ESSIE Fall 2012 Collection- STYLENOMICS

Autumn is nearly here and I don’t feel ready to welcome it. I don’t want the rain to start, I don’t want to wear cardigans and leave my sandals in the closet for the next nine months. But what can I do?
A mani seems to be a great idea. I can get ready for the new season with an autumn manicure. What should I choose? Something from Stylenomics, the new Essie collection, of course!

Stylenomics (stahyl-NoM-iks), noun: opulent color that lends an upscale look without breaking the bank. 

Profound green plays the role of black beautifully this season, creating a glorious counterpoint to striking red and lush burgundy. Austerity measures be damned, miss fancy pants always keeps it classy with graceful greige. Take a tip from the crush-worthy head mistress who whips everything into shape, without skirting the issue. It’s an ambitious wardrobe of color that’s sure to inspire every recessionista. 

(from Essie’s press release)

Miss Fancy Pants– refined, chic greige
Recessionista– millionheires magenta
Stylenomics– on the money opulent green
Head Mistress– bold, in charge and direct red
Don’t Sweater It– a warm, cozy and creamy mauve
Skirting The Issue– an exquisite, fashionable burgundy wine

I love all the colors of the new collection. I think I am gonna try Stylenomics and Don’t Swear It. 
The collection will be available from September.
Which shade is your favorite? Would you like to try any of these new nail polishes?

Kisses beauties!


Yves Saint Laurent La Lacque Couture Corail Colisée

YSL Corail Colisée is my beloved coral nail polish for this season. For me it is the perfect red coral: super vibrant and shiny! It makes me so excited!

The color on my nails looks exactly like in the bottle. It claims to have a high pigmentation, but you can’t get the pure color with one coat. You absolutely have to apply a second one, otherwise it is quit sheer.

It also claims to have extreme shine and hold. This nail polish not only lasts for at least 6 days on my nails(with no top coat) and that really surprised me. As for the shine, it’s not bad at all; it dulls down after 4-5 days.

I applied Corail Colisée without base because I was in a hurry and I have to admit that I was afraid that it will stain my nails. I was wrong! Then I learnt that it is enriched with Chilean rose oil and calcium and that’s why the formula reinforces, protects and beautifies the nails.

It dries in just a few minutes. Perfect for me that I am always in a hurry and I can’t wait for an hour for my nail polish to dry! Five minutes after applying it, I am back on my duties!

As for the packaging, Yves Saint Laurent couldn’t have anything else: luxurious, elegant and timeless. The square glass bottle with the square gold cap, adorned with the brand’s logo, look so chic and have a timeless style. The gold cap pops off and reveals a black on, in which the brush is attached. 
Oh! the brush! I can’t avoid mentioning it! Flat and fine, it contours perfectly the nail and it delivers a fine coat at the entire nail in a single stroke.

Overall, that’s the first YSL nail polish I got and I really like it. I wouldn’t say the shine lasts longer that other nail polishes(like OPI or Layla), but I do love the hold. Plus, the color is one of my favorites. I think €21 is a lot of money just for a nail polish, but, if you can, I really suggest you to get this love!

Have you ever tried Yves Saint Laurent’s nail polishes? Do you think it worth to spend €21 for a nail polish?