I’m easily lured in by a great jewel tone, and lucky for me—essie’s Resort Collection for 2012 has two of them! I know we’ve covered a lot of nail polish in the past week, and I sincerely apologize if it seems like this is becoming a polish-only blog and is of no interest to you. There have just been so many new releases to show you lately, it’s been kind of hard to space them out! This collection was launched last month, so I wanted to make sure you had a chance to check out out if you haven’t already. Let’s go!
Comprised of four shades, Resort for 2012 combines the luxe looks of pale shimmer with rich jewel tones. These really are two vastly contrasting concepts, but somehow, I think essie pulls it off here.
Sure Shot is a medium magenta glimmer with a little bit of fuchsia flash. It’s truly stunning in-person, make sure you check it out if you don’t already have a similar shade.
See swatches and details…
No More Film
No More Film is a deep violet creme that borderlines on an inky blue. I think it actually looks more violet in-person than in the photo. If you’ve seen this or own it, can you confirm that? It’s so funny how we all perceive color!
Pink-a-Boo is a pale, milky pink with opalescent micro-glitter. The finish is actually quite sheer, but didn’t look right after two coats (in my very humble opinion), so you’ll see the swatches are with three coats instead. There weren’t any major application issues, but it will have some slight balding (like most pale shades) if you press the brush down too hard when swiping it across your nail.
She’s Picture Perfect
She’s Picture Perfect is an iridescent lilac with an opaque base. Of the bunch, I felt this one had the most consistent flow. It leveled out very nicely and was easy to work with!
Will you pick up any of these new essie shades? Tell us!
Price & Availability…
$8 each, in salons and beauty destinations nationwide