11 Dec 2012

NOTD: Essie's French Affair, Nice Is Nice & Bikini So Tenny

So a couple of weeks ago, my sister told me that her Essie order from OzSale finally arrived. Once I heard the news, I immediately told her (more like demanded her) to let me borrow them, haha. She ended up grabbing 5 bottles - one of which I already had. This meant I had to choose out of 4 which one I should use, and because I couldn't decide which one I liked the best, I ended up wearing three different pastel colours in one go. 


I've always wanted to try Bikini So Teeny so I used this shade the most frequently in this NOTD. This is the perfect creme finish bluebell shade. There are slight glitters that are visible in the bottle but does not translate on to the nails, which I'm actually quite glad as the glitters would have made it look a tad tacky. 



Essie's Nice is Nice a gorgeous pastel lavender shade. Out of all the lavender polishes I've tried, this is definitely my favourite one so far - the creme finish is perfect! It is a bit on the cooler side and slightly blue toned. 




And lastly Essie's French Affair is a soft bubblegum pink with a creme finish. This polish is also more cool toned, but I find that it will suit a majority of skin tones. 




Both Nice is Nice and French Affair were very easy to apply with minimal streaking. However for Bikini So Teeny, I found that it was quite patchy/streaky so I had to use 3 coats to make sure none of the patches would be visible. That was a little disappointing, but thankfully the end product turned out okay. 




Overall, I love the combination of all three shades together - it kind of puts me in a 'feel-good' kinda mood. I certainly cannot wait to borrow these again from my sister, as they are perfect for spring/summer! Let me know what your favourite Essie polish is at the moment, I would love to know! 

xo



77 comments :

  1. These are gorgeous colours, beautiful! :)

    Amy xx
    http://alittleboatsailing.blogspot.co.uk/

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  2. oh i've been wanting to buy bikini so teeny but the fine glitters have put me off glad to know they don't show up.
    I'm loving Essie's Butler Please & Where's my Chauffeur both from the winter 2012 collection.
    These colour look lovely together :)

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  3. Lovely colours, I like the combination. I always think these sorts of pastel shades look nicer together than alone!
    My favourite Essie nail polish is Sure Shot, it's really pretty for this time of year.
    Mel x

    melswallofmirrors.blogspot.co.uk

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  4. Ahh those colours are right up my alley!
    Your nails are so long and nice :O

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  5. Bikini so teeny is such a beautiful colour :)
    x

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  6. these are such cute and lovely colors!! reminds me of cotton candy ^_~

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  7. They go so well together! Thank god for sisters haha
    x

    mintslices.blogspot.com

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  8. I love the colour palette! The shades are so pretty, it looks amazing on your nails! Wish I had picked these up too, haha. :) x

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  9. wow! I love all of these pastel colours together, if I see an Essie sale I think I would definitely pick these up! xx

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  10. French Affair looks like a color I would love!! And I've heard so much about Bikini So Teeny, it looks beautiful on you :)

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  11. love these colors! It reminds me of these pastel nail polish I had when I was a kid. I colored all my nails different colors once before going to the eye doctor... and the doctor said something like 'well, i guess we know you are not colorblind'

    -liv
    http://chocolivlovelaugh.blogspot.kr

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  12. Loveee these colours, they're so pretty!

    sophie-said.blogspot.co.uk

    xxx

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  13. Ahh this Essie paolish combo is absolutely lovely :D want to get my hands on these shades

    http://sophiameola.blogspot.co.uk/

    xx

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  14. Colors are so delicate, love it!
    Kisses
    Elena
    http://dcinstyle.com/blog/

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  15. This is really pretty!

    Fiona
    www.toxicdiamonds.com

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  16. oh my gosh! such cute colours :) i want the all, I'll probably go crazy and change my nails everyday if i have colours like those =D

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  17. I love the combination! ♥ Lovely pastel colors :)
    ♥,
    Shari

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  18. I love pastels - reminds me of Easter eggs :) It's funny the blue shade required 3 coats! I don't have many Essie polishes but I would love to acquire more - I'm really impressed by the ones I've tried and am KICKING myself for not buying Shine of the Times when I had the chance.

