I started with Sunshine State of Mind and because it's both orange and pinky coral, I pulled out a ton of polishes that are both orange and pink-coral. It's split into two comparisons.
|Left to Right: Roarrrrange, Sunday Funday, Cute As A Button, Sunshine State of Mind, Brazilliant & Meet Me At Sunset|
Meet Me At Sunset vs. Sunshine State of Mind vs. Brazilliant vs. Roarrrrange
Sunshine State of Mind vs. Cute As A Button vs. Sunday Funday
Got Engaged! vs. High Class Affair vs. Topless & Barefoot
I've read that High Class Affair is close to Perennial Chic from last year's Spring Collection but I didn't get that one, so I just picked from the nudes that I do have.
|Left to Right: Got Engaged!, High Class Affair and Topless & Barefoot|
On the nail, Got Engaged has cool pink tones in it and High Class Affair is warm with peach tones. High Class Affair is also very opaque and only needs 2 coats, whereas Got Engaged has a thinner formula that needed 3 coats to be opaque. There's also fine shimmer in there. Topless and Barefoot is quite different. It's lighter with cool grey lavender tones.
Knockout Pout vs. Lounge Lover vs. Stones 'n' Roses vs. Peach Side Babe
|Left to Right: Knockout Pout, Lounge Lover, Stones 'n' Roses & Peach Side Babe|
Play Date vs. Sittin' Pretty vs. Shade On vs. Suite Retreat
Lots of you were curious to see Shade On next to Suite Retreat from last year's Resort Collection. The promo shots made it seem like they would look close but as you can see they aren't. That makes me super stoked! Not only is Shade On my favourite from the collection but it's also unique to my collection.
|Left to Right: Sittin' Pretty, Play Date, Shade On & Suite Retreat|
See? Nothing is even close. Suite Retreat is darker and has more blue. Play Date is quite a bit lighter and has more lavender and Sittin' Pretty is even lighter.
Petal Pushers vs. Vested Interest vs. School of Hard Rocks vs. Pool Side Service vs. Go Overboard
My first thought when I saw Pool Side Service was that it was the blue version of School of Hard Rocks and Vested Interest. I also got a request to see Pool Side Service next to Petal Pushers and Go Overboard.
|Left to Right: Petal Pushers, Vested Interest, School of Hard Rocks, Pool Side Service & Go Overboard|
Just as I suspected. Pool Side Service is close to Vested Interest and School of Hard Rocks but more blue. In person I thought this was even a touch bluer than the photo is showing. Go Overboard is quite a bit darker.
Going Incognito vs. Off Tropic vs. Stylenomics
A ton of you are loving the look of Off Tropic! That kind of surprises me, not because the colour isn't beautiful, but because it's not a typical colour to be rocking in the Spring. But who cares! Wear whatever colour you like in whatever season you like! The big question on Instagram has been: how does it compare to Going Incognito? So lets take a look.
|Left to Right: Going Incognito, Off Tropic & Stylenomics|
I'm so happy that I don't have a single duplicate in my collection for any of these polishes. While I wasn't all too excited for this collection, I'm really loving it! I feel like Essie has made some colours I've REALLY wanted them to make, like Off Tropic and Pool Side Service. After seeing School of Hard Rocks and Vested Interest were incredibly close, I passed on Fall In Line a couple fall collections ago and I remembered thinking "why do they have to make this greyed out green-blue again? Couldn't it be more blue?" and then they came through with Pool Side Service.
This collection has a bunch of great formulas with shades unique to my collection and colours that are good for both the transition INTO Spring and during Spring. Yup. I'm all over it.