Two Ways to Win the Essie French Affair Spring 2011 Collection (a $48 Value)

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  • WINNER: The giveaway is closed now, and the winner is Eileen! Congratulations, Eileen! If you entered but didn’t win this time around, keep trying, and click here to enter any ongoing giveaways before you jet. πŸ™‚

Oui, oui, cherie, we made it to the weekend! The train to Paris leaves any minute now. Are you coming with?


Goodness — would you look at that? My poor paws. They’re in dire need of a manicure, but what should I wear? Even though the summer collections have begun to trickle in, I’m still stuck on spring colors like the opaque pastels from the Essie French Affair collection.

This six-piece release graces fingers and toes in creamy shades of blue, pink, beige, purple and peach, but these aren’t your garden variety pastels. They deliver enough pigmentation to completely cover nails in just two coats. With a good base and top coat, they should last at least a week (long enough for our trip!) before chipping.

Are you and your nails ready for love? πŸ™‚

A Makeup and Beauty Blog Giveaway!

  • One (1) Essie Nail Polish in French Affair (an $8 value)
  • One (1) Essie Nail Polish in Nice is Nice (an $8 value)
  • One (1) Essie Nail Polish in Coate Azure (an $8 value)
  • One (1) Essie Nail Polish in Sand Tropez (an $8 value)
  • One (1) Essie Nail Polish in Topless and Barefoot (an $8 value)
  • One (1) Essie Nail Polish in Kisses and Bises (an $8 value)

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Essie French Affair Polishes from the left: French Affair, Nice is Nice and Coate Azure

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Sand Tropez; Topless and Barefoot; and Kisses and Bises

  • There are two ways to enter, and you can do both of them for two chances to win. First, you can enter by leaving a comment at the bottom of this post, a comment about anything at all, like, what’s your favorite nail color of all time? Do you ever mix your polishes to create new shades? Who was your very first crush? What did your prom dress look like? — the sky’s the limit!
  • Second, you can enter by following me on twitter Twitter @karenmbb and retweeting (RT) the following message:
    • Follow @karenmbb and RT to Win the Essie French Affair Spring 2011 Collection (a $48 Value)

  • The deadline to enter is Sunday, April 24, 2011 at 11:59PM (PT).
  • Entrants must enter using a valid email address and/or Twitter account to win.
  • A maximum of two (2) entries per person — one within the comments at the bottom of this post, and a second entry via Twitter addressed to me @karenmbb.
  • Contest is open to individuals of any country who have reached the age of majority according to their local laws (18 in the United States with these exceptions: Alabama and Nebraska, 19; Mississippi, 21).
  • Tabs and I (heretofore referred to as “T-Money and K-Dawg”) will select one (1) winner at random from the entries either left in the comments at the bottom of this blog post or addressed to @karenmbb on Twitter.
  • The winner will be announced here within 48 hours of the deadline.
  • Void where prohibited by law.

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,


  • WINNER: The giveaway is closed now, and the winner is Eileen! Congratulations, Eileen! If you entered but didn’t win this time around, keep trying, and click here to enter any ongoing giveaways before you jet. πŸ™‚


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  1. Hannah says:

    I LOVE this collection! The colors are gorgeous. I am seriously crushing on Nice is Nice.

  2. Rosa says:

    Beautiful colors!

  3. Alexis says:

    SO adorable! I picked up sand tropez and I love it! I am dying to have the rest of the collection, but my wallet can’t pinch out the extra cash. These colors are so lovely

  4. TheMissTrious says:

    I’m French ! Nice is nice looks gorgeous …

  5. I really, really have been looking for Topless and Barefoot, but they don’t have it at our Ulta, or at any of the Walgreens. They have ALL the other colors except for Topless and Barefoot πŸ™ So I would really love to get that color without having to travel more than 40 miles, LOL. I know they sell Essie at Walmart but I refuse to shop there.

  6. Meg O. says:

    OMG. My prom dress was a two piece with my belly showing. HOT pink with lots of bling. It was awful!!
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  7. Flo augustin says:

    I am so excited about th new collection. I really Luke the coate azure color the most.

  8. Deanna G. says:

    So pretty! πŸ™‚

  9. Krista says:

    I love pink nail polish in any shade!

  10. Martha says:

    My most used nail varnish of 2010 was Chanel Paradoxal. I never thought it would be so versatile! For summer – I have to admit – I love something more colourful!

  11. Charing says:

    Hello πŸ™‚ I love Essie, but it’s mostly unavailable in Singapore here πŸ™

    My all-time favourite would be Essie Fifth Avenue, I think it’s the most gorgeous of reds and brights for summer πŸ˜€ Plus, I do love Essie πŸ™‚

    I love your posts, btw <3

  12. Christine says:

    These are such cute colors. I’ve always wanted to try Essie polishes, but haven’t had the chance to!

  13. Danielle N says:

    I loved the nail color Emily Maynard wore on the Bachelor and I just found out it’s Essie’s “Fiji”, so pretty! I’m going to hit up Ulta today to get me some πŸ™‚

    I hope you have a great weekend, Karen!
    Danielle N recently posted … Natural Beauty Items on Sale at Target

  14. Lydia says:

    Ooo the French Affair color is so pretty!

  15. Taffy says:

    I love nail polish but hey! Why not talk about prom dresses! My Mom made mine out of royal blue satin and it was a sleeveless mermaid style with a train of black lace! I still have it but after 26 years, I sure don’t fit in it!
    Taffy recently posted … Beach Bum Blu by Essie- All Hail the Queen By Butter London &amp a Couple of Kates

  16. Julie says:

    i love these colors!!

  17. marmar says:

    i have to say. my top lazy manicure award goes to Chanel’s “Golden Sand” (317). when i’m crunched for time or uninspired, this is the first shade i grab for since it’s easy to apply and looks great even if not applied perfectly.

  18. Diana says:

    Desperately in need of a pink polish… French Affair looks rather nice!

  19. Kaianne says:

    These are so pretty! Essie is my favorite brand of nail polish, by far.

    As for prom dresses, mine was only three years ago (which seems like a long time, now that I say it). I wore a one shouldered silk greecian-style dress in a rich chocolatey color (I bought my dress last minute and the navy I had been eyeing was sold out πŸ™ ) with a satiny band across the waist. It was pretty, but if I could go back I’m not sure I would have worn that.

  20. Laurina says:

    I have been eying Coate Azure πŸ™‚

  21. Mary says:

    Coat Azure is my favourite from the collection. Thanks for this awesome giveaway!

    Hehe…my prom dress was a princess-style…very pouffy and Cinderella-esque with so many layers of fabric. Because of the layering, my dress had a duochrome – purple and blue depending on how the light hit it. Loved it even though it was much girlier than I’m used to.

  22. Mary Begum says:

    I love Essie nail polishes <3

  23. Mehak says:

    Iv never ixed nailpaints to create my own but you just gave me that idea ! *goes off in hunt of nail paints to mix *

    Enter me please !
    Mehak recently posted … Royal Wedding Dresses Over The Years- What Will Kate Wear

  24. Fefe says:

    I’ve been lusting over this collection for quite some time. The colors are FAB. I must win HaHa.
    Fefe recently posted … Photography- Attempt Numero Uno

  25. Nancy says:

    Must have these! The colors are so pretty.

  26. Allison says:

    I’m wearing OPI You’re A Pisa Work right now πŸ™‚ But I would love love those Essie colors!

  27. Meaghan says:

    Love love love love love those colors!

  28. Alisha says:

    I love everything about kisses and bises! From the name to the cute pinky duochrome!

  29. Inday says:

    My first crush was a beautiful little boy named Hilary in kindergarten who promptly broke my 5 year old heart by moving to Arizona.

  30. Christine says:

    I have a newfound obsession with nail polishes.. I was just eyeing Essie polishes at Target the other day and wanted EVERYTHING but it took my whole being to not spend all that $$. Awesome giveaway!!!

  31. My fav polish color is on my toes right now– a shimmery copper! I’m really too pale for it right now, but I just love the warm metallic shiny stuff.

  32. Aida says:

    My Love affair with nail polishes started with Chanel Particuliere. Before that I just used a base coat to keep them clean and nice. After Particuliere I started noticing everyone´s nails and loving the colours. Essie has a limited availability here, so it would be great to be the winner, if not, well, hope someone enjoys these lovelies as much as I would πŸ˜‰

  33. LuvJaime says:

    Happy Easter! Last day to pick up my fave cadbury mini eggs πŸ™

  34. Emily judd says:

    I have tried to “franken” a polish before, but it didn’t turn out so hot. Those colors are far and away better.

