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February 17, 2012
I decided to make a separate post for the possible dupes I made reference to for the OPI Holland Collection. Now if you are like me, you will want the possible dupes anyway – but for those that don’t want dupes or would rather buy something else, this post will hopefully be helpful to you! I can only base this off of colors I have in my current arsenal. I didn’t bother much with clean-up on this either since it was purely for dupe purposes.
First possible dupe group is OPI A Roll in the Hague vs Essie Orange, It’s Obvious! OPI A Roll in the Hague is just a hair redder than Essie, but they are fairly close!
Second possible dupe group is OPI Dutch ‘Ya Just Love OPI? vs Zoya Tru. The color is almost a dupe. In the bottle they look almost dead on, but when both dry down Zoya Tru has more obvious shimmer (by just a bit) and dries a couple shades brighter than OPI.
Next up is OPI Did You ‘Ear About Van Gogh? vs Zoya Farah. The battle of the putty colors. They are very close… OPI seems to have a little more grey to it, but it’s so close I would label these dupes.
Last of my dupes are OPI Red Lights Ahead… Where? vs Essie Ole Caliente. This one is a CLOSE dupe. Both have the same vibrant orangey red.
There you have it. All of these colors were released between January 2012 and mid February 2012.
Hope this helps!
January 31, 2012
Essie Navigate Her Collection Continued… A Crewed Interest Review and Swatches, for the first portion of this collection click here to see my swatches and review
As I stated in yesterday’s post – I was determined to find A Crewed Interest today, and find it I did! Ok so it was at the same Walgreen’s I was at yesterday but in the wrong display and I just didn’t see it… but still I FOUND IT!
The final color in the Essie Navigate Her line is A Crewed Interest. A Crewed Interest is a lovely pale peach creme. Color wise, I loved it – I don’t have a peach like it. Application wise, worst of the bunch. I have 3 coats on, only color that needed more than 2 and there are STILL bald spots and streaks. If I wear this color again (and because its the only peach I have I probably will) it will have to be with a glitter or something layered over it so it doesn’t appear so streaky..
I’m thrilled I found it to complete my Essie Navigate Her collection, but it’s still not at the top of my list of “must haves”, it is however on my “nice to have” list.
Essie can be found at many drugstore retailers. I purchased mine at Walgreen’s for $8.00 (before coupons).
**I paid for the polish reviewed in this post. All opinions stated are my own.**
January 30, 2012
Essie 2012 Spring Collection – Navigate Her Review and Swatches
Finally got my hands on most of the Navigate Her collection by Essie. They were out of A Crewed Interest so my mission tomorrow is to get the missing polish! Until then though, here is the rest of the collection!
To start we have Navigate Her, the name of the collection. Navigate Her is described as a New Growth Green. I was hoping this would be brighter and more “Spring-like” but it wasn’t. Definitely not a green I would generally wear, but I can use it for designs and dotting. Navigate Her was a little watery for me and kept pooling in my cuticles no matter how thin a coat I did. Clean up was easy though and I only used two coats. When dry the glossiness of this polish was spot on though! No top coat was used.
Next is To Buy or Not to Buy. This is the one I absolutely wanted from this collection! To Buy or Not to Buy is described as a Limitless lilac shimmer. The only problem? No shimmer showed up on my nails! I see it in the bottle, but thats it. I still love it though! Gorgeous lilac color that isn’t like any other lilac I have (but it would have blown my mind if the subtle shimmer actually showed up on the nail!).
I needed more Orange in my collection, I really did. Orange, It’s Obvious! was a perfect edition to my collection. This is described as a headstrong outspoken orange and it’s true! Orange, It’s Obvious! it a bright orange cream. I wouldn’t say it’s neon bright, but it is bright and I love it! Perfect for summer!
What would a Spring/Summer collection be without a vibrant red? Ole Caliente delivers! Ole Caliente is described as a spicy scarlet fever, and like Orange, It’s Obvious!, it isn’t neon, but it’s bright and summery. This red leans more to the orange side, more of a bright coral-ish red. Again – love it and I’m glad I snagged it. I’m going to get a lot of use out of this baby.
Last up tonight is my favorite of the whole collection, Tour de Finance which is described as an Incandescent fuchsia futures. Tour de Finance is a bright blue tinged bright pink and I love my bright pinks! I will wear this all year long. It isn’t eye blindly bright, but it is noticeable and eye catching. There is shimmer to this gorgeous lady and I couldn’t be happier with it!
The stars of this collection for me were definitely Tour de Finance and Ole Caliente! Navigate Her is my least favorite and I can’t see myself reaching for her at any point in the near future. All of the colors applied nicely in just two coats, even though Navigate Her was watery, two coats still seemed to work lovely. All of the colors dried to a gloss finish (no top coat in any of the pictures!). I had no bubbling issues with any of the colors either.
I picked up all 5 of these Essie polishes up at Walgreens for $8.00 a bottle and I WILL pick up A Crewed Interest tomorrow from somewhere! I’m determined. I need a gorgeous Peach and that one is IT! So watch for my A Crewed Interest swatch tomorrow!
**These polishes were purchased by me and the opinions stated within this post are strictly my own**
January 14, 2012
I am really loving all of these Spring collections coming out. We haven’t had a really gloomy winter just yet, but I’m already over the cooler weather.
In February of 2012 Essie will releasing their Spring 2012 collection!
From Left to Right the colors are as follows:
Navigate Her (New growth green), A Crewed Interest (Pretty pursuable peach), To Buy or Not to Buy (Limitless lilac shimmer), Tour de Finance (Incandescent fuchsia futures), Ole Caliente (Spicy scarlet fever), Orange, It’s Obvious! (Headstrong outspoken orange)
I am really looking forward to picking up To Buy or Not to Buy, Tour de Finance and Ole Caliente.
Again, Essie’s Spring 2012 collection will be available in February. Essie retails for $8.00.