Come Here, First Timer! The Flirty Essie Resort 2013 Collection Invites You to Show Off Your Under Where In The Cab-ana

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The Essie Resort 2013 Collection

The Essie Resort 2013 Collection

You know, I was just thinkin’…

Things could be a whole lot worse right now. I’ve got a roof over my head, a tabby in my life, gloss in my purse, and if I had to — in the event that Z-Day or an alien invasion occurs — I could probably hobble at least 10 miles to safety.



Truth be told, I can’t complain.

That’s not to say that I want a vacation. I do. I’d love one.

Heck, I’d love to spend a week hanging out by the pool at a five-star resort. Maaaan, that sounds good!

I’d want to bring Tabs and El Hub along, of course. :) And definitely the four Essie Resort 2013 polishes, too.

Essie Resort 2013 Collection

From the left: First Timer, Under Where, Come Here and In The Cab-ana

I can see it now… Me, you, two of those inflatable mattresses in an infinity pool, and the Resort collection’s four creamy polishes on our tips and toes.

I think that’s exactly what Essie had in mind when they gave Mint green First Timer, aqua In the Cab-ana, purple orchid Under Where and reddish coral Come Here an intense, mirror-like shine.

Summer, summer, summertime!

essie First Timer swatch

Two layers of First Timer


essie In The Cab-ana

Two layers of In The Cab-ana


essie Come Here swatch

Two layers of Come Here



essie Under Where swatch

Two layers of Under Where

You know what else I like about these shades?

There don’t mince words at all.

I mean, they aren’t exactly shy or coy.

These are the kinds of colors you wear to walk up to the cutest boy on the beach (batting your eyelashes) to invite him over for burgers and fries. Flirty, fun and self-assured.

Two coats of Essie’s streak-free formula work just fine for me, and thanks to the high-shine finish, I can even skip the top coat if need be.

PRICE: $8 each
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Bravo! Bravo!

Not that I’m doing myself any favors by watching even more TV, but lately Bravo has been OFF THE HOOK! I’m not really into anything that goes on in the Real Housewives universe (bluh!), but Million Dollar Listing: New York or The Millionaire Matchmaker and a pint of fro-yo are like my recipe for a perfect evening at home.

I just recently started watching Newlyweds The First Year, one of their new shows.

Have you gone there yet?

If not, you totally should. :)

Like the name implies, it follows four couples on their first year of marriage. I’m three episodes in and hooked like a fish, but I think that’s mostly because the people in it haven’t crossed over into the Reality TV Land of total and complete craziness yet.

They all seem more or less normal (for now).

Anywho, I hope you have a great hump day. I’ve got a dentist appointment later today, which I’m not looking forward to…

The dentist’s office, also known as my least favorite place in the world.

Wish me luck!

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

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  1. Ruchita says:

    These are so pretty! I would love to take a vacation, but for now I’ll settle for the upcoming long weekend.

    Hope all goes well at the dentist! I actually don’t mind going too much, b/c my dental hygienist is also a cat lady and we always share pictures and catch up on what our kitties have been up to. :-)

    • Karen says:

      Hi Ruchita,

      Me too! What are you doing for the long weekend?

      • Ruchita says:

        I’m doing a whole lotta nothing this weekend. :-)

        We recently put our house on the market, so I’ve been crazy busy the past two weeks with cleaning and de-cluttering to get the place ready to show. I finally feel like I’ve been able to come up for air.

        The good news is my house is the cleanest its ever been!

  2. Come Here is my favorite!
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  3. Sunny says:

    I honestly love all of these (maybe Under Where a little less, but still. It seems like a great pastel)! So tempted to grab the set now!
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  4. These look lovely, I have fallen for come here <3 You had me in a good place, with a margarita in hand :) Thanks for sharing

  5. Danielle says:

    I love First Timer. It’s one of my recent favorites!
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  6. Lauren says:

    The only couples I like on that show are the 2 men, and the 3rd couple to the left! The first couple in that picture come off really superficial and just not engaged in the relationship. The 2nd one… well I can’t believe the wife told her bridesmaids to lose 10 lbs for her wedding!

    As you can see… I’m a Bravo fan too! :) Ha ha!
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    • Maria says:

      I caught the part of the show where the bride had asked her bm’s to lose weight; totally agree with you. If you’re that vain, you probably shouldn’t have anyone in your pictures but yourself and your mate if he/she is good enough. Jerk move right there!

  7. camille says:

    love all the colours! i also love seeing your painted nails. how do you get the part at the cuticle so pretty? do you dip a brush in acetone and clean it up that way? please share :) thank you!

    hope the dentist appointment wasn’t too bad. The Man hates the dentist also, but his teeth are so pretty, i don’t understand it. you have lovely teeth, also! why do people with lovely teeth dislike the dentist? LoL

    • Maria says:

      I’ve wanted to know her secret for clean cuticles for soooo long! Even if she divulges I doubt I’d be able to clean up that nicely….

  8. Agata says:

    This collection is really beautiful. In the Cabana is my favorite but The First Timer looks gorgeous too! Good luck at the dentist’s!

  9. In the Cabana is so pretty. Its the only must have of the 4 for me.
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  10. Trinidad says:

    I can’t wait to try these fun summer colors. I love under where! Even the name!

  11. Nika says:

    This colours are amazing. I love each and every one :) Under Where must be my favourite. Can’t wait to get my hands on these
    xoxo Nika

  12. Heidi says:

    Oh yeah…. come to mama, First-Timer! That’s so my shade!

    I, too, am loving Newlyweds. Two of them would exhaust me after five minutes (Tina and Blair), and as for Alaska…. yeah, he needs a good slap upside the head!

  13. gio says:

    I want them all! They are so beautiful!
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  14. Alexis says:

    I have and love In the Cab-ana but I’d give it a B-. Sure the color is great and it wears well but the removal process sucks. It stains my cuticles as badly as red nail polish. Not cute!
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  15. Olivia says:

    I love all of these colors! I wore In The Cab-ana a few weeks ago, it’s nice!
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  16. I have this collection too and love the shades–In the Cab-Ana was definitely my favorite! But the formula isn’t “good” Essie–it was a bit thick and gloppy. Still, with patience I was able to produce a nice mani and I must say, the extra effort was worth it! :D
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  17. Janelly says:

    In The Cab-Ana is so pretty but I’m not sure if I can justify having another mint-y nail polish. I already have China Glaze’s For Audrey and Re-freshmint but this color is just so gorgeous!
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  18. Jasmine says:

    Now that I think about it..I don’t have any minty looking nail polishes! Hmph…
    I need to fix that!

  19. Sarah says:

    Pretty shades. SOmething to look upto in summers. :)

    Sarah

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  20. Liz says:

    these are all gorgeous colors but in the cabana is my fav!

    xx Liz
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  21. Janie says:

    Love Essie! I’m wearing it right now and the colors are so vibrant and does not chip. I can’t wait to get my next color!

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