7 Oct 2014 86 comments

My Essie Collection.

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I have to say that I rarely use a polish that isn’t Essie; I am so familiar with the oh so perfect brush that I could paint my nails neatly in my sleep. I love the shades, the formula and the ease of removal – everything about the brand really appeals to me. Needless to say, I’ve built up quite a collection in recent years!

I’ve been asked to do a blog post on my collection for some time now, so I went to town on the photos so you could really get an eyeful. I keep my polishes in this New Look box, but I have run out of space so I’m thinking about creating something else! A far better solution than not buying anymore polishes, of course.

As you can see, I also love the Essie top & base coats and other essentials; the Apricot Cuticle Oil is just a dream to apply, and I wouldn’t be without the Let It Shine top coat!


I’ve listed the shades I have, as I know I’ll get asked. This is going by the big picture at the top…

Row One: To Dry For Quick Dry Top Coat, Millionails Base Coat, Blanc, Ballet Slippers, Fiji, Spin the Bottle, A Crewed Interest, Eternal Optimist
Row Two: Tart Deco, Sunday Funday, Cute As A Button, Meet Me at Sunset, Apricot Cuticle Oil, Watermelon, Fishnet Stockings
Row Three: Sole Mate, Toggle To The Top, Splash Of Grenadine, Sittin’ Pretty, Full Steam Ahead, Lilacism, Bikini So Teeny
Row Four: Lapiz of Luxury, Maximilian, First Base Base Coat, Fashion Playground, Mint Candy, Turquoise, Naughty Nautical
Row Five: Midnight Cami, Aruba Blue, Stroke of Brilliance, Belugaria, Set in Stones, Beyond Cozy, Let It Shine Top Coat

As for my favourites, I would have to say Watermelon (a delicious rich raspberry), Blanc (the perfect white), Midnight Cami (a divine inky blue) and Sole Mate (a smokey plum) are my regular choices, but I do love Tart Deco and Mint Candy Apple occasionally too!

Do you love Essie polishes as much as I?

  • This looks sooo lovely ! I want the same collection =)

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  • This is such a cute post! Kate x

  • Hayley

    Kate your photography has gotten seriously impressive and super professional looking recently! So good x

  • I’m almost as bad, with around 35 polishes in total from Essie! My current favourites are Wicked and Exotic Liras x

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  • So dreamy I’d love to have a raid of your stash I love Splash of Grenadine x

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  • Jealousy jealousy haha I love everyone on them, love Essie nail polishes !

  • I only have the one Essie nail polish which is Bikini So Teeny – but I’d love to own more! I have quite a stash of nail polish, so don’t tend to buy them anymore, but even with my one Essie polish, I know that their brush and formula is my favourite!


  • Love the photos for this post!


  • Ohh you have such a lovely collection! ^ 3 ^
    I love Essie’s pastel colour nail polishes! ^ ___ ^


  • Stephanie Usher

    I love Essie! I totally with you on loving the brand! Nothing else compares for me!





  • Mia

    I think Essie polishes are the only ones I own these days. My favourites are Mademoiselle (a little darker than Ballet Slippers, but the perfect French polish colour for me), Flawless (amazing blueish pink, I think it may have been discontinued, I’m gutted!), After Sex (bought for the name, but kept because it’s the perfect sparkly red for nights out!), and Trophy Wife (another great name, but an awesome teal, sparkling shade).

    I tend not to wear colour except for going out and lazy days when I just want to play with my nails, so I’m pretty drawn to the more sparkly colours they have. I nearly bought Watermelon, and I can see you love it. It may be my next purchase! And yes, their brushes are perfect for easy application. One reason why they’re all I own – I’m not very skilled at applying perfect polish!

  • Oooh what a beautiful collection!
    Vere in Italy I nave some problema to find these polishes, they cost more than in other countries 🙁
    I nave only one Essie, Ole cliente, a beautiful red and I love it!

  • Gillian Lamb

    Totally obsessed with Essie! Slowly building up to the whole collection 🙂

  • emily couture

    this is my dream essie collection! love essie nail polishes because they have amazing formulas 😀 great photos!

    emily xx


  • Beautiful shades, lucky you! 🙂

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  • These are all such beautiful shades!


