Collection: Essie Spring 2015
Petal Pushers (903), from Essie’s first collection released with Rebecca Minkoff as their Global Color Director, is one of the mini Essies I picked up recently.
Essie describes it as a “smoky stone rose; refreshing cool rain slate with subtle red and blue undertones”. It’s a midtoned, dusty pigeon grey cream with a lilac undertone.
Application was really nice, as I find is usual for Essie. Two coats provided full opacity and even coverage.
I would have thought I’d be a little sick of greys by now, but I still really like this one. It hits all the right notes to me: the midtone depth, the cream finish, and the touch of neutral purple. I am a rainy day kind of person, anyway! I know this was part of a spring collection, but I feel I’ll wear this more in the upcoming fall and winter months.
I want to add that I really like Essie minis! Well, apart from them being a little awkward to hold for my swatch shots. The mini bottles are adorable, the brushes are the same as the ones in the full size bottles, and they’re labeled! (Come on, now, OPI! You can do better.) The only better minis I’ve seen so far are butter LONDON’s, which are 6 mL and so luxe!
Essie Nail Polish retails for US$8.50 / CA$9.99–$10.99 and is 0.46 US fl oz / 13.5 mL. The mini bottle I have is 0.16 fl oz / 5 mL, and these are normally sold in cubes (sets of four from a single collection). The polish is free of toluene, formaldehyde, and dibutyl phthalate (DBP). It is made in the USA.
Essie Cosmetics, founded in 1981, is based in Westfield NJ, USA. In 2010, Essie was acquired by the L’Oréal Group.