Monday, August 10, 2015

Rebecca Minkoff & Essie - Leggy Legend Fall 2015 Collection Swatches

Hi!

It's that time of year - the pastels from Spring and neons from Summer are slowly being shoved aside for the richer, warmer berry tones of Autumn. I love this time of year in the makeup world - jewel tones, burgundies, golds - give it all to me, please.

I bought the mini kit from this collection, it contains four of the six shades from another Rebecca Minkoff collaboration (the first being the Flowerista one that I swatched here) - here are all six.


I bought the mini kit from Beautyzone2007, my go-to eBay seller for the latest Essie collections. I stopped buying the full sizes a while ago because I've never, ever finished a nail polish so the big bottles were going to waste. 


The shades in the mini kit are (L-R): Leggy Legend, With the Band, In the Lobby, and Frock 'n Roll.

The two missing from the kit are the "burning red orange" Color Binge and the "intense midnight indigo" Bell Bottom Blues. Neither of those are my kind of colour so I didn't bother buying the seperate big bottles. I do think Bell Bottom Blues will be popular but I've gone off blue over the past year or so.

Here's a look at the four I have:


The collection is "a throwback to the Rock 'n Roll era of the Seventies" and that definitely comes through. The rich gold and lush burgundy scream Seventies chic, and are a very wearable way to enjoy the Seventies Revival trend.

Here's a look at them individually, swatches are inside (L) and outside (R) as usual.

Leggy Legend



This reminds me of a Tiger's Eye stone. It's a beautiful warm, rich, bronze gold (Essie call it "an alloyed bronze") that lends its name to the collection. It applied flawlessly in one coat, but I did two for the pictures just to make sure. It looks like it's lit from within - if there's one I would buy in full size - this is absolutely it, it's going to look fantastic with some knitwear over the next few months.

With the Band


This is one coat, lads. It's lovely - described as a "toasted spice burgundy", it's really flattering on pale skin and looks glossy and vibrant. I'm not a lover of red polish but this has just enough depth in it for me to really enjoy wearing it.

In the Lobby


Or "exotic cinnamon plum". This is another showstopper for me, it's almost syrup-like when it dries. It has an almost glazed feel to it, it's a dark, warm plum that was a little gloopy to apply - but I gave it some drying time in between two coats and the payoff was worth it. I love this one. Just a warning - it stains like hell, so do use a basecoat.

Frock 'n Roll


This is described as "shimmering rich espresso". This is the colour of coffee beans with a slight purple undertone, it leans more towards the blackberry side of things outside. There's a fine glitter running through this - it's not sparkly disco ball glitter, but it is there and it does translate well on to the nail unlike some other glitters. The pictures show one coat. It's nice - but it's not my favourite of the four and I don't think I'll get much wear from it.

Here's the closest I can get to showing you the detail in Leggy Legend and Frock 'n Roll:


My absolute favourite of the collection is Leggy Legend, but In the Lobby is coming in a very close second. I almost ordered both in full size, but I'll see how long the minis last before my head is turned by whatever Essie have in store next.

Again I probably should say that I don't have any kind of agreement with the brand, I buy the collections myself as they're released because they genuinely are my favourite nail polish brand.

Will you be picking up any of these? Or do you have a favourite colour for the Autumn months?




22 comments:

  1. These are so pretty I love all of them!

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    1. I think they picked the best four to go into the mini collection this time!

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  2. Oh Sharon, with the band and 'in the lobby' shall be mine xx

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    1. In the Lobby is so gorgeous, it's such a vampy colour! Definitely a fave too x

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  3. Awww...they are so pretty. Love the colors and finish. I think these are something worth checking out.

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  4. Oh god, I've a serious case of the want after seeing this! Essie is one of my favourites too, these look like the perfect Autumnal shades!

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    1. They are for sure, I love all the burgundies and reds around at the minute, it's slowly creeping in!

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  5. Ooooh Leggy Legend is gorgeous! Brilliant review Sharon :)
    Maeve // Thrift O'Clock

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  6. these are so pretty! I am excited for fall colors!

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  7. They're gorgeous. I want them all and I don't even wear nail polish!

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  8. I can't wait to start putting some deeper warmer shades on my nails! Love Leggy Legend so pretty x

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  9. In The Lobby is gorgeous! I've been wearing burgundy polish for the past two weeks, kinda willing autumn to start. I love this time of year when I can stop pretending I'm tan and truly embrace my inner pale girl!!
    Becca | theBeautyInbox

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    1. Oh tell me about it! No more tanning up to the elbows and below the knees :D :D :D Can't wait for Autumn!

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  10. I absolutely adore this collection! In The Lobby is my favorite, but they're all amazing!! Great colors and great post!
    xo Kiki
    http://colormekiki.com/

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    1. In the Lobby really is gorgeous, very vampy! Thank you so much for reading x

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