  • Kat

    You have an amazing collection! I love Essie polishes and have quite a few myself, although not as many as you! I have to say Watermelon and Sole Mate are a couple of my favourite polishes x


  • KittyMakesUp

    These pics are amazing! X

  • Such a pretty collection of polishes, you own some lovely shades xx

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  • These are such gorgeous colours! Where did you get the box from to store them in?


  • Sam ‘time chronicles’

    I love Essie, the nail polish box you’ve featured is beautiful!



  • Wow this collection is awesome!!!! Such a pretty box to store them in!

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  • Zandra May Grimshaw

    I’ve never tried an essie polish but I’m so envious of your collection!

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  • Wow, that is a lot of polishes. My two little girls would have a ball with a collection like that. I have been trying to find soul mate, thinking it would be perfect for fall/winter. Great post!

  • Wow! What an amazing collection

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  • Soo many pretty colours! I bought the colour Bordeaux yesterday and I gotta say it is so gorgeous and I love it! It’s like the perfect deep red colour. 🙂 and yes the brush in it is amazing! xx

  • Wow what a collection! I love Essie, it’s my favourite nail polish brand.


  • Beatricelily

    Wow so many pretty colours! I drool every time I look at the essie stand in boots. Where is the box your holding them in from? It’s lovely.


  • They all are so pretty! Those are also the color ranges I dive into the most!

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  • Vivian Yuen

    This is heaven! I love the Essie brush too =)

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  • Millie Robinson

    Love the box, they fit perfectly in there! Essie polishes are lovely, they do some really goos summer shades 🙂 x



  • Love the box! You have some pretty colours

  • That box is perfect! The photo is so satisfying too haha!

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  • Zoe Archer

    Essie polishes are my favourite. I love Wicked at the moment, deep burgundy shade perfect for this time of year.


  • Such a nice storage idea! Love that the white goes with the top of all the bottles, at the moment all my nail polishes are stuffed into a very overflowing bag! http://cottonandcandie.blogspot.co.uk

  • Samantha

    Wow, those are gorgeous! I don’t have any Essie polishes because they’re so stinkin’ expensive, but they’re beautiful. Haha, all I can see with your 30 shades at ~$8 each is $240 spent on nail polish. o.O

  • Marina F. Piñeiro

    essie polishes are the best! I have quite the collection as well 🙂
    Marina x


  • I wish I had more Essie! x

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  • Ceri

    This is an impressive collection! I have only recently properly discovered Essie (I’ve been an OPI snob for quite a while!) but as you say the brush is just oh so perfect – I think they’re swiftly becoming my favourite nail polish brand! 🙂


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  • I love your collection! The brush is great on Essie but I have to say, until now I just haven’t seen the big deal. I own two colors and the consistency just isn’t there plus they chip like crazy! I did buy them a few years ago so I have been debating maybe giving them another go as everyone but me seems to love them. It just hurts me to pay that much for a polish when the last two I bought chipped so easily. Even though I love the colors. Great post though! I recently did a post of my own nail collection.


  • Mrs Puddings & Pies

    I have 16 of these colours, and embarrasingly, at least 40 more! Might have to do a post of mine too! I do find they tend to separate after a few monthns of sitting about, but nothing compares to their formula or brush. The new Autumn range is amazing too xx

  • This is the stuff of dreams, I love nail polish!

    Frankie x

  • Such an incredible collection, I love the way that you store them all!

    Maddy, xo // UNSTITCHEDD

  • I have 13 of these and there are a number that are on my to buy list. Love the little box. I keep mine in the fridge (it stops them from going gloopy) and they apply so nicely when cold, but I’m running out of room on the shelf….time to buy a bigger fridge??

  • Holy crap that collection is amazing! I think I own 5 or 6 essie polishes at the moment. This is now the goal haha

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  • Miarara V

    So may gorgeous shades, I’m in love! The box is so beautiful, I love it 🙂
    Mia xx

  • Ropar Rhodes

    I love Essie so much, my favourite has to be Fear and Desire, it’s such a gorgeous orange shade xx


  • Amber Hunter

    I’m currently wearing an Essie Polish as I type this (After School Boy Blazer) and for the past two years or so they’ve been my go to nail polish brand. Is it awful that part of me loves them for the bottle? Beautiful pictures by the way!
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  • I don’t have many Essie shades but the ones I do are perfect <3 I'm in awe of your blue shades, that's my fave to wear!