  35. Essy says:

    My husband’s nickname for me is Essy! So, it seems to me that I’m a perfect fit to win this giveaway, eh? πŸ™‚ Oh, and my prom dress was just about the color of French Affair.

  36. Crissy says:

    One of my all time favorite shades is Sally Hansen Grey by Grey. It’s a gorgeous steel blue color.

  37. Tatiana says:

    Such a delightful colections, all the colours are lovely!

  38. Cassidy says:

    I would love to get to try Essie!

  39. I love this blog, I have it on my home page. Essie is my favorite nail polish, it would be nice to win some…thx!

  40. Meha says:

    i just stuffed my face with 4 red velvet cupcakes after getting into a fight with my bf! i know i’m gonna be spending 4 hours at the gym later today but my god, it felt good to eat without thinking about anything else.. haha! <3

  41. Brandy says:

    Beautiful collection! I love how summer-y and fresh it looks!

  42. Biba says:

    I just love red polish!

    And I have eaten too many chocolate eggs these days…
    Biba recently posted … American Apparel Nail Lacquer Series- Rouge

  43. Georgina says:

    I LOVE Essie polishes but they are so difficult to get in the UK, I mainly have to get them off ebay, never the less, I think my fave polish at the moment is a tie between Essie’s Mint Candy Apple and China Glaze’s For Audrey, they’re so close in colour but both so beautiful! I may have to do a stripy tutorial so i can wear both πŸ˜€ xo

  44. mm says:

    These are so soft and gorgeous – they make me think of airy curtains and linens in a cute countryside B&B!

  45. vanessa says:

    2 years ago i had my very first easter egg hunt (i grew up in singapore where easter isn’t nearly such a big deal!) maybe this easter I’ll win my first giveaway? (:

  46. Molly SC says:

    My toes want Nice is Nice… now. πŸ˜‰

  47. PS says:

    I like all the polishes! Happy Saturday!

  48. Savannah says:

    These are some lovely shades!
    Savannah recently posted … Fresh Splashes

  49. laura amaya says:

    Love all shades of bright reds for my nails my first crush was a boy named ben when I was 5yrs old! Wow I’m surprised I remember that!
    Have an awesome Saturday Karen xoxoxo

  50. Kristina says:

    Going for a hair cut in a minute πŸ™‚

  51. This collection is so chic! Love it!
    Patricia Gallardo recently posted … Spring Cleaning

  52. Ruban Tatiana says:

    Very natural and soft shades. Like them a lot )))
    Happy Easter everyone ))))

  53. Amanda A. says:

    Omg! This is such a nice collection, I’m glad they included nice nude colors. These are perfect for the spring especially Sand Tropez and French Affair!

  54. Yujin says:

    colors are so pastely and pretty!

  55. Joyce says:

    I’m totally in love with coat azure. Its an amazing blue for summer!

  56. Andréa says:

    I want these so much!

  57. raina99 says:

    Essie Essie Essie Wooh Wooh
    I am so jonesing on the Nice is Nice!
    Luv your twitter updates. Give Tabs a tickle for me πŸ™‚
    raina99 recently posted … Sparkled Beauty giveaway!

  58. Sara says:

    I only went to junior prom and it was the best time ever. It was a speakeasy theme and my mom and grandma made my dress of a teal silk and looked like a Chinese kind of dress with a mandarin collar and I wore a long strand of pearls. Even all my friends dressed up to the theme and we went in old timey cars to the dance.

  59. Peggy says:

    My favorite nail color of all time is china glaze for audrey!

  60. Coral says:

    I’m in dire need of a haircut. Especially since we have an anniversary coming up and I want to look uber cute. Now the only problem is to find some place that I can be happy with.

  61. Fay. H. says:

    I’m working on a collage of things that express me. Make-up is definitely a big part of me.

  62. Lyza H says:

    These are the prettiest spring nail polishes that I’ve seen so far! <3

  63. Stephanie says:

    I love greens, which may be a little weird. πŸ™‚

  64. Zin says:

    I didn’t wear a dress to prom (or “Grad” as we call it in Vancouver… I just wrote about it recently actually) I wore a black, red and gold sari! It was fabulous.

  65. levi says:

    Very pretty! I only just realised how “Nice is nice” is pronounced…haha…

  66. Lexi says:

    These would be a great transition from all of the dark colors I wore this winter!
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  67. Jackie says:

    Essie “chinchily”

  68. weny says:

    I love Essie nail polishes!

  69. Taylor says:

    I love the new Essie French collection!

  70. Melisa says:

    I feel so sad because in this past two days my dog got an epilepsy, he’s so weak now, he can’t even stand. I must tell you that i had painted my dog’s nail blue or red several times in the past. He didn’t like it though, he hated the smell, he sneezed when I put that on. I hope my dog is getting better, all my family love him so much.
    Melisa recently posted … My Favorite Perfume So Far April 2011 Edition

  71. xtinaaj says:

    Hi! I recently discoverd your blog and I love it because I love your nail polish swatches + your skintone seems to match mine very well, so your blog is a perfect place to do my nail polish shopping preparation! Yay! My favorite polish (for spring/summer) is Turquoise and Caicos from Essie’s Resort 2010 collection.

  72. Maya says:

    Wow! I want them! I want them ALL!

  73. Julie L says:

    I have been drooling over this collection for a while! LOVE it! πŸ˜€

  74. Veronica says:

    Love Topless and Barefoot!!!

  75. Aneela says:

    Beautiful colors πŸ™‚

  76. Katrina says:

    These are so pretty! i love the blue

  77. Ophelia says:

    So hard to pick one favorite color of all time for nail polish. I probably can’t! I am wearing a gold right now that’s one of my go to colors!

  78. Hana says:

    This is probably one of my favorite Essie collections so far πŸ™‚

  79. Anna says:

    My fave Essie polish at the moment is Sand Tropez πŸ™‚

    Oh and I still love the first boy i fancied aged 6………………lololol

  80. Jaclyn Reynolds says:

    These would be so pretty for spring, thank you for the chance!!

  81. marisol says:

    My fave NP has to be Chna Glaze’s For Audrey

  82. Maggie says:

    Love! My favs are from the OPI South Beach collection in Done Out in Deco and Overexposed in South Beach.

  83. Valerie Brower says:

    Hope I can finish my paper before noon today. Have lots to do before Easter! I’m planning on baking all night.

  84. jade says:

    This collection is beautiful!

  85. Ursula says:

    I love this collection so much that Coat Azure is coming by FedEx tomorrow (but you can never have too many, amirite?)

  86. Emily says:

    I love them all! The beige-ey colors would look great on me!

  87. Krinker says:

    OPI Pompeii Purple – hands down favourite for pedicure.

  88. Mary says:

    Gorgeous! I’ve been dying to try these polishes. πŸ˜€
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  89. hazel says:

    I love the colors! πŸ˜€

  90. inycat says:

    My feet are in dire need of some TLC. They are dry, cracked, and tired looking. TMI?

  91. Gen says:

    Wow! Could be great way to try my first Essie!

  92. Kelly says:

    I am always reaching for Go with the Flow-er by OPI for Sephora. It is my favorite!

  93. Mylie says:

    Beautiful!! I love Nice is Nice the best! πŸ™‚

  94. Betti says:

    I’ve been searching for some really great nudes recently-hopefully one of these will deliver!

  95. sophie says:

    Great blog!

  96. krupa says:

    I just ate hot chocolate mix…does anyone else do that?

  97. Lisa says:

    That blue is so pretty!

  98. mishel says:

    that blue is so pretty!!

  99. Amanda says:

    Love this collection! So pretty! Also, I totally have eaten hot chocolate mix-you’re not the only one lol

  100. Ashleigh says:

    i love essie madimoiselle and lilacism.
    im really interested in this collection because i dont really have neurals in the nail collection

  101. Kristina says:

    Trying to get some motivation on this rainy Saturday morning. Ugh homework go away, I’d rather paint my nails to day!

  102. Amanda says:

    Love the polishes!

  103. Katie W. says:

    I love these colors! Def would love to add these to the mix.
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  104. Alka says:

    My prom dress was a tea length black chiffon strapless with ruching (sp?) to below the waist. A classic design that I hope one of my girls wants to wear to their prom (in 9-12 years LOL)

  105. Analy says:

    My dress prom was hot pink with ribbons on the sides, which had a little ball with rhinestones at the ends πŸ™‚

  106. Monica says:

    I love nail polish and I have always had at least an entire shoe box’s worth of nail polish. I recently clean everything out and got rid of the old nail polish that was beyond saving. Now I need to get new nail polish πŸ™‚

  107. kelly says:

    i need good nail polish that won;t just was off in the shower!

  108. Lauren says:

    Today I’m rocking “A Grape Fit” by OPI and loving the creamy purple shade. Perfect for Easter brunch!

