Since this is part of the "neon" collection (despite it NOT being a neon) I knew it could potentially have a really crummy, difficult formula since that's the nature of a neon. But this one wasn't terrible! It wasn't awesome either, but it was fine to work with and I still ended up with a really great mani. I've polished my nails with it three times this week and all three times I got an amazing looking result. It does however, have a somewhat goopy formula. It dries fast (which is great for dry time) but also gives you these little strings of polish that want to trail from the tips. You definitely don't want to polish over the same spot after it's had a few seconds to dry or it will drag. BUT! It self-levels really well and if you do thicker coats, rather than thin, you'll get a great even polish in 2 coats.
All Access Pass vs Suite Retreat
I was asked on Instagram how All Access Pass compared to Suite Retreat, so I thought I would snap some pics. All Access Pass is a more vibrant dark purple and stays quite obviously purple, while Suite Retreat is a tad lighter with a dusty quality to it. It can sometimes lean blue and other times purple depending on the light you are in.
|Left: Essie All Access Pass|
Right: Essie Suite Retreat
I thought these two were going to be VERY different and yet they don't look terribly different when they are side by side. I mean yes, All Access Pass is a vibrant violet indigo while Suite Retreat is a lighter blue orchid but they are closer than I thought!
|Pointer and Ring Finger: Essie Suite Retreat|
Middle and Pinky Finger: Essie All Access Pass
I'm loving this boho violet indigo! I'll definitely be wearing it a ton this summer.
If YOU could only pick ONE colour from the Essie Neon 2015 Collection, which one would you have gotten? I'd love to hear your thoughts!