Monday 31 January 2011

NOTD - Essie 2010 Summer Collection Swatches

Here are some NOTDs with 4 mini polishes from Essie's Summer Collection 2010. I'd got these as a Christmas present, and although its not quite the season for bright polishes, I really find the bright colours cheer me up on these dismal winter days. I'm still relatively new to Essie Polishes, but I am absolutely hooked, these colours apply brilliantly take 2/3 coats to reach opacity and are very hard wearing! :D The two neonesque colours (Knockout Pout and Haute As Hello) dry slightly matte, but that can be solved with a top coat :D. So here are some swatches :D

Demure Vixen
Demure Vixen is a gorgeous mauve/dusky pink shade with hints of pearlescent shimmer scattered throughout. The shimmer really makes this polish, it is quite a subtle effect, but absolutely gorgeous when it catches the light, this is 3 coats. 

Haute As Hello
Haute as Hello, is almost a neon pastel colour, it's quite a coral-like creme colour, would probably look amazing with a tan, this was 3 coats.

 Knockout Pout
Knockout Pout applies a lot darker than it looks initially in the bottle, similar to Haute as Hello, this one also has that neon pastel quality, and is a very summery pink creme. Opaque in 2/3 coats.

 Pretty Edgy
Pretty Edgy, was a nightmare to photograph, my camera kept making this one look a lot more grass green and not quite as "minty" as it really is, the last photo without the flash is probably the most true to colour shot. It is however a brilliant jade like green, with a hint of blue undertones giving it that minty edge, actually reminds me a little of Jade is The New Black by OPI, but I don't think it's an exact dupe.

As hard as it is to pick a fave, I think Demure Vixen just inches it into the lead from this collection, something about the unique shimmer embedded, in what would be a boring dusky pink/mauve shade, simply stunning :D

Well those colours have definitely made me feel a good deal more summery :D Can't wait to see all the summer collections coming this year!

1 comment:

  1. My fave is Pretty Edgy :D /green, hehe/
    And yea, the colours ARE summery :))