Essie – Fall 2017 | Swatch and Review


Today I have swatches of the Essie Fall 2017 collection!

Polishes mentioned:
Saved By The Belle
As If!
Girly Grunge
Knee-High Life
Dressed To The Nineties

On my nails: Smith & Cult “Regret The Moon”
On my lips: Kylie Cosmetics “So Cute”


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What top coat/base coat do you use?

– I don’t have a favorite topcoat, usually I use the INM Out The Door (can be found at Sally’s Beauty Supply) for swatches and the HK Girl from Glisten & Glow for manicures. My all time favorite base coat the CND Stickey. You can find that on or at Ulta stores.

Why do you take your picture and video swatches separately?

– Since my lighting, camera settings, and tripod all have to be adjusted when switching from pictures to video, its faster, and helps keep the lighting more consistent, if I batch process all the pictures at once and then all the videos at another time. It also helps me get a feel for how to work with the polish if I do my pictures before the video.

How long do you let your nail polish dry between coats?

– I wait until a coat is completely dry to the touch before adding another one. The time it takes for that to happen varies from polish to polish, but usually is around 5-10 minutes.

How long do swatch videos take you to make?

– To take pictures, film, edit, and upload, it takes between 5-8 hours depending on the size of the collection.


– I purposely avoid the sides of my nails and my cuticle line when I’m swatching because I do swatches one after the other after the other. Removing polishes that are applied too close to the skin can stain the skin around my nails and make the next swatch look bad. I do it to keep the video clips and pictures clean.

Why don’t you use a peel-off base coat when you swatch? You should use the UNT one because Simplynailogical uses it and everyone should use everything she uses with no exceptions.

– I speed swatch. The polish is still wet or tacky by the time I remove it to apply the next one. Using a peel-off base coat would not only add an extra step to my routine, but would require me to wait for the polish to dry before it could be peeled off. This would end up taking more time and be less efficient for me.
Trust me, if Cristine suggests it, I try it…but everyone has different taste in products and everyone does things differently. Two people can have vastly different opinions on a product. It doesn’t mean that one of them is wrong, it means that they’re different people.

Are you going to swatch the Essie/OPI/China Glaze _ collection?

– Yes.


Judinka Nail Art says:

these colors are really pretty tfs 🙂

Stefanie Hase says:

I’m thinking about getting “As If!”, but I already own “Udon know me” from fall 2016 and I’m not sure, if they are different enough to get both of them. Could you please help me out and compare them? That would be so awesome!

gemini9 says:

love seeing the cat! As If and Dressed To The Nineties are my favourites.

Michelle Lyman says:

saw these at Meijer today and picked up the 3 purples

Naomi Rivera says:

Knee high life!!! Gorgeous, reminds me of Bahama mama

Veronica Hermosilla says:

Can you review the new Essie fall gel couture collection?? Would love to see your opinion! It’s supposed to be a salon only release but I’ve seen them online!

Jennifer Burgess says:

Kitty! Loved the special appearance, lol.

pheline24 says:

Love the cat cameo! Would like to see more of your cats! ❤️❤️

Summer says:

when your cat licks your hair omg ded

Ramona says:

How does ‘as if’ compare to ‘bikini so teeny’ and ‘saltwater happy’?

Amanda JH says:

Awww your cat is beautiful and I love how much you’re smiling at the end of the video!

RiteofWriters says:

Thanks for the great video! I loved seeing your cat too.


Love the cat! How weird is it that the Essie brushes in Europe are wide but in the USA are thin?!

Sarah Schouveller says:

saved by the belle is so pretty but……… SO does not look like it’s from a fall collection! lol

pheline24 says:

Love the cat cameo! Would like to see more of your cats! ❤️❤️

Yasmin Grasse says:

Oh my god your cat is my hero

HayleyyBabiie says:

I quite like this collection, girly grunge is my favourite!

princessjime says:

Sooo… it’s based on the movie Clueless? Lol great review as always, Jess!

Tracey Minnis says:

ahh cute cat

straight jacket says:

As if!

ShilgenVens says:

I won’t use Essie anymore. I tried Picture Polish, ILNP, and Cirque after watching your videos and I’ll never go back! You got me hooked on the good stuff!

Louise Ahle Jensen says:

Amazing swatch video as always! I definitely need Af If! and Dressed to the Nineties in my life!

Maddy Heinberg says:

I was in Ulta last week and they had this collection on clearance! I was confused cause I had never seen these colors before

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