Just Another Mani Monday: Essie Merino Cool

This week’s mani features Merino Cool from Essie’s Fall 2010 collection. It’s a familiar color in the greige spectrum, but it doesn’t mean I like it any less. The purple undertones are strong in this shade and it’s a perfect fall color. In fact, every color in Essie’s Fall Collection is seasonally on par. It’s full of beautiful murky cremes, a bold red and rich coffee brown. In a word: cozy.

Essie drew inspiration from the fall runways, which were a mix of traditional glamour, chic urban warriors and eclectic color combinations dominated by a posh palette of decadent, velvet textures and reflective, metallic embellishments. Each shade in Essie’s fall collection is the perfect complement to the season’s trends.

The collection is expected to land beginning September 1, but it’s starting to pop up already. This could be one of those collections that I purchase every color. To start, I picked up the mini sampler from Ulta this weekend (hence the tiny bottle). In addition to Merino Cool, it includes Sew Psyched, Limited Addiction and Little Brown Dress.

7 thoughts on “Just Another Mani Monday: Essie Merino Cool”

  1. I really like this shade. I’m a sucker for “greige” but like you said, this has more purple. So, it’s the best of both worlds. I’ve been craving those mushroomy greys and lavender for nails.

  2. I just tried You Dont Know Jacque, after coveting it on several friends…The greige thing just looked deadly on me not deadly chic. It lasted one day before I ran back to the Salon for a a polish change. Polish is an easy way to try out a trend, but next time, I will trust my instincts and wear what feels like me. These shades are gorgeous, but the only one that will work with my skin tone is Limited Addiction…cant separate the two! Thanks for the preview!!!


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