  109. Rochelle says:

    French Affair is gorgeous!
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  110. Stephanie says:

    Happy Easter!

  111. Cathy says:

    I love this collection. I’ve been looking for it locally and haven’t found it. Please pick me!

  112. Gracey says:

    My favorite polishes to wear are For Audrey from China Glaze and Mint Candy Apple from Essie! I loooove this collection for spring

  113. Lorena says:

    My favourite polish is Sephora by OPI’s Metro Chic..can never get tired of that colour! Happy Easter!

  114. Jessi says:

    I’m always mixing around with polishes trying to create new things! I haven’t been lately because I need to buy some more empty bottles.
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  115. Liz! says:

    This collection is so pretty! Perfect for spring. I’ve been hunting for Topless and Barefoot, but I can’t find it anywhere!

  116. Melissa says:

    I looove pink nail polishes & the French Affair is gorgeous. I love pastel nail colors and all of these are very pretty! πŸ™‚

  117. gracey says:

    my fav polish this year has been Zoya Marley, which is very similar to Nice is Nice.

  118. Sandy says:

    I love essie polishes! Its gotta be my fave, along with illamasqua polishes! Im currently obsessed with pastel shades, especially the lavendar and mint green from mac’s so cute launch!

  119. lauretta says:

    I missed out on a contest before because I didn’t check my email. This time I’m going to check every day! Hope I win πŸ™‚

  120. Christine says:

    Currently I am wearing Opi Pamplona Purple. Love it!

  121. Alison says:

    Ooh, these are so pretty!

  122. Christine says:

    I love your site and TABS! It was so great of you to have rescued him. You are a beautiful person, inside and out πŸ™‚

  123. Jane says:

    Love this collection! Perfect for spring πŸ™‚

  124. ZeinabD says:

    Oooh beautiful colors! I love Nice is Nice- I’m obsessed with anything purple! Thanks!

  125. Kat says:

    sand tropez looks so gorgeous, hope I can try it out!

  126. Mariana N says:

    I really want the Barefoot in Barcelona! Good luck to everyone πŸ™‚ x

  127. Joanne says:

    I am in love with this collection

  128. peach_ says:

    These are beautiful and I loved your review on them! I can’t wait to see you wearing the new Chanel summer polishes. Have a wonderful Saturday!

  129. Jody says:

    Ooohh pretty!

  130. Ooh am loving the look of Coate Azure and Nice is Nice, great giveaway! I loved last year’s summer collection by China Glaze, Towel Boy Toy was my fave but my all time favourite polish for summer is Essie’s Bermuda Shorts, love it πŸ™‚
    lovelygirliebits recently posted … Makeup and nail polish haul!

  131. Tiffany says:

    I love these shades!!!

  132. Erika says:

    These are beautiful!

  133. Diana says:

    You’re going to Paris? Lucky! I’m shooting for next year. xox
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  134. Karen says:

    This collection has to be one of my favorites! (:

  135. Jade says:

    I love these colors, especially the Nice is Nice! Just when I think spring is right around the corner… it’s 40 degrees and raining!

  136. Mary says:

    My favorite nail polish color right now is Gilded Coral by Orly! (:

  137. Bonny Y says:

    I love Essie colors! Can’t have too many of them….

  138. Tatiana Jarquin says:

    You just made me realize that “Kisses and Bises” would’ve looked AMAZING on my fingers with my prom dress which was pearl colored with golden accents πŸ™‚

  139. Lunna says:

    They look like nice. Thanks for the contest

  140. Jennifer says:

    Love these pretty colors hope I win! HAPPY EASTER

  141. Jessica Leigh says:

    Oooohhh! I went to buy sand tropez yesterday afternoon, but the place I went was completely sold out!

  142. Mariela says:

    I just found this blog because a friend of mine entered the contest and retweeted about the giveaway and I am soooo glad! Great colors and a wonderful new addiction for me!

  143. stephanie says:

    I’m on my second bottle of coat azure, and I LOVE IT! The color matches part of the uniform for the soccer team I work for so I get some extra team spirit on game days πŸ™‚

  144. Haley says:

    I’m wearing Chanel Riva on my nails right now; a gorgeous milky sky blue with subtle blue shimmer. My absolute favourite polish of all time though is Chanel Jade Rose, a nude-pink with subtle pink shimmer that is just STUNNING. Really, really want to try Essie Topless and Barefoot; I’ve heard a lot of good things about it!!

  145. Arrow says:

    I know it’s not the most original comment but I might just pass up a French affair for these!!!

  146. Lauren says:

    Awesome! I love Essie! But, oh dear…I have to figure out how to retweet? (-:

  147. Devon says:

    Ah, I’ve wanted this so badly!
    I have some quite unrelated news – I just showed my first lamb in a livestock show. I didn’t win anything, but I made it through!

  148. Grace says:

    Making a yummy turkey and stuffing meal for our Easter dinner tonight!

  149. Valerie Zhang says:

    I love Glitzerland by OPI, it’s the perfect fresh light golden nail that I love to rock all the warmer months of the year.

  150. colleen boudreau says:

    i loove pink nail polish. i also tweeted.

  151. Olivia says:

    I’ve been looking for Topless and Barefoot everywhere – but it’s sold out! I love Coate Azure though, I wear it all the time!
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  152. Terri says:

    These are lovely! I particularly like the lavender – it’s perfect for spring.

  153. Lara Yoon says:

    i love essie! wearing eternal optimist currently

  154. Tina H says:

    Well Hello Again!!
    Thanks for the wonderful giveaway!!! Happy Easter to you tomorrow! I am off to work a 9 hour day the day before Easter, which in the grocery industry, is CRAZY!!!! So anyways, I am off to work!
    Have a great day and again thanks for the giveaway!!!
    Tina H

  155. Rosie says:

    these are gorgeous!

  156. Aparnaa says:

    I can’t even decide which color I like best. It’s the most work-appropriate, spring-ready collection I’ve seen in a while… I’m DYING for spring, can you tell? Right now I went a wee bit pod person with Vanity Fairest on my nails and Fishnet Stockings on my toes.

  157. elle says:

    i’ve always wanted to be topless and barefoot

  158. yiota says:

    I can’t wait to try Sand Tropez! Heard so many good things about it!

  159. the colours look amazing…i want to win it so badley…cause they don’t exist in my country and you now how shipping cost are…so please come to my nails…
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  160. Amista says:

    Happy Easter!! I am excited for this giveaway, thanks so much for doing it!! All of these Essie shades are absolutely gorgeous. I love pastels! I also RT you on twitter (@amistabaker). Hope you have a wonderful weekend! πŸ™‚
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  161. kate says:

    never had any essie polishes. these are so pretty!

  162. Katie says:

    Here in Ohio, its been raining all day! Perfect opportunity to change up my nail color (Essie Turquoise and Caicos?) and read some MBB! : )

  163. ru says:

    never went to prom…always wanted to go!!

  164. Ms Erin says:

    Beautiful colors, like all kinds of cotton candy!

  165. Jenny says:

    what a beautiful collection! my all time favourite nail polish is butter london all hail mcqueen!

  166. Jessica says:

    I love these pastels! I don’t think that I could pick a favorite color (I am constantly changing mine up!) but I will admit that my favorite nail polish if OPI! Never does me wrong. πŸ™‚

  167. Lucy says:

    This is a gorgeous collectin of polishes. My favorite polish is Poison Ivy from BB Couture. I love greens and can’t get enough of them.

  168. Julie says:

    oh i love essie polishes! so bad we don’t have them in hungary… or opi for that matter. half of my nail polish collection is from ebay or abroad. what a dull country to live in.. i could make a whole list of products that aren’t available in hungary. nars, makeup forever, nyx, benefit, urban decay etc. god bless ebay πŸ™‚

  169. Jenn says:

    I’ve wanted to buy polishes from this collection since it came out but I haven’t had any extra money! I would love to win πŸ˜€

  170. Bernice says:

    They’re so gorgeous! πŸ˜€

  171. Nadine says:

    You can make your own scented nail polish by adding alcohol-based fragrance to a bottle of nail polish! Don’t use oil-based fragrance because it will disrupt the polish’s formula.

  172. Anastasia says:

    I like red nail colors

  173. Moni says:

    I change my polish once every 2-3 days.

    I’d love to have this collection on my nails!

  174. Rosie says:

    LOVE Coate Azure!!! so pretty. I love Essie polishes. They really last & last

  175. Jillian says:

    Today I am wearing the Essie+TOMS collaboration nailpolish called One Day Without Blues. So pretty!

  176. Natasha says:

    Nice is Nice looks awesome.

