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Thursday, 24 December 2015

Swatch + Review // Essie Starry Starry Night from the 2016 Retro Revival Collection

Swatch of Essie Starry Starry Night from the 2016 Retro Revival Collection

It's here! (Well, actually it's been "here" for me for about a week - things just got in the way of my posting. Oops!) What's here, you ask? Essie Starry Starry Night!

This is the much-anticipated re-release of a shade from 1985 that has had the polish world all a-flutter since it was announced, and today I have swatches to share with you along with a giveaway for your very own bottle! Hooray!


Macro of Essie Starry Starry Night from the 2016 Retro Revival Collection

The original HTF (hard to find) Starry Starry Night incorporates diamond dust the look of which Essie tried to re-create for the re-release with small silver hex glitter. The world stock of diamond dust apparently somehow ran out so the original formula was retired in 1998, though I still feel they could have been more creative with their glitter combo to make this a bit more interesting than a deep blue jelly with silver hexes. Hm. It's still pretty, but I can't help feel it could have been more.

I don't have the original formula (way out of my price range at $100-$200 these days!) but you can check out some comparisons from other blogs if you're interested. You can see the re-release has less depth than the original though it's still quite pretty. It builds up really well too - this is three coats with top coat but my ideal would actually be two coats so the deep blue base doesn't build up to be quite so dark.

Swatch of Essie Starry Starry Night from the 2016 Retro Revival Collection

The new Starry Starry Night will be released officially in January as part of Essie's Retro Revival Collection along with five other shades to celebrate Essie's 35th Anniversary. You can search for pre-orders to grab this polish, wait until January, or you can enter my giveaway below for a chance to win your very own brand new bottle of this deep midnight blue gorgeousness. Check out the details below!


Prize
One (1) new bottle of Essie Starry Starry Night from the Retro Revival Collection

Eligibility
Open to anyone 18+ in Canada or the US (or with a Canadian or US mailing address available)


a Rafflecopter giveaway


Good luck! And Happy Holidays! xx


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40 comments:

  1. I'm kind of disappointed in the re-release of this version. I will it's still gorgeous but it does not live up to its original by any means. I will always be a sucker for a vamp polish but I will never pay the OG price for this version. Great swatches :)

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  2. SSN's revival isn't quite what I expected, but I still want this polish badly. Mostly for the novelty of it.

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  3. I hate to say that I'm not really impressed with either version of this polish.

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  4. I wasn't ever really excited by the original so this release is pretty meh for me. I think a lot of people were expecting more. I will say yours is the first swatch that made this appealing to me.

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  5. I kinda wish they didn't call this a re-release as it's not a dupe for the original one. A lovely polish, but not the original beauty.

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  6. This polish has intrigued me for a long time, I just wish it was exactly like the original. It's still pretty though!

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  7. I think both versions are quite lovely, but definitely not worth the price tag for the OG.

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  8. I love Essie!!

    billiondollarprincesss @hotmail.com

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  9. I think it's nice, but when compared to the original it's disappointing. I think there are too many gorgeous indie alternatives for hardcore nail girls, but for the typical mass market polish fan it will be unique and awesome.

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  10. I love this shade. I think it's perfect for the winter/new years! I haven't tried Essie so I don't know the formula, but the application looks perfect!

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  11. I have read about this off and on for years. I want to try it even if it's not a perfect match for the first one.

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  12. Happy holidays, and happy new year! I don't think that the revival looks quite like it used to, but it is still it's own beautiful polish!

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  13. That's a beautiful color. Thanks for the giveaway

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  14. I think its a gorgeous polish. I don't know if it's as beautiful as the original, but pretty non the less.

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  15. I think its a gorgeous polish. I don't know if it's as beautiful as the original, but pretty non the less.

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  16. I've been looking for this polish forever- the original- and am super happy with the rerelease! I think it looks great. Maybe it's not perfect, but it's sooooo close to the original I've been lemming!

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!!!!

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  17. I'd love to try these out! Going to look next time I'm at the drug store!

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  18. Such a beautiful color!! I love it!

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  19. I think I've GOT to stop adding to my list of lemmings! And the consensus of most reviews is the same as yours-still gotta have the damn thing-right?!

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  20. Beautiful color
    Happy Holidays
    jassminast@gmail.com

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    1. I am not resident of Usa or Canada -sorry you can delete me from this giveaway

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  21. Looks like a lovely base polish for nail art~

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  22. It is a very pretty polish but not earth shattering. If one had a very dark blue polish & used a holo top coat over it the effect would be just as pretty I think. That said, if I had the polish I would definitely be using it.

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  23. I think the collection is great if your looking for their older colors but other than that, I don't think the polishes themselves are all that special.

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  24. I love the depth of it - never used Essie before, but this looks like a great way to give it a first try!

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  25. I've heard so much about the release of this polish but I have to admit I'd never heard of it until recently. I like it -- it does remind me of older colours but in a good way:)

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  26. I think it's very pretty! I would totally wear it often ;)

    Rafflecopter name is Christine M

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  27. Thals for the contest ! I love Essie and blue so yeah I wish for this nail polish ^^
    Manon - LadyJolie.com xo

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  28. Hello!! I don't have the original version of essie:Starry Starry Night so actually owning a bottle of the new one would be awesome! Thanks you for the opportunity to win and Happy New Year ^___^

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  29. I love starry night polishes and plan to do more of them in 2016! Love that Essie polish! :)

    Ursula

    www.blueridgebeautyblogger.com

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  30. I like the look of this polish and would love to try it out.

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  31. I think Starry Starry Night is beautiful and definitely lives up to its name.

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  32. I think that it's a beautiful polish with the blue and the sparkles in it!

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  33. i love this and woudl love to try it

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  34. Too bad it's not exactly the same as the original one but it's definitely pretty!

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  35. I think it's lovely & really pretty! I like Essie polishes most of the time. ;) Thanks soo much & Good luck everyone!

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  36. I love it and thanks for the chance!

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Thanks for your comments! Even if I don't get a chance to reply I read and appreciate each and every one of them!! <3