Although Essie's Serene Slate Collection is a few months old now, I wanted to showcase it, as it is that time of year when greys are all the rage. This collection is a range from light greys to darkest greys. These shades have a blue undertone, and are going to be part of their permanent collection, which is why I am able to post this a bit later in the year. Of course, with all Essie polishes, it applies so perfect with a thick coat. The application brush is wide and able to coat your nails in 2 swipes. On each of the pictures, I don't have any top coat on them, as to not change the original shade. Let's take a look!
"Mindful Mediation" is described as everything from a light beige blush, to a beige creme. It requires a couple coats to reach it's full opaqueness.
"Toned Down" is a blueish grey shade and is described as smokey blue to pebbled grey. I absolutely love this shade. I wear it all the time. It's so pretty .
The next shade is named "Generation Zen" and it's shade is described as a smokey mauve, eggplant shade. This colour is extremely generous in opacity.
"On Mute" is the next shade up in the collection. This shade is described as a dark slate grey to a charcoal grey, so it has a bit of a brown look to it.
The next shade in the collection is the collection's name sake, "Serene Slate". This is described as a calming grey with a grey nuance. I just call it a simple grey.
And finally, the last one in the 6 colour collection is called "Gadget Free". This shade is a gunmetal grey metallic. If you like shiny nail polish, then this one is for you.
All in all, a nice collection of different tones of greys. If you are in the market for a new grey shade, I would highly suggest looking up some of these Essie grey polishes. Is grey a shade that you wear in the fall and winter months? Do you have a favourite grey polish? You can find the shades here...
Until next time
Cheryl Ann xo
Well here we are! Getting closer and closer to Spring!! (I hope) And you what that means??!! Spring Nails!!! Give me all the Spring Nail Polish Colours!!! One collection that I have liked for the last couple years for spring is the Essie Soda Pop Collection!! These beautiful soft colours are just what we need to bring in for Spring!!!
The Essie Soda Pop Collection is described as "serving up a taste of sweet retro style". With 4 new shades and 2 former favourites that are an homage to the youth culture of the 1950's!!! So right up my alley!!!!
Let's get into the swatches!!
First up in the collection is Pinkies Out! It is described as a coral orange and pink pearl shimmer! Very spring!
Out of the Jukebox is described as follows: is a light creamsicle orange shimmer. And that is exactly what it is! I found this very very sheer, so if that is not your cup of tea, I would highly skip it.
Pin Me Pink screams spring! Pin Me Pink is a bubble gum pink crème. Very opaque!
The next two colours in this collection is Cherry on Top and Drive-In and Dine. These are not very spring shades in my opinion, but I added an individual picture anyway.
Drive-In and Dine is described as a decadent raspberry purple cream! This photo is from Vampyvarnish.com. I think this looks more like fall then Spring! But you totally could wear it anytime!
Cherry on top is described as a candy apple red crème! I think that this looks very Holiday/Christmas Like to me, but what do I know! Once again this picture is taken from Vampyvarnish.com. Please go over and show her some love!
Because I believed the last two shades aren't exactly spring like, I have added a couple different ones that are not in the Soda Pop Collection, but are still from ESSIE! Stirring Secrets and World Is Your Oyster.
Stirring Secrets is described as a light pink/beige creme. Such a light pink, great for Easter and Spring time! Picture from Vampyvarnish.com.
World Is Your Oyster is a lilac with periwinkle shimmer. The pictures that I took have three coats on. This shade was apart of the seaglass shimmers collection. I love this shade! And of course very springish!!!
These are just a few Spring shades from my personal collection. Although the Soda Pop collection is a couple years old, the shades are still available. I chose this collection because of the light spring shades. Let me know what Spring shades are your favourite!
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Until next time
Cheryl Ann XO
Today I am sporting the Magnetic Nail Polish in Spectacular Stone! I just want to make something clear, this is not one of those magnetic polishes, but is from the brand Magnetic.
This is a beautiful gem stone colour purple with very fine glitter added to it! And we all know where I stand with purple AND glitter! This is a very rich looking polish and it applies like a dream. However, it is imperative that you shake it vigorously to make sure the glitter and colour is mixed properly!
The code for this polish is 168085! You can check them out here!
I hope you check them out! This colour is life!!
Until next application