I've made no secret of my love of nail polish. I'm a frequent visitor to Makeup Alley's Nailboard, and I'm afraid to mention the size of my own polish collection! For me, Essie has great nostalgia, I bought my first "salon" polish in college, it was Essie's Ballet Slippers.
To this day Essie is one of my favorite polish brands. They have great wear (I get 6-7 days from an Essie mani, despite my work in a hospital), and their light shades can't be beat! Many of my all time favorite bright and dark shades are also from Essie, including Wicked, Swing Velvet, Watermelon and Plumberry.
This spring, Essie's In the Mood collection is a great range of light shades, but a tad "darker" than their norm. I especially love Secret Affair, the slight shimmer and pink tone to this one promise to make it just as beloved as Jackie Oh My!
I wanted to swatch these on my own nails, but I'm so stained from months of vampy shades that I wasn't able to do the colors justice! You'll have to be content with these nail wheel swatches for now.
"The New Neutral: A little gray, a little pink, a lot of style"
"An opalescent taupe with a blink of pink"
"A fun, alluring pop of sheer lavender"
"A flirty pink, very light yet slightly bright"
"An innocent sheer pale pink"
"A soft, sheer gray with a very subtle hint of glimmer"
In the Mood will be available February 1st.