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Today I have for you a few of the beautiful new shades from Essie’s Summer 2013 Collection!

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Aren’t these shades gorgeous??

Introduced by Essie as a sailor-ready collection, “a chic colour adventure in delicately sparkling lights and ultra soft brights that whisper easy elegance. It’s smooth sailing into summer with a collection of nail colour that’s a casually cool affair – perfect for a stylish night on the town and a dress that feels more caftan on the beach than red carpet-ready gown. “This collection is for women in a sunshine state of mind,” says Founder and Creative Director Essie Weingarten.

The first shade I have for you is one of my favourites (and I pretty much adore all of the shades of this collection!), Naughty Nautical. A beautiful vivid turquoise, this shade is so bright that it was making my camera crazy. I don’t want to call it a “neon,” as it’s not, but it is definitely very bright and summery. Naughty Nautical also contains the tiny glass flecks that almost all of the shades in this collection have, giving it a delicate sparkle and adding depth. Application on this shade was amazing, it provided excellent coverage and incredible shine!

Here are two gorgeous coats in the shade:

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And in the sun:

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The next shade I have for you is Full Steam Ahead, a delicate lavender hue containing the same shimmery glass flecks as Naughty Nautical. For me, this shade looked  lighter once applied – it makes for a great, summery pale shade! Application on this one was a bit tricky: it is a crelly (cream-jelly) formula, and I find that you cannot go over an area twice. I applied a first coat in three strokes, let that dry for a moment and applied a slightly more generous second coat. It was incredibly shiny at application, but I found that even with a top coat, the shine dulled after a couple of days for me.

Here it is with 2 coats and a top and base coat in the shade:

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and in the sun:

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I can’t wait to show the rest of Essie’s Summer 2013 Collection! This collection is now available in beauty destinations worldwide! Go to Essie.ca for more or to find a salon near you, or follow them on Twitter and Facebook!

~xo

 

 

(Product provided for consideration and review. All opinions are my own.)

 

 

 

 

This weekend brings a brand-new collection from Nubar: the Eden collection, containing 8 gorgeous new hues!

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Like all nubar products, the Eden Collection is free of formaldehyde, toluene, and DBP (phthalate), and is vegan and cruelty free. Nubar is available directly from Nubar’s online shop, from Nail Polish Canada, Harlow & Co. and other fine retailers.

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