Good morning girls! Hope you all had a nice weekend. The weather has still been iffy here in New Hampshire, are warm spring days too much to ask for?!? I think not…
Anyway, in lieu of warm weather and sunshine I have the BRAND SPANKING NEW Essie Summer 2014 Neon Collection for you all today! I ended up buying these on Amazon and I had a $10 credit so I only ended up paying $25.40 for all 6 polishes! They retail for $8.50 and can be found at Essie.com or stores nation wide sometime in May.
The collection is mostly cool toned “muted” neons (in my opinion.) They aren’t as bright as some other polishes i’ve come across. Most of them have a very thin formula and require at LEAST 2 coats. (I didn’t add top coats to these so you could see the original finishes.) Also, you can click all photos to enlarge.
Serial Shopper is a bright coral/orange. This was very thin and required 3 coats for the best opacity. It applied only slightly streaky, but I used thinner coats and it leveled itself out pretty nicely. It doesn’t dry very shiny so you can add a top coat for more shine. (This is one of my faves!)
Sittin’ Pretty is a cool toned lilac/orchid shade…not very neon in my opinion, but its pretty nonetheless! This was 2 coats and was the most “naturally shiny” of the bunch when it dried.
Chills & Thrills:
Chills & Thrills is a cobalt blue with violet undertones. (You can see more of the violet in real life.) This was 2 coats, applied evenly and it dried to a semi-shine finish.
Too Taboo is a hot fuchsia. This was thin but 2 coats seemed to do the trick. it dried to a semi-matte finish…cant wait to put a top coat on this baby!
Vices Versa is a bright neon lime shade. This one is also very sheer and needs 3 coats to look its best and it dries to a semi-matte finish. I kind of prefer my green Julep’s over this one mostly because I don’t care for the super thin formula.
I’m Addicted (to polish…lol) is a a robyn’s egg blue (described as aquamarine blue on essie’s site, but looks much darker in person.) However, I still love this shade and actually prefer it over my Zoya Robyn 🙂 This was 2 coats and it dried semi-shiny.
So thats it folks! Do you like this collection? My favorites are Serial Shopper, Too Taboo and I’m Addicted!
Will you be picking up any shades or the whole dang thing? 😉
Thanks so much for reading, have a great day! xoxo, Kristina