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Essie – Dress to Kilt

Essie - Dress to KiltToday is a great day. I saw the elusive neighborhood squirrel this morning and I also found my perfect autumn red for 2014. Between the cherry shades of summer and the vampy shades of winter, this Essie reminds me of fall sunsets, apples, crunchy leaves, and pumpkin…everything.

Dress to Kilt, the namesake polish of their stunning Fall Collection for 2014, has me swooning. I know, I know – it’s “just” a red. But it’s a lovely one. It’s perfect in two coats, and a third darkens it up just a bit to match the bottle color. It dries to a beautiful & shiny jelly finish.

We’ve reviewed a handful of the Dress to Kilt Collection – make sure to take a look: Take it Outside, Fall in Line, and Style Cartel. Stay tuned for reviews of Partner in Crime and The Perfect Cover Up.

The Dressed to Kilt collection is currently available at Ulta as well as on Amazon and my current favorite retailer: Zappos. The Fall 2014 Mini Cube retails for $17 and includes Dress to Kilt, Take it Outside, Style Cartel,and Partner in Crime.
Katie Signature Purple

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Essie – Take it Outside

essie - take it outside It’s an exciting day! I’m rocking my first polish from essie’s Dress to Kilt Collection for Fall 2014! It’s going to be an amazing day, I just know it. The official essie description put me in such an awesome mood when I first read it: Want to start trouble? Don this punchy, fresh taupe with […] Continue reading →

Essie Fall In Line

Essie Fall In Line cover I am really enjoying Essie’s fall 2014 Dress to Kilt collection. The colors are gorgeous and super wearable and make me wish it wasn’t so hot outside! Despite the weather, I’m still having a good time wearing fall shades. Fall In Line is what Essie calls an enigmatic jade. I don’t know about calling a […] Continue reading →

Essie Style Cartel

Essie Style Cartel cover The Fall 2014 Essie collection has landed and I could not be happier! Not only does it mean football season is near it also means cooler weather is just around the corner. This year Essie’s collection is called Dressed to Kilt (good pun Essie) and includes 6 polishes that are perfect for fall. Style Cartel […] Continue reading →

Essie Serial Shopper

Essie Serial Shopper cover Honestly, I didn’t even realize I had this polish. I don’t know how long I’ve had it or where it came from but I think that’s appropriate considering the name as I am definitely a serial shopper. Which is, most likely, how this polish landed in my stash! Serial Shopper is from Essie’s Summer 2014 […] Continue reading →

Essie Marshmallow

Essie Marshmallow cover This is a polish I never thought would land in my collection. But after falling head over heels in love with Funky Fingers Jaw Breaker I realized there was a reason this polish comes with so much buzz. And when I acquired FingerPaints Red, White & Hue I knew it was finally time to order […] Continue reading →

4th of July Manicure 2014

2014 4th of July Manicure Happy 4th of July! Independence Day is one of my favorite holidays. I love the fireworks and parades and the barbecues. Currently I am in Blowing Rock, North Carolina with my family. It’s gorgeous here and the weather is AMAZING. It has been so hot and humid in Charlotte. It’s really nice to get away. […] Continue reading →

Essie Urban Jungle

Essie Urban Jungle cover I must admit I wasn’t all that sure about this polish. It looked so dreadfully boring in the bottle. And I couldn’t quite figure out what it was doing in a summer collection. Well, Essie once again, proved my skepticism to be unnecessary! Essie describes Urban Jungle as an alabaster creme. That is spot on. Urban […] Continue reading →

Essie Strut Your Stuff

Essie Strut Your Stuff cover When I first laid eyes on Strut Your Stuff it reminded me an awful lot of I’m Addicted. Considering I’m Addicted came out in the Too Taboo Neon collection aka not long before the current Summer 2014 Haute in the Heat collection. None the less I was excited to try Strut Your Stuff. It’s no secret I love […] Continue reading →

Essie Ruffles & Feathers

Essie Ruffles & Feathers cover Essie has been busy! Right now in stores not only is there the Spring Hide & Go Chic collection and the Too Taboo Neon collection there is now the Summer 2014 Haute in the Heat collection. Seriously, I can’t keep up! Despite that, when I saw Ruffles & Feathers in the Haute in the Heat display […] Continue reading →