Today I have my top picks from Essie for the spring and summer months. This year I’m gravitating towards more whites, pastels and grey. Usually when you think spring you think pastel, Easter egg shades and brighter vibrant colors for summer.
I decided to cover Essie today because I think it’s so easy for everyone to find now ever since they released the “drugstore” version. Even though some of Essie’s formula is hit or miss, I still find that this is one of my favorite brands. Mostly for their color selection.
This is a perfect year round shade. Very soft, gives hands a clean polished look. Perfect for more conservative workplaces. This is also a good transition color if you’re interested in trying out white nail polish but you’re afraid of having that “white out” look. (I’ll cover my favorite whites & off-white alternatives in another post). The completed look gives you a jelly finish, opaque in 3-4 coats.
This is a white base pink, very barbie/bubblegum pink. I think this is a staple for any pink-loving girl. Overall pinks are very easy to wear and there are so many shades to choose from. I recommend working in thinner layers with this polish as it can be a little bit runny. 3 coats needed.
3. Mint Apple Candy
Everyone talks about this shade. Although it’s strange, I’ve seen more “blue-r” variations of this bottle. This is more of a fun spring & summer shade.
Opaque in 2 coats.
4. Bikini so Teeny
What a cute name. I’m quite a sucker for blue polishes. I find that it really flatters my skin tone. This blue appears like a creme but upon closer inspection you get micro sized silver flecks. This polish felt a little thicker and it can be a little bit streaky within the first few coats. 3 coats needed here.
5. Petal Pushers
This one is a great dupe for Dior’s Junon. They’re both very similar; with this one being a tad bit lighter. Although I think this shade is more ideal for fall and spring, I think it’s refreshing to see in the warmer months. 2 coats.
If you’re curious what’s on my nails in the pictures above, I’m wearing OPI’s Alpine Snow. Here are the swatches below.