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!

Essie Sunset Sneaks*

Essie Sunset Sneaks 1

When it comes to colours I turn to almost exclusively in the summer, coral definitely tops the list. There’s something so flattering about the shade that just looks on point with a tan, and my new favourite might just be Essie’s newest – Sunset Sneaks.

Essie Sunset Sneaks

The shade looks like it leans slightly more to red when in the bottle, but once applied, Sunset Sneaks is a stunning pink toned coral. Application was an absolute breeze – I needed two thin coats for full opacity, and it applied evenly without streaking or bubbling.

Essie Sunset Sneaks Swatch

I’ve been sporting Sunset Sneaks as my pedicure colour choice for the past few days, and it’s absolutely gorgeous to look at! The wear-time has been great too! I’m 3 days in without a hint of a chip or tip wear, and the colour is as bright and glossy as when I applied it!

Essie’s Sunset Sneaks will be available soon priced at £7.99 and is available here for US

Essie Chillato*

Essie Chillato

I think Essie’s new Chillato nail polish might have been the shade I was most excited to try out from the new summer ’15 collection. I own exactly zero lemon or limey green polishes, and considering how gorgeous and fresh it looked in the bottle, I couldn’t wait to give it go!

Essie Chillato 1

Described as a ‘frozen cream pistachio’ Chillato is the most stunning not-quite-pastel-not-quite-neon lime green I think I’ve come across. For even and opaque coverage, I needed two coats, but the polish was easy to work with, and dry to a smooth finish. I would definitely recommend a top coat so that it’s as shiny as possible. The wear time for Chillato was great – I got three days of chip free wear with it until I changed my colours.

Essie Chillato Swatch

I’m absolutely in love with the shade! It feels so fresh and different to wear, and I can’t tell you how many people have stopped to ask me what colour it is! It’s the perfect summer colour for so many reasons, primarily just because it’s so pretty! I think this will look awesome when worn with a tan, and it even made my paper white skin look a little darker when I wore it!

Essie’s Chillato will be priced at £7.99 and will be released soon and is available here in the US.

Essie Private Weekend*

Essie Private Weekend

Essie’s new 2015 Summer Collection is absolutely gorgeous – it’s full of beach ready shades that made me literally squeal when I opened the packet! I thought I’d start off with showing you Private Weekend – described as a ‘bright, crisp white’ it’s a shade which is just perfect to wear with a tan.

Essie Private Weekend 1

I’ve been dying to try out a white polish, and thankfully Private Weekend didn’t disappoint! In the bottle, you can see white micro shimmers, I couldn’t really notice them once the polish was applied, instead it looked like a bright white, and it was gorgeous!

Essie A Private Weekend Swatch

Application for Private Weekend was surprisingly hassle-free! I needed two coats to even everything out once I applied my base coat, and a top coat was definitely needed since the shade dried to an almost rubbery looking finish. Wear time was great – I got three days of chip free wear, and the only reason I took the polish off was because I was desperate to try one of the other colours!

Essie Private Weekend will be launching soon and will cost £7.99 US readers can find it here

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