Essie Fall for Japanese 2016 4PC Mini Set Swatches + Review

Essie has released one amazing polish collection after another throughout 2016, so I was beyond when I spotted their Fall for Japanese 2016 4PC Mini Set. Inspired by Rebecca Minkoff's trips to Japan; this quartet embodies all of the temptations Tokyo has to offer in terms of cuisine, nightlife, and fashion, and packages them perfectly in polish form. Peep the stunning shades below!

Playing Koi is a Rust Orange Crelly. In alllll of my years as a polish consumer, never have I ever found a shade that is as perfectly representative of the autumn season as Playing Koi. It's like a Pumpkin Spice Latte for your nails. I kid you not. Formula here is straight up flawless - it applies seamlessly, and brings on all of the harvest feels. I knew that this would be my favorite shade from the collection when I first bought it, and it did not disappoint. This is 2 coats.

Maki Me Happy is a Warm Crimson Crelly. Maki Me Happy is one of those classic shades that make an appearance in every fall nail collection {OPI has a similar shade this season too}, but the formula of this one {not a fave} may make you skip it in favor of something a little easier to work with. I found Maki Me Happy to have a thin, slightly runny formula that easily gravitated to the cuticles. Additionally, the color is a bit patchy, and requires a little more effort to reach opacity. Yes, a pretty color, but not necessarily worth the hassle. Womp womp. This is 2 coats.

Kimono-Over is a Plum Creme. Ooh girls this is the kind of color that makes me go gaga time and time again! Kimono-Over is the epitome of perfection - from its blackened plum tone to it's flawless formula. In terms of application, this lady right here is the standout - applying effortlessly and beautifully. If you dig a deep purple, this one's for you! This is 2 coats.

Udon Know Me is a Dusty Blue Stone Creme. Given the fact that I've been in a dark nail only mood for the past two months, I really wasn't expecting to like Udon Know Me, but when I applied it to my nails, I literally gasped at its prettiness. Ladies, if you love Mint Candy Apple, you will quickly fall for this shade. Udon Know Me is one of those colors that works for all seasons {though I think I'll adore it most in winter and spring}. Though the formula is a wee bit thin, it quickly builds to opacity, and leaves behind color and shine that seriously slays! This is 2 coats.


PRICE: $18.00 for the 4PC Mini Set; or $9.00 per each full-size bottle.




ellie said...

Beautiful fall colors! Need to get this collection from Essie! Awesome review too!

ivy said...

Love that pumpkin and plum colors so much! Awesome review!

Couture Carrie said...

I have all of these except the blue... will buy it now! Amazing collection and beautiful manis, darling!


www.janetteria.com said...

WOW! Love these colors!


These are great shades for autumn. The rust orange colour is really gorgeous. x/Madison

The Fashion Folks said...

I was just about to write that Playing Koi represents the fall perfectly!! And I don't think I've seen the color before either, it's gorgeous! Xx


Shooting Stars Mag said...

I love the names, and the last two colors are PRETTY!

FashionJazz said...

Gorgeous colours babe :) xx


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