Essie Spring 2016 Collection - Swatches & Review

Thursday, 24 November 2016

Sometimes you just happen to stumble across collections that grabs your attention (apparently it happens quite a lot for me lol) and the new Essie Spring Collection did just that.  I saw it on their Instagram page back in September and I knew I had to have it.  Mind you it took me a little while to actually grab it but I have it now and now I can share all of my thoughts about it with you.

High Class Affair is a blush nude creme.  I think this is a nice colour in the bottle but I am not so sure I like it on me.  Formula wise it's easy to work with, however does apply a little unevenly on the first coat.  My swatch shows two coats.

Lounge Lover is a pink peach creme.  I think this is a great Spring colour.  It's bright without being over the top (and definitely not a neon) and is just a really nice colour.  The formula is easy to use and is opaque in two coats.

Off Tropic is a grove green creme.  This is definitely a green I would grab out for Christmas.  The formula is fantastic.  It applies evenly, and is really easy to work with.  You could even get away with one coat.  I used two coats for my swatch.

Pool Side Service is described as a cerulean blue creme.  Now this polish really surprised me.  I absolutely love it!  I think it is such a awesome colour.  It's not really what I would call a Spring colour but I still love it.  It's definitely unique in my collection.  The formula is awesome and you could easily get away with one coat.  I used two coats for my swatch.

Shades On is a violet creme.  It really goes without saying that I really like this one.  The formula is great and has a nice even coverage, and it's opaque in two coats.

Sunshine State Of Mind is a coral tangelo creme.  This one is another one with a good formula.  It applies evenly and is opaque in two coats.

Overall I quite like this collection.  The formulas are great and are quite consistent, and there are some fantastic colours.  My personal favorites are Pool Side Service, Shades On and Lounge Lover.

What do you think of this collection?


  1. As soon as I saw your IG post I knew I needed to see your review. It's a gorgeous collection & the colours are so stunning!
    Vicky xx

    1. They are aren't they? I think Essie do some great colours.