While on the hunt for info about the new Resort Collection coming out in 2016, I surprisingly came across the Spring 2016 Collection. Since it's so early in the year, I was really surprised to come across it at all! I couldn't find any Essie promotional material but I did find that it's already available on nailpolishcanada.com and sparklecanada.com. It's very strange that both of these sites already have it available when we don't usually see it until March or April. We always get the Resort Collection first but neither of those places have it available yet.
Here's the description of the collection:
"Like the sun, fashion burns hotter in Florida. Reflect the spirit of Spring in chic retreats like Palm Beach, striking the perfect balance between fashion forward and retro-glamour. Live in the sun-drenched moment."
It's an interesting mix of shades for Spring I think. Here's some bottle shots with the description of the colour:
High Class Affair - amorous blush nude
Off Tropic - a lush evergreen
Shade On - Creme violet tinted with cool slate
Sunshine State of Mind - blazing coral tangelo
Lounge Lover - pretty pink peach
Pool Side Service - deep cerulean blue swimming in grey undertones
I don't know if you can detect it but I don't have the same enthusiasm for this collection that I do for the Resort collection. It's got me really on the fence. For starters, I think Essie always does an incredible job of releasing a set of colours that go together so nicely....these 6 colours don't seem to do that as well as usual. I also see some of the colours as more appropriate for Fall or Winter, like the deep evergreen and greyed out cerulean blue. They are not typically colours I wear in the Spring time, that's for sure. But it's good to break the mould and break out of your patters, so I'm willing to give all these a try. Since they are available already, I ordered the whole collection last night. I'm looking forward to swatching them for you and seeing what your thoughts are. Of course I'll pull out any in my collection that look close and do a comparison post for you as well so you can make a decision as to which ones you'll add to your collection this Spring.