February 27, 2011

3 more from Essie's French Affair for Spring 2011

Good Morning! Today I have for you guys 3 more of the polishes from Essie's Spring 2011 collection called French Affair. If you missed the first shade (Coat Azure) I posted from this collection you can check it out here.

First up is Nice is Nice, a pretty light pastel lilac. The formula was great, it wasn't streaky and was pretty opaque for such a light color. I only needed 2 coats for full opacity. I did have some issues with this drying on me, it took about 3 hours even with a quick dry top coat. Sometimes I think Essie just doesn't get along with my body chemistry sometimes.

This is 2 coats of Nice is Nice

Next up is Topless and Barefoot which is a pink toned beige nude color. Love this, it's a little too pink to be mannequin hands on me though. The formula was great again a little thick but very easy to work with, it wasn't streaky and was opaque in  2 coats. The formula on this is what I was wishing Incognito from Color Club Alter Ego was. I see myself using this a lot, if you like nude colors like this one I think Topless and Barefoot is a good polish to add to your collection!

This is 2 coats Topless and Barefoot

Last for today is Kisses and Bisses which is a sheer polish with a pearly pink shimmer. I tried this on it's own and wasn't a fan to be honest...but I don't like sheer polish. But it is awesome for layering and I will be using it a lot for that. It's very much like the wonderful effects polishes that CND gives us. It adds a subtle pink shimmer to your base color. I love it! I layered it over a bunch of polishes on my nail wheel and it's so incredible! For today's post I decided to put it over Topless and Barefoot, I love this combo!

This is 2 coats of Kisses and Bisses over Topless and Barefoot

I should have the last 2 polishes from this collection up soon, I just have to go find them! My local places where I usually buy Essie haven't gotten this collection yet!

*the polishes in this post were sent to me for review*


  1. I quite like the effect of kisses and bisses with topless and barefoot beneath it. But I feel these are not unique enough though :/

  2. I wanna get the mini cube, but I already have one color that's pretty much identical the pink in this collection. I also have Essie's Lilacism. Do you think it would be close to Nice is Nice? Because it isn't worth getting the cube when I already have 2 out of the 4. :/
    That being said, love Kisses and Bisses, especially with T&B. :)

  3. I have kisses and bisses and love it! I layer it over everything! Such a pretty color!

  4. @fuwari

    Lilacism does look pretty close. I'll compare the two of them for you!

  5. Pretty shades but nothing very different from what I already have. Kisses and Bisses is pretty layered. I'm sure I have something already similar.

  6. Wow!! Must purchase Nice is Nice. You do such a great job! Companies should hire you for marketing.


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