Essie Fall 2017 Collection

Sorry to be the voice of realisation but soon the nights will be drawing in a lot earlier and giving in for a drop in temperature. Okay the weather at the tail end of summer has been a little drag already but Essie is on hand to help us transition to Autumn with their 2017 collection of shades that aren’t your typical autumn shades, there’s a mixture of dark and pastels that are reminiscent of the 90s!!! Man I miss being a child in the 90s heading towards my teens. The collection is comprised of 6 shades:

girly grunge
soft silvery metallic with a light purple shine. Until I viewed and searched this shade, it really took me back to all the shimmer and metallic shades of the 90s that my friends would use. In the 90s I didn’t really have nails, shock horror I was a terrible nail biter. I found this was good to go in 2 coats but definitely needed to be stroked in the same direction.

saved by the belle
light baby pink with a subtle blue undertone. (The show that it takes a word play from was one of my favourites) besides living in black, pink is one of my favourite shades especially baby. It’s the perfect shade of pink for me, application was 2 coats.

as if
Powdery periwinkle blue with a hint of red. My mum laid eyes on this and fell in love. I will be watching the release date and getting her a bottle. It’s also become one of my favourites. It’s my manicure for the week. A complimenting shade of periwinkle blue. That it gives a feeling of transitional summer to Autumn shades on the fingers.

a warm ivory with a dash of pink. The lightest in the collection, it’s going to be one for me when I want to swap out my white or nude shades. It worked for me in two even coats but I always need to make sure my first layer has dried well as light shades love to give me little bubbles.

knee-high life
deep wine red with purple undertones. Very 90s without a doubt. The berry reds just remind me of a lot of lipstick and nail shades. Whenever taking off dark shades, I like to soak and pull back because it’s always a mess but it’s one of the easiest and pigmented tones.

dressed to the nineties
dark purple with a blue-green shimmer. Feel this is becoming a close contender for the #1 spot. I do love dark nail colours but as this one has a slight iridescent / galaxy appeal to it once it hits bright outdoor lighting. It is all about the lighting with this one. As it can look a dark navy but then the purple and green come through in sunshine.

Available from Superdrug 23rd August - 17th October.
Boots 30th August - 26th September.

Are we loving this fall collection?

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  1. These are just so pretty! My favourite is the periwinkle blue, I've had a similar shade on my toes all summer!

  2. Well written review,Rebecca. Did you ever stop biting your tails? You forgot to mention that part!!

  3. I rarely paint my nails but these colours are beautiful!

  4. Ahh I actually love every single colour in this collection! I rarely buy nail polish in sets because there's always one or two I know I'll never use but I think I might actually get this one!!

  5. These are some gorgeous shades - I am living for the 90s fashion throwback atm, so these are totally the perfect accompaniment!

    Thanks for sharing!

    Leigh at Fashion Du Jour LDN x

  6. These are all such beautiful shades. I love Mixtaupe. The top image here is amazing! I so used to have a filofax & NIRVANA. Be still my beating heart.

  7. I love the periwinkle blue and the burgundy colour. They are perfect colours for fall x

  8. Autumn is my favourite time of year and I think it started a few weeks ago!

  9. Yay! Autumn is nearly here and the colours of these are gorgeous - I do love an Essie polish! x