Essie Summer 2019 Collection - Swatches & Review

Monday, 27 May 2019

It has been a looooong time since I have purchased any polishes from Essie.  In fact, the last collection from Essie I grabbed was the Fall 2017 collection.  I honestly didn't realize it had been that long but that's what my blog is telling me.  I'm not really 100% sure why I haven't purchased any in the recent years - it will either be a lack of interest or a lack of money....or perhaps a combination of the two.  Anyway, I saw the new Summer Collection and this collection spoke to me so I had to have it....

Claim To Flame is described as a burnt red-orange.  I think there is a discrepancy with the name of the polish.  My bottle is labeled as "Claim To Flame" but the Essie website lists it as Claim To Fame.  Anyway, I'm really not sure how I feel about this colour.  It definitely is unique in my collection.  The formula is amazing though.  You could get away with one coat if you were in a pinch.  My swatch shows two coats.

In Full Swing is described as a neon peachy nude.  I love this one!  When I first saw it I was a little on the fence but on the nails I love it.  I think it would look even better with a tan.  The formula is great - it was a little patchy on the first coat but evened out beautifully on the second coat.

Soles On Fire is a tangerine orange.  I love the colour of this one.  This is definitely a great colour for summer (says the girl who is basically in winter at the moment).  I did find that this one was a little streaky on the first coat, and was still uneven on the second.  I used three coats for my swatch.

Strike A Rose is a hot neon pink with coral undertones.  This is such a gorgeous colour.  Formula wise it is easy to use but it is on the sheer side.  There is still a visible nail line so I used three coats for my swatch.

Take The Lead is a neon sky blue.  I love this one!  It is such a gorgeous colour and the formula is amazing.  You could get away with one coat if you were in a hurry as it applies evenly and is pretty opaque.  For my swatch I did use two coats.

Tangoed In Love is described as a neon purple.  I'm not convinced that this is a neon, but it's a bright mid toned purple.  I love this colour.  I think it is truly stunning - but it doesn't photograph accurately at all.  My pictures make it look a lot more blue than what it is.  The formula is awesome and applies like a dream.  I used two coats for my swatch but I think I should have used three coats as it is still a little see through at the tips for my personal taste.

I love this collection!  The formulas are all fantastic and the colours are gorgeous!


  1. I can't wait for this collection to release in the UK. The two I want to get are In Full Swing and Claim To Flame.

    1. Hopefully you don't have to wait too long. It's a great collection!

  2. A usual with essie safe boring colors that have been done so many times...nothing original in any way I mean they are pretty colors I love the blue and orange but as far as exciting goes not so much oh well maybe next time..miss the beautiful flakie top coats and fun textures ....

    1. I think these days it's getting a little tricky to come out with something original. Or maybe I have just been around polish for way too many years. At the end of the day, I guess brands need to do what sells. But I agree. I miss flakie top coats and maybe some textures...