bought 7 polishes in about 2 weeks. Oh my gosh, that's scary considering they're $8 a bottle. Ulta has been running those Buy 2, Get 1 free sales... I'm such a sucker! Already planning my next 3.
Here's what I've bought:

Lapis of Luxury
Splash of Grenadine
Cute As A Button
Funny Face
Tea & Crumpets (current mani)
Super Bossa Nova (current pedi)
Your Hut or Mine
What should I get next? I'm dying to grab Tart Deco, but my Ulta doesn't have it. I'll probably grab another three because I have $9 in points at Ulta so with the Buy 2, Get 1 Free I'd get 3 for less than the price of 1. I have an addiction, you guys!


  1. Definitely grab Tart Deco, Fiji, Wicked, Material Girl, Sand Tropez and the perfect sheers are Mademoiselle and Marshmallow!!! These are my all time Essie Favorites!!!

  2. I have never tried Essie, but those are all such lovely colors. I like the "Cute as a button" and "Tea and Crumpets"

  3. You know how we feel about Essie!! Love it! We can't comment on Beauty Forum but wanted to tell you that your Rose Gold post is awesome. thanks for mentioning us!! And we really want the Bobby Brown shimmer brick and the Stila eye liner. I have the OPI polish. Great job!
    And congrats on your fist video! :-)
    Email us when you want to talk about us doing a video for you. We'd love too!

    Oh and I will be posting a video about the MAC Semi Precious collection soon. We have the same mineralized skin finish. In love!

    Jayme (& Mendi) @ Her Late Night Cravings

  4. :) i'm an essie fan too, i just painted my fingers with cute as a button! and my toes are lapis of luxury. i don't believe in matching, lol.

  5. i'm doing a giveaway on my blog, enter if you like!