Essie Resort 2015 is available in the US at places like Ulta.com right now. Here in Canada, unless you're gonna order online from NailPolishCanada.com (yep, they gottit), we’ve gotta wait a bit. BUT, that doesn’t mean we can’t take a look at what we’ll be waiting for, right?
essie resort 2015 swatches
Above: Essie Time for Me Time. It’s a pretty pearly shimmery kinda sheer thingy that only really flashes pink or shows the shimmer in direct sunlight. Otherwise she’s just a nudey-beige-toned pinkish sheer .That’s two coats I’ve got on there. I stopped at two thinking that three would just look thicker and would still show visible nail lines. I think sheer with this one is really the way to go.
Above: Essie Cocoa Karma. I like this nutty shade of creamy hazelnut (Essie is calling it "molten milk chocolate"). The consistency of this polish is stupendous. In two easy coats, that’s what you’ll get. The level is great, the shine is great, and really, what’s not to like? I mean it’s not a groundbreaking shade or anything but if you don’t have a shade like this, Cocoa Karma is an excellent choice.
Above: Essie Stones n’ Roses. I’ma say this only one time. I like this colour and I didn’t expect to at all. Me ‘n peachy-pink corals just don’t go well together but looking at this, I can’t help diggin’ it. I think it’s the old school-ness of it maybe. And how many coats? Two. I used a little more on my brush than I’m used to in order to entice it to level. It did, but I didn’t get my usual good, clean lines around the cuticle. Maybe I shoulda done three thinner coats, huh?
Above: Essie Suite Retreat. Oooooh! Aaaaah! This is The Shade that makes this collection. It’s purdy and purple and also blue. Depending on what kinda lighting situation you find yourself in, it might be that you’ll look down and it’ll lean way more blue or it’ll be what I’m showing you there. I don’t care what kind of light it’s in, I still think it’s purdy. Oh – and the best part? OCW!!!! Yes, friends, a One-Coat Wonder. With exactly the right amount on your brush, you too can do it in one. If you can’t, no biggie, do it in two -- this here shade is worth wearin’.
For your further edification, by reader request, a couple a photos of the sticks I have littered all over The Salon. If you have things in mind, holla and if I have the sticks, I'll take the pics!
That’s pretty much all I have to say about Essie Resort 2015. Another year, another four nice but somewhat uninspired shades. Don’t get me wrong though: the polishes themselves are fetching to sport and the formulas are really just swell. I'll repeat myself here and say that whatever Essie is doing in terms of formula is wicked good. And I’m always ready to break away from winter with Essie’s Spring any-year offerings. It's just that this year, I’ma pick Essie Spring 2015 waaaay over Resort.
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