  177. Elaine says:

    LOVELY collection from ESSIE!

  178. Georgia says:

    One time, my Dad was fretting over a chip in our granite work-surface in the kitchen when I had a bright idea – I mixed a navy and cyan nail polish to get the perfect shade of blue, painted it over the chip and voila! It had disappeared, good as new. My dad hasn’t once complained about my nail colour since!

  179. onegreatsmile says:

    My Favorite color EVER is A Lot Of Shekels by Essie, which of couse, has been DISCONTINUED!! Waaaaaaaaaaaaah. Essie polishes are awesome!

  180. Marika says:

    I love OPI Lincoln Park After Dark and Essie’s Mint Candy Apple
    I really want to try Topless and Barefoot but I can’t find it anywhere, so I really want to win this!

  181. Rachael says:

    I finally stopped biting my nails! These colors would look fab on my new long nails.

  182. onegreatsmile says:

    My Favorite color EVER is A Lot Of Shekels by Essie, which of course, has been DISCONTINUED!! Waaaaaaaaaaaaah. Essie polishes are awesome!

  183. vivian says:

    ils sont belle! hopefully that means “they are beautiful” (boo rusty french)!

  184. Lauren says:

    Buffalo won in OT last night!! LET’S GO BUFFALO!

  185. Sakura says:

    Ce sont belles couleurs!! I Love Essie!
    Happy Weekend.

  186. Shannon says:

    so cute! love the colors.

  187. Maddy says:

    Rainy NYC today….so dreary! These are the prettiest pastels. Would love to try them. Ciao.

  188. Nicole says:

    This collection is so pretty. I have been more of a dark nail polish kind of girl for years, but have recently ventures into the light and neutral colors and love them!

  189. Sarah says:

    I love this collection! Essie is my all-time favorite. Their shades are just so sophisticated and elegant!

  190. Jennifer says:

    I love essie! I swear they have the best colors!

  191. Marie says:

    Those colors are so pretty! Nice giveaway, thanks. πŸ™‚

  192. Jessica says:

    I am lovinggggg nude nails this spring!!! Nude anything actually haha (nude/lacey clothing, nude lips etc!)
    Jessica recently posted … Diamond in the Rough

  193. BethL says:

    Love Essie NP!

  194. attilathehoney says:

    I’m rockin a white pedicure with rainbow colored polka dots right now. It’s very happy for spring!

  195. Tina B says:

    Kisses and Bises looks amazing!!! Great giveaway!
    Tina B recently posted … Review- Clinique High Impact Mascara

  196. Shannon says:

    French affair and Topless and Barefoot sound like the recipe for a perfect summer. I guess they’re also good names for nailpolish too ; )

  197. Mary says:

    Karen, my all-time favorite crush is Patrick Swayze (RIP). XXOO

  198. Myr says:

    If I could only have one nail polish, it would probably be a nice, glossy pale pink. A ‘your nails but better color’.

  199. Janet says:


    I love Essie’s spring collection. It’s to die for . . .

  200. Lillie says:

    Ooo la la.

  201. Lois says:

    Just reminded me – I have to still run out and stock up on my Essie Ballet Slippers πŸ™‚ I love the three in the bottom picture!

  202. Casey says:

    I love neon polish!

  203. The color I love to wear most is coral! It goes perfectly with my skin tone and it’s got the perfect umph! of color!

  204. jessica says:

    AHHH! I love this collection! every time i see it in CVS I always stop and stare, but i dont have the money right now =(. LOVE LOVE LOVE Nice is nice.

  205. skyla says:

    I love these they are so awesome! I would love to try the nude shades and the layering one and i’d love the pink one too. I already have the blue and purple ones and there so nice.

  206. lo says:

    Pretty please?! I just smashed the ever-loving crap out of my big toe, and realized I don’t have any pretty, soft colors to disguise the damage!

  207. Tiffany says:

    All these colors are soooo pretty! I’ve been dieing to purchase some new nail polish!!!!

  208. Goldie says:

    My favorite polish right now is Splash of Grenadine from Essie. I wore it to death last spring/summer, and I’m loving it again this spring!

  209. Vanessa says:

    Beautiful collection, I love the colors!
    Vanessa recently posted … Happy Hair

  210. My fav polish is Metal Glam, from Impala SPFW
    Daiane Negretti recently posted … Super Promo!

  211. Nicky Bromow says:

    I LOOOOOVE barefoot and topless! Me WANT!

  212. Victoria says:

    i love love love essie nail polishes! i would love to have these!

  213. Line S says:

    I love this collection!
    The blue is my favorite!

  214. Andrea says:

    Im wearing eyeko nail polish vampira polish layered with finger paint romantism ruby

  215. Rita says:

    My birthday is tomorrow! This would be a great gift.

  216. Kiwi says:

    I am loving this collection. I think that the topless and barefoot looks gorgeous!

  217. Allison C says:

    Love it!

  218. Rona says:

    My first foray into mixing nailpolishes started last week when I bought a cheapy glitter coat which I now mix so that I can transform any of my old polishes into sparkly ones

  219. Jocelyn says:

    Essie has the best finish, I find that they last for forever.

  220. Kim says:

    I really like Nice is Nice

  221. Gabriella says:

    Those nailpolishes all look so beautiful! I would love to have those : )

  222. hlitsab says:

    I loved my prom dress: purple (darkish) and lacey. Sorry, can’t really describe it but loved it to death then. It would be considered way out-dated these days. LOL!

    btw, those essie colors are gorgeous!

  223. Andrea Ito says:

    I haven’t been able to find Essie’s Topless and Barefoot anywhere.. it looks like the perfect nude. I’d love to try out those polishes, they look gorgeous!

  224. Olivia says:

    I love the beautiful pastels in this collection- so delicate and feminine!

  225. Eileen says:

    Happy Easter, Karen & Tabs & everyone!

  226. Chanel says:

    thanks for the contest Karen! the French Affair Collection looks gorgeous! hope i win !

  227. Tiffany says:

    I’ve only ever tried one Essie polish in Mint Candy Apple. I wasn’t too impressed with it but hopefully if I win this set, I can change my mind. :p
    Tiffany recently posted … Welcome

  228. Ginger says:

    Ahh I have been impressed with Essie so far. I am usually loyal to OPI but they don’t have any pastel-type shades.

    I have a beautiful lavender shade from Essie and have been wearing it quite a bit. I hope I win this new collection!
    Ginger recently posted … April Hosting Recap

  229. Emily says:

    I loved my prom dress. A red corset type top and a reddish purple tulle skirt. Perfect with my dark hair and light skin.

  230. Kitty says:

    I made cake batter blondies today! SO GOOD. AHHHH!!!

  231. Hayan says:

    I’m absolutely loving the neutrals of this collection!
    Hayan recently posted … For another fruit

  232. Kate & Zena says:

    Vive la France!

  233. Jennifer A. says:

    I totally franken polishes, but I usually use other people’s recipes! There was a great blog where she did this:, but she has stopped posting.

  234. Ana says:

    These colors are gorgeous!

  235. Joyce B says:

    Happy Easter Karen! I hope you’re having a great weekend. As for my nails, right now I’m trying CND Shellac gel polish and I’m loving it. So far, 10 days with no wear or chips. Too expensive for me to do regularly though.

  236. Kiki says:

    Wow! I really want to try these. πŸ™‚
    I just bought my first Essie nail polish a week ago and marveled at its great consistency!
    This giveaway could greatly expand my collection πŸ˜‰

  237. L says:

    I loveeee this collection!

  238. Chelsea Quinn says:

    I love Essie’s nail polish and have really been wanting to try out this new collection. Especially Topless & Barefoot! Thanks so much.

  239. Jessica Bolt says:

    I just got the KMS California sea salt spray for “beachy waves”. I love it! You should give it a try if you haven’t already!

  240. Ashley Miller says:

    I love the new french affair collection! my fav that i don’t have yet is topless and barefoot! my fav spring color at the moment is tart deco by essie!

  241. gema says:

    I love them, but I do not know the way to get them in Spain!!!!
    p.s. my “Tabs” is called Popi (a ginger tabby cat)

  242. Natalie Martinez says:

    I own French affair I love it!!! these colors are such nice pastels!

  243. Sylvia says:

    my favourite nail polish shade is mint green, doesn’t matter what shade/opacity/finish, i freaking love them all!

  244. Jenn says:

    I wore a short, yellow bubble hemmed dress with a bow and sequin detailing to my junior prom. It was the first time I ever got dolled up for an event. My prom date’s sister was (and still is!) a MAC MUA and did my makeup for me. Since then, I’ve been turned into a full fledged MAC addict and can not imagine how life would be without it. πŸ™‚

  245. auroragyps says:

    I’ve been Frankening up a few polishes lately, mostly as gifts. I did make one for myself that I really like that’s a royal blue shimmer with a kind of duo-chromey opalescent peach shimmer. I haven’t worn it yet, because it’s a made from 2 really old polishes & it’s a little bottle, so I only have so much and can’t make it again.

