Essie Fall '09 Collection: Angora Cardi

By Tina A. - October 01, 2009

So, since one of the OPI España nail polishes I 've ordered doesn't want to arrive to me to swatch and review it, I figured I should start the fall '09 nail polish theme with Essie.

Namely Angora Cardi.




Angora Cardi is the one shade from Essie's fall collection I instantly fell in love with.
It's a mauve-y/plum colour that looks really gorgeous on, sadly my table lamp doesn't do it much justice. In fact, it's a bit more muted in real life and in my eyes it makes an excellent shade for fall!

Being quite the purple nail polish fanatic that I am, I 'm very glad I added this gem to my collection, as it's not only a lovely shade - it applies really well and turns opaque in 2 coats without streaking.

I would definitely recommend it to anyone, especially those Metro Chic lovers out there, since Angora Cardi is definitely in the same "dusty" family! :)


Sadly though, apart from Angora Cardi, nothing else caught my eye from this collection (yay for my balance)!


(pics from essie.com and aesthetic-technologies.com)


Mink Muffs looks very similar to You Don't Know Jacques, which I already have and Chinchilly is this weird greenish grey, that I just can't imagine having on my nails (but if anyone has tried it, please let me know what you think).
Midnight Cami is a dark shimmery blue (and I 'm still much in love with my Chanel Blue Satin to move on to another deep blue colour) and the two neons wouldn't be my usual fall choices, although I do like the idea of a couple of brights in a typical fall collection.



So, please let me know what you think of Essie's fall collection!

Will you be trying or have you already tried any of these shades? :)

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20 comments

  1. that color is so nice! i've been playing around with plums lately, as i feel the weather calls for it--it looks gorgeous on you!

    ps. love the thumb ring..have been meaning to tell you that from ..i think.. another photo :) xx

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  2. I really like that collection actually...would consider most of those colours - really love that neon pink. Fell head over heels for the Nails inc hills collection but I am trying to remember that I stopped using Nails inc a couple of years ago because they just don't go on nicely or last well on me at all. BarryM is a fraction of the price, always looks lovely and easily lasts 5 days without any care.

    Might have to buy an essie or two and try them - oh the hardship haha.

    Amy x

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  3. Thats a beautiful colour! I've never tried essie, but ive been meaning to, they always look so gorgeous. xx

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  4. I like it! Its so much more toned down than summer colors. Pefect for this season!!! xox

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  5. Great colour! It's such a nice shade for autumn without being too dark

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  6. @fantastic: I 'm pretty sure it would look lovely on you too! ;) Plums are great for fall, and this one is a great shade! :)

    The thumb ring is sth I never take off, it's my trademark! Lol!

    xxx

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  7. Oh, that's really pretty! I'm looking for a nice purple color. I'll check out that one :)
    xo Thanks!

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  8. @ForDGRedial: I 've never tried Nails Inc, I hear they aren't that great... And that Hills collection, I really like the concept of it, but I wouldn't see any of the hills girls wearing these particular shades, I would have considered a lighter baby pink for Heidi, a charcoal shade for Lauren and a really dramatic red for Audrina! :DDD

    Agreed about Barry M, they make great nail polishes, especially for the price! You should definitely try Essie though, maybe a shade that's not available in other brands? ;)

    xxx

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  9. @Tabitha Sheridan: I really like Essie, although I don't own that many nail polishes.
    They seem to make great shades, somewhat more unusual than, say, OPI, and they apply really well! ;)

    xxx

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  10. @Tali: It looks a lot better in real life, as it's a bit more darker/deeper!
    Definitely a great fall colour - I think I know what I 'll be mostly wearing this winter! ;)

    xxxx

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  11. @Stefanie: It's really pretty, I think you 'd really like it! It comes out a bit darker though in natural light, more plumy! :))

    xoxoxo

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  12. @Michélle: Oh, I think you 'd really enjoy it, it's a great purple shade, very chic! ;)

    xxxx

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  13. I love those kind of toned down colors! great collection! I think I'd go for Mink Muffs

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  14. @FELINE.: Oooh, nice, Mink Muffs is growing on me too...but I just can't justify yet another nail polish purchase atm, especially since I have sth so similar!!! ;)
    Please let us know how you like it when you get it though!


    xoxoxoxo

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  15. @Athina: Do let us know if you get any! ;)

    xxx

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  16. You have my fav in the collection, that one is the one I would pic up, my problem is I have 3 new ones... no excuse for other soon :/

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  17. @Gabriela: Hmmm... I know what you mean, I 've bought a LOT of nail polish lately too...! But this is a truly great colour, maybe sth to pick up when the weather gets a bit colder? :)

    xxx

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  18. I am lusting over Angora Cardi badly right now... might pop into town to see if I can find it this afternoon.

    x

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  19. @LionLovingTiger: Yes, that's the only problem the beauty community can cause to someone...lol! :)))
    Did you get it and what do you think of it?

    xoxoxo

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