Essie Maximillian Strasse Her

For the past six months the space in my local Boots for Essies Maximillian Strasse Her has been empty, I’ve checked every time I pass an Essie counter, and last week I finally spotted a full slot of the greeny-grey bottle of goodness.

I’m not sure what it is about this shade that made me obsess over it for a good six months, but since it’s purchase, I’ve been finding this compliments a monochrome outfit rather nicely, and we all know how often I like to don those! As with all Essie polishes, the lasting power just ain’t quite there unless you have a bottle of seche vite to hand, but it dries rather quickly and the colour more than makes up for a chip or two…


  1. Amber Hunter
    31 Mar 2014 / 12:16 pm

    That color really is beautiful! It leans towards gray but has enough blue/green in it to make it not quite a neutral. I can definitely see why it would pair well with monochromatic outfits! 🙂
    Lovely Notions

  2. Deborah Hearn
    31 Mar 2014 / 12:16 pm

    I can see why you wanted to get your hands on this colour, it's gorgeous. I'm a big big fan of blue shades when it comes to nail polish, they seem to complement almost any outfit. I will definitely be keeping a look out for this one! x

  3. Rachael
    31 Mar 2014 / 12:33 pm

    Such a pretty colour, it reminds me of Rimmel's 60 seconds in Grey Matter, one of my favourites! x

  4. Jasminecara
    31 Mar 2014 / 12:39 pm

    I loveeeee this shade xx

  5. Katharina
    31 Mar 2014 / 12:41 pm

    How pretty! I'm so sad I'm not allowed to wear any nail polish at work. :/ X

  6. Alia
    31 Mar 2014 / 12:44 pm

    What a pretty colour!

  7. Moira Parton
    31 Mar 2014 / 12:45 pm

    It's so pretty, I have a similar shade from Topshop called Tidal which is slightly lighter. =)

  8. Chaitra - PinkPot
    31 Mar 2014 / 12:56 pm

    Ah looks refreshing, a bit new for my taste! x

    – PinkPot | A Tarte Blush Giveaway

  9. City Mermaid
    31 Mar 2014 / 1:01 pm

    I've had my eyes on this shade for months now, Its always sold out! Such a lovely shade!

    Franchesca | City Mermaid

  10. Madeleine S-B
    31 Mar 2014 / 1:11 pm

    Love the look of this shade! I always find Essie polishes last really well on my nails – about a week (: x

  11. cheyenne
    31 Mar 2014 / 1:42 pm

    beautiful color! i might check out my local essie sales point as well…
    xo, cheyenne

  12. Victoria Caulfield
    31 Mar 2014 / 1:56 pm

    I love this color!

  13. Lucy Makes Up
    31 Mar 2014 / 2:02 pm

    love that colour, always impressed with your personal choices and your photography

  14. Josie
    31 Mar 2014 / 2:05 pm

    The perfect colour for this time of year!

    Josie xoxo | Fashion Mumblr

  15. Imogen Stafford
    31 Mar 2014 / 2:49 pm

    Such a gorgeous shade!

  16. Emily /
    31 Mar 2014 / 2:55 pm

    Love the look of this:) x

  17. Amy Liddell
    31 Mar 2014 / 3:02 pm

    That's such a gorgeous shade I need more Essie polishes in my life
    Salted Roses // UK Fashion Blog

  18. Roshni K
    31 Mar 2014 / 3:05 pm

    I love grey toned blues, this is a beautiful colour!
    Roshni’s Journey

  19. Axelle
    31 Mar 2014 / 3:14 pm

    I really like this color but I never saw it in store! I love that it acts as a neutral while still being a real color!
    Style playground

  20. baubleandtrinket
    31 Mar 2014 / 3:48 pm

    This is quite similar to a shade they did last season called Parka Perfect! I'd still buy both though haha. x

  21. Desiree
    31 Mar 2014 / 3:59 pm

    Beautiful Color! Its one of my faves!

  22. TheAwkwardBrunette
    31 Mar 2014 / 4:01 pm

    Fabulous color! It's almost a sea foam color, but maybe with slightly more grey.

    Miranda xx.

  23. Maddy
    31 Mar 2014 / 4:19 pm

    Such a gorgeous colour, I love it so much! x

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD

  24. It's a blondiie thing!
    31 Mar 2014 / 4:27 pm

    I love Essie nail polishes anyway, this would be a nice addition.

