Essie Prêt a Surfer*

Essie Pret a Surfer

To say that the weather has been could for the past couple of weeks is something of an understatement. The sun has hardly peeked out, and as a result, I’ve been at something of a quandary about what colour to choose for my pedicures. I feel like black is a bit dull considering we’re in the middle of July, and my usual bright reds and pinks just feel a little tired. Essie’s new Pret-a-Surfer shade, though feels incredibly fresh to wear.

Essie Pret a Surfer 1

Described as ‘marine blue,’ Pret-a-Surfer is a stunning creamy shade which veers from almost denim to milky depending on the light. The application of the polish was perfect – almost opaque in one coat, and completely in two. The colour applied evenly, and it dried to a glossy finish – everything you could ask for in a summer polish!Essie Pret a Surfer swatch

Essie Prêt a Surfer is priced at £7.99 and is available here (UK) and here (US)

Essie Saltwater Happy*

Essie Saltwater Happy

I’m slowly but surely making my way through Essie’s summer 2015 collection, and I have to say, every single shade is a winner! My latest colour-crush is Saltwater Happy, a stunning blue creme polish which just sparks images of miles of ocean and is begging to be worn on the beach!

Essie Saltwater Happy 1

Described as a sugar sweet atlantic blue, Saltwater Happy is a stunning cool toned periwinkle which has slight lilac or grey undertones depending upon the light. I was pleasantly surprised with the formula, which applied smoothly and evenly, and was completely opaque in two coats.

Essie Saltwater Happy Swatch

I finished off my manicure with a slick of topcoat, and I’ve been good to go for the past 2 days without a chip. I’m in love with the chambray blue colour as it just feels so fresh and clean!

Essie’s Saltwater Happy is priced at £7.99 and is available in-store at Boots now and here for US readers!

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