Essie – Wild Nudes | Swatch and Review


Today I have swatches of Essie Wild Nudes collection.

Polishes mentioned:
Skinny Dip
Without A Stitch
Wild Nude
Bare With Me
Clothing Optional
Winning Streak

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On my lips:


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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.

Where did you get the drawers behind you?

– The storage drawers behind me are stacked 3 drawer units that can be found at Michael’s craft store. I do NOT recommend them for large collections as they are not sturdy enough for the weight of the polish. The bottoms of the drawers bow and fall out.

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.


EricaYE6 says:

These are great colors for a job interview or an office job.

Polina Revutskaya says:

Great video! very accurate representation of the colors.
Also, just now I saw that you have a tattoo in Hebrew xD
שלום 🙂 I’m from Israel :)))

Bahar Solgun says:

i loved the colour without a stitch and it got chipped in the first day and i tried again and it happened again, any suggestions cos i loved the colour, trying to make it work for me.

Susan M says:

Just ordered Winning Streak. Thought that I needed Mooning, but I’m sure I have a similar blue in my vast collection of beloved blue polishes! Great review, as always !!

Shannon Mchenry says:

Skinny Dip looks gorgeous on your nails-sheers aren’t something I normally like!

Shannon Mchenry says:

I love Winning Streak!!!

Feline LuvR says:

I love this Essie collection. Great job showing it to us. Essie is a great polish. Thank you.

Peggy Church says:

I purchased Mooning and it definitely dries blue!

Amanda Alexander says:

So many noods.


I really love you videos :-/

love singh says:

love your ear stud where i can buy this ??

Elizabeth Vermuth says:

I picked on each end of the spectrum – Skinny Dip and Winning Streak

Carolina Noriega says:

so happy you swatched this!!!

Marina Papadopoulou says:

Exposed = Sew Psyched ??? ( Both from Essie )

CandyM Hernández says:

Your eye makeup is mesmerizin in this vid *_*

Di Aragon says:

Mooning and Exposed are my favorites in this collection. How does Exposed compares to Petal Pushers? Are they close?

Mojalistic says:

+1 sub 🙂

Danielle Woodward says:

Mooning for me after the first time I used became a one coat polish.

Madeline NailArt says:

Hello, I would like to know if you buy the new collection or if you send them?

Jami Martensen says:

Skinny dip would be pretty over French tips

Natalia * says:

I’m interested in clothing optional but I already own sorrento yourself from Essie and I was wondering if the two colors are similar or are they different enough that I should purchase clothing optional.

tardigrada6000 says:

i was waiting for this videoooo from you! what happened to truth or bare? !?

Lynda McCormick says:

I just watched this yesterday and I needed to go the drugstore, and they had these on sale for $7.99, they usually are $8.99 or $9.99 depending on where you shop. I picked up “Mooning” (wearing it right now, love it!) , “Wild Nude” and “”Exposed”…However, I may head back and pick up “Clothing Optional..” but it really looks like it might be an almost dupe for several of my Zoya Nudes…

Helen CB says:

Great review. Thanks for sharing 🙂

Ashley Aqua says:

Does anyone know where we can purchase this collection in store in Canada? Shoppers doesn’t have the collection (I’ve gone twice since the release date) and sallys beauty supply doesn’t carry Essie anymore at my location. I’m going crazy! I don’t want to buy online if I can get it elsewhere.

Nailsbyamale says:

Her swatch photos are so consistent, it’s kind of amazing.

juicy freak says:

Wow I loved this whole collection shocked look at Essie

Jen W says:

I adored wild nude, exposed and mooning. Thank you for taking the time to review this collection. I was wondering what you do about staining. My base coat did not stand up to a green polish I used and I cannot stand these stained nails. Do you have any tips on how to tackle that? I read about some remedies online but they all sound very drying to the nails and skin. I am kind of afraid to try any of them. I’d love to hear what works for you.

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GiGii Stb. says:

is the nail polish drying fast!?

Ginny D says:

I love these unusual neutrals. I think I’ll pick up Exposed, Without a Stitch, and Wild Nude

Jami Martensen says:

Winning Streak is beautiful. I’m gonna get that one for sure

Lynda McCormick says:

Oh meant to add, that the Hot Tickets of this collection in my neck of the Woods are “Mooning” (bought the second to last bottle) and “Exposed”, I actually bought the last bottle and they just put out the display beginning of this week.

Elaine Bines says:

could you leave the photo on all the nail swatches at the beginning on for just a little longer? it’s just i watch on my phone and i cant pause the picture as it moves to quick – hard to explain sorry
great video x

Chantal de Medeiros says:

There’s actually a ninth colour called Truth or Bare that’s only available in the US. I emailed Sparkle Canada about it and they said they will check to see if they will eventually carry it.

urbanistic5 says:

Top coat or not?

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