Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Essie 2010 Wedding Color Collection: Part I

Essie's 2010 Wedding Color Collection consists of six shades, three of which are shown below. The press release states "six elegant hues that add beautiful color on that special day."

Above: Show Me the Ring, an iridescent pearl, is the official description. It's a little more than that, because it has a golden flash amidst this off-white shimmer. The gold adds a nice touch to this one and gives me a reason to love it. Without the gold, it would not be nearly as appealing to me.
Above: Main Squeeze is described as a shimmering lilac creme, which also appears to be iridescent to me. In the bottle it looks to be a pale grey shimmer, but once on the nail, the lilac is evident.
Below: Walk Down the Aisle is said to be a fresh and creamy white. It's not a stark white, but rather a milky white that's a bit muted.
If I were a bride, I'd need to get some gel nails, because I cut mine off after spending the day doing yardwork yesterday! I know a lot of people, including myself, wanted a little more color on their nails when they got married. However, there is a market for soft, muted shades such as these. I looked online at some wedding sites to see what the nail styles were, and I wasn't surprised to see the majority of them wearing colors such as these or French nails in whites and pale pinks. The formula on my favorite, Show Me The Ring, was a 2-coater with no problems. The other 2 shades were a bit streaky after 3 coats and seemed a little on the thin side. After coming down from my excitement over the Resort Collection, while these are delicate and pretty, I'm personally more inclined to seek out polishes with a little more color to them.
*Products featured were provided by the manufacturer or PR firm for review.

10 comments:

  1. Are these your natural nails? They look so beautiful, Mary! I actually really love all three of these. I'd like to see the other three as well.

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  2. 'Walk Down the Aisle' is a quite perfect white - thank you for the swatches!

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  3. Perfect for brides but since I'm not a bride, not much interest. I do like the first because of the gold shimmer. Shame it's sheer. I probably wouldn't buy it anyway. Your nails look lovely Mary. Whether short or long they are always well manicured and pretty.

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  4. Love the colors, but yeah I am a "hello I have arrived", kinda girl. So these colors scream boring, even as a bride I had to jazz it up. I am looking forward to the Resort Collection also!

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  5. Main Squeeze might look really nice over a black base.

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  6. Wow Walk down the aisle looks like it would make the perfect subtle/natural french manicure tip color. I'm looking forward to the 2nd Part of Essie Wedding with BBF and Pillow talk.

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  7. WOW! Your short nails look great with these Essies.

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  8. I dont know why but Walk Down the Aisle is speaking to me. I actually like it! :) lol

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  9. I can't say I"m excited by any of these, but it is a wedding collection after all. I think your short nails look great!

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  10. I'm not a huge fan of these shades (kind of boring), but your nails look really nice at this length!

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