Essie Urban Jungle || Swatch and Review

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Today’s swatch and review is on the new Essie Urban Jungle polish from their Haute in Heat Summer 2014 collection.  Although I have professed my love for Julep nail polish recently, I still find it a necessity to partake in new color options from some of my long-standing nail polish brand favorites, Essie included.

Essie Urban Jungle from the Haute in the Heat Summer 2014 Collection || Swatch and Review at SimpleNailsandBeauty.com

About the Product {as told by Essie}

An irresistible alabaster orchid that is DBP, Toluene and Formaldehyde free.

My Thoughts on Essie Urban Jungle

I feel this is a perfect beige-y, off white nude.  It looks off white in some light, but has just that hint of the alabaster orchid color in other lights.  I think this neutral would flatter a lot of skin tones and would be a great alternative to a stark, bright white nail.

Formula and Application

This is a crème matte polish.  So, as you can imagine the first coat went on pretty sheer and streaky, just like light colored crème polishes tend to do.  But, the second coat was all I needed to get to an opaque coloring on my nail.

Long Lasting Test

The polish lasted the pretty standard length for me.  I had a bit of wear along the nail tips at about three days and once I got one big chip the next day, I changed my polish.

Where you Can Get it

I bought my bottle in-store at Kohls with a coupon and Kohls Cash, but you can also purchase it at Kohls.com, Essie.com, or on Amazon {which looks to be the least expensive option at the time of this post}.

 

Enjoy the photos…

Essie Urban Jungle from the Haute in the Heat Summer 2014 Collection || Swatch and Review at SimpleNailsandBeauty.com

Essie Urban Jungle from the Haute in the Heat Summer 2014 Collection || Swatch and Review at SimpleNailsandBeauty.com

Essie Urban Jungle from the Haute in the Heat Summer 2014 Collection || Swatch and Review at SimpleNailsandBeauty.com

Essie Urban Jungle from the Haute in the Heat Summer 2014 Collection || Swatch and Review at SimpleNailsandBeauty.com

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2 Comments on Essie Urban Jungle || Swatch and Review

  1. Suzanne
    August 8, 2014 at 8:42 pm (3 years ago)

    Love this nail color! You’re right, it’s the perfect mashup between a beige and a grey! 🙂 Have you tried Vain Pursuits btw? I’d love to hear what you have to say abt them!

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    • Jen Cassellius
      August 9, 2014 at 1:45 pm (3 years ago)

      I have not tried Vain Pursuits, I have not heard of the brand actually. Will definitely have to check it out, thanks for the tip!

      Reply

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