Freitag, 22. Februar 2013

Essie - Repstyle Collection 2013



From left to right: 1. Sssssexy, 2. Snake It Up, 3. Lil' Boa Peep, 
4. Snake Rattle And Roll, 5. Repstyle, 6. Crocadilly


For today I have the complete Essie Repstyle Collection for you, sent to me by Essie Switzerland. This collection includes six shades inspired by reptiles and each comes with a nail art magnet, that will create the matching snakeskin pattern on your nails. To keep this long post as clear as possible, I will sum up the important stuff first and then just leave you with the pictures.

To start with, I wouldn't have bought a bottle of this collection myself because it combines two things I dislike (most) in nail polish: metallics and magnets. I tried magnetic nail polish once, it didn't work and I put it away. So the swatches here are made by a complete beginner! But I have to say that Essie did a good job convincing me of this collection. 
I used two coats for each shade and while the second coat was still wet I held the magnet over each nail. This was pretty easy because of the small plastic edge around the magnet that I placed on my finger. What I didn't like is that the pattern only covered the middle of my nail, because I wasn't able to move the magnet to the sides without destroying the previous pattern. And my thumb and index finger nails are not as flat as my other nails, which is why the pattern didn't completely transfer onto the nail. 
Apart from that I love the colors and you could also wear them without the pattern. I didn't use a top coat in any of the pictures, but if you wait long enough you can add a top coat to extend the durability of your design. My favorite shades from this collection are Sssssexy, because it is an unusual color for a reptile (and I love the name!) and contrary to my expectations the weird muddy bronze color Repstyle, which turned out to have the most realistic looking snakeskin effect. If you're not sure which color to pick, I would definitely recommend Repstyle because the effect is awesome! Now, enough with the babble, here are the swatches!

Essie - Repstyle Collection 2013


Essie - Sssssexy
a striking, scintillating sanguine

Essie - Sssssexy



Essie - Snake It Up
a pewter pavé python

Essie - Snake It Up

Essie - Snake It Up


Essie - Lil' Boa Peep

copperhead titanium



Essie - Lil' Boa Peep




Essie - Snake, Rattle And Roll

a venomous oxidized silver


Essie - Snake, Rattle And Roll

Essie - Snake, Rattle And Roll


Essie - Repstyle

a hypnotic desert bronze


Essie - Repstyle




Essie - Crocadilly

a croc hunter green


Essie - Crocadilly



Kommentare:

  1. This looks really nice and I love the colors but I am not a huge fan of magnets as wel :/ Maybe I should still try hihi

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  2. Wie cool von Essie, dir alle Lacke zu schicken. Ich finde die Farben super schön und auch das Muster klasse! Habe dieses Magnetsystem auch noch nie so wirklich gemocht, aber die Muster waren auch immer irgendwie langweilig. Wenn es diese Nagellack in Deutschland zu kaufen gibt, werde ich mir auf jeden Fall eine Farbe holen :D.

    lg Neru

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  3. Your photos are so pretty! Such nice and neat swatches, wow they look gorgeous on you!

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  4. Eigentlich wollt ich die Kollektion auslassen, aber 3 der Farben gefallen mir bei dir sehr gut (Sssssexy, Lil' Boa Peep, Repstyle). Mal sehen ;)

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  5. Oh, I love the effect! Magnetic nail polish can look a bit messy/tacky, but this really looks pretty and chic.

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  6. you did a great job with them :D and I think it also look cool on your index, it makes a kind of marbled effect!
    and glad you got to try them! I haven't gotten mine yet but maybe soon ;)

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  7. I love magnetic polishes and I had two of these on my wish list from the moment they were announced, but unfortunately our importer decided not to get this collection :(
    They do look great on you.

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  8. Hab den "Snake, Rattle and Roll" in meiner 31 Tage Challenge auch vorgestellt, unglaublich was es mittlerweile alles an unterschiedlichen Lacken gibt :)
    Wollte Dich fragen, mit was für einer Kamera Du Deine Fotos immer aufnimmst und ob Du sonst irgendwelche Tips hast für Nagelfotografie? :)

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    1. Ich habe die Canon EOS 1100D (seit ca. einem Jahr), vorher hatte ich eine Sony Cybershot. Aber ich bin kein Profi, kann also keine grossartigen Tips geben. Für Nagelfotografie finde ich wichtig, dass diese in gutem Licht fotografiert werden. Früher bin ich dafür immer direkt vor das offene Fenster, aber hinter einem leichten Vorhang, also Tages-, aber nicht direktes Sonnenlicht. Heute habe ich eine Lichtbox, die ist zwar riesig, aber dafür kann ich jederzeit fotografieren. Dann auch noch wichtig der Weissabgleich für eine farbechte Darstellung. Für die Handposition am besten einiges ausprobieren, bis man eine findet, die gut aussieht :) Hast du konkrete Fragen? Ich hab mir das meiste per Google und Fotografie Blogs selber beigebracht.

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