Essie Fall 4PC Mini Set Swatches + Review

Summer 2015 has been all about the brights for me in terms of nail polish, so when I spotted the
Essie Fall 4 PP Mini Nail Polish Set at Ulta it was very much a hooray! moment for me because, honestly, I'm kind of bored with brights at the moment, and totally ready to welcome dark, vampy hues into my polish repertoire again. The fact that this collection is inspired by the film Almost Famous, groupies a la Penny Lane, and the whole 70s with the band era? Icing on the cake.

Leggy Legend is a Metallic Copper-Meets-Bronze. I'm not typically a fan of metallics, but I just had to spot this color once to know that I needed this quartet solely for this shade. Truth. Leggy Legend is a little bit bronze, a little bit copper, and a whole lot of fall fabulousness in a bottle. I'm seriously in love. Formula was flawless. Rich, creamy, no brushstrokes, fast-dry, and a OCW. You need this one. This is 1 coat.

With The Band is a Burnt Sienna Creme. Why yes, my description of this color did come from a Crayola Crayon - Burnt Sienna to be exact. You guys, this color is a-ma-zing. It's not red, it's not brown, it's not orange, but a gorgeous conglomerate of all three! It's very brick-meets-rust in color - so so perfect for that 70s throwback! The formula was a little testy for me. Yes, it was a OCW, but I found it to be thick - not to mention that it constantly gravitated to my cuticles. Still a beautiful color. Warning: This one stains. This is 1 coat.

Frock 'N Roll is an Espresso Creme with Silver Glass-Fleck Shimmer. Frock 'N Roll was quite the surprise for me. In the bottle it looks like a charcoal gray creme with silver shimmer, but that definitely doesn't translate to the nail. In certain light you can see a subtle flash of silver particles, but in direct sunlight this looks like an espresso satin - which, in itself, is downright divine, but different than I expected. The formula was good - it seemed a bit obsessed with my cuticles in the beginning; but behaved in the end. This is 1 coat.

In The Lobby is a Black Cherry Creme. YAAASSS! This is exactly the type of color I l-o l-o l-o l-o-v-e during the fall / winter months {despite the fact that they make me look hella-pale}. In The Lobby is per-fec-tion. The color is hyper-pigmented by coat two, but looks patchy with a single coat. I found the formula here to be thick, but v. buildable and easy to work with. This is 2 coats.

AVAILABILITY: Ulta for the mini set; Ulta for individual bottles.

PRICE: $17.00 for the quartet; or buy individual bottles separately for $8.50 each.




ellie said...

Gorgeous mini-set! Love all the fall colors!

ivy said...

Definitely love all 4 colors! Great review!

Couture Carrie said...

These shades make me so excited for fall!


Shooting Stars Mag said...

Oh, I can't wait for the fall. I really like the first one - gold is so pretty.

Unknown said...

Absolutely amazing fall colors. I really want to thank you for always sharing with us the latest and the greatest. I can't imagine how many hours you must spend doing nails. But we appreciate it :)

Xoxo, Shelly


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Shoppersfeed said...

You understanding for fashion is very nice, nice color choice and nice shading.

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