Essie 2010 Summer Collection

I was only going to buy the green from this collection but I scored the entire collection on Ebay for a really great price. A few of them suprised me and I'm only "eh" about two of them. The formula was a bit thick but that is my experience with most Essie polishes. I needed at least three coats on all of them. They were a bit streaky on the first coat but things smoothed out with the second coat. Basically it is standard Essie formula from my stand point.

My opinion - the only stand outs in this collection are Pretty Edgy and Demure Vixen.

I do regret that I couldn't photograph these in the sun. Ah well.

Knockout Pout. Not much to say - it's pink and it dries to a satin. It's vibrant without being neon. It reminds me of Pepto Bismol.

Haute as Hello. A vibrant coral/pink/melon kind of color. Not a favorite color and looks really awful on me.

Vermillionaire. Wow. This one suprised me. It's a vibrant orange and I like it! So bright and juicy.

Miss Matched. I didn't think I was going to like this one but I do. Have I found a pastel that I like? I do believe I have! It's not stark at all. It's soft and light and lovely. Looks like it has a bit of pink and lavender in it. If you find pastels are stark, like me, you may want to check this out. I did need four coats on this though.

Demure Vixen. A light mauve that has a hint of coco which gives it a dusty look. There is subtle shimmer to this one. Another favorite.

You can see the shimmer here.

Pretty Edgy. Ah, the one I wanted! A glossy vibrant spring green. Yum! This reminds me of a 90's preppy green that Ralph Lauren would have put out in a polo or a green a golfer would wear.


jaljen June 4, 2010 at 1:27 PM

Vixen and Edgy for me. The others? Nah.

polishedlyrics June 4, 2010 at 1:54 PM

These are all so pretty, one of these days I'll get them.

Jo June 4, 2010 at 4:16 PM

I only really like the last two : /

Caitlin June 4, 2010 at 4:38 PM

I feel like I need Pretty Edgy and maybe Vermillionaire! They're both very pretty!

peripatetic33 June 4, 2010 at 6:09 PM

ah yes i is sold on yet another green

Jen June 4, 2010 at 6:33 PM

The only one that caught my eye from press releases was Demure Vixen, but I thought I could resist this collection! Now I'm having second thoughts T_T

jbrobeck June 5, 2010 at 12:47 AM

wow, you saved the best for last!!!

LB June 5, 2010 at 2:02 PM

When Essie does a green they do it well. Suprising since they are known for "safe" colors.

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