Back in August, Essie Canada sent me some Gel Couture polishes and this was one of them. I couldn't wait to try it! This pale satin mint is such a good summer shade, but I didn't end up getting the chance to wear it before Summer ended. It sat on my polish rack waiting to be tried. I didn't go near it during the Fall. Finally near the end of December I decided to make a switch up from all the dark burgundies I had been wearing and grabbed this. As soon as I put it on I fell in love!
Zip Me Up vs. Chillato vs. Absolutely Shore vs. Passport to Happiness
If you compare this Gel Couture to polishes in the regular Essie line, it comes closest to Absolutely Shore. Absolutely Shore has none of the shimmer and it has a touch more saturated green/grey pigment. Zip Me Up looks paler and brighter in comparison but it is quite close.
This satin minty shade felt great in the winter, will DEFINITELY look amazing in the Spring and will carry straight on into Summer. I'm already imagining it will look incredible on bronzey tanned skin! It's a super versatile shade with a great long wear formula. See? I told you. A favourite I never knew I had!