Squeee!! Anna Sui nail polish has a new bottle and a new bunch of shades for 2015! If you’ve met me, you know I adore this line of polish. There’s a little whimsy in Anna Sui things that I find absolutely delightful. Then there’s that faint tea rose fragrance that also makes me smile. I like Anna Sui polishes. Yes, I do. Wanna see why?
anna sui nail polish swatches & review 2015
Anna Sui Nail Polish S008 Celadon Gray (above). Pretty much everything I’ll show you was two splendid coats. The brush in here is fabulous. It goes where I want it to go, keeps the polish where I want to keep it, and has a handle that’s insanely easy to hold, giving me great control over the brush.
Anna Sui Nail Polish M003 Silver White over S008 Celadon Gray (above). It would seem the names have changed little with the introduction of the new bottles. It’s still a number (some websites include a shade name) but now there appears to be a couple new letters. From swatchin’, I’m just going to say the M is for Matte and the S is for Shimmer. M003 Silver White is a semi-sheer white confection with sparkly little holo bits it it. You can probably slap it over anything!
Anna Sui Nail Polish M003 Silver White over S008 Celadon Gray + Top Coat (above). If you’re not a matte lover and want your holo bits to sparkle a little more, then simply top coat over it. Ta da!
Anna Sui Nail Polish S700 Gold Beige (above). Again, that’s two coats to get this pretty pale champagne golden frosty. She’s only marginally streaky after she dries down and she’s perfect for the holiday season – especially with that tiny little glitter bit stuck in my index cuticle! Ha! You never woulda seen that if I hadn’t pointed it out, right?
Anna Sui Nail Polish N311 Vivid Pink (above). I like pink. I don’t wear pink often but this one is 100% perfect with my skin tone. It makes my fingers look all kinds of young! How to describe this pink… uh, I’m just gonna go with pretty. It’s pretty.
Anna Sui Nail Polish G308 Shiny Pink over N311 Vivid Pink (above). Oooh! Lookit that pinky thing I made! The bottle of sheer pink is stuffed with lovely little blue and gold flecks that fairly shimmer and sparkle. I don’t really know why I put pink over pink, but I’m really glad I did. Sometimes I do clever things.
Anna Sui Nail Polish G802 Metallic Gold (above). That’s two coats. I shoulda maybe used 3. It’s glammy though and that’s good. It’s also not streaky when it dries down – also good. And it screams holiday. Again, good. But if you’re gonna, then use 3 coats. Learn from my mistakes, yes?
Anna Sui Nail Polish M003 Silver White (above). Here’s that M003 Silver White again all by itself. It’s my fairy-princess nails and that’s all I have to say about that. Oh, and it’s two coats and yep, it’s still matte. Would I top coat it? Nope. I like to matte in unexpected places and maybe that’s how come I love Anna Sui. She gets me. She really gets me.
Anna Sui Nail Polish N400 Anna Red (above). So this is another N. For "non-pearl." It identifies the "cream" shades; you could say it’s just for Nail Color. But I digress. We should talk about this Anna Red and how it’s a OCW!!! and beautiful and perfect in every single way. Or, you could just look at my photo. Mmhmm. Perfect. Also, hey Santa! I matched your pants with my Anna Sui N400 Anna Red! And if I wanted to, I could match your pants and my nails and my Anna Sui lipstick in 400!
Anna Sui Nail Polish M103 Ink Blue (above). I have no love for jelly polishes but I can see why other people have love for jelly polishes. It’s pretty and sort of like looking at the stars in the night sky, but yeah – not really for me. There are decent sized holo-y glitter bits in there that make it special but still… Hmm.. maybe it’s the jelly + matte combo that’s not doin’ it for me.
Anna Sui Nail Polish M103 Ink Blue + top coat (above). See? Now I like it. I like it about 30x more with top coat. The holo bits pop more and the polish somehow becomes a tad more opaque. I like this combination. It’s just plain fun and sometimes fun is all you need to make you smile when you’re bored out of your mind at the office.
Anna Sui Nail Color 071 (above). I also found this hiding in The Archives. I don’t know if I’ve ever showed it to you before but it’s the older frock bottles that you can still get in a bunch of places. That’s one easy black polish to use, friends. And the finish is superb. If you do it right, you can do it in one decent coat. I didn’t load my brush properly on my ring finger and if you look real carefully, you can see where I skipped a little down the sidewall. Oops.
Anna Sui Nail Color 013 over 071 (above). This was hiding right next to 071 so I decided you should see it. That’s one coat of 013 over the black and you know you love it. Even if it’s not a shade you’d wear, you know you love it. Total holiday. Total.
Please enjoy this shade chart of the new Anna Sui nail polish collection featuring the little bird-nest handles. Note the letters after the formula type. See? I was right:
So there you go fellow nail nerds! A whole whack of Anna Sui 2015s, a shade chart, plus a couple of olders-yet-still-availables. Here, have a bunch more swatches of the frock-bottle Anna Sui Nail Color that I haven't shown you yet!
Anna Sui Nail Polish Archives
And you’ve been waiting for it, so.... The Bad News: the new bottles don’t fit in my Helmers. Gah! Tragic! I’ve cleared a spot on a shelf for them though and I’ve left a little extra space too, in case I needa get me some more of ‘em. Smart thinking, right?
In Canada, Anna Sui Nail Polishes are available online at thebay.com and murale.ca. Prices vary, but come in somewhere around $15CAD each. In the US ($12USD), hit up Beauty.com. For more information on all things Anna Sui, head on over to annasui.com.