Essie Fall 2017 Trend Collection

Essie has launched a new Fall 2017 Trend Collection inspired by the 90’s. As a 90’s kid, I was extremely excited to try out these cool grunge-y and vintage shades from the collection. I’m going to show you the entire Essie Fall 2017 Trend Collection with swatches in this post.


The Essie Fall 2017 Trend Collection consists of six different shades, all with awesome 90’s inspired names. Each nail polish is in the standard, rectangular shaped Essie bottle which contains 13,5 ml of product.

For all the swatches down below, I used two coats of polish (unless stated differently at the post) without a base or top coat.


Essie Girly Grunge

Essie Girly Grunge is described as a soft silvery metallic with a light purple shine. I can remember these frosty finishes being in trend in the 90’s. I usually don’t gravitate to polishes with these kinds of finishes anymore but I think it does look cool with the shade. It applies easy and evenly however, the brush strokes like you see on my nails, will stay visible but I don’t mind that.


Essie Saved by the Belle

Essie Saved by the Belle is described as a light baby pink with a subtle blue undertone with a creme finish. It’s definitely a cool-toned baby pink shade, very girly and I really like these type of shades! The first coat looked a bit streaky and is slightly harder to apply but the second coat made everything nice and even.



Essie As If!

Essie As If! is described as a powdery periwinkle blue with a hint of red with a creme finish. I don’t really notice the hint of red but I do think this is a very unique blue shade. It is very “dusty” grey-ish blue looking shade. I love blue shades and I don’t think I own anything similar. This shade was very easy to apply evenly.



Essie Mixetaupe

Essie Mixtaupe is described as a warm ivory with a dash of pink with a creme finish. I also don’t really notice the pink in this shade. On me, it looks really cool and slightly grey-ish toned instead of warm. I’m all in for these kinds of shades though. Unfortunately, these kinds of shades are difficult to work with and this was no exception. It is a bit think and streaky but as you can see, it works at the end but I needed three thin coats instead of the regular two.


Essie Knee-high Life

Essie Knee-high Life is described as a deep wine red with purple undertones with a creme finish. It’s a classic shade, not a very unique shade but I like it either way. The formula is really thin so it was easy to apply but if you have “textured” nails with chipped of layers like I do, it is very noticeable so a top coat would definitely be beneficial.



Essie Dressed to the Nineties

Essie Dressed to the Nineties is described as a dark purple with a green-blue shimmer. This shade is really awesome. It reminds me of another grundge-y duochrome shade that I was obsessed with during that time. The green-blue shimmer isn’t that noticeable in picture but you can see the effect in the bottle. On the nails, it is very subtle but it is definitely present. This shade was easy to work with and applies evenly



The Essie Fall 2017 Trend Collection has some cool shades in there with a nice variety. Do I think it screams 90’s and Fall Season? Not so much because I kind or remember that I owned a lot of nail polishes with a shimmer finish during that time however, it might be possible that it was already was the 00’s. Either way, some of the shades definitely bring me back to that awesome period as a 90’s kid born in the 80’s. My favorite shade in this collection is Dressed to the Nineties.


The Essie Fall 2017 Trend Collection is available for €9,99 Euro at several drugstores like EtosDA and DIO.

Which shade of the Essie Fall 2017 Trend Collection is your favorite?

*These products were sent to me for review. Please check out my disclosure page for more information.


  1. September 19, 2017 / 9:19 am

    Saved by the bell vind ik erg mooi! 🙂 Was ook tijdenlang ÊÊn van mijn favoriete series.
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