Essie Spring 2015 Collection - Flowerista - My Picks

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 0 comments
I ordered my picks from the Essie Spring 2015 Flowerista collection online and they arrived a couple days ago. I kept it modest and only chose 2 out of the 6 polishes.  The peachy-nude 'Perennial Chic' and almond 'Picked Perfect' in the collection really did nothing for me, and I really didn't think I'd wear the magenta purple 'Flowerista'. 'Garden Variety', the teal colour is pretty, but I had to reign in my polish habit! In the end, I went with two colours I know I will love and get a lot of use out of.

Petal Pushers

This colour won my heart after all the swatches I had seen online. The deep grey with it's slightly purple leaning undertones is just so gorgeous. The colour of it changes depending on the light, bringing out more of it's violaceous hues in some light and playing up it's slate grey beauty in others.

 The formula of this polish is wonderful. It's really nice and self-levelling and completely covers the nail in one coat. Essie has been hitting a home run with their formula's lately and I'm loving it.

Blossom Dandy

Behold. It's so pretty.

This polish is so bright and fun and right on trend. It's a bit of a deviation from the pale mint polishes we get each year from polish companies and I think it's my favourite one ever. But can you really call this a mint? I think it's more of a robin's egg blue. Whatever you call it, I'll be wearing it a ton this season.

Blossom Dandy had a really nice formula. It was opaque in two coats and not streaky. It's pretty self-levelling although not completely. You'd benefit from a top coat to even everything all out, but it isn't entirely necessary.


Essie Blossom Dandy vs Mint Candy Apple

I really thought Blossom Dandy was going to be a dupe for Essie's Mint Candy Apple but it's not. Mint Candy Apple has a touch more white in the formula making it a bit lighter. It also leans a bit more blue than Blossom Dandy does. Comparing formula's, hands down Blossom Dandy wins. It's a much easier formula to work with and applies a lot smoother.
Left: Essie Mint Candy Apple
Right: Blossom Dandy

I'm super happy with my picks from the collection and I definitely think I'll get a lot of use out of both of them. But out of the entire collection, Blossom Dandy wins my heart.

What were your favourites from the collection?


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