Saturday 11 June 2016

Essie Spring 2016 Collection Review + Swatches

Hey everyone! Hope you're having a lovely weekend so far. The European Championships are on, which means I'm being roped into watching a lot of football with my boyfriend. Or alternatively, it means I have a lot more time to do nails because I don't want to sit and watch TV! I never watch football, but there's something about international football that's slightly more exciting, and I do end up getting sucked in even when I hate to. 

Today I'm reviewing the Essie Spring 2016 collection*, I wanted to include this with my post about the Rankin event but I thought it would make the post too long. I've already shown the collection in this nail art, but I wanted to show the colours individually too. This is the first full Essie collection I've reviewed, and I hope it's not the last, but I was very impressed. I don't own many Essie shades, I don't have the need to buy many new polishes (as you can imagine) so apart from my trusty bottle of Essie - Beyond Cozy which I bought ages ago, I only have one or two others. This collection consists of some 'typical' spring shades, but also some darker shades that make the collections lightly unusual. 

Off Tropic* is a lovely dark green. I've used this quite a few times now for leaves in floral designs, you will have seen it in this design for example. This was 2 easy coats, shown without topcoat. I think this is on the more 'unusual' side of things for a spring collection but I really like it

High Class Affair* is a lovely peach shade, which I used as the base for these nails. This was 2 easy coats, shown without topcoat

Lounge Lover* is a great bright summery/spring pink. This was 2 easy coats, shown without topcoat

Shades On* is another darker shade in the collection, usually spring collections would contain a lilac so I love that this is slightly different. This was 2 easy coats, shown without topcoat

Sunshine State Of Mind* is a gorgeous bright orange/dark coral shade. This was 2 coats, which were slightly difficult to apply but evened out. Shown without topcoat

Pool Side Service* is another dark shade, but again I really like it. This was just 1 coat, it was very opaque! Dried incredibly fast too. Shown without topcoat

What do you think? Do you own any of the collection? Let me know in the comments!

*some of the products in this post were provided to me for review, all opinions are entirely my own and were not influenced in any way


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