Sunday, September 13, 2009

Essie Fall '09: Angora Cardi

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.


  1. lovely shade, very suitable for fall:) this one and mink muffs are my favourites in this collection.

  2. What a gorgeous pictures of this color ! And its shade - I really like it on you.

    I also love this collection - like you, when I first saw it, I layed my eyes on two colors, but after I saw some more, I decided I want to get it all, so this collection is now on my "USA buying list"

  3. this was my least favorite color from the whole collection but your pictures sure made me change my mind, it looks like a gorgeous mauve, a perfect fall color :)

  4. I love the colour!I must have some of those in my next order, perfect for fall!

  5. That's a very pretty color on you. I'm interested in the same two as you. Every polish looks so pretty swatched and in nice light. I want them all! By the way I got my bank card on Friday. I haven't bought anything yet! Give me a bit of time and I will do some damage.

  6. I bought this one, too, and I really like it.

  7. This is such a classic shade, it's lovely on you!

  8. I love mauve shades, this one is so pretty on you! I am interested in a couple from their fall collection myself, to buy or not to buy :D

  9. oh dear, i couldn't decide if i wanted angora cardi when I placed a TD order but after your swatch i regret not doing it...

  10. yum, I know what you mean-the first time I saw one of the collections colors, I was like "meh" but then I saw...mink muffs, I think, and I wanted it so badly! Now I want all three of the fall-like shades...

  11. Pretty color. I agree with you about the fall collection, it went pass me. But as I saw more of it I'm like you know what it probably won't be a bad collection after all! And I ended up ordering it haha

  12. Konadomania~it is pretty once I applied it. I wasn't so sure, but I do like it now.

    Tuli~thank you, I like it also! I hope you get it when you come to the US...along with many other polishes :)

    Chocaddict~I wasn't crazy about it either at first, mauves can look a bit odd on me! But I love it now.

    Katie~it's a nice shade for Fall of Spring, isn't it?

    Lucy~glad you like this shade. I have no doubt you'll do damage with your bank card~ha-ha!

    Nosaby~it's very pretty, I like the 'dusty' or 'muted' look to this shade.

    BeautyJudy~thank you! It's a nice collection for Fall and many of the colors can certainly be used in other seasons.

    Kae~the answer is always 'to buy' rather than 'not to buy'! This shade would look beautiful on you!

    Berry T~I think I would have regretted it too! I'm happy with it.

    Moonchaii~I tried to narrow it down to just 3-4, but then I realized I wouldn't be happy unless I had them all!

    Nail Fanatic~glad to hear I'm not the only indecisive one! It's a very pretty group of colors though.

    Skye~thank you :)