Essie Summer 2012 Collection

With a new season comes a new Essie collection… I’ve had these for a couple of months now, and I’ve had to pack them away until a more appropriate date before I show them. Because while it might have been summer in the Northern hemisphere, but I see no use in flaunting a collection in July that will only be on shelves in October. So now, finally, here is the Essie Summer 2012 collection:

Essie 2012 Summer collection
FLTR: Fear or Desire, Off the Shoulder, Cascade Cool, Bikini so Teeny, All Tied Up, Mojito Madness

I received a very interesting-feeling parcel, but because I’d heard a couple of beauties whine about sand in their keyboards and cellphones the previous day, I knew EXACTLY what it was as soon as I felt the weight so I safely opened it on the kitchen counter.  Hazard or not, I think it was a brilliant way to present a summer collection, and I hope the winter collection arrives in a tin of hot chocolate powder 😉

Three Essie nail polishes, buried in sea sand… Love it!

But on to the colours. As you can see from the first pic, they’re seriasly on trend. In fact, this is the highest ratio of colours I’ve liked in one collection in a v long time – I’d wear 5 of those, it’s just the bronze/brown one I’m not feeling. I received three of them, and here’s what they look like:

Cascade Cool, Mojito Madness, Fear or Desire from the Essie 2012 Summer collection
A swatch of Cascade cool from the Essie 2012 Summer collection
Swatched: Cascade Cool from the Essie 2012 Summer collection. A definite cool girly pink, it got me a surprising number of compliments. My mom even noticed it via an animatied skype convo.
Mojito Madness is a perfect mint green, and Fear or Desire is a bright true orange. It looked very lumo in the bottle, but I liked the way it came out after two coats.

The Essie Summer Collection will be in selected salons, spas and retail stores from 1 October, and are sold at a RRP of R100 each.

C xx


1 Comment

  1. Oct 4, 2012 / 10:20 AM

    I am in love with Essie polishes. I have all of them :-/ My favorites being Cascade Cool, Fear or Desire and Bikini so Teeny

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