For my friend’s hen (bachelorette) last weekend, we all went to get our nails done which is something I rarely do because I like to do them myself. I’m always a little disappointed with the selection of shades at salons but amongst the reds and the pinks, I found Essie Maximillian Strasse-Her which is a shade I’ve never tried – shock horror! 

It’s such an interesting colour and not like anything else I have. It kind of looks grey at first but then also has a muted down green tint to it. It matched perfectly with my dress for the evening and I’ve kept it on my nails all week. 

Now here’s the big question… is this Essie shade still available? I’ve never heard of it before so maybe it’s discontinued. Well I hope not because I need it! Beauty Bay have some discounted so I might be need to get my hands one one 

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45 Responses

  1. LeeLee says:

    I hope it’s not discontinued. This is such a pretty color.

  2. I love this colour!! I hate it when you find the perfect shade and then find out that its not available any more!
    I hope you find it soon!!
    xo Holly xo


  3. Wiebke says:

    I know that in Germany it’s not discontinued but in the permanent range of Essie as one of their new colors 🙂 I hope you’ll find it!

  4. interblog says:

    It’s not a discountinued shade, I think it’s actually quite new. But it is hard to find in shops because often it’s sold out!

  5. Just picked up one from Beauty Bay – can’t wait to try!

  6. Megdil says:

    It came out with Madison Ave-Hue Collection last year. It is not a permanent shade, but still available if you search good enough 🙂

  7. nueyork says:

    I love this colour and have never heard of it before! I really loved muted colours with grey tones.

  8. Cat says:

    What a gorgeous color! I love neutral grey shades — they work with almost everything!

  9. I really love this shade! Looks lovely with denim xx

  10. Anna Belle says:

    I’ve got this shade, I love it! I got mine in my local Superdrugs store. X

  11. Carina says:

    I love that colour, it looks really lovely 🙂

    Carina |

  12. Maddy says:

    Such a beautiful colour, I really want to try this out! x
    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD

  13. Would be a shame if it was discontinued as the colour is just gorgeous! x

    Beauty Soup || UK Beauty Blog

  14. This colour is so gorgeous, might pick one up myself hahaha x

  15. Such a pretty colour! Think I’m going to pick it up aswell haha xx

  16. alice bea says:

    its a lovely shade, and I love your jeans!

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  18. Cliodhna H says:

    Seeing it in this picture it looks a bit like Rimmel Rita Ora Collection in ”Breakfast in Bed.” But when I went to the link it is actually a lot more grey! I think it’s really pretty though xxx

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  20. Laura Clarke says:

    I don’t think it’s discontinued – this is my go-to essie shade (maybe my favourite) it’s the perfect mix of grey, green and blue. It’s great for pale skin tones x

    All Things Elsie

  21. Manouk Maat says:

    Looooking pretty! I’ll take a look in the drugstore tomorrow x

    WOMANOUK (beauty and portrait drawings)

  22. Laura says:

    It was part of their spring collection last year (I think) but they’ve made it permanent so you should be able to find it. I got mine from Fragrance Direct though, so check there to see if they have it!

    Laura CakingItOn

  23. Jen27 says:

    Love soft blue shades for summertime! This is a pretty one, Lily 🙂


  24. EveryElla says:

    It looks lovely and can be worn with everything 🙂

  25. That’s gorgeous! I’ve never seen something like it before.

  26. Lauren says:

    This color is soo pretty! One of my favorites! As many nailpolishes as I have, I always go back to this one and Chinchilly!

    Lauren |

  27. Alaina Ejaz says:

    I lovelovelove these colours, although they seem more of blue-ish to me x

    Alaina (

  28. Grace says:

    That’s such a pretty colour- I love Essie nail polishes, particularly when they’re on 3 for 2 in Boots!

    Grace’s Beauty Space xxx

  29. Victoria says:

    this is such a pretty summery color ! Love this ! 🙂 x


  30. I love this colour and your jeans! I saw this shade in superdrug in York today so it’s not discontinued! 🙂 x

  31. Hannah north says:

    I picked mine up in my local boots last weekend, and saw it in another store today x

  32. So under-rated I think, I need it!

  33. Oh, I love this colour 🙂 I ordered mine from Amazon 🙂

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  35. e whittam says:

    looks beautiful! may have to try and find it to purchase it for myself hehe!:)xxx x

  36. I love this colour it’s fun & perfect for summer.

  37. Lauren S says:

    I love the shade, such a nice pastel yet bright soft hue. One of my favourite colours to wear !
    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Fashion Lifestyle + Photography –

  38. I just found it today in my local boots – and then saw this blog post!

  39. Lauren J says:

    Never seen this shade before but it’s beautiful x


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  41. I absolutely adore this color! I’m going to have to seek it out, for sure!

    – Amanda | The Chic Counsel

  42. Michaela Šoltysová says:

    Thank for recomendation 🙂 I was browsing through the drugstore in Munich earlier this month and I spotted this nail polish and I thought off you talking about how beautiful this nail polish is, and also what a better place to buy a shade inspired by the city where I ended buying it and wearing it nonstop ever since then 🙂

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