Officially launching on February 16, 2016, the Essie Spring 2016 Collection is full of beautiful colours that may take your mind off Old Man Winter!
In today’s post, you’ll find my quick-and-dirty swatches (i.e. no base or top coat) of all six colours and snapshots of the bottles.
I used two coats of each colour, and I was impressed with the pigmentation on every single one of these. Yes, even the palest shade was fully opaque!
The formula on all of these is smooth and easy to glide onto your nails. It’s one of Essie’s better creme formulas.
Stay tuned because I plan to wear some of the colours in the Essie Spring 2016 Collection as full manicures. After I do, you can expect to see my usual in-depth reviews with multiple swatch photos of each colour in different lighting conditions.
(Those are my favourite types of posts to prepare because I enjoy showing you all the nuances of a polish, how it wears, if it stains, etc. But I realize that many of you enjoy seeing the full collection in a snapshot, so this post is especially for those who have requested it.)
Now it’s time to whet your nail-polish appetite! 😉
The Essie Spring 2016 Collection includes six shades:
- High Class Affair
- Lounge Lover
- Sunshine State of Mind
- Off Tropic
- Pool Side Service
- Shades On
Essie Spring 2016 Collection Swatches & Bottle Shots
The below swatches all have two coats with no base or top coat. They were photographed in artificial lighting.
High Class Affair
Amorous blush nude
Pretty pink peach
Sunshine State of Mind
Blazing coral tangelo
Lush grove green
Pool Side Service
Refreshing cerulean blue
Mysterious deep violet
Below is the colour story, so you can learn what the inspiration was behind creating the Essie Spring 2016 Collection.
Essie Spring 2016 Collection Press Release
Spring Escape to the Sunshine State
Introducing the Essie Spring 2016 Collection
This season, the runways in New York, London, Milan and Paris are filled…with jets. That’s right, from Heathrow to JFK, fashionistas and discerning travelers are packing up and taking off to the same place: Florida. With so many luxurious destinations to choose from, Florida offers every shade of fun in paradise. When Spring arrives, it’s impossible to resist the call of the beach – you really only have two options: head to the Sunshine State or if you can’t get away, try to cultivate a sunshine state of mind.
Like the sun, fashion burns hotter in Florida. The six shades in Essie’s newest collection reflect the spirit of Spring in chic retreats like Palm Beach. Striking the perfect balance between fashion forward and retro-glamour, this collection is bold, bright and up for anything. Splurge on a luxe resort? Of course pool side service while you chat up the nearest lounge lover? Yes – that is definitely a do. It’s a high class affair and you’re on vacation, so live in the sun-drenched moment.
The Spring 2016 Collection will be available as of February 16, 2016 in salons, drugstores and other beauty destinations across Canada at a suggested retail price of $9.99.
Disclosure: All of the nail polishes in this post were provided by PR.
Which shade in the Essie Spring 2016 Collection are you interested in the most? Has the winter been mild where you are? (Where I am in Canada, this winter hasn’t been too bad. We’re having a mild winter compared to previous years. While I’m thankful for that, I still am looking forward to the spring!)