  246. Lesbimi says:

    This Essie collection is sooo SWEET, it has me going NUTS!!! I feel like a little girl again just looking at the colors.

  247. Tiffanie says:

    I LOVE topless and barefoot :]

  248. Quinctia says:

    I’m pretty obsessed with Sally Hansen’s Hidden Treasure. I top half the polishes I own with it.

  249. Katherine says:

    I have been looking for Sand Tropez everywhere! I’d love to have the whole collection! You can really never have too many neutral polishes πŸ˜‰

  250. izzie says:

    Those colors are fantastic! I don’t know if I could say my favorite polish of all time, but Done Out in Deco is definitely top 10 =0)

  251. Katie says:

    I am currently wearing OPI La Paz-itively Hot on my fingernails.

  252. Rachel says:

    I’ve borrowed my sister’s Nice is Nice and it is awesome!

    My first crush was in preschool. I met him again in middle school and let’s just say that he was a much cuter toddler.

  253. Danielle says:

    I’ve never used any Essie polish. Now looks like a good time to start! πŸ™‚

  254. Meng says:

    I have a new favorite every week! I change nail color very often. Right now is mod about you. πŸ™‚

  255. Iben says:

    I really really really want an opaque nude, but they’re so hard to find! The entire collection is gorge πŸ™‚

  256. Melissa says:

    I’m going to LA in 2 weeks, and I’m very excited!

  257. Mel says:

    I love this collection~ so pretty!

  258. Nina says:

    the colors are so delicious! πŸ™‚

  259. Catherine says:

    For Easter I’m sporting those Sally Hansen strips in the butterfly print!

  260. Elaine says:

    I’ve wanted this but I’m crazy poor! Woo Hoo

  261. Liz says:

    Those are Easter egg colors! Neat!
    Liz recently posted … Gratuitous Nail Polish Porn

  262. Mikki says:

    i love love love these colors!

  263. Yuna says:

    love these! can’t find any essie retailer around..

  264. Cara says:

    I just bought some bottles on ebay so I can mix colors from my stash! : )

  265. Natalie says:

    I think this is one of my favorite collections from Essie. I’m currently wearing their Turquoise & Caicos on my toes!

  266. Peggy H. says:

    Love these colors! My prom dress was a shimmery blue on bottom, and burgandy/black on top. Would love to find those colors in polishes! πŸ™‚

  267. Khadija says:

    My favorite nail polish of all time is nail junkie by sinful colors. It is a glitterbomb but I love it πŸ™‚
    Khadija recently posted … Nails of the week- Daddys Girl

  268. Alison S says:

    This collection looks SO pretty! natural, but with a little color.

  269. Lily says:

    I took French in high school and it was killer but if I were wearing these nail polishes it would have made it go by much faster!

  270. Lovi says:

    Such pretty colors!

  271. Christy O says:

    Sooooo sunny outside. I typically hide from it, but it’s a perfect pleasant temperature. And it’s nice to see so many tulips.

  272. Solangel says:

    I have this massive craving for chocolate cake omg D:
    Solangel recently posted … Grandpas things- Rose bundt pan

  273. Brittany says:

    I finally stopped biting my nails so having some new polish colors would be cool :3

  274. OCButterfly says:

    Doing my own manicures now due to budget-crunch, so would love these to add to the collection!

  275. Sophia says:

    Sephora by OPI Looks Like Rain.

  276. Heidi says:

    Such beautiful spring colors!

  277. Josay says:

    So pastel, I love it !!!!! For Easter and all the spring season this is the perfect collection.

  278. Casey says:

    I love Essie!

  279. Rebeca says:

    Lollipop by essie is my all time fave!

  280. Hilary says:

    Such gorgeous colours!

  281. Ana says:

    These are perfect for Easter!

  282. MARY-FRANCES says:

    My favorite nail color is from MAC, Black & Blue.

  283. lostcausefoundeffect says:

    it has been raining all week here
    it is like a monsoon or something

  284. Shelly says:

    I love Essie’s nail polishes!!!
    Shelly recently posted … Orange Hollister Flowy Tank

  285. Kathy says:

    Currently wearing Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Gray by Gray. But I could do with Essie, too.

  286. Amy says:

    These colors are so pretty!

  287. Julia C. says:

    Happy Easter, Karen!

  288. Rachel says:

    Just bought a cute lilac dress for Easter. πŸ˜€

  289. Suri says:

    Love those colors! My nails are lavender just for Easter πŸ˜€

  290. LauraJ says:

    My go-to, don’t know what to wear to day shade is Zoya’s Katy. It’s the perfect hot pink, not to bright, looks like a cream in most light & has hidden shimmer when the sun hits it just right

  291. Ada says:

    Love essie polishes so much, i have been eyeing these colors for the spring and summer but haven’t had the chance to splurge on them i hope i win!!!!!!

  292. Rocio says:

    These are such beautiful colors. I have been trying out zoya nail polishes, I liked the one called America!

  293. Emily says:

    My prom dress was black and pink. It was strapless and the top part was pink underneath and had black lace, and then the bottom was flowy and black. It was so pretty.

  294. amanda says:

    my prom dress was pink and white, it was pretty elegant looking

  295. Delaney says:

    hi! these essie colors are fabulous!!! my favorite color would have to be bare to be different by sephora o.p.i. i just got it and it is soo pretty! thank you soo much for these amazing contests!

  296. vonnie says:

    my very first crush was this boy named mark in preschool. i can’t believe i remember his name lol
    vonnie recently posted … Weekend Video and Beauty Link Roundup

  297. vnssa906 says:

    Ha! I was actually just sorting through my nail polishes! I have way too many of the same “color” but different brands. Purged and gave about half away to my 8 year old niece πŸ™‚ winning these would be awesome! Loving pastel colors

  298. Shannon says:

    I have been lusting after these in the store. The only problem is that they are all so pretty that I couldn’t commit to just one (what I could afford) so I didn’t get any. πŸ™ I did get an essie polish on sale that’s a sherbet orange and I love it!

  299. I love pink nail polish!!

  300. Rachel says:

    so so so so pretty!!!

  301. Kasey says:

    I love to mix my nail polishes together! When I can’t find the perfect shade I’m looking for, I make it!

  302. Anna says:

    Essie is my favorite nail polish brand =) I’m glad they are becoming more accessible now, like at Target and CVS!

  303. Judy says:

    Need some new nail colours for the Spring! Just put away my OPI silver since winter is over, feeling kinda sad…

  304. Sindy says:

    I love this collection so much. I usuallly rarely love every color within a same collection but this…the color are so right up my alley. Hope i’ll win ^__^

  305. Schelli says:

    My fave nail colour is Chanel Black Pearl, its beautiful!! πŸ™‚

  306. Elle Woo says:

    I really want to try the Coate Azure!

  307. Christine says:

    I love these essie colours! normally i wear back or red on my nails, but i’m leaning towards pastels these days.

  308. Lauren says:

    the colors in this collection are gorgeous. love all the soft pretty colors πŸ™‚ i think my favorite color of all time is purple, any shade. πŸ™‚

  309. taylor says:

    oh wow- essie is seriously beautiful!! love the pastels for spring.

  310. fatim says:

    My fave polish i think would be you don’t know jacques by opi :p

  311. michaela says:

    the colorful essie polishes are perfect for easter!

  312. Liz says:

    I adore “Miss Sweety” polish from Gosh, which is a warm nude peach. I’m currently keeping my eyes open for the perfect mint green.

  313. Julia says:

    China Glaze has a color called Ruby Pumps. I love this color! I started wearing it about four years ago and have gone through multiple bottles. The color is great on my toenails. I sometimes try other colors but always come back to this one.

  314. Tanya^^ says:

    omg, I love those colours!!! so pretty!

  315. Brianna G. says:

    I’ve been loving this bright nail polish that I bought from Forever 21. It’s not the best formula but the color payoff is amazing!

  316. Heather says:

    My prom dress was bright red, satin, floor-length w/ multiple straps and a rhinestone centerpiece. Old fashioned in a way, but I liked it πŸ™‚

  317. laura says:

    i really got into nail polish when i was in second grade. i like sophy robson manicures, the giles deacon ones she did were so cute.
    laura recently posted … &amp Now I See

  318. Michelle says:

    such a pretty collection

  319. cyra says:

    my nails are currently decked out in glitzy aqua glitter. i loveeeee it!

