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.
I posted this on my Instagram stories as well, but I’ve been a lot more motivated with my blogging lately. I got a planner at the beginning of July, and scheduling out my posts and what I need to be doing each night, whether it’s swatches, photos, or posts, has been doing wonders. I went from doing 2-5 posts every month to posting ELEVEN in July! It might seem like a little thing, but I’m proud of myself. I’m on more of a schedule and more consistent, and it’s feeling so good. I’m in love with blogging again, and can’t wait to continue posting for you guys! And I hope you’ve been loving the more consistent content!
I’m still working my way through a desk of polish collections that had built up, and we’re almost caught up and ready to get into FALL COLLECTIONS. It’s crazy to think about, since it’s only a few days into August, but polish brands are full on into the deep vampy colors. Fall’s my favorite season, so I can’t complain at all.
But it ain’t fall just yet! (I mean, it is still regularly above 80 degrees here). We still have a couple collections to talk about before that.
Essie has been BUSY this summer, and they’re released this collection, along with their summer collection AND a summer trilogy! Whew, that’s 4 collections all within the span of a couple months. They’re small collections, but we’ve got a lot of Essie coming up on the blog.
So we’re looking at some jelly polishes today! This is the ‘Glazed Days’ collection, and features 6 polishes in a sheer jelly finish. You can still find these on transdesign.com, and I picked up a few that I needed from CVS as well.
IT’S SWATCH COMPARISON SATURDAY! WOO! Look, I’m still keeping it up! Weirdly proud of myself right now, I’m not going to lie. It was a wild and crazy Friday night here, swatching and comparing, and avoiding going outside in our heatwave that we’re having. There’s some good ones here – including my first ever full dupe for one of these posts!
This week we’re looking at the Essie Summer 2019 collection. I pulled comparisons for 4 of the shades. The bright neon orange, ‘Soles on Fire’, and the bright purple, ‘Tangoed in Love’, I couldn’t find anything close for. Two very unique shades to my collection for sure!
Let’s look at the comparisons!
Up first, we have the light pastel orange shade, ‘In Full Swing’. I had a bunch of shades in the same tone, but nothing that quite matched the peachiness of it. ‘Pink Noise’ was a little rosier, and ‘Everything’s Peachy’ was more yellow-toned.
Y’ALL, FALL collections are already being previewed and released, and oooh boy, when it’s supposed to be a high of 99 this Friday, it’s hard to think about fall, even with it being my favorite season. I shouldn’t be shocked, as makeup and nail polish are always ahead, but I’m still catching up! Don’t worry, they’ll be coming to the blog soon enough.
For now, we still got a couple more summer collections to talk about!
In this review, we’re looking at the Essie Summer 2019 collection. I have the Zoya Summer collection coming up after this one, and then we’ll be finished with summer reviews! Crazy to think about!
This is a collection of 6 creams, with 3 more orange-toned shades, and then 3 bright pops of color. Now Essie calls all of these shades “neon”. However, I think at most 2 or 3 would count under that label, but you’ll have to see for yourself.
This collection definitely took a little bit of hunting to track down, but I finally got it. There are a couple left on transdesign.com, and they’re in stock now on 8ty8beauty.com – if you’re looking for discounted prices! I ended up buying 3 of the shades from target.com, so they’re out and about at various drugstores as well – but it’s definitely a popular collection! Let’s look at the shades!
It’s finally getting -and staying- warm and I am THRIVING. I moved from a basement apartment up into a 3rd floor apartment this April, and the difference in natural light in the apartment is incredible. I’m loving having my windows and curtains open, and just letting the daylight and fresh air in. As much as fall is my favorite season, I do absolutely love the warmer weather. So with all of this sunlight and not having to wear a jacket, I AM A NEW WOMAN.
Of course with the warmer weather, we have summer collections rolling right into the nail polish community. But for now, we have this last spring collection to talk about! We’re catching up on reviews y’all, we’re on our way.
This is the Essie collection for Spring 2019. It’s their standard 6 piece collection, and features lots of shimmers and soft neutrals. Let’s talk about these spring babies, shall we?
Every time I take a little break for whatever reason – this time was moving – I miss posting and reviewing items so much! It’s always a good little reminder of how much I still enjoy doing this, and love trying out new things for you guys! And now I’m fully settled and ready to get down into reviewing again.
To get back into it, I have another month of Untried Polishes to talk about! If you haven’t seen this project before, either here or Instagram, or haven’t seen my other post (see January’s here), every month this year, I’ve picked a brand and wore untried polishes from that brand. And at the end of the month, I do a lil summary post of all the ones I wore! March was all about Essie.
I only got through 4 polishes this month, so definitely not as many as I hoped to. I wore one at the beginning of the month, and then didn’t wear the last 3 until the last week of the month – when I wasn’t able to swatch before I moved, and was just wearing polishes before they got packed up. It was a busy month, and I got in a little rut of not wearing polish too much. But the last week I was enjoying setting aside a portion of my night to relax and just paint my nails, and I know I’m going to keep that up!
I thoroughly enjoyed that week of new polishes, and as always, I love actually using my collection and trying them, so I’m determined to get better about it now that I’m settled and able to use them more. I’m also going to be able to get fully back into my destashing project, so using the polishes will help me decide if I truly love them or want to pass them on. So let’s talk about them now!