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essie Frock ‘n Roll

essie Frock 'n Roll The Daily VarnishIf you caught my post on Color Binge (another polish from the brand spanking new essie Leggy Legends collection) then you know I’m loving all these fall polishes from essie. Frock ‘n Roll is no exception.

essie describes Frock ‘n Roll as a lustrous, shimmering rich espresso. That sounds awfully delicious. On me I find Frock ‘n Roll looks almost black with a little purple in it; I don’t see espresso. However, the shimmer is just as essie describes. It’s especially sparkly in the sun.

The formula, while it’s just a two coater, it is a bit difficult to work with. But with a little patience (and my favorite nail polish clean up brush) all was well.

The essie Leggy Legend collection is currently available at Ulta. There is a 4 piece Leggy Legend mini set that includes Frock ‘n Roll and 3 other polishes from the Leggy Legend collection.

As always, there are swatches under the jump!


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essie Color Binge

essie Color Binge The Daily Varnish Oh hey nail polish that will spend a ton of time on my nails this fall. When I saw the promo images for the essie fall 2015 Leggy Legend collection I knew Color Binge had to be mine. essie describes Color Binge in the most perfect way possible “can’t stop. won’t stop. over the top […] Continue reading →

essie Nice is Nice

essie Nice is Nice The Daily Varnish I found myself in a bit of a nail polish rut this past weekend. Usually when that happens I go with a neutral polish to sort of cleanse my (nail polish) palette. As I was digging through my essie stash to find my go to nude polish (Topless & Barefoot) I ran across Nice is […] Continue reading →

Essie – Sand Tropez

Essie - Sand Tropez Dear Sand Tropez, Hey. I think I owe you an apology. We had a thing four years ago…and I said some pretty nasty things. You didn’t deserve it. I’m sorry. Love, Katie So, this polish. We have a history. Sand Tropez was originally released as part of the Essie 2011 Spring Collection that also included […] Continue reading →

Birthday Mani 2015

Perfect Pair essie Flowerista and Orly Bubbly Bombshell As of Sunday I am a year older. Woohoo! I had a lovely weekend with friends and family though the main even was earlier in the week when the boy and I went to see Matt Nathanson, The Fray and Train on the Picasso at the Wheel tour. We had the best time. Anyhow. Orly Bubbly […] Continue reading →

Nail Art: essie Private Weekend Polka Dots

Blue and White polka dot manicure Growing up in North Carolina the combination of light blue (or Carolina blue as we call it…) and white is everywhere. Even now I tend to gravitate to that color combination. I thought Salt Water Happy and Private Weekend from essie’s Summer 2015 Peachside Babe collection would lend well to a blue and white manicure. […] Continue reading →

Nail Art: Scattered Polka Dot Manicure

Scattered Polka Dot Nail Art I love this manicure SO MUCH! essie Chillato was the definite stand out to me from the essie Peach Side Babe collection. That being said I wanted to wear Chillato but I also wanted to use my (not so new anymore…) dotting tools. essie Jiggle Hi Jiggle Low is the perfect complement to Chillato. The […] Continue reading →

Memorial Day Manicure 2015

Memorial Day Manicure 2015 Happy Memorial Day! Hopefully everyone is enjoying their long weekend. Memorial Day weekend is a very busy weekend in Charlotte because of the Coca Cola 600. I’m not a NASCAR fan (I know very little about the sport) but I do make a point to get up to Speed Street which is a three day […] Continue reading →