It’s minus cold outside a-freakin'-gain, so for a little warm up how about a good look at the Essie Resort 2014 collection that launches in February 2014? Yes, we’re a little bit ahead of the release but a peek at the first Essie Resort Fling swatches (and comparison swatches) gives us something to look forward to, right? Let’s get on that right now!
essie resort 2014: resort fling
Essie Find Me An Oasis It’s my favourite shade from the Essie Resort 2014 collection but it’s also my least favourite polish. Anything with this much white in it is always a nightmare to apply. You’ll find successive coats tend to drag up the coat underneath so you’ll more than likely end up doing 3 or 4 coats to get an even finish (I had to do four to get to what I’ve shown you here).
After painting each nail, I stick the brush back in the bottle, close it up, and give it a shake to evenly distribute the polish on the brush for the next coat. It’s a challenge to apply but the colour reward is an absolutely beautiful ice blue.
Essie Resort Fling It’s peachy in an orangey-corally sort of way as opposed to peachy in salmony sort of way. I almost want to call it a pastel but it’s really more of a crème coral.
The polish itself is fairly translucent so you’ll need 3 good coats to get the kind of opacity I’ve shown. It makes me wish for summer. Or a resort. And maybe even a fling.
Essie Cocktails & Coco Essie calls this “subtle, shimmering warm sand,” and it is. It’s not the best kind of beige for my skin-tone but I can’t help liking it.
It’s probably on account of that nearly invisible shimmer – it brings a level of warmth to this neutral that otherwise wouldn’t be there.
Essie Cocktails & Coco comparison swatches. See how that the Cocktails and Coco looks a little more golden than the others? It’s a touch warmer than your average beige, right? I’m not just seeing things?
Essie Under the Twilight (or as my label says, Under the Twlight) Ha! I did a double take when I saw my label – thought maybe I hadda clean my glasses but nope – that’s what mine says!
Essie Under the Twilight comparison swatches.
Okay back to Essie Under the Twilight. This polish goes on the best out of all four. Maybe it’s because I’m generally more careful with darker shades or maybe it’s because it’s not loaded with white that I found it incredibly easy to apply. If not for the little fuzzy I got stuck in it on my middle finger (if you have a keen eye, you can prolly spot it), I could actually have done this in one generous coat. That’s right, OCW!!!*
I do love a blackened purple and this dark crème plum is no exception. I love it even more when I bring out my new best friend for a little playdate…
Essie Under the Twilight + Dior Perlé 187 Cue super-intelligent Oooooh/Aaaah noises, please.
So, feeling like you gotta Resort to Essie in 2014? (Yes, terrible pun. Really bad, I know). Anything in the Resort Fling set going on your Wannit List?
Word is the Essie Resort 2014 international launch date is set anywhere from February 1, 2014 thru March 2014.
Essie Spring 2014 will follow soon after, natch.
Manis ’n photos by Karen Falcon (she now knows potato chips and typing do NOT go well together) ©2013 BEAUTYGEEKS/imabeautygeek.com. *OCW!!! = one coat wonder.