May 31, 2011

Essie 2011 Fair Game Resort Collection Swatches

Good Morning guys, back to the grind for most of us I'm guessing. It is for me...ugh! At least it's a short week! 

Today I have for you guys Essie's Resort Collection for 2011 called the Fair Game collection. I'm guessing from the names that it's an African Safari theme! I was stalking my Ulta for this but ended up finding/buying it at a local independent beauty supply. I have heard of some people seeing it at Ulta recently though!

First up is Da Bush a light murky sage green. Love this one, are we surprised? nope! Very reminiscent of Stranger Tides from the Pirates of the Caribbean Collection from OPI, I will have a comparison of the 2 later this week!The formula was pretty good on this one, I used 2 coats on most nails but some needed 3 coats to even everything out!

Lion Around is a light pink, kind of a dusty rose color with a silver pearly shimmer running throughout. I'm not sure how I feel about this one. Sometimes I would look down at my hands and go WOW I really love this because the shade of pink was very flattering on my skintone...then other times I would look down and see something verging on a frost and was like ick. On a very positive note, I really liked the formula on this, I used 2 coats and it dried really quickly! Sometimes I have problems with Essie drying on me so that was a nice change!

Fair Game is a gunmetal gray with a multicolored shimmer. I have to say, I don't really care for this one. It leans a little too frosty for me. The color and shimmer are pretty but it just doesn't do it for me. The formula was great again, I used 2 coats and like Lion Around it dried really quickly!

Your Hut Or Mine *swoon* this polish is so fab, I love it! It's a kind of dusty dark pink with a beautiful shimmer. Easily my favorite of this collection, I don't have anything like it in my collection! If someone had told me last year that a collection would come out and the pink in it would be my favorite I would have died laughing...but here it is folks, it's happened haha! I was trying so hard to get that pretty shimmer to photograph but it's not coming out as amazing as it looks in real life, if you click on the pictures you can see it better! Great formula again, I used 2 coats for full opacity!

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  1. wow I love "Your Hut Or Mine" too!! Great great colour!

  2. i love the green ♥
    great swatches!

  3. i really need to get your hut or mine and lion around. can't find anywhere that sells them *hurmph* :( all my local salons have stopped selling essies since they went mainstream and all the big sellers only have the brazilliant collex and not this one. boo!

    these look great on you girl!

  4. I love the last 2! They all great on you! Crossing fingers that it will look good on me too!

  5. Lion Around really looks like a throwback polish--I'm sure I had a SH that looked just like this back in the day.

  6. Your Hut or Mine is so gorgeous - I'm definitely getting that one! I'll probably pass on the others, though, because I have Stranger Tides and I'm not a fan of the other two colors.

  7. I love the gun metal and the green, and even surprisingly the dark pink with the shimmer, it's really a very pretty color and I love it, LOL Why, I don't know maybe it's because it looks so beautiful on your lovely nails and you really sell it. Whatever reason, I would probably wear it, which is crazy but for a special occasion or a special cause, why not?

  8. I'm definitely snagging Da Bush and Your Hut Or Mine! The other two I think I could skip, thanks girlie!

  9. YHoM is probably my favourite, as well! I'm currently trying to decide whether I like OPI Stranger Tides or Essie Da Bush. Wearing one on each hand. Impossible to choose!

  10. I actually really love Fair Game. It's probably my favorite of the collection, I'm a sucker for gunmetal grays! (:

  11. Oh my gosh, I love your blog! It's so charming! Guh, I wish my nails looked like yours. I can never get all of them to grow out always breaks! And whenever I do my polish, I always screw it up :(  I was hoping we could follow and friend each other (I emailed you my blog link ;P)! Thanks!

  12. AHHHHK! I ordered Da Bush, Fair Game and Lion Around - thought I would not like You Hut or Mine because it looked orange on the bottle photo I had - OH I am sooooo wrong! What a great I have to go back out and find this one. I could have skipped Lion Around once I got it in hand - too pale pink for me - but will make a good gift for of those just because gifts.

  13. I really like this little collection. It's not a "sweet" bunch of shades.


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