Tuesday, March 24th, 2009

Essie’s North Fork Collection features three summery colors in Sag Harbor, a cool silver blue; Shelter Island, a sky blue radiance; and Greenport, a dreamy aquamarine paradise. Each bottle retails for $9.00, and you can find ’em at Essie.com (or click the link in the beginning). I’ve always been a fan of Essie’s polish formula, because it’s long-wearing and reliable. I’m more of a color fan, so I don’t always align with their collections, but I’m so happy to see these three hues join me for the season!

Sag Harbor is a cool, pale blue-gray with silver shimmer. Two coats was just right with this baby, but you need to make sure you have nice, even coats that aren’t too thin to ensure a streak-free finish.

Shelter Island is a creamy sky blue that’s not overly bright, but it isn’t pastel or pale either. It reminds me of an inviting swimming pool.

Greenport is a pale aquamarine color with a creamy finish. It has a lot of glossiness to it, and it’s really opaque.

See swatches

Sag Harbor

Shelter Island


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62 thoughts on “Essie North Fork Collection Review, Swatches, & Photos

  1. Meike

    I just love Greenport! I really need it! lol!

  2. Nicole15

    I LOVE these colors. Greenport is in the Peppermint Patti family & i think i actually like it better than Peppermint Patti. More of a teal than a pastel creamy green. Shelter Island is totally gorge!!!!! Have these launched yet? Makes me want to go get my nails did.

  3. agnes

    omgsh shelter island is beautiful

  4. Kristine

    Gorgeous! Have to get Shelter Island and Greenport!

  5. Yaya

    I love Greenport but I probably won’t purchase it :( because I need to save!

  6. Alannah

    Are these in stores yet? I’ve heard they don’t come out until April but I’m super excited to get them!

  7. victoria

    thank you so much christine for this. i’ve been so wanting to check these out. i love essie nailpolish but they do have limited colors so i was excited about this. i’m going to get sag harbor.

  8. Essie is really surprising me, I’ve mostly seen pinks and reds from them. I love Sag Harbor and Greenport. Thanks for the swatches Christine

  9. Mikki

    Hmmm. At Scrangies site I wasn’t really impressed.

    Now I am.

  10. JennXOXO

    Wow those are pretty! I want to get Shelter Island and Greenport.

  11. omg the silver is GORG, and the other two :) I want them allll!

  12. Sag Harbor & Greenport are goooorgeous!

  13. Edna

    awww the green one looks like mac’s peppermint patti!!

  14. Megan

    All of them are pretty but sag harbor is calling out to me!!

  15. Lauren

    I have to have all 3!

  16. evo

    i want them all!!!

  17. carriespooner

    summer toes

  18. I like greenport! It looks good!

  19. Hmm.. I like the colours… but they don’t seem to be very good…
    For that price I’d choose O.P.I.

  20. sandra

    9 bucks? I thought Essie usually sold for $7.50!

  21. They’re all gorgeous!

  22. sprut

    I absolutely love greenport and I would get it if I hadn’t just had a major nail haul last week. Oh well…

  23. Kayc

    I like the cool colours for summer. I think they look refreshing lol.
    And “Sag Harbor” LOL! ..love the colour and the name..

  24. nancy

    These colors are so pretty…I really love Greenport!

  25. Miss QQ

    I love Sag Harbour!

  26. Amanda

    I’m in love with greenport! :)

  27. Sophie

    I hardly ever buy nail polish as I’m a serial nail biter but when I saw Greenport I had to buy it. It’s even prettier in real life!

  28. OMG the green one is totally like the sugarsweet’s peppermint thingy, or the china glaze’s for audrey? Can you give some comparison? thanks so much.

    • Nah, it’s very similar to Peppermint Patti :) I’d say this is a little lighter maybe, but I definitely saw the similarity as soon as I swatched.

  29. Oooooh… I want Greenport and Sag Harbor. So pretty!

  30. Miri

    I just bought all three of these and totally loving them.
    Here is a little money savings tip: The Essie nail polishes retail for $8 at ULTA, and I went yesterday, they had a buy one get one 50% off.