I was only planning to get a couple of Essie polishes from their Summer 2013 collection, but Cut & Blow had them on sale so I ended up buying the whole set (I have no self control at all but at least they were on sale :P)!!
In case you don’t know, Cut & Blow (this is a referral link) is a flash sale site kind of like HauteLook, but for hair and beauty products. This was my first time buying from them, I had no issues with the transaction and shipping was really fast.
Anyway, I swatched all six polishes so let’s see some pictures!
Rock The Boat
Pale blue with silver shimmer, the shimmer is more like tiny flakes. I needed two to three coats.
Full Steam Ahead
Lilac with the same silver flakie shimmer. Three thin coats.
This is such a fun shade! I love corals, and this one is no exception. It had the same shimmer but it didn’t seem as noticeable as in the lighter shades, I guess since the base is more opaque it buries the shimmer a bit. Three coats.
The Girls Are Out
Fuchsia pink with silver shimmer. Three coats.
The More the Merrier
This is the only creme in the collection, it applied easily in two coats. I don’t wear this color much and I wish it had the same shimmer as the rest, but I still liked it on me more than I thought I would.
Teal with shimmer, this was more vibrant in person, my pictures make it look more muted than it is. Two coats.
All swatches are without top coat, they look pretty shiny on their own. They were dry to the touch within ten minutes. Formula was pretty much the same on all, easy to control, thick but not too runny.
I’m glad I got the whole collection because I ended up liking all the colors, I think they are perfect for summer!