Friday, September 24, 2010

REVIEW Essie Merino Cool

Dude! I know I gush ad nauseum about my love for grey/purple/brown polish. Today will be no different!

Putty
Gruple
Brurple
Grewn
Purown

What ever you want to call it, I want to acquire it. Essie's Merino Cool is part of their fall 2010 collection. Essie retails for about $8 and can be purchased in salons and online from places like Amazon and the Essie Site. I got mine today at a nail place near my work. It applies nice and smooth an is opaque in two coats. Essie compares in quality to OPI and China Glaze but I find Essie tends to be a bit thinner then their peers. (This is not a bad thing)

I love the color and find it incredibly sexy. Perfect for fall. (and spring, summer and winter but I might be biased).





I totally took this photo on my lap on my purse on the sidewalk on my way home. Looks better than some of my sets I make for review photos! I will go put it in my Amazon shop as well because they tend to be so much cheaper than other places. It takes on a new hue in different lights. This is it in direct sunlight this afternoon. People always ask who makes my polish when I wear these colors. I love that others get the putty love!




What is your favorite polish color?

PS I cut my nails off wicked short. Feels weird since they had got pretty long. I broke 4 this week and they are sooooooo stained.

18 comments:

curlyred said...

i started my love affair with the grey-browns when i saw essie in mink muffs, and so began my collection of muddy colors, orly's prince charming, nyx`s mushroom grey (or something of the sort) sally hansen's commander in chic, etc etc, love the flat out grey shades too.

curlyred said...

oh! lovely lovely color you have on! i must have it! hahaha

Iris said...

I really like that color, I might have to try it next time at the nail salon!

hillary said...

Curlyred ha! I have and reviewed prince charming, mink muff and commander in chic! I pray if I keep reviewing someone will want to give me some!
If you dont have them check out amerian apparel in mouse, Chanel paradoxal, Rimmel steel grey, OPI you dont know Jacques! China glaze recycle for a grey grey
I'm so looking for Mushroooom!

Iris thanks! I bought it because I couldn't walk out of there without it!

jungleworldcitizen said...

Right now, my favorite color for nail polishes is silver, weird huh?
Have a great Saturday!


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gymnotechieology.com said...

I'm so jealous of your nail painting skills. Every time I try, I hate it and pull out the polish remover. I have some awesome dark colours for the fall and I can't wait to try them out!

~Kadye

hillary said...

Kadye I didn't paint them. I got a manicure. Its much much messier when I do it.

Bridgett said...

ooh i love it! i was at target last night and excited that they had essie but sadly they did not have this color.

gymnotechieology.com said...

That makes me feel much better about my lack of skills. :)

Andrea said...

SO pretty! I had my heart set on getting Essie's Chinchilly but I may have to get this instead - or maybe BOTH! Ha!

♥ Shrinking Kenz ♥ said...

I love it...LOVE it! My nails are painted with OPI root beer float right now...and one of my faves is You Don't Know Jacques so you understand that I love this color too. Ha

McQ said...

I don't think I could choose just ONE fave colour...I'm wearing OPI Wine Me and Dine Me right now but I'm much more into the putty/greige tones that are all over the place lately.

I do have a fave top coat and I have YOU to thank - Seche Vite = love. Seriously, I have never been able to master my own nails and now w/the help of SV I do a self mani/pedi every Sunday night that turns out pretty darn well. All thanks to you, Miss Matilda :)

McQ said...

I don't think I could choose just ONE fave colour...I'm wearing OPI Wine Me and Dine Me right now but I'm much more into the putty/greige tones that are all over the place lately.

I do have a fave top coat and I have YOU to thank - Seche Vite = love. Seriously, I have never been able to master my own nails and now w/the help of SV I do a self mani/pedi every Sunday night that turns out pretty darn well. All thanks to you, Miss Matilda :)

McQ said...

I don't think I could choose just ONE fave colour...I'm wearing OPI Wine Me and Dine Me right now but I'm much more into the putty/greige tones that are all over the place lately.

I do have a fave top coat and I have YOU to thank - Seche Vite = love. Seriously, I have never been able to master my own nails and now w/the help of SV I do a self mani/pedi every Sunday night that turns out pretty darn well. All thanks to you, Miss Matilda :)

hillary said...

Dude you called me Miss Matilda are you from Flickr? ha. I used to be Matilda on EVERYTHING but it kinda faded off. heeee. Now only my mom and my friend emily call me it.

dotty said...

i'm really liking putty-colored polish...i think because it seems unexpected to have neutral on my fingers.

p.s. also, i'm currently obsessed with OPI's lincoln park after dark. i was looking for a super dark purpley polish a few weeks ago and remembered that you liked that one, so it made my decision super easy. :)

hillary said...

Dotty! HEY! I have been flickr terrible! I some how don't have your blog in my RSS! DUDE Your hair is SO CUTE. I just added you so I can goback to estalking you!

McKristie said...

Ok too funny - a week or so back I decided to actually do my nails after about 10 years of a "toes only" rule - and I managed to buy this. Even more amusing I started doing my nails based on your blog... Odd:)