Essie Nail Polish Summer '13 Collection | Review

 (L-R) Full Steam Ahead, Sunday Funday, The Girls Are Out, Rock The Boat (blue), The More The Merrier (green) and Naughty Nautical.* 

I was lucky enough to be sent out Essie's Summer collection recently and as quite a new fan of the brand, I was more than excited to try them! I purchased my first Essie polish around 3 months ago and have nearly used it all up already (see what it is here)! I was quite wary before purchasing it, in all honestly - I kept wondering were the polishes worth the €9.99? I was pleasantly surprised with the results and purchased more polishes from the brand. The majority of the polishes from the Summer collection are worth the money, after many wears and experimenting.
'More The Merrier' (green) and 'Sunday Funday' (coral) are the longest-lasting from the bunch, with only minor chipping happening on the nails after day two. The other polishes are hit and miss, depending on what you're doing; I work with my hands constantly in work, so chipping nail polish is a common occurrence! Like most Essie polishes, the colour becomes opaque after 2-3 coats. I recommend applying 3, with a base and top coat to get the most out of the them.
Overall, I think the collection is fantastic. I appreciate a nail brand venturing outside of the generic Spring/ Summer shade ranges and introducing more daring colours - 'The More The Merrier', I'm looking at you! Essie nail polishes are available from selected pharmacies nationwide - I personally buy mine from McCabes Pharmacy in Dundrum Town Centre.

Are you a fan of Essie polishes? What shade is your favourite?


  1. The colours are soo cute! I want them all :)
    Jessica xx

  2. These look so perfect for summer! I love the naughty nautical best I think xo

  3. Those nail polishes look fab! I have only tried 2-3 shades of Essie but I am really impressed with the quality, it lasts ages! x


  4. I adore Essie nail polishes! They apply so lovely and last ages on my nails. I'd say my favourite shades are Bikini So Teeny, Mint Candy Apple, Bordeaux and Neo Whimsical. I loving the colours from this summer collection too. My favourite is definitely Full Steam Ahead!


  5. I love Full Steam Ahead, such a beautiful colour! xxx

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD 

  6. Oh lord, The More The Merrier is the perfect shade - absolutely love it! : )


  7. i love 'rock the boat'


  8. Recently, I tried my first Essie nail polish. It's called In The Cab-Ana and it's absolutely beautiful!

  9. That purple is just completely stunning, but I really want Sunday Funday mostly because of the name
    Fashion and Happy Things

  10. I haven't tried any Essie polishes yet but they sound amazing & 'Rock the boat' is definitely on my list! Lovely post!
    Rachael x
    Rachaeleeno | Beauty, Fashion & Thoughts

  11. Love Essie, I have Fiji & Sexy Divide and I just ordered Leading Lady, that lime one looks gorgeous.

  12. weirdly, my favourite is the green one! not a colour i'd usually go for - but it's kind of cool! :)

  13. gorgeous colours! love the blues xx

  14. One of my favorite is Fidji :) xx


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