Anise 2012 Fall Collection Urban Angel Swatches and Review

by Lisa Heath

Anise 2012 Fall Collection Urban Angel Swatches and Review

The Anise Fall 2012 “Urban Angel” collection offers deep, earthy, nocturnal colors. From sophisticated grey, down-to-earth brown, to rich passionate red.

Cold blooded. This Fall, designers are into dark, scaly animals. Anise is also hooked on that cool, reptile look with shimmer cold grey “Lux Leather” and with black cream sprinkled silver dust “Killer Heels”.

Join the army. Military chic is here to stay. Anise loves to look tough in raisin brown “Hidden Identity” and khaki brown “Secret Stash.” If being an army officer is your style, Anise can adorn you in gold button shade “Your Inner Tiger” or in bronze medal “Wildcat.”

 Thirsty for some wine? Burgundy is the new black! Anise’s deep luscious berry red “Some Kind of Kiss” is begging for Fall to come early. It’s time to begin planning for a Fall harvest party.

 I have the Anise Urban Angel collection to show you all today!  This collection consists of 12 polishes that are 6 Free as well as Vegan!  As always, Anise has a collection of well pigmented, vivid colors!   I had absolutely no application issues with any of these polishes!

Ready to see some swatches?

Snakeskin Deep:

Snakeskin Deep is a deep graphite grey with a ton of gold shimmer throughout.  The finish is almost metallic but not exactly, it’s just all the shimmer packed into this polish.  Really pretty!  2 coats were used for this mani!

Smoldering Eyes:

Smoldering Eyes is light grey with a silver shimmer.  Flawless application on this one.  I only needed 2 coats for this color as well, but I probably could have gotten away with just one coat!


Smokeshow is the darker sister to Smoldering Eyes.  Dark grey with silver shimmer.  Between the 2, I prefer this one.  Gorgeous and dark!

Money To Burn:

Money to Burn is a favorite of mine!  Beautiful deep teal metallic!  I’ve had this for a little over a week and already put it on 3 times.  Like most metallics you can see hints of brush stroke, but really nothing too bad.  Love!

Deep Attraction:

Another favorite!  Gorgeous deep purple metallic!  I really don’t have to say more.. this was just perfect!

Lux Leather:

Lux Leather is medium grey with silver shimmer.  Another flawless application!

Killer Heels:

Killer Heels is very similar to Snakeskin Deep – instead of gold shimmer, this one is packed with silver shimmer!  I needed to move fairly quick applying this one, it wanted to dry really fast on me!  Only needed 2 coats for this!

Hidden Identity:

Hidden Identity is a glossy purple tinted brown.  In different lighting it either looks more brown or looks more purple – very pretty!  This only needed 2 coats for full opacity!

Some Kind of Kiss:

LOVE THIS PURPLE!  Deep and vampy!  I really only needed 1 coat, but I put on 2 just in case.  Gorgeous and glossy!


Wildcat is a beautiful metallic copper.  This one dazzles in the sunlight!

Total Temptress:

I saved my absolute favorites for last… of course they are both purples… but that’s beside the point.  Total Temptress is a dusty grayed out lavendar with reddish violet shimmer throughout.  I LOVE these types of polishes.  The shimmer isn’t loud and in your face, but still noticeable.  I used 2 coats for this and it dried to a nice glossy finish!

Wee Hours:

Now here is my favorite!  Wee Hours! Phenomenal purple with fine blue shimmer throughout.  I thought the color in the bottle was beautiful, but it looked even better on.  Wow!

The entire Anise Nail Fashion line is free of Toulene, DBP, Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin and Camphor. Not only that, they do absolutely NO animal testing!  Anise has been certified by both PETA and the Leaping Bunny Organization in recognition of their cruelty free position!  Anise Nail Fashion also has a 100% Vegetarian Ingredient Policy!

All of these colors are available at your local DSW (Designer Shoe Warehouse) for $6.00 per bottle (each bottle is .5 fl oz).  That’s it!  Amazing quality nail polishes for a reasonable price!  Not only that but they are ALWAYS  Buy One Get One 50% off !  You could walk out with 2 gorgeous polishes for less than $10.00!  Anise doesn’t generally stock warehouses with their polish because they want to guarantee freshness and quality in every bottle.  Not too many polish companies can say that.  So you are getting a really good bang for your buck at $6.00 considering it is a 6 Free, cruelty free polish with top notch ingredients!

***The products in this post were provided for review.  All opinions are my own***

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Nicole NailPolishWars July 26, 2012 - 7:27 pm

Oh wow! I wonder how the metallics are for stamping!?

Lisa July 26, 2012 - 7:29 pm

I may need to test that out Nicole! They are thick enough to stamp with. I’ll try and let you know!

Kelly Ruiz July 26, 2012 - 7:31 pm

Oh wow. I am going to have to find where I can get these. Wee Hours and Deep Temptation are making me drool. Great review!

Lisa July 26, 2012 - 7:37 pm

DSW carries them Kelly! Usually on a display near the registers!

Thank you <3

Pony July 26, 2012 - 7:32 pm

OMG. They’re all gorgeous. *want*

Lisa July 26, 2012 - 7:38 pm

They did an AMAZING job with this collection!

Pony July 26, 2012 - 8:03 pm

Oh, this is driving me mad- do you know anywhere that sells them online? The nearest DSW is an hour drive from here… ugh.

Lisa July 26, 2012 - 8:25 pm

They don’t sell online :( DSW is their main distributor!

Pony July 26, 2012 - 9:09 pm

Drat. Oh well. Maybe I will find some other excuse to drive to that town… LOL

Tina July 26, 2012 - 8:03 pm

Your nails are amazing and you know I love Anise so happy you got these so quick. I’m going to have to go get them all accept the grey’s. Sorry Anise not a grey person but your polishes are amazing and I will be stalking till I can get them. Great review, great blogger and amazing polish. When will they be in the stores I will have to be really nice to hubby to get him to run to DSW

Lisa July 26, 2012 - 8:47 pm

Thank you Tina! I knew you’d love the purples!

Jennifer July 27, 2012 - 4:56 am

Wow, these are gorgeous! I just got an email reminder from DSW to use a coupon…might have to head over there in the afternoon and pick up some of these beauties! Must have Total Temptress!!

Lisa July 27, 2012 - 6:05 pm

Let me know what you end up snagging! Thank you Jennifer!

Shannon July 27, 2012 - 11:19 am

I just got Wee Hours and Is this Love? yesterday with my coupon and a frenzy gift card from DSW. They are my first Anise polishes and I can’t wait to try them. Your swatches are lovely by the way.

Lisa July 27, 2012 - 6:06 pm

Thank you Shannon! I have a couple Frenzy cards and am trying to decide what to do with them!

Pang July 29, 2012 - 11:15 am

Gorgeous swatches! I wish I had seen these before I went to DSW. I just bought Smokeshow and Money To Burn and I really regret not getting Temptress. Gosh they all look good! Makes me want to go back and buy them all.

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NancyB July 30, 2012 - 3:13 pm

Love Total Temptress!

ELIZABETH C. August 11, 2012 - 11:58 am

Hidden Identity ! LOVE the color!

Demi August 16, 2012 - 8:33 pm

Holy crap. Some Kind of Kiss is AWESOME. I kind of hope I get that one. Wee Hours and Total Temptress are pretty awesome too…


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