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  19. These pastel colours are so pretty! It is annoying when some bottles of nail polish don't have a similar formula to the rest of its range, shame that Bikini So Teeny needed 3 coats. I just adore the packaging of Essie polishes too!

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  20. So gorgeous! They remind me of the Face of Australia Pretty Pastels nail colour range!

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  21. The colors are so cute!Love the design

    Emilie
    http://urdailydosage.blogspot.com

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  22. The colours are so cute, reminds me of Easter! I don't have a favourite atm, my nails have been going bare due to laziness :P

    Also, it would mean the world to me if you could check out and support my new Facebook shop (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Exclusive-Cosmetics/505910512775309) with a thumbs up. I currently have a handful of NARS, Tarte and Lorac up for grabs :)

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  23. Pretty pastels, really cute! :) x

    http://wewereraisedbywolves.blogspot.co.uk/

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  24. Gorgeous shades :)


    www.ofbeautyandnothingness.blogspot.co.uk

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  25. loves the colors from Essie <33

    http://littleredviola.blogspot.com/

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  26. Wow, they're beautiful pastel shades!
    I've been trying to hunt around for a good pastel nail colour but have been unlucky so far.. Hopefully I can find one soon! ^^

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  27. These pastels are so perfect and pretty. x

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  28. French affair is so pretty :D

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  29. beautiful shades!!

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  30. Gorgeous nails!!!! Absolutely loving each n every pic in this post dear <3

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  31. nice shades sweetie :) luv them :)

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  32. We don't get essies here in india :( Love all the colors and the Essie's French Affair is the one I liked the most :)

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  33. Oh Essie is so hard to get here in Luxembourg. Lovely color combination. Love pastel colors:O)
    xoxo

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  34. Omgosh so beautiful! Essie is so expensive at $10 a bottle at walmart. >_< I love pastels and pastels are going to be a major trend this coming spring!

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  35. I love this combination and all of these polishes! I have Nice is Nice and love it. Got my eye on French Affair now =)

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  36. Lovely color combination. Loved the nail polishes.

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  37. i love the colors :D
    essie is my favorite polish brand

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  38. Lovely and bubbly colour. I have got a sister secret. I steal my twin sister's nail colours , I always miss mines :D

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  39. OMG!!! So cute :) I love Essie polishes, because they have quality and the colors are to die for!!! The baby colors of the Essie's that you have are really cute! Love all of them!

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  40. I love these colors were very beautiful on your nails

    xoxo

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  41. I love "Franch Affair", but "Bikini So Teeny" seems nice too.
    I love your nails!

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  42. I love pastel nail polishes, great way to brighten up a dull fall/winter! Hate Essie brushes so much though x

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  43. I am a pastel colour freak so its every shade and shape attracts me :) Love the lavender colous <3
    Noor @Noor's Place

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  44. i love the baby blue BIKINI SO TEENY... WOW AMAZING COLOR

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  45. These are my favorite colors!
    So beautiful!!!

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  46. Love pastel colours and your manicure look great!!

    xo,Lorena

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  47. Pastel colour are so pretty :)

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  48. oh they are so sweet colors, remind me of cupcakes!

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  49. i love pastel colorsssss♥______♥ they're so sweet awwww!

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  50. Great colors, especially Bikini So Teeny, I really like blue color.... :)

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  51. Oh I love these colors ^^ I hope they sell them in our country too, because I've just felt in love with the baby pink polish :)

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  52. These colors are so gorgeous,and i love the color combination that you did ;)

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  53. what a gorgeous nail color.. it's like a pastel color I think ^^

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  54. Pretty!
    I love pastel colors..

    http://sarahazhezha.blogspot.com/

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  55. very beautiful, subtle colors! I also want these!)))

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  56. love the look of french affair!

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  57. That blue is such a nice color

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  58. So nice, 3 colors used. Perfect for this upcoming spring.

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