Essie summer 2014 Haute in the Heat is coming and I’m already a fan. I don’t want to spoil it for you so I haven’t got any swatches or comparisons or any of that stuff. Okay, maybe I do.
essie summer 2014 = 2 hearts + 1 gimmie that
essie summer 2014 urban jungle
essie urban jungle It’s the first one I swatched. I pulled out the wand and immediately wrote in my notes, “Oh crap. Crème. Ugh”. It didn’t turn out that way though! That’s two coats with a good level and a lovely shiny finish.
essie summer 2014 fierce no fear Summer? What? Where? I more than likely could have done this as a OCW but I didn’t. The level in there is fantastic, and the shine is, well, shiny. It’s so shiny that maybe if I add summa this...
essie fierce no fear w/ matte about you top coat Kinda makes me want to eat chocolate. Really a lot of chocolate. Because of that whole chocolate thing and even though I don’t know what this is doing in a summer collection, when I slap the Matte About You coat on there, I love it. It scores a heart.
essie summer 2014 roarrrrange (that’s 4 r’s in the middle in case you’re counting) In two easy coats, the colour turns out a touch darker than in the bottle but it also turns out more, uh, juicier too.
essie summer 2014 strut your stuff My notes for this just say Gimmie That.
essie strut your stuff w/ matte about you top coat Although I DO love me some matte coat, I think I prefer Strut Your Stuff without it. You?
essie summer 2014 ruffles & feathers In my swatch order, this one was fourth and right around this time, I noted this collection is made up of pretty good formulas.
essie ruffles & feathers Two easy coats.
essie summer 2014 haute in the heat I did two coats but I’m betting I could have gotten away with one normal coat. I’m a skim-coater so if I’d just put a tiny bit extra on my brush, this would've been an OCW!
essie haute in the heat
essie haute in the heat w/ matte about you top coat Now normally, I don’t believe in matte reds so I’m not sure what came over me. I tried it. I like it. I give it a heart. In fact, I heart it so much, I think I’ll…
essie summer 2014 super-complicated nail art stylin’ Yes. I have mad skillz. I know.
essie summer 2014 comparison swatches I figured you’d like to see what you may or may not need to pick up after digging through your own collection of essie polishes.
essie summer 2014 notes page 1
essie summer 2014 notes page 2
So now you’ve even seen the notes - the notes don’t lie. Whatcha gonna get? Huh?
Oh! Oh! I just looked at my notes because they're right there and I have a note for Fierce no Fear: shake that bottle but good, people - there's a bunch of black in there that needs an even distribution before you start painting, okay?
For Kelsey: Comparison Swatch of Essie Ruffles & Feathers vs Deborah Lippman She Drives Me Crazy
Essie Ruffles & Feathers vs Deborah Lippmann She Drives Me Crazy: So close. So very close...
Essie Summer 2014 ($9.99 CAD) -- aka Essie Haute in the Heat -- officially hits stores June 3rd, 2014. Essie Matte About You is coming to mass market in August. If you’re in the US, I’ve heard rumblings about Essie Summer 2014 Haute in the Heat being found on grocery store shelves already so keep your eyes peeled and you might get lucky.
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