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Monday, September 03, 2012

essie then and now

Essie Then and Now nail polish: £10.50*

New luxury online fashion retailer THEN AND NOW have teamed up with Essie to create a shade of the brand's name, Then and Now. I would describe this shade as 'elephant grey' - it's definitely grey but with a slight hint of brown so that it doesn't look chalky. I do prefer the diffusion line polishes at Boots as the brush is bigger, but this type of brush was no problem either really and was perfectly opaque and even with two coats. Lovely Autumn transition shade!

What do you think of this colour? Are you a fan of Essie polishes? What shades are your top picks for AW12?

EDIT: This is in fact identical to Chinchilly - who'd have thought?

43 comment(s):

  1. This is a lovely colour! Reminds me of Leighton Denny's Supermodel, the perfect nude. I love the colours of Essie polishes, always lusting after them, but they're a tiny bit too pricey for plains in my opinion!

    Charlotte xo
    www.coloursandcarousels.com

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  2. Elephant greys the perfect colour to describe this! I really want in stitches from essie, looks perfect for autumn x

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  3. Ooh I love this colour! I can't get enough of mushroomy nail polish shades :)

    www.ciderwithrosiebee.blogspot.com

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  4. Essie nail varnishes are such great quality considering they're not all that expensive. I love the broad variety of colours they sell too! This shade is so pretty <3 xxx

    http://trappedinafashionparadise.blogspot.co.uk/

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  5. I've been searching high and low for a colour like this! I think it's lovely xoxo

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  6. That's lush! My favourite colour for autumn at the moment is Models Own's Utopia! x

    petticoatsandpansies.blogspot.co.uk

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  7. It really is a perfect autumn transition shade, I think a taupe accent nail would look reaaaaallly lovely with this xxx


    www.daisycakes-daisycakes.blogspot.co.uk

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  8. I keep meaning to try some Essie - after my payday I'll be popping to Boots and picking up EVERY COLOUR! I hate when people post like what I'm about to do, but I genuinely just did a post on nail polishes, would you have a look, as I really love and respect your blog haha... The link is http://ohmyolivia.blogspot.co.uk/ xo

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  9. Thought this was Essie Chinchilly when I first saw it, couldn't tell the two apart!

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    1. That's because it is! Same number on the bottom of the bottle (696) and everything :/

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  10. This is gorgeous! I think this would look lovely with a gold glitter over the top.

    http://www.paintpotted.co.uk

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  11. Another blogger worked out that this is just Chinchilly repackaged - you can see her post here!

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  12. so on trend for autumn, winter xx

    http://ravingbeautyx.blogspot.co.uk/

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  13. More grey than I was expecting aha:)

    thebeautymist.blogspot.com

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  14. Love the colour! A little more grey than it looks in the bottle, but it's still lovely, very tempted to buy it now!

    annalikesclothes.blogspot.co.uk

    xx

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  15. Love essie nail varnishes saw a huge new display of them in super drug and may have got a little over excited!

    moving house and painting a feature wall in the exact same colour!

    xoxo

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  16. Such a pretty shade, perfect for the season x
    thebeautyheroes.blogspot.co.uk

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  17. I think this is an OK colour. Im not crazy for it. Its cute for Autumn - but not to sure i will be rushing out for it.
    I do love Essie polishes & i need to pick up some Autumn shades. Great review :o)

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  18. Not my favourite Essie shade, but still looks gorgeous, great for this time of year!

    http://andthenwear.blogspot.co.uk/

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  19. this is such a pretty color

    3lin

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  20. I have chinchilly and I love it! It is such a great fall transition color. xx
    bohoglow.wordpress.com

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  21. I'm still yet to try Essie polishes and haven't really been trying out neutral colour polishes.. maybe this is the one to finally get me started!

    xx

    maribleu.blogspot.co.uk

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  22. elephant grey sounds like my perfect shade :-}

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  23. This colour is totally up my alley - these are so perfect for fall!

    Jenny
    fiftythreesongs.blogspot.ca

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  24. Such a lovely shade!

    vividskies.blogspot.co.uk

    xo

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  25. This is my favourite shade of nail varnish to wear and I love Essie but it is virtually identical to one of the £1 ones I picked up from the MUA site! x

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  26. Love that colour!!
    www.maryjanett.blogspot.com
    xox

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  27. I love the little dog on your sleeve!! Where is your shirt from?! Xx

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  28. Love this colour, I have a similar shade by Rimmel. Perfect for Autumn!

    viedelara.blogspot.co.uk

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  29. that shade is so amazing! got to try it out!

    Biancarosa
    xoxo

    http://beancah.blogspot.co.uk

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  30. so gorgeous... i love a good neutral nail colour! :)
    xxx
    http://eleanorcos.blogspot.com/

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  31. This is a gorgeous neutral colour!

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  32. laaaaaavly. what eleanor ^ said... neutral's are gurrrd. xoxo avs

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  33. in theory, i love essie products. their colors always look so pretty but actually applying it to my nails and the end product leaves a little to be desired.


    http://aftermylatte.blogspot.com/

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  34. im in love!

    http://studsanddreams.blogspot.co.uk/

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  35. Love the shirt! Where is it from? ♥

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  36. Perfect for Autumn nails <3 X

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