Sunday, June 09, 2013

Essie Summer 2013 Naughty Nautical Collection Swatches & Review

Sunday, June 09, 2013

Hi everyone!

Today, I have swatches of the Naughty Nautical Summer 2013 Collection from Essie.  I am so happy that the majority of these have visible shimmer in them, and it's a beautiful glass fleck shimmer which excites me even more!  The formula varies from each polish, so I will describe them as I go.

Sunday Funday is a perfect coral crelly (creme / jelly) with silver glass fleck shimmer.  I used two coats, plus topcoat for the photos, and it was really lovely to apply.  This is definitely one of my favorites in this collection, and will be a staple pedi color this summer!

Naughty Nautical is an amazing teal crelly with silver glass fleck shimmer.  It leans more green than blue, and has a perfect application in two coats.  I know I have nothing else like it in my collection, and it is my favorite in this collection by far!  This is a must have if you love a good teal polish.

Full Steam Ahead is a soft lilac crelly with silver glass fleck shimmer.  It leans quite pink on me, even though it doesn't look like it would in the bottle.  This polish is very thin, and needs three coats to be opaque.  It was a little patchy, but the color is just so pretty that the end result is worth it.


The Girls Are Out is a fuchsia berry crelly with silver glass fleck shimmer.  Another favorite of mine (the photo at the beginning is more true to color than the one below).  It has a perfect two coat application, and I am still wearing it as I type this because it's just gorgeous.

The More the Merrier is a bright chartreuse - lime creme.  This is the only polish in the collection without shimmer or the same lovely crelly formula.  It is a touch streaky, especially on the first coat, but I only ended up using two coats for the photos, and top coat definitely helped even it out.  I love that Essie released such a fun color like this for summer!


Rock the Boat is a pale blue crelly with silver glass fleck shimmer.  This one, like Full Steam Ahead, is very sheer and needed three coats to be opaque.  It is a very pretty shade of blue, and the shimmer is much more visible in person.

Overall, I really love this collection.  The colors are so pretty and fresh for summer, and I feel like I will be wearing them a lot over the next few months.

What do you think of Essie's Summer 2013 collection?


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