Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Haul: Essie French Affair Collection(swatches & comparisons)

Hi there!
Long time no blog. I'm back with a tiny teeny nail polish haul to share with you.

I first saw the Essie collection from Sandra- she has a Youtube channel so GO AND SUBSCRIBE TO HER PLEASE!. I've been following her ever since day one. She is a fellow Canadian and I absolutely love hair and cheek combinations.

Anyways, I'm on a Nailpolish Out 2011 and that means that I can only buy 5 nail polishes for the entire year. I ordered the Essie 4-pack mini bottles from Transdesign, but the day after I ordered it my friend gave me 3 bottles of Essie polishes from the French Affair collection because she didn't like it. Now if you read my giveaway post, you know that I added the Essie 4-pack mini bottles as a prize. So Don't forget to join!!! :)

The Essie polishes that I have are as follows:
> Nice is Nice(cream no shimmer)- Pastel pale lavender with a touch of pink (Think OPI Rumples Wiggin' or Lucky Lucky Lavender. but a little bit brighter)

Essie Nice is Nice and OPI Rumple's Wiggin'- I don't have Lucky Lucky Lavender, but I saw swatches and it's a very close dupe
> French Affair(cream no shimmer)-Light pastel pink (think OPI Mod About You, but a tad pinker)

Essie French Affair and OPI Mod About You.
First 2 fingers- OPI Mod About You
Last 2 fingers- Essie French Affair
> Coat Azure- Bright blue with blue and silver shimmers(Reminds me of Essie Lapis of Luxury and OPI No Room for the Blue, but with shimmers ).

Essie Coat Azure and OPI No Room for the Blue
First 2 fingers- OPI No Room for the Blue
Last 2 fingers- Essie Coat Azure
Conclusion: Amongst the 3, Coat Azure is my favorite because the formula is amazing and it is not streaky- needs only 2 coat for the perfect look. Both Nice is Nice and French Affair are perfect for spring and the finish result is pretty,but application for these are a little bit tricky and they need at least 3 coats.

Hope you guys enjoyed this post.

Did you purchase any Essie French Affair collection polishes? If so, how do you like them?

Sorry for the lack of blogging, but I have lots of hauls to come and that means that my bank account is going down the drain. Yikes!

Don't forget my giveaway :)



  1. Great post! I missed your blogging(:

  2. I adore the essie polishes! Been hunting for pastel colours!

  3. @Sarah- aww thank you. You just made my day <3 haha

    @che- Be careful with pastel colors because they are a bit tricky to work with. :)

  4. I love Essie colors, but the formula never lasts more than a day and a half on me! It seems ridiculous to pay so much for a polish that I have to take off a day after I painted my nails. I much prefer O.P.I.'s formula. Even Revlon, Rimmel, and Wet 'n Wild last longer on me than Essie.

  5. i love them! the first 2 especially!

  6. those are such great Essie colors.
    i am interested in picking that up myself.

  7. @Poorcollegestudent- Really? I find Essie formula better than OPI. Haha I think it depends on you nails. :)

    @ MSodapop- I love the finish result, but I hate the formula and it is super streaky and hard to apply.

  8. @Alexis- You should! I recommend checking out the nude I think its Kisses and Bisses. I will buy that polish soon if they still have it, but I really like Coat Azure the best!! :)

  9. wow not digging the new essie design, especially the name on the tops of the bottle. I get my polishes from Nailetc on amazon, they ship to canada and their prices are very good, get a lot of my mini sets from them.

    Thanks for the swatches, I may pass completely on this collection since I have a lot of the dupes that you listed here. :)

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  11. 5 nail polishes for the entire year? I'd go crazy!! I'm lucky if I can limit to 5 a month :/

    I also agree with Justine, I prefer the old Essie bottles. They're more aesthetically pleasing. But the shades seem cute!

  12. I definitely like the pink one!

  13. I'm surprised that the blue shade is so light on your nails. From the bottle it looks like it would be darker with a bit more grey. Looking forward to your hauls!

  14. Cute! I saw these at CVS but didn't get any, but I might have to get the blue one! :)

  15. @productrater- I don't mind the new Essie packaging. I should check that site out. Thank you :)

    @reeree- Haha I have a ridiculous amoint of polishes! I need to limit myself :p

  16. @Yen- I like the pink one too, but it is VERY HARD to apple

    @Tracy D- It is darker in the bottle, but this one is my fave! x

    @LipGlossGossip- Get the blue one! It's nice and def a staple for spring :)

  17. Hi ,

    i also have the pink .different brand but the colour still same :)

  18. I lied I got the mini cube from this collection! and sand tropez in full size. :)


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