Above & Below: Essie's Angora Cardi, outdoors with no flash.
Essie's Fall 2009 collection is called Cuddle with Color and it is a unique offering of shades for this season. In addition to the 4 'Fall-Like' shades, the set also includes a hot pink (Pink Parka) and an electric orange (Bright Tights). Today's NOTD is Angora Cardi, described by Essie as a dusty rose. I would agree with that description, as in my mind I described it as a vintage violet or a darker shade of mauve before I read Essie's description. It is a creme shade that applied nicely in 2 coats and dried to a high gloss finish. I'll be the first to admit that when I first saw this collection, I didn't think too much about it. But the more I looked at it, the more I wanted it. Chinchilly and Mink Muffs were the shades that sparked the most interest for me initially, but after looking repeatedly at all of the colors, I realized that it's really a fun and trendy collection to have for Fall.