Essie-Urban Jungle

Essie urban jungle swatch

After seeing Essie’s 2014 Summer Collection display, there was only one color that was appealing enough for me to buy it: Essie’s Urban Jungle. This beautiful alabaster orchid shade is edgy and simple, at the same time.

As with a lot of white or off-white based colors, I was afraid that Urban Jungle would be chalky and spotty. I was very pleasantly surprised that two coats provided an even and smooth finish. The color is a bit of an off-white with ever so slightly pink undertone and depending on the lighting, it actually looks nice. I think that this color will contrast beautifully with bronzed, summer skin.

Essie urban jungle

These swatches were quite difficult for me to capture as I feel like sh*t today (I can barely move right now) and I really feel like I’m coming down with something. I still decided to to show you how beautiful Essie’s-Urban Jungle is, but now I’ll try to take a nap and/or have a little marathon of True Blood (Honestly, where has this show been all my life? Just finished season 2 last week ;) ). Hope you guys have an amazing Tuesday and I hope that you all are feeling a lot better than I am at the moment. <3


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    June 11, 2014 at 1:46 pm

    I love it! You’re totally right about the chalky finish – that’s definitely something to avoid and it’s good that this doesn’t have it! Such a pretty shade!
    I really hope you feel better soon and enjoy True Blood! <3

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      June 11, 2014 at 7:43 pm

      Thanks Puja,I feel a lot better today! <3

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    Sophie Sierra
    June 12, 2014 at 12:54 am

    Aww lovely Paula, sorry to hear you’re not well, that sucks :( Hope you feel tons better soon & make a speedy recovery (fingers crossed it’s one of those ‘off days’ where you feel like you’re getting something but then it passes). Rest up with lots of chocolate and lots of True Blood ;)

    Despite not feeling well you managed to take some amazing photos (as always my girl!) you never fail to impress me with your photography, but this is especially the case with nail posts, you present them so flawlessly and really give such a fab view of the varnish and what it’s like :D

    This shade is just divine! <3 SOOO summer ready and fresh!

    I love white nails, right now they strike me as such a perfect, bang on trend look for 2014, but I reckon they won't be in anyway a fad, I can see this timeless shade sticking around for eons yet ;)

    Sophie | soinspo xo

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      June 12, 2014 at 10:17 am

      Love this shade, not just for the summer but overall!

      Thank you so much Sophie, I feel a lot better now, though still not 100% myself. Those pictures were such a pain to take hahaha, I wasn’t completely happy with them, but I just couldn’t take it anymore. Sleep and some hot tea with lemon and honey (+about 20 episodes of True Blood) did the trick :)

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    June 12, 2014 at 5:48 am

    I found you through SoInspo and Sophie said such lovely things about you, I had to stop by :)
    I love this shade it is so fresh and pretty.
    Feel better soon, lots of rest and True Blood for you!

    Gems x
    Fashion, Well Done

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      June 12, 2014 at 10:10 am

      Aw, thanks for stopping by Gemma! Sophie is such a kind soul!

      Thank you so much!

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    June 12, 2014 at 6:47 am

    Such a nice colour!
    (True Blood is awesome! :)

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    May Casson
    June 12, 2014 at 9:06 am

    This shade is gorgeous!

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      June 12, 2014 at 2:10 pm

      Thanks May!

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    June 12, 2014 at 12:33 pm

    What a lovely shade, I really like it and it looks great! :)


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      June 12, 2014 at 2:10 pm

      Thanks Melissa.

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    June 13, 2014 at 2:34 am

    Amazing color! Love it!
    cvety xx
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