I actually still feel caught up and timely on my posts?? Am I a real blogger now? Should I not admit this and pretend I always have it together? How was everyone’s weekend? How did you spend it? I had a lovely productive time, and got a lot of swatching done. Weekends are where I catch up on a lot of stuff that got pushed back throughout the week, and they’re so relaxing and they’re just very important to me, okay. I need my weekend time. Are you the same way? Is it about being productive or relaxing?
Alright, onto the polish. Today we’re looking at something else that’s all about speed and time! Sorry, bad segue into talking about a quick dry polish line.
Essie recently released their new Expressie line, a new formula all centered around a quick dry formula. There are FORTY new shades that they dropped, and they’re all available online at Ulta, Target & CVS, as well as being in stores at various drugstores. They seem to be mostly cream finishes with 4-5 shimmery shades. I only picked up creams to test out first, and of course, in some ugly pretty colors – my favorite.
As you can see, these are the same height as Normal Essie bottles, but skinnier. They have only .33 fl oz., less than the .5 fl oz that comes in normal polish bottles. For that reason, I don’t love that they’re priced at $9, the same as normal Essie shades but with less product. I do think the price should be lowered – or if you’re able to buy them at a discount would help. I had a bunch of Walgreens rewards that I used for these, so I got them all for about half off.
Anyone else leave their Christmas shopping to the absolute last minute? No? Just me? Listen, I may have just turned 25 but I still have not learned at all, and will just have a crazy busy week while I try to catch up on everything before I go back to my parents for the holidays. It’s all FINE.
Well, speaking of just turning 25, I had a fabulous and very full weekend with friends and celebrating. It was so very fun and I felt so loved. But now we’re straight back into the real world (ah yes, what it’s really like to be an adult) and once again I feel a lil behind. We still have a couple more holiday collections to discuss and review, so it’s fine time we got to them.
This one we’re discussing today, I’ve been so excited about, and couldn’t wait to get it on my nails from the very first teaser photos I saw.
This is the Essie Winter 2019 collection. This is a 6 shade collection full of almost jelly-like sparkly polishes with larger glitters all throughout. They remind me of that crinkly see-through paper you get in gift baskets, so you know, perfect for a holiday collection.
I picked this up from 8ty8beauty.com, where I get all of my Essie collections. They have the best prices, and super fast shipping, and always have the newest collections before everyone else.
Guess who’s feeling productive!!! Let’s see how long that lasts!!! And let’s see if I can finish up a couple more posts before it’s December already (when the heck did that happen how is it already more than halfway through November, make it stop). I’m rambling because I surprisingly don’t have a paragraph to start you out with. Who am I? I blame Daylight Savings.
So let’s get right into the polish! Today we’re looking at another Essie collection (they’ve been busy this year). This is the Game Theory collection, and it was released this fall time, right before their Fall collection. I finally gathered up all the shades and it’s time to talk about em! All the shades are still available on 8ty8beauty.com, where I purchased them. I’ve also seen them now popping up in a new display in CVS, so hey-o suddenly popular again!
This collection has 6 shades all with a matte velvet finish. I’ve been loving all of the matte finish polishes that have dropped this fall and winter, and JUST GIMME ALL THE MATTES. I love any sort of matte finish on a polish, and especially shimmery polishes like these ones. I’ll stop blabbering and just let you see how pretty these are already. Let’s get into the swatches now!
You know when you have a wild Friday night in, swatching polishes and drinking tea? Just me? Whatever, I had a great time. And then the next night I was out with my friends until 2am because I like to keep everyone guessing. It’s about balance.
Speaking of wild amounts of swatching, I finished up the last two fall collections we have to talk about. So there’s one more after this, and then we’re diving head first into holiday collections! I’m going to keep bringing it up so you’re fully prepared all around.
Now onto this first fall collection we have to talk about that I’m so glad I finally got into my hands and onto my nails! This is the Essie fall 2019 collection, and it’s of course 6 polishes. I picked mine up from 8ty8beauty.com – they still have all the shades in stock as of this post, and I love their site for always having the newest Essie collections! Super quick shipping and I love them overall.
This is a lovely fall collection with some yellows, greens and warm tones! We have some beautiful colors to look at, so let’s get right into it!
It’s another comparison post! I want to continue posting these for every collection I swatch. I know they’re helpful to me, especially when it comes to destashing and making sure I don’t have duplicates. And helpful to others when they’re deciding to buy!
And I’ve had this done, but apparently I forgot to post this earlier! I know this collection is still fairly recent, so I wanted to post it up anyways. I know it’ll still be helpful, especially with all the dupes I found within my own collection this time! At this point I have enough polishes that with a collection of all creams, there’s bound to be some dupes hiding out in there.
As always, I didn’t find a dupe for every single shade. So this post is just highlighting the ones that had close comparisons! If I didn’t have any polishes that come close, I don’t include them. So let’s get right into the swatches!
Y’all it is almost SEPTEMBER. HOW DID THAT HAPPEN. Time is flying, especially with how much traveling I’ve been doing. I’ve been gone a lot of weekends, which is when I get a lot of blogging done, so my posts have been a little more sparse. But I got a lot of posts on the docket coming up. The photos are taken, the swatches are done, it’s just the posts being written and so much good stuff is coming on up. Stay tuned for all of the fun reviews.
Now, this is the last collection I have to review before we dive full on into fall collections! Don’t get me wrong, I love some warm weather and sunshine, but I’m so ready for fall. Fall is my absolute favorite season, and fall makeup and nail polish is the best. Give me some vamp, gimme some earth tones, gimme that COOL WEATHER.
Now this collection has a lot of oranges and earth tones, so though it may be a summer release, I’m still hella excited to put these on my nails. This is right up my alley.
What I’m going on and on about today is the ‘Rocky Rose’ collection by Essie. It was released as part of the “Summer Trilogy” from Essie, that included the ‘Gorge-ous Geodes’ collection and the ‘Sunrush Metals’ in their Gel Couture line. It’s a 9 shade collection of more earthy and warm toned shades, from browns, oranges and pinks.
I picked these up from transdesign.com (they have a few shades left) and 8ty8beauty.com. I’ve also seen them around at drugstores like Walgreens and Target.
You know, sometimes you plan on being productive and getting some posts done after you get home from another weekend trip, and then sometimes you fall asleep on your couch right when you sit down. We’re all trying our best here. I’ll actually be home this weekend, so as always I’ll be swatching up a storm to get some fall collections up and reviewed.
But first we have a couple collections that are falling right in between summer and fall, and are just too stunning to let go by. Mainly Essie collections, because they’re just released a boatload this year. I’m not complaining.
This is the Essie ‘Gorge-ous Geodes’ collection, and it features 6 neutral holographic shades.
I grabbed these from 8ty8beauty.com. I’ve found they always get new Essie collections the quickest, and I wanted to make sure I snagged these. They’re still showing in stock on their website. I grabbed em all up as soon as they were available, since I didn’t want to risk missing out on these. As I always say with any mainstream holographic shade, I snatch it up so fast. I need to have them all, and I hope mainstream brands keep putting them out. These caused a storm when they released, and they’re still making waves. I’ve been waiting so long to put em on my fingers, and it’s finally THEIR TIME. LET’S GET INTO IT.