Press Sample of Essie Fall 2016
Fall For Japanese Collection

I have another new Fall 2016 collection to share with you today! I’m getting ready to go on vacation, but I really wanted to get this post up for you before I go! Here is the Essie Fall 2016 Fall For Japanese Collection Review & Giveaway!

Essie Fall for Japanese Fall 2016 Main

Not only will I be showing you this 6 piece Fall collection, Essie is also offering 5 sets of the Essie Fall For Japanese collection to 5 of my readers! How awesome is that? All the giveaway details will be at the bottom of this post, after the swatches of this beautiful collection, of course!

Ok, so for Fall 2016 we are going to Tokyo, Japan! They have bottled the modern and traditional sides of a city bustling with fashion, cuisine and nightlife. This collection was inspired by one of Rebecca Minkoff’s trips to Japan.

Let’s jump right in so you can see these shades, and then see how you can enter to win your own set!

Essie Fall For Japanese – Go Go Geisha

Essie Fall 2016 Go Go Geisha

Essie Go Go Geisha is a slightly dusty light pink creme. I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos. Application was surprisingly easy for such a light shade (I usually need 3 coats for these)

Essie Fall 2016 Go Go Geisha Macro

Essie Fall 2016 Go Go Geisha Side

Essie Fall 2016 Go Go Geisha Up

Essie Fall 2016 Go Go Geisha Down

Essie Fall For Japanese – Kimono-Over

Essie Fall 2016 Kimono Over

Essie Kimono-Over is a deep cool toned plum creme. I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos. Great application.

Essie Fall 2016 Kimono Over Macro

Essie Fall 2016 Kimono Over Side

Essie Fall 2016 Kimono Over Up

Essie Fall 2016 Kimono Over Down

Essie Fall For Japanese – Maki Me Happy

Essie Fall 2016 Maki Me Happy

Essie Maki Me Happy is a crimson berry crelly. I needed 3 coats for these photos, and there are still some areas that you can see through it.

Essie Fall 2016 Maki Me Happy Macro

Essie Fall 2016 Maki Me Happy Side

Essie Fall 2016 Maki Me Happy Up

Essie Fall 2016 Maki Me Happy Down

Essie Fall For Japanese – Now And Zen

Essie Fall 2016 Now and Zen

Essie Now and Zen is a medium grey creme. I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Essie Fall 2016 Now and Zen Macro

Essie Fall 2016 Now and Zen Side

Essie Fall 2016 Now and Zen Up

Essie Fall 2016 Now and Zen Down

Essie Fall For Japanese – Playing Koi

Essie Fall 2016 Playing Koi

Essie Playing Koi is my favorite from the Fall For Japanese collection! Playing Koi is a medium rust orange crelly. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Essie Fall 2016 Playing Koi Macro

Essie Fall 2016 Playing Koi Side

Essie Fall 2016 Playing Koi Up

Essie Fall 2016 Playing Koi Down

Essie Fall For Japanese – Udon Know Me

Essie Fall 2016 Udon Know Me

Essie Udon Know Me is a dusty stone blue. I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Essie Fall 2016 Udon Know Me Macro

Essie Fall 2016 Udon Know Me Side

Essie Fall 2016 Udon Know Me Up

Essie Fall 2016 Udon Know Me Down

Essie Fall 2016 Fall For Japanese Collection Review & Giveaway

Essie Fall 2016 Fall For Japanese Collection Review & Giveaway

I really liked the shades in this collection for a Fall 2016 collection. There are lighter sides as well as deeper shades. I only had slight issues with Maki Me Happy since after 3 coats some nail was still visible. Other than that, they applied nicely.

My Top Picks: Playing Koi, Udon Know Me & Go Go Geisha

Price: $8.50 Each

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Are you all ready for the Giveaway now?

Entry-Form

As I said, the folks over at Essie wanted to offer 5 sets of the Essie Fall 2016 Fall For Japanese Collection to 5 of my readers!

Rules are simple – must be a US resident and must be 18 or older to enter. Giveaway will end on Sunday September 11th, 2016.

Good luck and have fun!

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I’m Lisa, a 33 year old mother of one energetic little boy. I live right outside of San Francisco with my son and my boyfriend, Nick . I work full time in an accounting office during the day and as a beauty blogger at night.

142 Comments

  1. I am a big fan of grey-toned polish, but as a redhead I have to say the burnt orange “Playing Koi” is my favorite!

  2. My favorite Essie polish is First Timer. Out of this collection I really like Now and Zen and Kimono-Over. Thank you for an awesome giveaway!

