Showing posts with label Essie Summer Collection 2013. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Essie Summer Collection 2013. Show all posts

28 May 2013

Essie Summer 2013 Collection, Swatches and Review!

Hi everyone! Happy (slightly belated) Memorial Day for those of you in the US! I have the latest Essie collection to show you today! It recently arrived at Nail Polish Canada, and I snatched it up as soon as I could. After the disappointment with the 2013 Neon collection, I really had big hopes for this one.

I've been having Internet issues all evening, which has made everything take so much longer. So my notes may not be as detailed as I would like. If you have any questions about a particular polish, make sure to leave a comment. I haven't been so good with keeping up with comments, but I will respond to any questions as soon as I can. Luckily this collection doesn't have issues like the previous one.

Essie Summer 2013 Collection

Full Steam Ahead is a nice warm-toned lavender with a silver shimmer. The shimmer looks like micro-flakes and is quite beautiful. All but one of the polishes in this collection have this kind of shimmer. It was a bit sheer but went on very smooth and evenly. I needed three coats for full coverage. I love the colour on this one, but I don't think it's that unique.

Essie Full Steam Ahead

Essie Full Steam Ahead

Naughty Nautical is a teal green, slightly muted, with a silver shimmer like Full Steam Ahead. I found this colour to be very unique and beautiful, also flattering. The formula was excellent - it went on smooth and was self-leveling. The only issue I had with this was minor staining, so make sure to wear a base coat. 2 coats for these swatches.

Essie Naughty Nautical

Essie Naughty Nautical

Rock the Boat is a pale dusty blue, leaning towards a cornflower blue. It has the same silver shimmer seen in Full Steam Ahead. This was the colour I was most looking forward to, but it was very sheer. I needed four coats for full coverage, which is very disappointing. On the bright side, the formula was good - it went on very even and was perfectly self-leveling.

Essie Rock the Boat

Essie Rock the Boat

Sunday Funday was a difficult colour to capture and my photos are not 100% colour accurate (despite my attempts to colour adjust). This is a muted coral-hot pink, kind of like a salmon pink only a bit darker and a tad brighter. This also has a shimmer to it like the others. I really love this colour, I found it so fun, and it would be great for a summer pedi. This also has a great formula, very smooth and self-leveling. It was sheer at first but built up well. 3 coats.

Essie Sunday Funday

Essie Sunday Funday

The Girls Are Out is a warm purple. It has a shimmer like Full Steam Ahead and the others. This is a great colour, very flattering on my skin tone, and the type of colour I normally gravitate towards. The formula was excellent and it went on very smooth and even. 2 coats.

Essie The Girls Are Out

Essie The Girls Are Out

The More The Merrier is a lime green creme. This is the only one of the collection that doesn't have a shimmer. I quite like this colour and the formula was great. It went on very smooth and was completely self-leveling. 2 coats here.

Essie The More The Merrier

Essie The More The Merrier

Overall, I'm very happy with this collection. The colours are fun, and most of them are unique in my stash. Since Essie normally does cremes, I am really loving the shimmer in these ones. Rock the Boat is a bit of a disappointment because it is so sheer, but otherwise, the formula on all of these is excellent. I really had no issues with them at all.

What do you think of this collection? Any colours stand out to you?
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