Saturday, April 13, 2013

Essie Maximilian Strasse-Her Review and Comparisons

Happy Saturday!  I met a new nail polish friend online and she happens to live in Minnesota. We started talking because she saw my Essie Sand Tropez post and now I talked her into starting a blog:)  She had a great saying for the weather we are having in Minnesota..."Lovely Winter we're having this Spring" LOL, love it.  I'm excited to see what she comes up with on her blog - I will share it as soon as she starts.
And on to the nail polish...this is Essie "Maximilian Strasse-Her" from the Spring 2013 Madison Ave-Hue Collection.  
Essie Maximilian strasse-her
Essie describes Maximilian Strasse-Her as a cool grey green.  I have been so drawn to green nail polish lately and I am so happy that I decided to pick this up.
Essie Maximilian strasse-her
 I would also love to report that the formula on this one was as awesome as Avenue Maintain from this collection.  I blogged about it here.  Not sure if Essie has improved their formula or if it's a coincidence, but the last two I bought have been wonderfully opaque in two coats.  
sage green comparison
Here are some other greens I have for comparison.  You know when you are in the store and you think of a polish in your stash that closely resembles the one you are thinking of purchasing?  My first thought was OPI Thanks a Windmillion. As you can see here, the Essie is quite a bit lighter.  And it makes Absolutely Shore look absolutely white.  After swatching Ulta Army of 1, I was reminded that I need to wear that one again.  I love Army of 1 and highly recommend it.

I hope you have a great weekend.  My husband and I have tickets to the Minnesota Twins (baseball) game on Sunday.  We are suppose to have another snow storm with up to 9 inches on Saturday night - into Sunday.  The reason I mention this is because we have a new baseball stadium that doesn't have a roof....:( 

26 comments:

  1. Great swatches, I love the color of this polish!

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    1. Yes, I do like that one - I haven't worn it in a while.

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  3. YES for local polish friends :) Send me the link to her blog when you get a chance! :) Maximillian looks amazing on you :)

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  4. Have fun at the game! I heard they are giving out free hot chocolates! :)

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  5. Hi Essie - ugh I am so late in commenting but somehow the hours run through my fingers yesterday - oh well it is what it is.... It is short and sweet for this one: your post made my wishlist longer - Madison Avenue got a pal (my wallet is tempted to give you "the look"). Maximilian Strasse Her is beautiful on you (I already envision some gorgeous Skittlettes à la Essie here)!!! And thank you for the comparison - a lovely Skittle in its own right b.t.w. - it is VERY helpful. I hope the snow storm did not materialize and that you will enjoy a lovely Baseball Game xxx

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    1. Thanks for your nice comment - as always! The game was cancelled...but our tickets are good for another game in August. So we have to wait a while:)

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  6. Oooops how could I forget to add: I look forward to seeing the Blog of your friend up - I will certainly head over to ogle it :-)

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  7. Awwww! How sweet of you to mention me in your blog! :D <-- made me grin like this! I'm a bit intimidated though...there's no way my blog is going to equal the amazingness of yours...and I'm sure I won't be posting as often just because I'm always so tired when I get home at night. We'll see how it goes though. :)
    This polish is LOVELY!! Once neutral polishes showed up on my radar, they're now nearing fascination status. ;) This is such a perfect, light, greyish green creme. I could totally come up with some great glitter layering combos using Maximilian Strasse-Her as a base. Absolutely Shore is another one that I'm REALLY digging. :) P.S. Your comparison photos/posts are stellar! And SO helpful!!

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    1. Oh good idea, I should layer a glitter over this puppy:) Thanks for the compliments on my blog. Remember, we all start somewhere...have you seen my first few months of photos??? I promise, as with anything, practice helps a lot. You will see your photos get better and better as you go. Just keep your head up and don't try to compare your blog to others. I have made that mistake and still do and it can bring you down sometimes. Just try to enjoy it:) Good luck and I am going to respond to your email right now...:)

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  8. Great color and great comparison photo! I have Windmillion and Absolutely Shore but still want this one, looks a bit blues than those and it's so pretty.

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  9. This is a great color, I hope this is true about the Essie formula, I haven't had the greatest of luck with some of my Essies and formula. This color looks fab on you.

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  10. Love this one on you, Essie! You always wear grays so well! :-)

    ~ Yun

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