  3. I love Playing Koi! I crave those rusty orange colors every fall!

  4. Isabelle C. Reply

    I ADORE Playing Koi! And my favorite Essie is probably Strut Your Stuff. I love bright blues!

  5. A couple of my faves/repurchases are Sand Tropez, Fiji and Mint Candy Apple. From this collection I love Kimono-Over, Now and Zen & Udon Know Me.

  6. Christine S. Reply

    My favorite essie was Butler Please until I wore Loot the Booty, which took the number one spot!

  7. Sarah Becker-Marrero Reply

    My fave Essie is Bikini So Teeny! I’m a polish newbie and I think it was the first polish I really HAD to have.

  8. Lindsey Piper Reply

    I love Essie so much it’s hard to narrow it down to my favorite. But, it’s probably Wicked, such a beautiful color I wear it tons in the fall and winter.

  9. Danielle Quinones Reply

    I purchased Playing Koi already and I’m in love with the formula! One of my all time favorite Essie polishes.

  10. I really enjoy the dusty quality to some of these. Udon know me and Go Go Geisha are favorites for me from this collection.

  11. Jennifer Collins Reply

    I really like all of the colors, but the deepness of Kimono-Over is making me really excited for Fall

  12. Essie has done it again! ❤️ They never fail to impress me with their wide array of Colors! So excited for this to launch.

  13. Favorite Essie polish? For the name: Topless and Barefoot. For the color: Butler Please! This whole collection has a very cozy feel to it; I love all the colors!

  14. Nicole Small Reply

    I love them all! Finally a collection that i love every color!! Cant wait to try these out!!

  15. Beautiful collection and thank you for the generous giveaway! My fave Essie polish color is Plumberry.

  16. Brandy Pfeiffer Reply

    Sand Tropez and No More Film is my favorite, but in this collection I like Go Go Geisha.

  17. From that set, my favorite is Udon Know Me. But from the ones I have already, my favorite is Garden Variety. Thanks for the giveaway!

  18. Love this collection!!! I don’t really have a favorite Essie color because I love all the ones I have equally but if I had to pick the one I use the most it’s probably Spin The Bottle.

  19. From the set, I love kimono-over. But outside of this collection my favorite would have to be chinchilly.

  20. I saw an ad for this collection and knew I’d have to get Kimono-Over but now that I see the others I’m even more impressed.

  21. Vonna Walters Reply

    I adore Essie Viva Antiqua! To me, it’s such a pretty, mermaid-esque color!

  22. I love Udon Know Me, that has to be my favorite from this collection. My favorites in my collection of Essie polishes are Bikini So Teeny and Blossom Dandy. I really love the light blue polishes!

  23. Maki Me Happy is calling my name although they are all really gorgeous!

  24. Hmmm… I have this old bottle of dark green essie polish, but there’s no name on it. It’s a beautiful and rich forest green. Googled it, and I think it might be stylenomics. It’s one of my faves.

  25. I’m going with the one that started my essie addiction – Mint Candy Apple :)

  26. Miriam Bland Reply

    I love the colour Ballet slippers….. I get loads of compliments when I wear it. It lasts for ages too.

  27. My favorite Essie nail polish color is Viva Antigua from their summer collection. It has the perfect shimmer and is the most perfect shade of green!

  28. My favorite Essie is Penny Talk or the silver one that i can’t remember the name,

  29. Armed&Ready will always be my favorite Essie! Btw its perfect for Fall, I should wear it soon.
    Thank you for the great swatches and for this giveaway!

  30. I have to say I love the dark plum, tge grey, and the stone blue

  31. Love Udon Know me from this collection. One of my favorite Essies is Bikini so Teeny.

  32. Renee Le Mieux Reply

    My favorite essie polish is wicked and i’m excited for now and zen this fall!

  33. Ana Conaway Reply

    Oh I love them all! I think if I have to pick one it’s the grey one though.

  34. My all-time favorite Essie is Bikini So Teeny! In the new collection, I need Udon Know Me, Kimono-Over (even though I’m sure I have a dupe for it), and Now and Zen!

  35. I like dark colors, so the Essie Kimono-Over is my favorite!
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  36. It’s hard to pick a favorite! I tend to like their darker shades, but the old Ballet Slippers is such a nice nude pink.

  37. Michelle N. Reply

    Choosing a favorite Essie is really hard for me… But I think Sugar Daddy has to be my favorite! Cocktail Bling is a close second though.

