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.

13 comments:

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

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  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" ...lol

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  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 :)

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

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  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.

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

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

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  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

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  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...

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  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...

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  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

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  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 :)

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