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Essie Winter 2013 Collection: Shearling Darling and Pink About It


Hi all!

Today I have for you the press release for Essie’s Winter 2013 collection: Shearling Darling! These rich, luxurious colors conjure up images of sitting around the fireplace with a warm cup of cocoa, enjoying the warmth of the fire and the holiday season. At least the colors do that for me! There are 6 gorgeous shades in this collection, and most look like they’re going to be shimmery and gorgeous (which I love for the holiday season). Here are some of the press release photos below!



Here are the names of the colors!


Here are my descriptions of the colors!

Shearling Darling: a rich, maroon creme perfect for the holdays

Toggle to the Top: a subtle red glitter that sparkles like even the brightest of Christmas lights

Sable Collar: a deep, burgundy-purple shade that glows subtly on the nail

Parka Perfect: a gorgeous navy creme that conjures images of a winter night

Mind Your Mittens: a frosty grey-blue shimmer that looks like shining fresh snow

Warm & Toasty Turtleneck: a warm lilac creme that counteracts the coldness of the winter season

I really like this collection, guys! I think Essie has really outdone themselves for this collection. I cannot wait to see what these colors look like on the nail! I’m wondering if Parka Perfect will be a dupe of either Essie School Boy Blazer from the For the Twill of it collection fall 2013, or of OPI Incognito in Sausalito from the fall 2013 San Francisco collection. I also think that Sable Collar could be very similar to OPI I Knead Sourdough from the San Fran Collection. Hopefully I’ll have swatch comparisons soon!

The other collection Essie is releasing this winter is a pink polish duo called Pink About it, in support of breast cancer research. The two colors in this collection are Pink About it, a subtle pink holo, and Pink Works, a lighter pink that glows subtly red. Here are some press release photos!

Right: Pink About it Left: Pink Works

Right: Pink About it
Left: Pink Works



The Shearling Darling collection is scheduled to be released at salons, beauty supply stores, and drugstores in October 2013, and the Pink About it collection should be released in September 2013, but hey, we can always hope for sooner! Essie polishes generally retail for $8, and you can find out all about the brand on their website, here.



Author: The Polish Influenza

I'm a teenage nail blogger from Delaware who, among other things, loves science, music, fashion, and um, of course, nail polish! I use my blog as a means of de-stressing, but I also love that I get to share my adventures in lacquer with all of my amazing followers! Please follow me :-)

2 thoughts on “Essie Winter 2013 Collection: Shearling Darling and Pink About It

  1. I think Mind Your Mittens and Warm & Toasty Turtleneck will be fabulous! 🙂 oh yes, it’s going to be an expensive winter …

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