Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Essie Maximillian Strasse-her

Essie has a new Spring collection out called Madison Ave-hue, named after fashion shopping centers around the world. The only one that really caught my eye was Maximillian Strasse-her because, well, green! This one is a lovely grayed-out ashy green that is unlike any other that I have, so it was a no-brainer, right?
Essie Maximillian Strasse-her
The color on this does shift between leaning more to gray or green depending on the light but what I like about it the most is that it's not as minty as so many pastel greens tend to be, which means it's more flattering with my skin tone. And it's so elegant and fashionable! Application was the usual excellent Essie formula and it still looked newly applied after a couple of days, so that was impressive.

Some other blogs have been speculating that it's a dupe for one of Essie's earlier colors, Chinchilly, but the two are so different that just a bottle shot should put that rumor to rest.
Not even close!

7 comments :

  1. Ahh, I really like colours like this. They are elegant and suitable for everything!

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  2. What an interesting color, I might have to re-think it.

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  3. I can't tell you how many times I've touched this one and then put it back. I'm trying to go easy on the buying for a while, but now that you've swatched it, I may need to re-think!

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    1. Get it while you can! It's already sold out at the stores in my area.

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  4. But is it a dupe for Zoya Bevin or OPI Stranger Tides? Thanks.

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  5. Nope, again — not even close. Bevin is darker & greener and Stranger Tides is a much, much yellower green. It's not even close to any of the other greens that I have!

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  6. Well, since I'm a sucker for Essie greens, I'll put an order for this. Thanks Robin :-)

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