First up, the winner of yesterday's mini giveaway is Jana from Jeweled Tips! Congratulations Jana, and enjoy your China Glaze Mistletoe Kisses.
Here's a first look at swatches from Essie's soon to be released Winter 2010 Collection. Their web site is showing a November 1 release date, so these will be available very soon! (Click photo to enlarge).
Yen from VNS sent this photo over to me, and after looking at an ad in Nails Magazine for this collection and comparing the shades to this photo, they look to be fairly close. The photo above may show Going Incognito as just slightly darker than the ad photo, but just slightly. Some photos I've seen of the bottles (promo pictures) show Going Incognito as a little lighter with a possible hint of blue or teal mixed in, but the ad I'm looking at and this photo show a more forest green (Orly Enchanted Forest-ish?). It's described by Essie as a "deep emerald".
These appear to be creme finishes, but Demure Vixen from the Summer 2010 Collection looked more like a creme in promo pictures and that one turned out to have a very subtle shimmer. Hopefully we'll start seeing some swatches on nails of this collection soon, so we can plot and plan! With Sephora's F & F coming up at the end of this week, followed by the Rescue Beauty Lounge sale November 1, decisions need to be made so we can keep our budget in line!