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Essie – North Fork Collection, Summer 2009

Thursday, 25 March, 2010

I’m late, I’m late…oh well. I was fortunate enough to score these colors long after the collection stopped being seen on shelves. I can definitely see why! I honestly thought I wouldn’t like any of these colors. WRONG! Totally fell for them in a big, bad and ugly kind of way.

This color was the star of the collection, the one that sold out the fastest. It was also the one that was hard to get long after the collection stopped being on regular retail shelves. I was fortunate enough to score the whole set from an e-tailer. I can see why this color sold out and out of the three, this was my least favorite. However, this color did look good on me. I preferred the other two.

This color was very deceptive in the bottle. I thought it was a blue gray while I was indoors, but once outside it really wowed me even more. Sadly, due to the overcast day, you can’t see the very faint shimmer that runs through it – it is absolutely GORGEOUS. Easter is coming up and I’m having a hard time deciding which color to wear – this or Shelter Island, as you will see below.

I kept this color on my nails for TWO WEEKS! That’s a record for me. Why? Because I loved it THAT MUCH. It is slightly hard to find, but it’s one that is well worth it. However, if you can’t find it an extremely close dupe is OPI’s No Room For The Blues.

And just to refresh your memory, here are the comparison swatches again.



Wednesday, 10 March, 2010

Comparison swatches of Essie’s Shelter Island and OPI’s No Room For The Blues in different lighting.

WordPress does things a little differently than Blogger for images – you have to click the thumbnail here, it takes you to another page and you’ll have to click that image again to be able to see the original size.

Out of these two, I really love Shelter Island the best. I wear it whenever I can. However, you can’t really see the very subtle difference between the two here.

You can see the slight difference in the shade pic, but it’s the sunlight shot that really shows the difference between the two. However, it’s such a close call you can really get away with it. One is slightly deeper, the other…not so much. As I said, it’s subtle, but for me I definitely prefer the deeper shade, but they are both gorgeous, n’est-ce pas?