In case you weren't aware Essie Australia release the Essie polishes based on our seasons, and not the US seasons which means that we are usually about a year behind with the collections. I have been eagerly awaiting the release of the Viva Antiqua Collection, however I was informed that Australia won't be receiving this collection. Instead, Essie Australia have created their own set of Summer shades from the core range - Mint Candy Apple, Ballet Slippers, Resort Fling, Watermelon, Fifth Avenue and Aruba Blue. I have three of the six shades to share with you today.
Mint Candy Apple is described as a creme de menthe mint. I actually already own this polish, well so I thought. I have a Mint Candy Apple polish in my Essie Collection, however it is a different shade to this one. It's got a blue tone to it. Anyway, this is a nice mint colour and the formula is great. I used two coats for my swatch.
Resort Fling is described as a creamy coral peach. I think this is a nice colour and it applies really evenly, however it is a bit sheer for my person taste. I used four coats for my swatch.
Watermelon is described as a juicy red. This definitely has a pink-ish tone to it (my camera makes it look more red than it does in person). Anyway, I think this is a pretty colour and the formula is great. It applies really evenly. My swatch shows three coats, but you can easily do two coats. I just wasn't entirely convinced it was opaque.
While I am a little disappointed that Australia missed out on some new Essie's I do quite like these polishes. The formulas are great and they are easy to work with.
The polishes along with other polishes in Essie's core range are available from Priceline and select pharmacies.