    Kristy |

  25. Katie Z
    31 Mar 2014 / 4:47 pm

    Such a prettyyyy spring colour!

    Katie Loves | UK Fashion & Beauty Blog

    BlogLovin' : Katie Loves

  26. Victoria Milner
    31 Mar 2014 / 4:57 pm

    This is a lovely colour! I love Essie colours, I've written a post about my favourites over on my blog 🙂

    Vicky xx

  27. Sara Chergui
    31 Mar 2014 / 5:02 pm

    That shade is so pretty !

  28. Taslima Rahman
    31 Mar 2014 / 5:28 pm

    So pretty, not too sure if it would suit me though

  29. Honeypot Blogs
    31 Mar 2014 / 5:31 pm

    Oh this colour is gorgeous, I may have to take a closer look at this next time I'm in boots!

  30. chloe logan
    31 Mar 2014 / 5:32 pm

    Gorgeous colour!

    Chloe // x

  31. Ashley Armstrong
    31 Mar 2014 / 5:37 pm

    Such a beautiful colour and perfect for this time of year

    31 Mar 2014 / 5:50 pm

    This is one of my favorite nail colors – I love how it works so well in the transition seasons. It's one of my go-to's for fall and spring, but still feels like an appropriate winter shade as well.

  33. Georgia Nicolaou
    31 Mar 2014 / 6:02 pm

    Such a beautiful shade!


  34. Melane Magdalena
    31 Mar 2014 / 6:15 pm

    In love with this nail colour! It kind of reminds me of something tropical.

    Melane | Oh Sweet Remedy

  35. Jessicalaar
    31 Mar 2014 / 6:36 pm

    This is such a cute colour

    Jess x

  36. Tenneil Allmark
    31 Mar 2014 / 7:10 pm

    Oh, wow, this is such a beautiful shade! I've made a promise to myself not to buy any new nail polish as I already own an excessive amount that my fingers and toes will never be able to cope with, but I just may have to break that promise because I think I'm in love! I'm so weak when it comes to nail polish and I'm particularly a sucker for Essie!

  37. sofia grigoriadou
    31 Mar 2014 / 7:31 pm


  38. Hope Butler
    31 Mar 2014 / 7:53 pm

    Such a pretty, fresh shade, also perfect for Spring. Gah I want it soo much! H xx

  39. Ellen UnderWater
    31 Mar 2014 / 7:58 pm

    I love this colour! So pretty

  40. Bunny. I ♡
    31 Mar 2014 / 8:48 pm

    Such a pretty colour! Have to pick this up xx


  41. Vicky
    31 Mar 2014 / 10:08 pm

    I got this last Spring and it has remained my favourite ever since! Xx

  42. Celina
    31 Mar 2014 / 11:41 pm

    This is a lovely shade! I've taken a look at it before and unfortunately I don't think it suits my skin tone very well. It looks fantastic on you though! xx
    Celina | The Celution | Bloglovin’

  43. Daniella C
    01 Apr 2014 / 1:10 am


  44. London Girl
    01 Apr 2014 / 10:26 am

    lovely spring colour!

  45. Aerin Downs
    01 Apr 2014 / 11:06 am

    This is such a pretty colour x

    BerrieBlogs| {beauty blog}

  46. Thyra Kolde
    01 Apr 2014 / 1:32 pm

    This color is really pretty, I only have one essie nail laquer but I love it! x

    Pls visit my blog, brand new Outfit post!

  47. Victoria
    01 Apr 2014 / 7:49 pm

    I nearly bought this today but went for Chinchilly instead. Can't wait to try it out!

  48. lifeandcity
    02 Apr 2014 / 6:44 am

    Love this seafoam green!

  49. Olga
    02 Apr 2014 / 7:22 am

    Love that color <3 Just perfect for spring

    Strawberry Blonde

  50. Connie
    03 Apr 2014 / 3:48 am

    Love this color!
    xo, Connie

  51. Nnenna
    04 Apr 2014 / 2:13 pm

    I love this color so much! Must go out and find it!

  52. Becky
    04 Apr 2014 / 9:17 pm

    Love Essie polishes and their colour range is brilliant. Definitely my sort of shade – will have to go and seek it out!

  53. Zoe Miller
    07 Apr 2014 / 8:37 pm

    Ahhh this shade is beautiful!! my kind of nail polish! have to put this on my wishlist

    Zoe from Hello April |

  54. i
    08 Apr 2014 / 7:41 am

    Beautiful colour!


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