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Essie Suite Retreat

Essie Suite Retreat COVEREvery year I look forward to the Essie resort collection. It’s always a bright spot in January which otherwise is a fairly slow nail polish month. But, I have to say, only Suite Retreat caught my eye from this year’s Resort collection.

Suite Retreat is a medium blue leaning purple creme. The color is gorgeous and makes me dream of warm, sunny days. But, this certainly isn’t a groundbreaking or super unique color.

The formula is fantastic. This is almost a one coater but I did use two coats in my swatches.

Depending on the lighting Suite Retreat can look a bit different. Because of that I included swatches from my light box as well as in direct sunlight.

The 2015 Resort collection should be hitting soon. Currently, Suite Retreat is available online at There is a mini set for this collection that includes all 4 polishes that is also available at


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New Year’s Eve 2014 Manicure

New Year's Eve Manicure 2015 Cover It’s the last day of 2014! I can’t believe it. But that means one of my favorite holidays is here; New Year’s Eve and New Year’s day. This year I’m going to a Beatles New Year’s Eve event. I’m quite looking forward to it. But first, lets talk about my NYE manicure. Last year I […] Continue reading →

Essie Set in Stones

Essie Set in Stones COVER It’s hard for me to believe I didn’t pick up this polish until recently. Essie is repromoting Set in Stones as part of their LuxeEffects 2014 collection though it was originally released in 2011. Set in Stones contains various sized silver glitter suspended in a clear base. It is the silver version of Summit of Style […] Continue reading →

Essie Summit of Style

Essie Summit of Style COVER It’s that time of year. The 2014 essie Luxeffects collection has landed. There are 6 polishes included in the display but only 2 new polishes; Summit of Style and Rock at the Top. The others are, Set in Stone (Luxeffects 2011), No Place Like Chrome, Good as Gold, Penny Talk (Mirror Metallics 2012). Essentially what […] Continue reading →

Veteran’s Day Manicure

Veteran's Day Manicure Every Veteran’s Day my brother and I take my grandfather, a WWII vet, out to lunch. He likes to take advantage of the free lunch for veterans many places offer. This year he picked Chili’s. Y’all, I hadn’t been to Chili’s in years and I must say I was quite impressed with my meal. We […] Continue reading →

Essie Jiggle Hi Jiggle Low (+ dupes!)

Essie Jiggle Hi Jiggle Low COVER Essie’s winter 2014 collection is all about celebrating the holidays. For the most part I found the polishes in this collection to be a bit generic. But the namesake polish, Jiggle Hi Jiggle Low, caught my eye. Jiggle Hi Jiggle Low is a metallic platinum with gold glitter. This polish is GORGEOUS and great for […] Continue reading →