Essie 2017 Leathers Collection

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essie 2017 leathers collection

Hey there nail enthusiasts!

Essie released this cute 4pc mini gift set during the holidays called the Essie 2017 Leathers Collection by Rebecca Minkoff.  Inspired by Rebecca Minkoff’s top-selling line of leather handbags.  The collection is described as a new effect in nail polish capturing the rich, buttery feel of the finest conditioned leather begging to be touched.

In my opinion, that description is a little too deep for me to believe.  Prior to trying the collection I assumed that the polishes would have a semi-matte appearance.  Pretty much spot on, the shades are semi-matte and I can’t say that i’m a big fan.  I do like the polishes with a shiny top coat though.  Without a top coat which is how the polishes are intended to be worn, I would not recommend.
On one side they do dry fast, but i really don’t like the finish when worn alone.
I swatched one shade for you guys to see…

As you can see in my photo below, there’s a bit of a weird gritty finish to my nails.
TOTE-ALLY-IN-LOVEtote-ally in love – deep oxblood red with a flash of light crimson

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back-in-the-saddleback in the saddle – a polished dark blue-green green cast in silver

cross-body-heat cross-body heat – rosy mauve accented with subtle lavender shine

in-hot-purse-uit in hot purse-uit – a rich indigo blue trimmed with a glowing violet

I decided to do a houndstooth stamping pattern over the top, a subtle improvement.  Essie-Leathers-cross-body-heat-over-Tote-ally-In-Love

I took it a step further and added one coat of Starrily Alchemy over the top for some shimmer.  These i liked the best!

Overall, i’m not the biggest fan of the new Essie Leathers Collection.  This is one effect I could definitely live without.

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BP-L-006-Stamping-PlateThe nail stamping was pretty simple with this look.

Here’s what i used:

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(Photo credits: Essie/ Holly for The Trendy Nail)
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Comments: 1

  1. Emma says:

    Nice Collection! Shiny top coat adds a new grace to the the nails as well. Thanks for this lovely blog.

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