Hey everyone! Today I am SO excited to show you swatches from Essie’s latest spring 2012 collection.
“Never one to rest on her formidable charms alone, this self-made woman knows what she wants and exactly how to get it. She’s in the driver’s seat navigating her way through life with daring, wit, and fashion aplomb” ~ Essie Weingarten
navigate her – new growth green
a crewed interest – pretty pursuable peach
to buy or not to buy – limitless lilac shimmer
tour de finance – incandescent fuchsia futures
ole caliente – spicy scarlet fever
orange, it’s obvious – headstrong outspoken orange
Let’s get into the swatches!
SUCH a gorgeous green color! This was the one I was most excited about. I’m a huge fan of light greens for the spring. This was 2 coats & Essie’s Good To Go. Went on smooth.. definitely no issues here!
A Crewed Interest
Gorgeous peach color.. horrible application. I had the worst time trying to apply this. I kept getting streaks & bald spots. I believe this was 3 coats & a top coat. VERY pretty color.. I just had such difficulty applying.
To Buy Or Not To Buy
I picked up this bottle and said ‘Oh! Look at that gorgeous shimmer!’ .. Then I put it on my nails & it wasn’t there 🙁 It is very VERY faint. While taking pictures in the sunlight, you can KIND of see it. I do enjoy the color though.. No issues applying!
Tour De Finance
My 2nd favorite from this collection! I can honestly say I have *nothing* like this in my polish stash. Such a beautiful hot pink fuchsia. There’s a definite incandescent shimmer that transforms from the bottle to the nail. BRAVO Essie!
I don’t know why, but this color makes me want to eat salsa & chips and drink margaritas. I wish I had this color when I took a trip to the Dominican Republic last year. SO perfect for summer & this is going to look AMAZING with a tan!
Orange, It’s Obvious
Did you put your sunglasses on? If you are looking for a bright, in your face orange.. You MUST pick this up! I had such a hard time capturing the correct color. This color applied flawlessly in two coats. The only problem I did have, was it stained. When I removed this to apply another color, you could definitely see remnants of orange all around my nail. Again – another amazing summer color!
“I am so inspired by women who dream big, go with their instincts and always manage to put their best self forward” ~ Essie Weingarten
Essie did a wonderful job on this collection. Perfect combination of brights & pastels for every occasion!
This collection will hit stores in February & retail for $8.00 per bottle. (I have already seen it pop up at Walgreens, so definitely go check your local store)
What do you guys think? Will you be picking any of these up?
This collection was sent to me for review from Essie. All opinions are my own