    Lauren x

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  • I love your collection. I’ve started collecting them too recently.


  • I love your collection and how they all fit perfectly in the box! You should get Urban Jungle, it’s gorgeous!

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  • tatjana

    I love the collection, I have only 2 colours and I love them both ! ♥ My next will be ballet slipper 🙂



  • Thou Shalt Not Covet

    I love Essie polishes, I really want more now I’ve seen your post 🙂 xx Thou Shalt Not Covet

  • You have the best collection! Love the minty blue ones. I’ve never tried an Essie polish before, I really want to though! x


  • Maggie

    This was so cute to look at! Love Essie minty colors!

  • Anothergirlyblg

    This post is lovely and your nail polishes are so gorgeous! I also love Essie but find them a little expensive, the Barry M Nail Paints are just £2.99 and are very similar


  • Can I just take a second to applaud you on your always flawless photography? Like damn girl, you have skills. This collection is amazing!

  • Svenja67Beer .

    I get so jealous seeing these photos! I loooove Essie nail polishes but I can rarely afford them :/


  • I found your blog based on someone else’s recommendation – they said your photography was amazing and it definitely is…! I’m an OPI girl myself but seeing these it’s sorely tempting to try Essie! x

  • Serious envy going on right now! Love how you managed to fit them into that box perfectly 😉 No gaps. An OCD dream come true 😉

  • Holy crap those polishes in the forth row are perfect, this really makes me want to venture into the city today to pick some of those shades up! Also how is the shade Blanc when you actually apply it? I’ve spent so much money on white polishes only for them not to be so great.


  • Helen

    Oh. My. I need to get on board to Essie nail varnish train. They look amazing.

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  • Your Essie collection is divinely lovely!!


  • ah, your collection looks amazing. I’m not particularly a big fan of essie polishes but just to have a collection where all the bottles match is just…a dream. lol.

  • Such a beautiful collection! I absolutely love that white box, too.


  • I am so jealous of your collection!

    Mel // izzipenelope

  • Martha C

    wowwwwwww love all the shades

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  • Fizza N.

    Watermelon is one of my fave shades too! The photography in this post is amazing! x


  • I own 0 essie polishes, Oops!

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  • They are just so beautiful <3

  • Can I have them all please?? I can’t get Essie nail varnish where I live. Such a beautiful collection. x http://www.katesperks.blogspot.ie

  • What a lovely selection and an impressive range of shades! You’ve photographed them so nicely 🙂

  • Jade

    The box you have them in is just perfect. You can’t go wrong with ESSIE and I’m also a big fan. Lovely photographs, very pin worthy 🙂


  • Your Essie collection is incredible, I’m so jealous!


  • Great selection and love the storage you use! Essie nail polishes are by far my favourite!


  • I think Essie have the prettiest colours, I just find the formula so hit and miss. Love the box you keep them in!


  • Yolennie

    OMG such a beautiful collection. Love the way you organized them as well, so adorable <3


  • I love Essie polishes too! The brush is the best brush I’ve used and the colours are amazing. I’ve already seen three more I want from this post!


  • I got Blanc purely because you were always raving about it and it does not disappoint! Such an amazing collection!

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  • Beth Hepworth

    They are so pretty! I love these polishes, I think they are very smooth to apply! The colours are great too!


  • Daisy Churchward

    I also think Essie polishes are just the best. So easy to apply! However I’ve had one or two shades that have been the most watery, hardest to apply! Really will never stop me from buying them in the future though.


  • That case that you store them in is so freaking cute. The neat freak in me loves how they fit perfectly!


  • I also like Essie nail polishes! There are so many shades in their collection that sometimes I can’t decide which one to use :))

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  • Alex

    I only have two but they are amazing! Bahama Mama – a gorgeous dark magenta, and Go Overboard – a rich teal, and they are my absolute favourites! I was interested in trying the brand, after reading this post a few months ago!

  • Erica Logan

    I love Essie polishes! I really like how you store them!

    XO, Erica