essie Resort Collection for 2013 Review, Swatches, Photos

essie resort collection 2013

Seriously. How can you look at that nearly neon coral (Come Here!) and not go nuts? It was the first thing I noticed when essie’s Resort 2013 Collection landed on my desk, and I’ve gazed at it many times since. Except for last week when I went to get a pedi, and I chose the gorgeous aqua-azure, In the Cab-ana instead. I mean, how is a girl supposed to choose when given such great options?

essie resort collection 1

I love that essie is stepping out of the box—continuing to take color risks, more and more with each new collection. Resort 2013 keeps on truckin’ in that direction. YAY, essie! All four of these shades are pretty playful, but they’re also really fresh colors in gorgeous, on-trend hues.

I have great news to report on the formula front: all four shades had a great flow, leveled nicely, and only required two coats for complete opacity. I never really question wear-time on an essie polish, because I’ve never had a problem with them in the past. I feel confident saying that these will wear well, provided you use a good base and top coat. Another product I highly recommend, essie’s Apricot Cuticle Oil. I actually have two bottles of it stashed at my house. One on my desk, and one on my bedside table. What can I say? I’m borderline obsessed with moisturized cuticles! If you use it at least once a day, you really should see an overall improvement in cuticle health. It’s one of the keys to a great looking mani!

Swatches & shade descriptions…

essie come here swatches

Come Here! — nearly neon coral creme

essie first timer swatches

First Timer — fresh spearmint green creme (applies darker than appears in bottle)

essie in the cabana swatches

In the Cab-ana — aqua-azure blue creme

essie under where swatches

Under Where? — wild orchid creme

What are your faves from the Resort 2013 Collection?

Like essie nail polish? See more essie swatches and reviews here.

Bottom Line…

While they’re ALL gorgeous, don’t miss Come Here!, First Timer, or In the Cab-ana! It’s so hard to pick a favorite here.

Price & Availability…

$8 each;,, fine salons, and mass retailers nationwide

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  • jpark0718

    Loveee it!!! Your nails and cuticles are looking mighty fabulous. I love em all but in order from most fav to least fav would be (Cabana, First Timer, Under Where, & Come here) I would love to own the set. Too bad I can’t find these beauties yet.

  • Amber

    Thanks, doll! I hope you can find them soon :)

  • Arielle

    You got some great swatches! I love all of them but I think my favorite is First Timer.

  • Amber

    Thank you! I appreciate you stopping by :)

  • Kristen / Glambunctious

    Ooh these look fab! In the Cab-ana has been catching my eye every time I pass it at my local CVS. I have a soft spot for blue polish! Great swatches. I must say, your cuticles are perfection! I’ve got some of the essie apricot cuticle oil but I rarely use it. That will change! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Thanks for the tip!

  • sarah

    Love, love, love “Come Here”! A fabulous neon-ish coral is always my go-to summer color. Any idea how it compares to OPI Monsooner or Later (my all time fave)?

  • Amber

    Thanks, doll! Get on that cuticle oil! Put it on in the AM, then right before bed before your hand cream ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Harris Cabrera

    I have them all! I particularly love In the Cab-ana, but they’re all going into pretty heavy rotation for me.

  • Olivia Frescura

    Love it! I just wore in the cab-ana!

  • Amber

    I have it on my toes!

  • Amber

    It’s hard to go wrong here!

  • Kristen / Glambunctious

    DONE! I unearthed it from my nail chambers and it’s sitting on my bedside table! :)

  • Amber

    Let me know how it goes!

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