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Sunday, 18 March 2012

Essie 2012 Resort Collection Swatches & Comparisons

Essie 2012 Resort Collection
No More Film
She's Picture Perfect
Sure Shot
Pink-A-Boo


What I've got here is the mini collection bought from BeautyBay at £11.95 so that I can try every color at a fraction of price.  (Hey, this post is really swamped with pics so I have to create a jump.  Please click on to read more ^^)


Pink-A-Boo is a sheer pale pink with lots of iridescent sparkly flakes.  Formula is on the thin side and below I applied 3 coats. 





Peek-A-Boo reminds me of OPI Pedal Faster Suzi! so below I have them side by side for comparison.  PFS is a lot more pink than PAB and Essie PAB is too sheer for my liking.  I prefer my nail line be covered and hate polish which needs 3 coats to do so.  However, I do love the finish of PAB as the iridescent flakes reflect purple/pink/blue shimmer which is more complex than PFS since it only projects a silvery shimmer.   

The soft pale pink of PAB is more feminine and easier to pull off.  I just wish PAB were more pigmented, than it will be perfect for me!


Sure Shot is a deep fuchsia with a shimmery finish. This bottle is highly pigmented and it goes completely opaque in 2 coats.  It's really hot & vibrant! 




Sure Shot again reminds me of Topshop Blitz.  Compared side by side, Sure Shot has purple hues in it and is a more vivid color. Personally I like Blitz better!


She's Picture Perfect is a pale lavender with subtle grey and iridescent shimmer.  The shimmer is highly visible on the bottle but hardly noticeable on the nails.  It goes opaque in 2 coats and dries to a really glossy finish. 





No More Film is creamy deep violet with an exceptionally glossy finish.  Formula is on the thick side and is highly pigmented.  You can definitely get away with one coat although I have two coats on below.  




No More Film is not a unique shade and I thought it's a bit too dark for spring.  Anyway, I thought of other eggplant shades in my stash so I dug out Zoya Pinta and OPI Sapphire In The Snow for comparison. 



As you can see, Essie No More Film is more creamy which makes it looks a tad lighter in shade, while I'd say Zoya Pinta and OPI Sapphire In The Snow are exact dupes. 


Thanks for reading this long post. What's your take on the Essie 2012 Resort Collection? Which color(s) is/are your favourites?



16 comments:

  1. Gorgeous, all of them! I want No More Film the most. Thanks for the great swatches!

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  2. So glad you posted this. I was in the store debating with myself on getting a few shades. Now I know which ones I want from this collection.

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  3. Love these. Can't wait for Essie to get into the shops in the UK!

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  4. Would you believe it if I told you I have never bought a Zoya or an Essie polish?! lol. These swatches are lovely as per usual!

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    1. Surprise surprise! But you definitely have loads of other lovely polishes in your stash:)
      Btw, good luck with your dissertation!!

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  5. No More Film is calling my name! And you totally read my mind with the comparisons. I had no idea Pinta and SITS were so close.

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    1. So now I have three very similar shades in my stash :(

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  6. Oh no! You've created more lemmings :(

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  7. Love the look of all these, especially She's Picture Perfect!

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  8. God, your photography is KILLER FABULOUS!!!!
    Never mind your gorgeous nails and swatches!!
    Wowsa!!!

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    1. Love love love your sweetest comments!

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  9. I love sure shoot & Pink a boo !!

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    1. My personal favourite is She's Picture Perfect!

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  10. Thank you for this post! I love No More Film. :)

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  11. Sure Short is amazing!

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  12. The OPI Sapphire in the Snow is in my list now - magnificent!

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