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! * LolaStar Hearts | UK Beauty and Lifestyle Blog * !: Review: Essie Summer 2012 Collection

Monday, September 17, 2012

Review: Essie Summer 2012 Collection

Essie is a brand that’s contantly floating around the blogosphere, and with good reason as the polishes are amazing. Today I’m reviewing the Essie Summer 2012 Collection* from John & Ginger.

I won’t bore you too much with writing, here are the swatches.

The polishes all apply really well, but I found that three coats were needed for all opacity – although that seems like the norm for Essie.

Off The Shoulder looked very pastel-y in the bottle, but with three coats I found it was more of a bubblegum pink. Fear or Desire is almost like a jelly and I really liked that! Bikini So Teeny is slightly iridescent but you can only tell if you pretty much put your finger in your eye! Mojito madness is probably my least favourite out the set, I just find it too green – I was hoping it’d be lighter and more of a pastel green.

All of the colours were very glossy, which is such a bonus. I’m a shellac kind of girl and part of the shellac appeal is the high shine, but the Essie polishes surprised me and matched the shine – even without a topcoat.

I applied the polish over shellac so that probably warped how long it lasted, but generally speaking Essie polishes last 3-5 days without chips/tip-wear if applied with a base & topcoat.

Bottom line: Very impressed. Even with three coats they all dried really quickly – something I find very important when it comes to nail varnishes, as I’m so impatient!

What are your favourite Essie polishes?

The Essie Summer 2012 Collection is available from the John & Ginger website, priced at £9.95/each.

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At September 17, 2012 at 11:44 AM , Anonymous treat_party said...

They all look so lovely on you, especially the blue and orange :)
I am yet to try a new Essie polish, every time I go to get one I can't decide on a colour! xx

At September 17, 2012 at 2:42 PM , Anonymous Jade said...

Oh wow the green is the one I like the best! I Love essie, great post :)

At September 17, 2012 at 3:59 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

These look sooo cute. I need to invest in some Essie polishes :)

At September 17, 2012 at 9:51 PM , Anonymous Lola Omokorede said...

Haha really? I'm torn between Fear or Desire & Off The Shoulder. :) x

At September 17, 2012 at 9:53 PM , Anonymous Lola Omokorede said...

Aww thanks lovely. The orange one is so vibrant, I love it!
You should definitely try some, they're really great polishes and they dry so quickly!x

At September 18, 2012 at 4:10 AM , Anonymous Roz Esparza said...

I love Essie Polishes. Off the shoulder is my fave!!

At September 19, 2012 at 6:18 AM , Anonymous Kat said...

Pretty! I looove Mojito Madness! It's sooo cool.


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