Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Essie Navigate Her: A Crewed Interest & Ole Caliente!

By now, I'm sure you all know that I have a bit of a soft spot for any half-decent nail polish collection (I mean there's a reason why I've ended up being a nail polish hoarder) and this spring it was Essie's "Navigate Her" that caught my attention: a well chosen mix of pastels and brights that would surely cater to anyone's taste.

Now, I'm not one for lilac nails and I already own quite a few mint greens, so I just went for the ones that seemed less dupable in my eyes: A Crewed Interest and Ole Caliente.


Essie A Crewed Interest is a light peach shade in a creme formula. It instantly reminds me of the infamous Van D' Go, only less pink and much easier to apply: two careful coats and you 're pretty much done! I like this one a lot, because it's halfway between a nude and a peach pastel, meaning you can easily get away with it in a number of occassions! :)


Essie Ole Caliente, my second pick, is a bright reddish coral that simply screams "summer"! According to Scrangie, this one is a creme, but I'd say it leans more towards a jelly finish. The application was an easy peasy two coater and for the swatch above I skipped the top coat. I literally can't wait for summer to come, so I can proudly wear this on my (hopefully more tanned by then) fingers and toes! Dupe-wise, I can't say that this reminds me of anything else, I guess it could be compared to Essie Vermillionaire, but it's much more redder than that one.

All in all a good nail polish haul to cover my needs for this spring/summer season! Not that it will stop me from buying the odd one here and there of course (Essie Pink-a-boo is already calling my name)!

Have you picked out anything from the Navigate Her collection? What nail polish shades have you picked for this spring/summer season? 


16 comments:

  1. Ah, the Essies... I've been tempted to try them out- though I gotta get accustomed to paypal first (like what else is new, *wink wink*) Ole Caliente does look like jelly! It's pretty impressive the outcome with only 2 coats and no top coat!
    xx

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    1. @Εvi: It is nice and shiny, isn't it? Btw good luck with restraining yourself once u see how easy online shopping is with Paypal, lol! :DDD xox

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  2. xronia polla!
    megeia ta nea vernikia!
    latrevw van d go k molis eida tin photo fantastika oti afto einai!
    moiazei poli!
    to application tou van d go omws einai ligo tragiko..to exw xrisimopoiisei 10 fores k einai gia petama..oute me thinner den isiwnei..
    opote lew na dokimasw to diko sou!

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    1. @Peggy ♛ Beauty Junkie: Χρονια πολλα κοριτσι and thank you! Ναι, στρωνει καλυτερα απο το Van D Go (που ειδα κ επαθα να το τελειωσω), σιγουρα! Τρεις τρεις τις εβαζα τις στρωσεις για να τελειωσει κ να δειξει ομοιομορφο, χαχα!!!

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  3. I love them both!
    And the names are so "catchy"!

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    1. @Konstantina Ampelourgou: I agree, I'm a bit of a sucker for nice nail polish names! :DD

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  4. I have the A Crewed Interest and love it! Almost bought Ole Caliente as well but thought it was a little too orange for me. The color Pink-A-Boo is my absolute favorite though!:)

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    1. @JulianneInJune: Sounds like you have an excellent taste in nail polish there! :))) I can't wait to try Pink-A-Boo!!! :)

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  5. Η Essie ειναι μακραν η αγαπημενη μου εταιρια!!Εχει παααρα πολλα χρωματα, βγαζει πολυ ωραια εποχιακα κ της essie μου διαρκουν πιο πολυ απ'ολα!
    Και οι δυο αποχρωσεις τελειες αλλα επειδη εχω βαλει στο ματι το Van D' Go θα δειξω προτιμηση στο 1ο! Τελειο! Σαν υφη αυτο η το Van D' Go ειναι καλυτερο? Ρωταω γιατι καποια παστελ της Essie δεν απλωνονται τοσο ευκολα..

    http://beautyincrisis.blogspot.com/

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    1. @beautyincrisis: Aυτο χωρις δευτερη σκεψη, το Van D Go καθε φορα μου ερχοταν να το πεταξω απο το παραθυρο, μακραν απο τα χειροτερα applications σε βερνικι νυχιων τα τελευταια χρονια!!! xx

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  6. μα να μην ξερεις ποιο χρωμα να διαλεξεις ετσι?στο φεστιβαλ ομορφιας που πηγα αγορασα το not just a pretty face 690 σα ζαχαρωτα ειναι ολα!

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    1. @caramellitsa: Πραγματι, γενικα τελευταια βγαλανε πολυ ομορφα χρωματακια κ ο,τι πρεπει για την ανοιξη!!! :)

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  7. ναι κ μενα απο την νεα συλλογη το A Crewed Interest μου αρεσε. στρωνει καλυτερα απο το topless and barefoot? ενω το λατρεψα (το μισο - αν οχι ολο- μπουκαλακι του nail salon σιγουρα πηγε για τα δικα μου νυχια) δεν το αγορασα γιατι ολες λεγατε οτι ειχε δυσκολη εφαρμογη.

    αντε να ανοιξει λιγο ο καιρος να το δοκιμασω. αυτη η essie εχει κ καποια μοναδικα χρωματα (πχ. το all time favourite, angora cardi) κ μ'αρεσει που δεν εχει πολλα περλε κ στρασατα...

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    1. @evi: Aν θυμαμαι καλα (γτ το Topless & Barefoot εχω να το φορεσω κατι αιωνες), πρεπει να ειναι πανω κατω στα ιδια: δλδ 2 προσεκτικες στρωσεις κ εισαι ενταξει (κ τα 2 μπορει να χρειαστουν μια 3η σε νυχια που δεν βγηκαν καλα μονο με τις 2), something like that!
      Aχ, τι μου θυμισες με το Angora Cardi, τι τελειο χρωμα εκεινο!!!

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  8. I like the coral color, is beautiful! :)
    xoxo

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    1. @Gaby de Modacapital: I can't wait to go to the beach sporting that coral on my fingers and toes! :) x

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