essie Dress to Kilt – Fall Collection

Nail polish addicts please take note… the essie Fall 2014/Autumn 2015 Dress to Kilt Collection is now in store and it’s a goodie.

essie fall 2014 autumn 2015 Dress To Kilt collection
essie Dress To Kilt Collection

This is an absolutely gorgeous collection and I really struggle to choose a definite favourite. I especially love the darker shades as I adore short, dark nails when the weather turns a little cooler.

Here are close-ups of the shades from the essie Fall 2014/Autumn 2015 Dress To Kilt Collection.

(Please excuse the blue reflection in these shots… I only noticed it once I downloaded the pics. I think Style Cartel was trying to steal the limelight here.)
essie fall dress to kilt
essie dress to kilt

Dress To Kilt is a beautiful and classic berry red. This is super shiny one-coater and a must have. I’m not really a fan of red for my fingers, but you can be sure that my toes will be sporting this shade for the next few months. This red can be worn all year round.

essie fall 2014 the perfect cover up
essie the perfect cover up

The Perfect Cover Up was the first shade that I reached for. It is a dark teal and a perfect autum/winter shade. If you are into dark nail polishes, I can almost guarantee that you will fall for this one just as hard as I have.

essie fall 2014 style cartel
essie style cartel

Style Cartel – I have never owned a blue polish quite as beautiful as this one. Style Cartel is something between cobalt and navy and both dark and bright at the same time. I can see my sister and I fighting over this one. It is a stunner. If you like bold, then Style Cartel is for you.

essie fall 2014 take it outside
essie take it outside

Take It Outside is a cool greyish taupe. I wasn’t too sure about this shade at first, but the more I stare at it, the more I like it. If you don’t like a ‘nude’ that is too warm or leans too much towards yellow, you will love this shade. Two coats give perfect coverage and I think this shade will work very well with a glittery top coat (if you want to add some bling).

essie fall 2014 fall in line
essie fall in line

Fall In Line is gorgeous. Somewhere between jade and khaki, this green is perfect for Autumn. I have fallen for this camo and will surely be wearing it often.

essie fall 2014 partner in crime
essie partner in crime

Partner In Crime is a warm chocolate brown. This is my least favourite of the collection. I’ve never done brown nail polish. It’s a bit too 80’s for me. I have read that it dries darker than it appears in the bottle and I’ll still give it a go. Don’t knock it till you try it as they say.

The essie Fall 2014/Autumn 2015 Dress To Kilt Collection is now available at Clicks, Dis-Chem, Foschini and selected salons and retail for R125.



*Disclaimer: These products were received as part of a media drop. I have not received compensation for this post and the opinions on the products are my own.




L’Oréal Infallible Nail Lacquers and Color Riche L’Extraordinaire

L’Oréal says that their new Infallible Nail Lacquers is their first polish to challenge a UV manicure with spectacular gel shine and up to 12 day wear.

The 2 step system works together to give you a long lasting, durable and super shiny manicure that won’t dry out or thin your nails.


I received these two gorgeous colours to try out. I have received tons of compliments when wearing Gris Eternel 002. I am totally in love with that shade. There is no way that any polish (even UV cured) will last on my nails for 12 days, but I am impressed as Infallible lasts at least a day longer than most. And it doesn’t lose any of its shine. The way the colour and top coat is connected (held together) also makes it easy to store and travel-friendly.

I am really impressed. These are exclusive to Dis-Chem and retail at R99.95.

Color Riche L’Extraordinaire  – An elixir of color and light in an exquisite case

I think that statement about sums it up.  This product aims to give more colour than a lipstick, more lustre than a gloss and more comfort than a balm. It contains an array of oils to care for your lips and magnify colour and shine.


The product feels great on my lips and the colour payoff is wonderful. The colours I received are very pretty, but pink (in any form) does not belong on my lips. I do like these very much and plan on getting shade 500 Molto Mauve next time I hit the mall. Retail price: R169.95.



*Disclaimer: These products were sent to me for review purposes. I have not received compensation for this post and the opinions on the products are my own.