  38. Mandi Foutch Reply

    It’s hard to choose a favorite!! I probably turn to Trophy Wife the most though, so that’s my favorite Essie polish!

  39. I absolutely love what I’m seeing in this collection! I think it’s time I was a bit more polished!☺

  40. I like Playing Koi. I like orangey shades and reds and this one has both.

  41. I love all of these- so many beautiful colors.Go Go Geisha is my favorite out of this collection. My all time favorite is Ballet Slippers!

  42. Lacey Barton Reply

    Tart Deco is hands down my favorite Essie Polish!! Still so in love with it after all these years! It’s pure perfection!!!

  43. samantha schreiner Reply

    Our of this collection my favorite color is Essie Now and Zen. In general Essie Catch of the Day has been lately!

  44. Shareena McKinzy Reply

    I want to feel girly again and paint my nails different colors everyday lol

  45. Christy Peeples DuBois Reply

    I have never tried an Essie polish believe it or not. But I have been wanting to try some of their coral and purpleish colors.

  46. Amanda Patterson Reply

    I only have a few essie polishes but I love one that I have that is a sparkly purple with a green flash!

  47. Playing Koi is SO GORGEOUS. My favorite autumnal shade of orange! I think my favorite Essie of all time is Hide and Go Chic.

  48. Michaela Kay Reply

    My favorite Essie color is “Bell-bottom blues”. Matches my truck perfectly right down to the shimmer from the sun shining on it. :)

  49. Stacy Pennock Reply

    My favorite from this collection is Playing Koi. My favorite Essie ever is Naughty Nautical.

  50. Thanks for such a thorough review of the new collection — I want ALL of these colors and so really wanted to see them “in action” before I splurged. Playing Koi is my favorite, so fall-ish without screaming “pumpkin”.

  51. My favorite Essies are Bikini So Teeny and Chinchilly. I’m really excited for Udon Know Me! Gorgeous!

  52. Jackie Areas Reply

    I am absolutely in love with kimono over . That deep purple is so my type of polish!

  53. Christina Raymond Reply

    I absolutely love every matte color they have! Coat Couture is probably my favorite. I also love all of their soft blues like Mint Candy Apple

  54. Vanessa Areas Reply

    I love ALL of them! But if I have to choose it would have to be Udon Know Me. Simply gorgeous!

  55. My favorite Essie polish is called All Access Pass. It’s a really pretty blue.

  56. Victoria Harjadi Reply

    I love Playing Koi from this collection and my all time favorite is Going Guru!

  57. Giau nguyen Reply

    My favorite essie color for summer is Tart Deco, love the bright summer vibe it gives!

  58. Playing Koi is gorgeous! I’m definitely picking that one up. Thanks for the post and giveaway!

  59. My all-time favorite Essie is Huckle Buckle. My favorite from this collection is Udon Know Me.

  60. Redheadkitten Reply

    My favorite Essie color is Melody Maker (huge Miku fan), but I’m really digging Kimono-over from this set too.

  61. Teresa koedyker Reply

    I love them all but I think Playing koi is my favorite! Thank you for the giveaway!!

  62. Christy Peeples DuBois Reply

    You have such pretty nails. These colors are gorgeous on you.

  63. Definitely kimono-over. I am a purple girl. I haven’t bought an Essie polish in a couple of years but I want to try this color and see how it holds up. :)

  64. An oldie-but-a-goodie jelly “secret story” has been my Summer fav but I’m liking “playing koi” for this Fall

  65. I’m not sure if I have a specific favorite, but Pink Diamond remains special to me because it was my first nail polish. :)

  66. My favorite Essie polish probably has to be Berry Naughty because it applies beautifully in two coats and it’s good all year round when you’re feeling vampy.

  67. For me it would be between Go Go Geisha and Maki Me Happy. Absolutely find those colors stunning.

  68. Kathleen Lordelo Reply

    My favorite Essie polish is Watermelon. Kimono-over looks like a great fall color.

  69. Shayla Wolfe Reply

    My favorite Essie is Loot The Booty. Love Udon Know Me from this collection. I’m a sucker for blue nail polish!

  70. natasha lamoreux Reply

    Love Essie!!! My fave is the Go Go Geisha. But I love them all.

  71. I am loving this collection!! Dusty blue and rusty orange and plum and YUM. Great swatches, thanks!!

  72. Oh my! It’s been a long time since I’ve been excited about an Essie collection. I love these!!

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