  320. Kolaleenia says:

    OPI Black Shatter, I wear it over everything.

    No, I love looking at other peoples franken polishes, but I’m really scared mine would turn out horrible.

    First grade, his name was Drew. And I was positive I was going to marry him.

    Junior year – mint green with a runched top, Senior year- Coral and bedazzled

  321. Marian says:

    My prom dress was an icy blue satin halter gown cut to the waist in the back. I loved it so much. It was much different than the gowns worn by my classmates.

  322. alyssa says:

    my favorite nail polish is by OPI panda-monium pink
    its a cute pink pastel πŸ™‚ and i love the name.

  323. sherry wang says:

    I love pastels and neutrals and this collection has both! I really hope I can win it!
    sherry wang recently posted … Recent Purchases- Sephora and Burts Bees

  324. Cass says:

    Currently my go to color is Curvateous from OPI for Sephora.

    I really tried to think of who my first crush was but I kept wondering if certain crushes counted. So I think I have to go with my older brothers friend Robbie. I think I was like 4 at the time. Years later when I was around 21, I went to his wedding. I still had a crush on him!

    My prom dress with this poofy pink thing with a collar from Lauralee. I saw it in a Seventeen magazine and I just had to have it. Girls had just started wearing skinnier dresses getting away from the large ones in the 90’s. You remember! I kept it in my mothers closet with other important dresses. This year, she presented me with a quilt… made out of all of my dresses! I seriously almost cried. She was so upset because she thought it was such a great idea. :-/

  325. rachel says:

    my first crush was jordan catalano & he’s my crush again now that my so-called life is on netflix instant!

    – rachel

  326. Melanie says:

    I have way too much nail polish for one person. But this, I gotta have!!

    I’m one of the few people who can say they married their best friend. We’ve been best friends since we were 3 years old. Mr. Right was there in front of me the whole time. πŸ™‚

  327. nekosan says:

    Love these colors!

    My prom date was 18 inches taller than me. Yeah. But he was the only person i could think of who’d have any chance of agreeing to go with me. (I really didn’t want to be the stereotypical geek who never went to any high school dances.)

  328. mrsshukra says:

    The teen would love these nail polishes!

  329. qccarll says:

    I woulldddd lovveee a nude nailpolishh.(:

  330. Rachel says:

    ooh i love those colors! lately ive been wearing neutrals on my nails

  331. wendy says:

    I’m currently wearing Beetle by Hard Candy =)

  332. sienna m says:

    my hands are in dire need of new polish.

  333. amanda says:

    I love all of these colors, every single one!

  334. I love these colors! Always wanted to the Essie line but I tend toward inexpensive polishes for about $3 or less. Favorite so far: NYC expertlast in Late Night Lilac.

  335. Ronja says:

    oh i love pastels and naturals ^^

  336. Leona says:

    I tried to mix some polishes once to make a new shade… it didn’t work out so well.
    Leona recently posted … 15 April- See My Vest

  337. Kristen says:

    Ooo I love spring lines! They are always so fun πŸ™‚
    I’m currently wearing Essie’s e-nuff is e-nuff on my toes <3
    Huzzah for corals!

  338. Taylor says:

    My prom dress was long and blue and covered in a gold print. I loved it so much! It had a strapless sweetheart neckline with gold beading and it was just perfect.

  339. Adrian r says:

    Essie did it once again! These colors are gorgeous!

  340. tracey says:

    i have been wanting st tropez for forevers! thanks for thiss

  341. Roda says:

    I do my toe-sies (clean, new polish) weekly…fingernails not so much attention because I can’t stand getting chips…hate the time invested then getting fingernails ruined! Easier with toe-sies…

  342. BeckBeck says:

    My prom dress was an ice blue A-line with a boatneck-type front and a deep scoop back with three ribbons that tied across it. I got it crazy cheap (I spent more money on a matching earring/necklace/bracelet set than on the dress!) and wore it to three proms, and then my cousin borrowed it the next year. Best dress ever.

  343. Amanda says:

    my prom dress was a coral pinky color that was all sequins and looked like a sparkly mermaids tail……loved it! wish i could still fit into it too lol!!!

  344. Kristy says:

    I absolutely love Topless and Barefoot!

  345. Angelica says:

    I’m loving “sookie” by Zoya, such a bright orangey red. Keep up the good work Karen I love your blog!!

  346. Marisa says:

    My favourite nail polish colour is peach! This collection looks so gorgeous.

  347. Simone says:

    I love Essie nail polish!!!!

  348. Halifax says:

    I’m glad Essie is now available at Walmart and all, still it’s quite an expensive brand

  349. Melinda says:

    I love Essie’s pinks and peaches. They make your hands and feet look so clean and elegant. Plus, they match with everything because they’re so neutral.

  350. Liz says:

    I’ve never tried Essie, but would love to!

  351. Kim { Rufiao } says:

    How’s the weather where you’re at? It’s been raining/thundering/lightening for 2 days straight here … =[

  352. Hanalei says:

    ooh, these shades would be perfect to wear at work [since i can’t wear “bold” colours]!

  353. Alice says:

    I love Essie polishes <3

  354. martan says:

    I am craving chocolate:-0

  355. julie says:

    i love nailpolish

  356. Kristine says:

    love the lavender for spring!

  357. sarah says:

    Oooh I need some new pastel polishes!

  358. isabella says:


  359. Lilly says:

    I currently wear OPI, but ooh I love these colors by Essie, and I love Paris!!

  360. Jenn says:

    Ooooohhhhh, I just love this collection!! I’ve already purchased Nice is Nice, such a sweet lilac, looks gr8 on my short nails. I love OPI’s Lincoln Park After Dark (oldie but goodie!) and a newer China Glaze polish called Sea Spray, I believe. It is from their recent nautical collection and it is such a cool grey/pale blue.
    My first crush was my 4th grade teacher, Mr. Hardy. Not only was he dreamy, but he was an amazing, inspiring teacher. He was very influential in me becoming a teacher. πŸ™‚

  361. Marlo says:

    Since I’m Canadian, prom wasn’t what we called it. We called it grad and I wore a Chinese inspired dress. Got it for 100 dollars which was a steal for me. Then I did some weird crazy makeup and put rhinestones on my face. πŸ™‚ Hope I win.

  362. Kim says:

    I’ve been mixing my polishes since before I can remember! Sometimes they turn out badly but once in a while i’ll have a real breakthrough. My proudest moment is when I DIY’d a Chanel Paradoxal dupe!

  363. Catherine says:

    Oooh I love Nice Is Nice! So gorgeous! πŸ™‚

  364. Maddie says:

    Essie French Affair reminds me of my very first n/p I started wearing at age 10. It was a light pink from Avon called Cotton Candy. I was obsessed with it!

  365. The Rhapsode says:

    I’ll take the first love idea. My first crush was my teacher from an alternative school I went to after dropping out of high school at 17. He was mostly volunteering his time because the school didn’t have enough of a budget to give the teachers enough salaries. The other teachers came and went but he was with us through thick and thin.

    I loved him very much.

  366. Tukta says:

    Wish I could go back to Paris again!

  367. Pan says:

    Ohh, I really like Nice is Nice and Coate Azure! Gorgeous shades… (:
    Pan recently posted … Ice Cream Cone Nails

  368. Ashley says:

    I love Essie’s polishes! πŸ™‚ This is a beautiful collection!

  369. Wendy says:

    I just tried some Hazelnut Quadratinis and they are DELICIOUSSSSSSSS…they are almost better than the dark chocolate ones!

  370. Carissa says:

    i have been trying to get my mitts on french affair, but my ulta is sold out!

  371. Marlo says:

    I’m Canadian and thus prom is not a term we often use. We do however have grad. My grad dress was a 100 dollar chinese dress I found down on Robson Street in downtown Vancouver (BC). I did crazy makeup and put rhinestones on my face. That’s that. πŸ™‚

  372. kelly says:

    speaking of essie, i found select essie shades for $1-$3 at pure beauty and trade secret salons! πŸ˜‰

  373. paige says:

    i am of the opinion that appletinis are delicious! :]

  374. Nessa says:

    french affair and nice is nice look awesome! would love to try that!

  375. alex says:

    im currently wearing essie turquoise and caicos. its such a pretty color!

  376. Grace says:

    My favorite spring shades: nails = nude, or bright, sunshine yellow. toenails = bright fushia or hot pink.

  377. Debbie says:

    I do love OPI’s Not a Waitress. It’s such a gorgeous shade of red.

  378. izzy says:

    i NEED this!

  379. Ann says:

    ahhhh I’m so obbsessed with this collection. SO spring and easteryyy! currently wearing my fav ballet slippers πŸ™‚

  380. Heather says:

    Fiction: I would give these away to friends and family if I won them.

