Wednesday, March 27, 2013

étoile Greenwich St. Soirée Spring Collection: Swatches and Review


I've been vacillating between wanting to wear bright, happy neons and soft, shimmery pastels these days.  Clearly, this push and pull in my polish decision-making process indicates I'm ready for spring to finally hit New York, and with that, the long Sunday afternoons strolling around the city, shopping for shoes, sunnies, and maxi dresses, and brunching outdoors.

This sentiment has been so perfectly contained in étoile's Greenwich St. Soirée Spring Collection, so much so, I actually squealed in delight when I saw the colors Erin chose to represent spring in New York City.



The card reads:Refreshing cocktails, cobblestone cafés, cheerfully colored accessories -- these are just a few of the things that make spring so sweet.  Inspired by New York City's West Village, our latest collection -- Greenwich St. Soirée -- includes Fizzy Cucumber, a fresh mint green, and Pink Panache, a bold hot pink.  Both infused with our signature ingredient: genuine diamond dust.

I felt like étoile had somehow gotten inside my mind and interpreted my color struggle for the season.  But did these polishes live up?

Take a look.




Fizzy Cucumber
Three words: Oh.  My.  God.  This soft mint pastel on its own would be a lovely spring shade but with the diamond dust shimmer, Fizzy Cucumber becomes something else.  Glowy and shimmery, I could not stop staring at my nails when I wore this.  I received tons of compliments on this and when I told them about the diamond dust, I got even more "oohs."  Application was perfection, thick and buttery.  I used 3 coats for this opacity.







Pink Panache
And now for the brights!  This classic hot pink is not quite neon but is no standard baby pink either.  A happy blue-toned fuchsia, Pink Panache is more summer than spring to my eye.  Nevertheless, I love how flattering the shade is on my skin and how the blue-tone really makes the color pop.  The diamond shimmer was just as present and dazzling as in Fizzy Cucumber and the application just as amazing.  While I used 2 coats for this swatch, I can still make out some patchiness that would have been completely covered over with a third.

I have to say that this duo completely blew me away.  I would've never thought that a mint green and hot pink could work together cohesively as a collection, but with the West Village  as its inspiration, étoile makes it work!  I went to school in The Village and my fiance currently lives there, so there's a lot of warm, fuzzy feeling that this collection summons -- making me love it all the more.  And who can say no to diamonds??  


To purchase these polishes or any other étoile diamond dusted product, please visit etoilepolish.com.  The Greenwich St. Soirée Collection retails for $18 a polish.
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23 comments :

  1. That green is so beautiful!!!

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  2. Love them both, and the names are so cute :)

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  3. WOWZA! I really love both of these!

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  4. They both shimmer, but that mint green is a stunner. Total love.

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  5. Oh EM GEE! I love these, especially Fizzy Cucumber! The name, the color, everything about it is on point!

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  6. The mint is really the bee's knees.

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  7. Oh wow, Fizzy Cucumber is AMAZING!

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  8. Quite the winner today it seems ;)

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  9. These are both gorgeous!!! I hate the price though. :(

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  10. Yeah, it's rough but to be honest, I find the quality to be worlds better than Chanel which is more expensive.

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  11. I stared at Fizzy Cucumber for quite awhile, both of them are gorgeous!!

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  12. OMG! These are both fantastic. I love Fizzy Cucumber.

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  13. Ah ok. That's important to keep in mind in that case.

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  14. Ahh I love them both! Pastels and brights are always awesome!

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