Sunday, May 1, 2016

Essie Spring 2016 Lounge Lover Collection: Swatches and Review

*Purchased  by Me*

Essie Lounge Lover Collection for Spring 2016


Hey there! Today, I have swatches of the entire Spring 2016 Lounge Lover Collection to share with you! This is a 6-piece collection, and there is a mix of conventional and non-conventional spring colors. Every polish in this collection is a creme finish. Let's take a look! 

High Class Affair

The first color in the collection is named High Class Affair. High Class Affair is described on Essie's website as an "amorous blush nude." I would say that this description is pretty accurate! It is a pink-toned nude creme. 

Unfortunately, for me at least, the formula on High Class Affair left little to be desired. While I was able to get it opaque, it applied very streaky. The first coat was a bit thin, but buildable. After three coats, I had no visible nail line, but still some streaks. However, when I applied a layer of glossy top coat, I was able to minimize the visible streaks. Shown in my swatch are three coats, plus one layer of glossy top coat! 



Lounge Lover

Next up is Lounge Lover, the namesake polish of the collection. Lounge Lover is described on Essie's site as a "pretty pink peach." This is a pretty accurate description as well, and I love this type of shade in a creme finish! 


The formula on Lounge Lover was similar to that of High Class Affair. While there were fewer streaks, they were still present. I was able to minimize these streaks with top coat as well, and was able to get it opaque in three coats. Shown are these three coats, plus one layer of topcoat. 



Sunshine State of Mind

The third color that I have for you is called Sunshine State of Mind, described as a "blazing coral tangelo." To me, this is more on the bright/bordering neon orange creme side than coral. 

From this point forward, the formulas on the polishes started to look up for me! Sunshine State of Mind was almost a one-coater, but a did one thick coat and one thin coat for good measure. There were minimal streaks, but they all cleared up with top coat. Shown in my swatch are two coats, plus one layer of glossy top coat. 



Shades On

Still a conventional spring color, Shades On is described as a "mysterious deep violet." Not so much violet, I would describe Shades On as a medium lilac creme. 


The formula on Shades On was absolutely impeccable, and I was able to get it opaque in one thick coat, with no streaks. Shown in my swatch is one coat, plus one layer of glossy top coat. 



Pool Side Service

 The next-to-last polish in the collection, and one of the unconventional spring color, is named Pool Side Service. It is described as a "crisp cerulean blue." In my eyes, it is more of a blue-toned teal creme. 

(Sorry for the marks! I had sticker residue on the bottle, and couldn't get it to come off!)
The formula on Pool Side Service was also wonderful! It applied nice and smooth, and I was able to get it opaque and streak-free in one thick plus one thin coat. Shown is with one layer of glossy top coat! 



Off Tropic

Last but not least, and another unconventional spring color, is Off Tropic. Off Tropic is described as a "lush grove green." In my eyes, this is a glorious forest green creme! 


The formula on Off Tropic was wonderfully smooth and self-leveling, and I was able to get it opaque in two medium coats; you may be able to reach full opacity with one thick coat, though! Shown is with one layer of glossy top coat. 



And there you have it: The entire Essie Lounge Lover Collection for Spring 2016! I picked this collection up from Rite Aid (you can get them at a discounted price if you have their rewards card!), but they are also available at other drug stores, Target, beauty stores like Ulta, nail polish e-tailers, and directly from Essie's website


Have you already picked up this collection? If not, do you plan on picking any up? Let me know in the comments below! 

As always, thank you for stopping by, and I'll see you next time! 
♥ Megan

29 comments:

  1. Those gradients are so pretty! I really love the green!

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    1. Thank you so much! The green was one of my favorites :)

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  2. I loved this collection! Essie has really upped their game!

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  3. These gradients are sublime ♡

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  4. Gorgeous swatches. I really like this palette but Essie and I don't usually eye-to-eye!

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    1. Thank you! I didn't see eye-to-eye with the first half, but the second was better :)

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  5. Beautiful swatches, I love the gradient looks you incorporated on your ring nails!

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  6. The gradients look so cute! It's a nice addition to the swatches!

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  7. I LOVE LOVE LOVE Sunshine State of Mind! I don't have many Essies because the formulas are usually too sheer for my taste, but this one sounds really nice!

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    1. That one, and the latter half of the six, had great, opaque formulas!

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  8. The colors looks pretty but I'm dissapointed to read the formula is still the same streaky mess as usual on some of them. Oh well, at least most of them are good.

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    1. Yeah, I'm a fan of the colors, not so much the streaky formulas! I can still use them in some nail art, though :)

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  9. I'm loving your gradients, but I'm not a fan of Essie. You did a great job with these though.

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    1. Thank you! Some of their collections catch my attention, others don't.

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  10. I have Sunshine State and Pool Side Service sitting at my polish station begging to be worn. This inspires me to pull them out.

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    1. Pool Side Service was one of my faves!

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  11. They are lovely polishes. Shame some were streaky but you pulled off nicely.

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    1. Thank you, Anita! I was kind of bummed that some were streaky, but I'm happy with the overall collection :)

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  12. They are lovely polishes. Shame some were streaky but you pulled off nicely.

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  13. The gradient nail was such a beautiful accent for these - lovely swatches!!

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  14. I really love this collection for Spring. I like that the colors aren't super pastel. Your swatches are gorgeous!

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    1. It was nice to see some non-traditional spring colors! Thank you!

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