    Fact: I would likely keep all but one or two for myself. To friends and family, I say “Get your own!”

    That’s just how I roll.

  381. Caren says:

    Essie has the best nail polish colors ever!

  382. Jaime says:

    Oooo my prom dress was cream colored with gold shimmer kinda….and one shoulder…and it was ripped getting out of the car on the way into prom!!!! πŸ™ πŸ™

  383. lorraine says:

    we don’t have essie here its so sad. D:

  384. Claudenka says:

    i try to mix colors but each nail ends up a slightly different shade πŸ˜›
    i’m currently OPI’s bubblebath and Parlez vouz OPI (how appropriate for this post haha)

  385. Jilleen Ward says:

    i don’t have any essie nail polishes and I’ve been dying to try them!

  386. xoxotoe says:

    try as i might, i cannot find topless & barefoot anywhere!!!!! it’s like the snuffleupagus of nail polishes! I…. WANNNNTTTT…. ITTTTT…!!!!! πŸ™‚ xo

  387. eileen says:

    i want to get Topless and Barefoot… LOL!

  388. Madelynn says:

    This would be an amazing prize!

  389. JessicaFu says:

    Essie’s definitely my favorite nailpolish brand; my favorite color is eternal optimist! πŸ™‚

  390. Sarah says:

    Lippmann makes the best glitter polishes, but they’re expensive!

  391. Hannah says:

    I’ve been dying to try Topless and Barefoot from this collection! πŸ™‚

  392. Sharon says:

    YAY!!! Long weekend!!! πŸ˜€

  393. Barbara says:

    My fav polish is China Glaze Ruby Pumps!

  394. Audrey says:

    I have been eyeing this collection ever since it came out! I love it. Quite perfect for spring. (;

  395. Dovey says:

    I’m into neutrals for nails lately

  396. lrielle says:

    wearing OPI’s La Paz-ativly Hot. Dying to try out topless and barefoot though…

  397. Swathi says:

    I love red lipstick and red nail polish …

  398. Stef Smith says:

    I’m watching “Cats and Dogs, The Revenge of Kitty Galore” with my two daughters. And laughing my rear end off, it’s kind of hilarious!!!

  399. Naomi says:

    Spring break is drawing to a close and it was not long enough to cover my b-day!

  400. Tiffany says:

    the colors are gorgeous! reminds me of a monet painting =)

  401. Elvira says:

    It’s hard for me to get Essie nail polishes cause i’m living in malaysia. I always want to try these polishes and i see my chance is here now. My feeling right now is like “pick me, PIcK mE, PICK ME” πŸ™‚

  402. Anna says:

    I love Nail Polish!! I have mostly darker shades, so I could really use lighter and paler colors. I love using Konad stamping kit, but I am not that good at it. I keep using the same print and it never looks perfect >_< Nonetheless, I love painting my nails

  403. Monica says:

    RIP in my dear uncle <3

  404. phoenix_xx says:

    i d like to try the famous Topless and Barefoot !

  405. Anh says:

    I don’t have a prom anymore, but my grad school had a gala. I wore a hot pink dress.
    Anh recently posted … 3L gala

  406. Nou Xiong says:

    Happy Easter!

  407. Tammy says:

    My prom dress was a pale yellow. Everyone called me & my date “banana split” =) Nobody else wore yellow so it was perfect. No duplicates!

  408. Jade C. says:

    Wow this collection is adorable! I love pastels + neutrals πŸ™‚

  409. lydia bear says:

    my favourite polish from this collection is nice is nice but i think my favourite nail polish of all time would be lippmann’s wicked game.

  410. Rozae says:

    My first nail polish I got was red, because that was what was in the 80’s and I saved all my allowance, I was 11!

  411. monique says:

    im not too excited about my midterms this week :/

  412. mandy says:

    I love essie nail polish!

  413. Yumi says:

    I like to paint my toes for the summer, especially in bright colors πŸ™‚ Yay for sandal weather!

  414. annie says:

    this new collection of essie nail polish is super cute.

  415. Sarah says:

    Wow!!! I’ve been looking for similar pale pastel colors since last weekend and here I find your site past midnight and scrolling through your posts and BAM! you have a giveaway! I really hope I get picked! Cross fingers. Ps. I got here through your drugstore makeup post.

  416. CurlyKye says:

    Rain rain go away!

  417. Kim says:

    oooh these colors are so pretty!!

    happy easter!

  418. Danielle says:

    such beautiful colors! πŸ˜€
    goodluck to everyone entering !

  419. Darlene says:

    What made you fall in love with makeup?
    My uncle used to do makeup for lancome and offered to do mine for prom. I liked the way I looked so much that that was the day I fell in love with makeup!

    Also, I have only been to prom once! I ended up marrying my prom date!

  420. cavalla says:

    I just saw the azure in the store the other day, the color is so beautiful!

  421. L says:

    Oooo love your blog, love the colors, and would love to win!

  422. RuBie says:

    I’ve just started getting into a nude-colours phase (most likely because I’ve been looking for a new job and attending job interviews), so I’m getting all excited about Sand Tropez, Topless and Barefoot and the very interesting Kisses and Bises!

  423. Maya says:

    I love Essie polishes!

  424. Gen says:

    eek, so many entries! I hope I win cuz it’s been dang near impossible finding these in the stores nearby!

  425. paula says:

    beautiful colors! perfect for spring as they aren’t superrr bright (like summer colors) but also not too dark/grungey like fall πŸ™‚
    paula recently posted … Photo Diary

  426. Satvi says:

    I want Coate Azure!

  427. Holly says:

    I love the look of these colors and am DYING for some new Spring polishes to brighten up my day πŸ™‚

  428. dianaaaaaaa says:

    black and yellow black and yellow! haha just…getting that out there. πŸ™‚

  429. San says:

    I think those colours are amazing and I want very much to win!
    Best regards from Brazil


  430. Anna says:

    The brighter color the better πŸ™‚

  431. norajeans says:


  432. hannah says:

    so pretty!!

  433. Ann says:

    what a great giveaway! I have been so addicted to nail polish lately…. I’ve bought almost 10 new ones in the last week :/
    Ann recently posted … Bon-Wan-Ton

  434. Meg says:

    Loving Nice is Nice!

  435. Maribel F. says:

    This colours are so cute! I like nude and pink polishes. I never try something from Essie, so crossing fingers!

  436. patricia says:

    happy easter! would love to win!

  437. K says:

    so excited spring (summer!) finally reached us up north!

  438. Allyson says:

    I’m excited for the season premiere of Treme tonight. I’ve been counting the days until it starts (much like True Blood).

  439. Nina says:

    I´m proud of myself, haven´t eaten any meat in weeks!

  440. Brenda says:

    Happy Easter!

  441. Angela says:

    I haven’t been able to try Essie, but these look so gorgeous. I would love to win them!

  442. Luciana Diniz Lima says:

    I´m sure I´d make a mess mixing nail polishes…

  443. Jordan says:

    I love those colors, especiall the blue one! TDF!

  444. Shannon says:

    This whole collection is sooo pretty! I would wear all of the colours!

  445. oscarelli says:

    happy easter!

  446. Jessica. says:

    BL’s All Hail McQueen is my all time fave.

  447. Wendy R says:

    I would love to try the color in French Affair

  448. Len says:

    I absolutely love these colors !!! I’m currently using strawberry margarita from OPI I haven’t seen any Essie’s around here πŸ™

    PS. I love your blog !!!!!
    Happy Easter

  449. yumhoney says:

    i’m loving all of the nude-ish colors in the spring collection!

  450. Lupe says:

    Such beautiful colors. I didn’t have the chance to go to prom .. my dad was a bit strict! πŸ™

  451. Maria N. says:

    I don’t have luck with giveaways, my fingers & toes are crossed..

    Coate Azure is my favvv πŸ˜€

  452. Nicole says:

    Really like the Coate Azure!
    Nicole recently posted … Spring To Life!

  453. Christina says:

    oOoo.. the whole collection is gorgeous πŸ™‚ thanks for the giveaway~!!

  454. saku says:

    I like these.

  455. lesley says:

    i’m been dying to try a new spring colour!

  456. Mandy says:

    Man, I wish the weather felt more spring-like here so I could wear these pretty polishes on my toes! Right now I’m still in boots with my toes hidden away.

  457. Connie says:

    these colors are adorable! thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

  458. Lara says:

    These 6 shades are sooo calling my name!

  459. Cheryl says:

    I love toned down polishes!

  460. Mykeshia says:

    I don’t know French but I love the set!

  461. Phoebe says:

    It’s so nice and sunny out!

