Thursday, May 19, 2011

Essie Nail Polish Swatches

Lately I have been working on swatching all of my polishes so that I will know exactly which colours I have. Also, I find nail wheels very useful when deciding which polish to use because they can be held up to your hands to see if a certain polish complements your skin tone or up to an outfit that you are painting your nails to match with.

I began with my Essie polishes because I only have 20 of them and there are exactly 20 nails on the wheels that I purchased from Beauties Factory:

A package of 10 wheels was only $4.99. I bought the clear wheels so that I could see the true opacity of each polish while swatching.

On the wheel below, I applied 3 coats of each polish. I did not apply a base coat or top coat to any of the nails.

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1. Mint Candy Apple 2. Chinchilly 3. Island Hopping 4. Huckle Buckle 5. Splash of Grenadine 6. Curve Ball 7. Neo Whimsical 8. Castaway 9. Lovie Dovie 10. Funny Face 11. Fearless 12. Califiornia Coral 13. Van D’Go 14. Shop Till I Drop 15. Pink Glove Service 16. East Hampton Cottage (new) 17. East Hampton Cottage (old) 18. Virgin Orchid 19. Jackie Oh My 20. Rock Candy 21. Topless & Barefoot 22. Sand Tropez

Let me know which Essie colours are your favourite! I would love to try new colours.


  1. I love Essie nail polishes! My favorite is French Affair, but after this I really want to get Curve Ball & Castaway! Thanks for the post!

  2. Splash of Grenadine is calling me :) It sorta reminds me of Zoya's Charisma, which I've yet to swatch....I wonder if they are similar? I love all Essies!