essie fall collection 2018

Each year there is one essie collection that I look forward to more than any other and that is the fall collection. Last year essie graced us with the 90’s themed collection, which turned out to be my favorite release from 2017 and this year they somehow managed to top that collection with this NYC themed fall release. To say that each polish is pure gold is a serious understatement, I could not be more thrilled about all six polishes and my biggest issue with this collection so far was which one to try first. Read below to hear more about the six polishes and to see why I am falling for NYC and essie all over again this year.

“with the refreshing autumn energy of our shades, you’ll fall for NYC faster than a NY minute. it takes a west village for a wardrobe refresh. so throw on your new leather jacket, say it ain’t soho, and stop, drop & shop. you’ll be sashaying in your fringe
booties on broadway and stepping right into an empire shade of mind.” – essie


Polishes from left to right: ‘It Takes A West Village’, ‘Stop, Drop & Shop’, ‘Fall For NYC’, ‘Say It Ain’t Soho’, ‘Booties On Broadway’, ‘and Empire Shade of Mind’.


First up is ‘It Takes a West Village’, a light mauve purple with subtle gray tones. This one took two thin coats to reach full opacity and is the perfect transition color from summer to fall. I mean come on, is this not the most perfect mauve that you have ever seen? I’ll answer that for you, it is.



Next up is ‘Stop, Drop & Shop’, a metropolitan mulberry red. This one also took two thin coats and reminds me of Thanksgiving in a bottle.



‘Fall For NYC’ is the showstopper of this collection. It’s a mustard yellow with marigold highlights. This polish is something that I have been waiting for my entire life and didn’t even know that I needed. It is so different from any other essie that I own and is seriously some kind of beautiful on the nail.



‘Say It Ain’t Soho’ is a metallic copper dripping in crisp amber tones. Normally I am not one for this type of color but it completely encompasses fall as a whole. essie has really been killing it with their metallic polishes and the formula has gotten so much better over the years. This one left no lines and applied easily in two thin coats.



‘Booties on Broadway’ is a dark navy blue. This was a one coat wonder and didn’t run into my cuticle area at all when applying like some of my other dark blue polishes do.



‘Empire Shade of Mind’, is an asphalt metallic silver. With all of the unique colors in this collection this is the perfect palate cleanser and will go with just about any outfit this fall. Also, the name might just be my favorite from the collection.

Let me just say that every single polish in this collection applied flawlessly. Normally there are a few polishes that are misses for me in a collection but I am seriously loving each and every polish essie released for fall. I am already so excited for all of the beautiful nail designs that I can create and can’t wait to wear each one this fall.




4 thoughts on “essie fall collection 2018

  1. Fall for NYC has been a polarizing shade on social media this fall!! Some are loving it, others hating it. Essie’s description of “mustard yellow” has also been controversial; I myself tend to think of it as being more acorn squash orange. For me, the showstopper shade would be Say It Ain’t Soho, due to the unique metallic finish (that isn’t the more typical boring silver or gold) — to me, it’s like a magical molten pumpkin, glowing out there in the pumpkin patch. And yay for Essie to FINALLY giving the US a more rounded-bristle brush!!


    1. I agree it has for sure been a controversial collection! I myself am a huge fan of it, however I do wish that the mustard yellow was a bit more of an actual yellow because I was really looking forward to it!


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