  462. Crystal says:

    Coate Azure = LOVE! πŸ™‚ Happy Easter!

  463. Amy says:

    yay! i i loveee these colours!
    Amy recently posted … wonderfullifee-someone asked for a photo of the bag i

  464. Tiffany H says:

    At the moment, my fave nail poish is Barry M Berry Icecream, received in a swap with a friend in the U.K.
    Tiffany H recently posted … Clinique Bottom Lash Mascara

  465. Sarel B says:

    happy easter! i love essie nail polishes!!

  466. Fatima Fettar says:

    My ultimate favorite: Essie Chastity — the purest Barbie pastel pink EVER. It’s lovely year around and looks gorgeous in the summer against tan skin.

  467. linda says:

    These polishes scream spring! Really liking the Nice is Nice, kinda reminds me of lilacism.
    Right now I’m rocking OPI’s give me moor!

  468. Indoorkitty says:

    My favorite polish of all time is be a four way tie: Nars Midnight Express, Essie Turquoise and Caicos, Rescue Beauty Lounge Coral and Rescue Beauty Lounge Teal. Right now though I’m sporting Easter nails – OPI Banana Bandana with dot-flowers on it. I really really really want to figure out how to draw the perfect hibiscus on my nails. It’s a borderline obsession.

    I hope you had a good weekend sweetheart! I’m slated to watch a hockey game in a few hours; it might result in the husband being elated for the week or down in the dumps through to Monday. Wish us some West Coast luck!

  469. Tina says:

    omg i loveeeee these colours!

  470. Baby says:

    I’ve never been to France, so this would be like a little vacation on the nails:D

  471. Diana K. says:

    Happy Easter Karen! πŸ™‚

  472. D says:

    I would love to visit St. Tropez !

  473. claudie says:

    My favorite nail color is essie’s turquoise and caicos

  474. natalie says:

    ive been painting little bows on my nails that look just like decals! sooo cute

  475. Jessica Davis says:

    I’m in love with the new Mac nail polish “Steamy”. I think I’m gonna have to go buy another bottle of it so I never run out of it! I’ve never ventured out and done my nails in pastel colors, but these look so hot!! I definetly need to try this collection! My very first crush was in 7th grade, his name was Juan!!!!

  476. Valeria says:

    so cute!

  477. azn-soul says:

    Playing piano has a disadvantage for nail polish lovers πŸ™ but now I can wear some so some new ones would be perfect πŸ˜€

    followed & tweeted (AlyianaChu)!/AlyianaChu/status/62292291464867840

  478. Helena says:

    I’m don’t have any empty bottles for frankening, but I do love to layer when I have enough time.
    Helena recently posted … Photo

  479. Tiffany says:

    Coate Azure is so beeeeautiful!

  480. Aisha says:

    i’d love to water marble with these polishes!

  481. brittany says:

    Eep! I’ve been looking for T&B EVERYWHERE…I hope I win!!!

  482. Heather N says:

    I love this collection for spring – especially the blue!

  483. Erica says:

    My prom dress was watermelon pink…super gorgeous, with sequin and rhinestone beading

  484. nabel says:

    i want the polishes! love them! they look soo cute!

  485. Jessica says:

    Love these pale colours!
    I’m vacationing in France this summer so hopefully I’ll be able to pick up some trends there!

  486. mariasaysrelax says:

    Ooooh! I would LOVE to try these colors!

  487. Janet says:

    I really want to try the nude shades from this collection.

  488. Maple says:

    Georgeous! I’ve had my eye on these for a while πŸ™‚ Love Essie – my favorite shade is “Yes, We Can Pink”.

  489. Molly says:

    I loove these colors!

  490. marcy says:

    Oh my gosh, those colors are so cute!

  491. Taylor says:

    I love these colors! They are perfect for spring!

  492. i loveeee this collection!!! ahh

  493. Anna says:

    Nude colors on nails are my favourite <3

  494. Megan W says:

    These colors are wonderful! I’m actually wearing Essie Lilacism right now – Hoppy Easter!
    Megan W recently posted … Weight Watchers and Baby Pictures

  495. Nina says:

    I’ve actually never tried essie nail polishes before but I am dying to!

  496. Nicole Danielle says:

    Awesome, love your giveaways. Pampering myself is much needed after 8 hours of my arms in dirt this weekend for school!

  497. Carmen says:

    I have no essie, so winning this set would be awesome!

  498. Yao says:

    I can’t wait to try Coat Azure!

  499. Maria says:

    I’d love to win some new nail polish. I can’t buy any because my husband would kill me.

  500. ileen says:

    oh my goodness those colors look gorgeouuuuussssss!

  501. Christine says:

    Wearing OPI Hot & Spicy right now! πŸ™‚
    Christine recently posted … Cosmopolitan – April 2011 Issue

  502. jess says:

    I love the light pink! I’ve benn wanting it for weeks! Sigh.

  503. Katrina says:

    I’m wearing China Glaze Heli-Yum on my toes and something like Pink Cami from Nubar on my nails.

  504. Mary says:

    I don’t have a hard and fast favorite, but bright colors are normally what I prefer!

  505. Gaby says:

    love all the colors! so perfect for spring

  506. Sarah says:

    I own one essie nail polish: eternal optimist, and it’s a lovely color! I really like the essie collection.

  507. HH says:

    I’ve been stalking this collection at Ulta. The only one I can find in stock is barefoot and topless. I’d love to try the rest.

    I’ve entered on twitter as well.


  508. Beautycareme says:

    My favorite color is purple, but I love the look of a nude nail polish! Cute giveaway.
    Beautycareme recently posted … Lather &amp Fizz giveaway

  509. Tina says:

    Essie is one of my favorite nail polish brands! πŸ˜€

  510. Landers says:

    MMM, I love nail polish! I just got an amazing pedicure yesterday since it’s been two months and my feet were pretty rough… I’m gonna have to start setting out more time for that!

  511. Martha says:

    I <3 Essie!!!

  512. Rachel says:

    I’ve been looking everywhere for nice is nice but it’s sold out everywhere! I absolutely love purple nail polish and it looks gorgeous.

  513. Jay says:

    Would love to give Essie a try! Right now, my fave polishes of all time is in a 3 way tie: OPI Teasy Does It, Orly Space Cadet, OPI Jade is the New Black, oh, and it should be 4, OPI Absolutely Alice is a stunner too!

  514. kelliegonzo says:

    thanks for the giveaway opportunity! i kinda can’t believe i don’t have any of these yet! i am totally lemming topless & barefoot!!

  515. Sarah says:

    Favorite nail polish right now is from the SK holiday collection. The gold glitter one. Not sure of the name Surprisingly I get better lasting from it than a matte or gloss or shimmer shade. And I only need one thick coat.

  516. Tawni says:

    Essie is my favorite polish. I love the application and the drying time.

  517. Rebecca says:

    Just painted my nails mint green and I’m loving it!

  518. winterbloom says:

    I haven’t tried Essie yet. I had not used nailpolish for years but last fall I got sucked into the grey & beige nails and started to use polishes again.

  519. ashley says:

    <33333 me

  520. Kristen Nguyen says:

    I LOVE Essie Nail Polish!!!!

  521. Randy Nguyen says:

    I’d love to win these for my gf πŸ™‚

  522. Denise says:

    Right now I have hot pink finger nails and bright purple polish on my toes πŸ™‚
    Denise recently posted … Majolica Majorca Fulfills All Your Wishes

  523. Vermilion Art says:

    I do not own Essie yet!! This is the perfect chance to own my first essies πŸ˜€ Thank you

  524. Tran says:

    I can’t pick only one as my favorite nail color of all time!

  525. Astha says:

    The local store just got these…can’t wait to get the perfect nude

  526. Melessa says:

    my favorite color for nails is red! they just make me feel sexy…..the first crush i remember was tommy, the green ranger, from the power rangers LOL!

  527. elisia says:

    lovvvveeeeee these colours! i love love love cutex strong nail in peppermint twist!!

  528. Josephine says:

    obsessed with this collection!

  529. Sylvia says:

    I would love this collection! Thank you for all your awesome giveaways! πŸ™‚ Hope you and the fam had a lovely Easter!

  530. Lindsey says:

    In my opinion, bright nail colors are the best way to go for Spring. I’m rockin a beautiful purple right now πŸ™‚ As for first crushes, celeb-style…I’ve got to go with either Kirk Cameron or Steve Burton. They both still look amazing!

  531. Erica K says:

    im totally on a neutral nail color kick

  532. ann marie says:

    My favorite nail color is Space Cadet. Rocking it right now!

  533. chibu74 says:

    why is it raining cats and dogs today???????

  534. kal says:

    love all the colors:)))

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