essie Spring 2013 Collection Review, Photos, Swatches

essie spring 2013 collection

essie spring 2013—a fashionable itinerary…

This season, essie brings us a collection of six new nail polish shades inspired by some of the most fashionable destinations in the world. From Tokyo to Rio, each shade represents some pretty swanky shopping destinations. Who doesn’t love shopping? I don’t know about you, but I can always use a little retail therapy!

Speaking of shopping—did you hear about the former Park Avenue princess that once flew to Paris just to pick up a hard-to-find Chanel polish? Crazy, right? Sheesh!

Madison Ave-Hue, Go Gina, Avenue Maintain, Bond With Whomever, Maximillian Strasse Her, Hip-Anema

Let’s check out the swatches…

Avenue Maintain — Parisian blue creme

Hip-Anema — poppy-bright red orange creme

Go Ginza — soft cherry blossom lavender-pink creme

Maximillian Strasse Her — cool grey-green creme

Bond With Whomever — posh London lilac creme

Madison Ave-Hue — chic upper east side pink (fuchsia) with slight silver shimmer

Each shade gave opaque coverage in two coats, and the flow was pretty consistent. The one shade that seemed a little thicker was Go Ginza. For some reason, I seem to find that a lot of very pale pastels have a different viscosity than other shades. Maybe it’s just my imagination, but it’s something I personally often encounter. I know a few of these shades are pretty dupable, but they’re still pretty nonetheless.

Of special note, Madison Ave-Hue is actually much prettier in-person than how it photographed in my opinion. The slight shimmer makes it a little different, since the rest of the collection are cremes.

Spy any shades from the essie spring 2013 collection that you want to make your own?

Price & Availability…

About $8 each—Target, CVS/Pharmacy, professional salons

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  • Carmen Santoro

    ESSIE spring collection is absolutely. Going to Targets to find this line up. Thanks again for these beautiful swatches. You do such a wonderful job of showing the true colors. Also, thanks on the heads up on Madison Ave Hue…I prefer cremes over all others. Have a fantastic day.

  • cindioverstreet

    They are all so pretty, but definitely the blue Avenue Maintain and the pink creme Madison Ave Hue are coming home with me! They are all so pretty though, and that gray Maximillian Strass Her and that lilac Bond with Whomever are on my wish list too. Your swatches make me want them all!

  • Emi at Project Swatch

    Oh I LOVE Maximillion Strasse Her – so gorgeous! *adds to wishlist*

  • Amber

    Thank you so much! It’s my pleasure :)

  • Amber

    Great choice!

  • Amber

    All very good choices! Thanks for stopping by!

  • Yelena Rivera

    how do u get your nails shaped so nicely? and is that oil around your cuticles to keep the polish off?

  • The Nail Files

    LOVE Avenue Maintain!

  • myselfrickey

    Excelent collection

  • Amber

    Thanks for your question, Yelena! I’d like to say I do something special, but really it’s just practice and a good nail file and buffer. I use cuticle oil while I’m doing swatches because so many polish changes in a row makes my skin super dry! I’d rather you guys see cuticle oil. It’s true though, you can use cuticle oil around that area before painting, when you wipe it off it makes any clean up easier!

  • Olivia Frescura

    Gorgeous collection!

  • ania

    love the colours <3