We received the Essie Summer 2013 collection all the way back in March. It was so bright & shimmery – 6 shades that we’ve never seen paired together in a Summer collection before. We had to sit & wait to share with you guys…it was killing us!

“Inspired by breezy chiffon cover-ups and cashmere pastel evening looks, these six shades make the perfect wardrobe for any journey. There’s nothing more calming than a cruise to paradise. It completely rejuvenates mind, body and soul.”

There are 5 shimmer shades & 1 creme shade in the collection. 5 of the 6 polishes had the same consistency – a medium coverage base infused with glass-speckled shimmer.

Naughty Nautical – It’s been awhile since we’ve been head-over-heels for a turquoise shade, but we are in love. The marine blue-green mixed with shimmer is just what our nails need for the summer – not too bright, not too dark, with a little something extra! We used 2 coats for the pictures below.IMG_1288IMG_1292

The Girls Are Out – Inspired by peonies (our fav. flower!) this fuchsia sparkle polish was our favourite of the collection. We needed 2 coats for full coverage. This polish had a more jelly-like formula, which worked great with the micro silver specs. 3 coats needed for full coverage.IMG_1280IMG_1287

Sunday Funday – We can’t get enough coral! This tangerine/coral shimmer polish is perfect for those in search of an essential summer shade. This is exactly what we think of when we think summer! We used 3 coats for the pictures below for full coverage.IMG_1267IMG_1270

The More The Merrier – This juicy lime green shade is the only creme polish of the collection. Definitely a colour for the adventurous type or anyone looking for something a little different this summer. 2 coats pictured below.IMG_1275IMG_1279

Full Steam Ahead – A soft pearlescent lilac polish, this is the safe colour of the collection – the one you know everyone will like! Lilacs are in full bloom right now & this polish would make a perfect pairing. We used 3 coats for full coverage.IMG_1253IMG_1256

Rock The Boat – A shimmering french/cornflower blue polish had a slight grey undertone. We needed 3 coats for full coverage.IMG_1266 IMG_1263

The Essie Summer collection will be available in June. Essie nail polish can be purchased at Shopper’s Drug Mart, Walmart & other Essie retailers for $12.00 CAD.

These product(s) were sent to us for review, please read our disclosure policy for more information.

9 Responses to “SWATCH REVIEW: ESSIE SUMMER 2013”
  1. Grace says:

    They’re bright and beautiful for summer! My favorite has to be the Nuaghty Nautical. I’ve been looking for a color like that and just wasn’t satisfied with the ones I’ve found so far. This one looks perfect.

  2. These are beautiful. Naughty Nautical, Sunday Funday, and The More The Merrier are my favorites. I might NEED these. Thanks for the beautiful swatches. I always look forward to your posts.

  3. Mirela says:

    Lovely Swatches! I need Sunday Funday, Naughty Nautical und The Girls Are Out ❤

  4. Kara says:

    Pretty swatches! I like Naughty Nautical and The Girls Are Out!

  5. yenotek says:

    great shades and perfect swatches 🙂

  6. cassietag says:

    $12?! Most places in the GTA sell Essie for $8.95!

  7. Shayna says:

    I love this collection, however, found that a few shades were heavily dupe-able. My faves are The More the Merrier, Naughty Nautical, and The Girls Are Out. I found Rock The Boat so similar to Bikini So Teeny (which is the one I prefer out of the two).

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