Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Essie Resort Collection 2010

Essie did it! Finally a collection that is breathtaking and it doesn't include sheer pinks or nudes.
I got this mini's for review from Čarodejka online store. Thank you so much, Katja! =)

So, let's see the beauties lined up. Gorgeous!


Let's see the swatches first.

Playa Del Platinum


Splash of Grenadine


Turquoise & Caicos


Lapis of Luxury


I have to admit, I never was a huge Essie fan. I only bought their Sexy Divide polish so far and I also got Mint Candy Apple in a RAOK. I loved those two and I was really excited to try their new Resort collection.

At first I was kind of disappointed. The first layer was really watery and sheer. I had to apply 4 coats (with every shade) to get the desired opacity. But the color! Oh, the color. Every single shade is gorgeous and totally worth applying 4 coats. At least until you find a dupe that is more opaque. XD

All in all, I really like this collection. The formula could be better, but it could also be worse. If you like the colors as much as I do, go get 'em. =)

I can't pick my favorite, but I like Lapis of Luxury very much. Maybe it's because I don't own anything like it (maybe Orly Snowcone would be similar)... Anyway, it deserves to get a few more photos.


What do you think about Essie and Resort collection?

Thanks for looking!

23 comments:

  1. I love Playa Del Platinum and Turquoise & Caicos!

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  2. you-nailed-it.blogspot.comMay 18, 2010 at 8:49 PM

    i love the first one!
    i have a give away on my blog
    everyone can enter! =D
    xx

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  3. Ooo super swatchi! Meni je najlepši Turquoise & Caicos! <3<3<3

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  4. They are all so pretty! I like the turquoise one the best! Your nails are getting soooo long too!

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  5. I wasn't really excited about these colors at first sight, but now I see swatches, I must admit they are great ! They are all gorgeous on you, but my faves are Grenadine and Turquoise ^^

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  6. I love this collection! These look gorgeous on you!

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  7. Ooooo, prečudoviti so! Komaj čakam, da jih dobim!

    Čeprav na tvojih nohtih itak vsak lak izgleda božansko. :)

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  8. Sadly I like only Turquoise & Caicos, and even so i'm not sure if i will buy it. Surprisingly I like Playa Del Platinum too, but since it's really not my "usual" colour, looking amazing on your nails could be the reason that i like it. ;)

    I was hoping this collection will be the first by Essie that will take my breath away, sadly, that didn't happen. Again. I love a few colours made by Essie, but in general they are too "safe" for me, maybe a bit boring sometimes.

    Great blog, btw, my compliments. :) And perfect nails, love the shape and the lenght. :)

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  9. I knew you'd pick lapis as your favorite. Turquoise was my fave, though I opted out of the pink and the grey...

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  10. It's such a beautiful collection! All of theml look just lovely on you :)

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  11. ooohhh turqouise is pretty, but theu all look great on you!

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  12. They all look so beautiful on you! Essie isn't my favorite polish, exactly because of the application issues, plus the price, so I won't be picking these up.

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  13. I love all those colours! :D

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  14. pkbcrafter@googlemail.comMay 19, 2010 at 9:19 AM

    Lovely colours indeed. I like them all on your nails. My kind of colours. I don't own essie, maybe now is the time to do so??? She thinks. TFS hun. x

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  15. great colours, but 4 cota, really? that's a huge turn-off for me. I meant to buy them on eBay but now I'm definitely not getting them. thanks for saving me some money! =)

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  16. I love all of them! The shades are just gorgeous, but 4 coats is just too much for me. (I guess.) I'm even too lazy to apply three coats...

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  17. i love the lapis too its stunning

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  18. www.dailypolish.comMay 20, 2010 at 11:51 AM

    i love essie, you should try arbua blue, alligator purse, chinchilly and wrapped in rubies (a really pretty red/gold). they have a lot of blah soft pink shades but a surprising amount of gems amongst the blah!

    i most want to try turks and caicos out of this but i'm nervous. anything mint or pastel tends to give me lobster hands, is it a true turquoise?

    xo
    sara

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  19. Hiya

    I have just bought this collection as well and done a mini swatch on my blog (yours is much better i have to say lol). I agree with everything you say about the coverage. I got away with 3 coats but I only did one finger or each. Funny I also have Sexy Divide, must have similar taste hehe
    http://tracymiaminpa.blogspot.com/

    t x

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  20. Lapis Of Luxury is the nail polish Rihanna was wearing in What's my Name video! Love it ^^

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