Essie – Don’t Sweater It

Essie’s Stylenomics Collection for Fall 2012 was one I have been very much looking forward to – second only to OPI’s Germany Collection. I ended up picking up the cube of 4 mini polishes which included Stylenomics, Don’t Sweater It, Head Mistress, and Skirting the Issue – How fun are those names? I love them!

Don’t Sweater it was the one I decided to try first and I absolutely love it. I’ve worn it probably 5 times since first getting it and am seriously considering getting a full size!

It’s a very intersting polish and completely changes depending on the light. Essie describes Don’t Sweater It as “a warm, cozy and creamy mauve.” – WHAT? Ladies, for the first time in my history of polish obsession, I completely disagree with an Essie description. Maybe I’m going blind but nothing about this polish is remotely mauve. Warm and cozy? Sure why not but definitely not mauve. In fact, I even looked up swatches of Miss Fancy Pants – which is described as “a refined, chic, greige” – much more fitting for Don’t Sweater It, by the way… to see if maybe some how there was a label goof in the mini cube!

Description troubles aside, I am psyched about wearing this polish this Fall. I am already thinking of sweater dresses to pair it! The application was perfection, I used two smooth coats and bam – gorgeous.

What’s polish from Essie’s Stylenomics collection has caused a twinkle in your eye?  I can’t wait to show you the other 3!

Please check below the jump for more pictures of this polish.

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  1. Love your swatches! and I agree, not much pink in Don’t Sweater It. Is Essie trying to convince us that this is another secret shimmer brown, like Over the Knee? I am loving Stylenomics collection and I got the minis but I think my fave is Recessionista, darker but in the same color family as Bahama Mama, another fave. Essie really rocks these classic cream shades!

    1. Thank you! I love a good essie neutral/nude/taupe – they always seem to get it just right! OH I absolutely love Bahama Mama! It was the 2nd essie polish I ever purchased (Wicked was – of course – the first).

      As for the “mauve” I think if anything it leans slightly purple at times.

      Recessionista is a pretty one AND I love the name 🙂

  2. This collection has not hit my area yet. But like you, seeing the company info, I too thought this collection was along with the OPI fall, the top 2 fall collections for this yr. I am eager to see these in person. I have seen only a couple photos from folks who have picked them up. When Essie does a cream well, it’s done really well. This is a great shade. The only mavie thing I can think of they might have been referring to with their description on this shade, is it does have a pink/purple (which is mauve) tint to the taupy gray it is. It sure has a spot in my heart most certainly. I can see loving this one for toes as well as fingers. It’s a nice update to some of the older, flatter looking greiges of yrs past. So glad to know you picked up the mini cube and like all of them. I rarely buy minis as I would loose them in my stash. But now days with my stash too large and I never seem to get through a full bottle of anything but for maybe 2 top favs (OPI Flashbulb Fuchsia being one), that I ever go through a full bottle and need and keep backs bottles to. Maybe it’s time I buy minis and enjoy the new shades in smaller bottles, knowing I probably will move on to other shades down the road. I really wanted the Essie Marathin (sort of a average shade many said) out of the Yogogo collection. I could not find it to save my soul. Might be a good point to be made that it’s not such a grandma shade if it went off the shelves faster than any others in that collection!

    1. Perhaps it was the purple that made them choose the word Mauve to descrbe the polish – I guess when I think mauve I think more pink than purple.

      I had thought about just picking up this and Stylenomics but I figured I’ll never make it through the regular sized bottles – so I went with the cube. Essie has my favorite minis – I hate the OPI minis because they aren’t labeled and I find the brush more difficult to navigate.

      I’ve picked up Marathin and put it down several times on recent hauls. I think lately I’m looking for unique above all else – though I rarely hold to that… 🙂

  3. I just bought two bottles of dont sweater it and have it on my nails and it’s a darker color than what is pictured above? i saw this color on pinterest and that’s why i bought it but it’s soo much darker than i thought… i love the color in the photo above…. i’ve looked online at other sites and the color looks so much lighter in some pics?? soo weird…

What do you think?