Today I have Essie's Spring collection, the Navigate Her Collection to show you guys! I found this a couple weeks ago mixed in with the core Essie display at CVS. Hopefully by now it's out on a regular display...good thing there is a fabulous green in here that caught my eye among all those other Essie polishes!
Click the Read More button below the collage for reviews and photos of each shade!
A Crewed Interest is a peachy creme. I love love love this shade so much, creamy peach shades like this are some of my favorites. Unfortunately, this beauty had some formula issues. It was streaky, patchy, hard to apply etc... I ended up using 3 very careful coats to get it to look good. Despite the less than amazing formula I guarantee I will wear this again, sometimes polishes are so pretty that I can deal with a yucky formula...this is one of those shades.
Navigate Her is a light green. I was going to try and be more descriptive about the green but it's unusual, like a dark pistachio maybe? Sometimes I suck at describing colors, this is one of those times. I will say that if you like green, you need this. It's gorgeous and I can see why it's the namesake of the collection. The formula was pretty good on this one, no issues! I used 2 coats for the photos below!
Olé Caliente is a bright coral red. This is the very very red side of coral but you can still tell it's coral, I was having some issues photographing it because of that haha! I'm not one to be all OMG over a red looking creme but this one is beautiful, one that deserves to be seen in person if you are on the fence about it. The formula was AWESOME, I was like whoa when I was applying it! I used 2 coats for the photos below.
Sorry about the shadow-y photos here guys, like I mentioned it was hard to get this to photograph color correct, these were the only 2 photos out of over 100 that were right.
Orange, It's Obvious is a dark orange creme. I love me some orange so I was excited about this when I saw it, unfortunately the formula was a bit of a nightmare. It was horribly streaky and I needed 4 coats to even it out. I do like this shade of orange though, it's dark but bright. I'm guessing by the way that my camera kept wanting to make this neon that there is some neon pigment hidden in there somewhere.
To Buy Or Not To Buy is a light lilac with the most hidden blue shimmer you will ever NOT be able to see in your entire life. I was all ohhh ahhh when I saw the shimmer in the bottle then I put it on the and I needed a microscope to actually see the shimmer. I am disappoint, son. Pretty lilac either way but meh...shimmer being invisible = me no longer being interested. Formula wise it was a bit streaky and patchy, I used 3 coats to even it all out.
Here is a horribly color inaccurate bottle picture to show you that awesome shimmer I told you about. I guess I'll just stare at the bottle since I can't see it on the nail
Tour De Finance is a bright blue toned hot pink with a purple flash of shimmer. I was not expecting to like this but man...it's my favorite of the collection! I wore this under Lynnderella Connect The Dots and it was mind blowing. I think I might even put that combo back on for the ISSE show! Maybe not the most original polish ever but since I don't own a ton of hot pinks it's pretty unique in my stash. The formula was nice and easy. I used 2 coats for the photos below.
fun fact...because I'm lazy I only used 1 coat of this on my right hand under Connect The Dots and it looked great that way too :)
Overall this collection is a win for me, it's hit or miss formula wise but there are some winners in here color wise. I really love Tour De Finance, Navigate Her and Olé Caliente. A Crewed Interest is nice too but if you don't want to fuss with the formula then it's probably not for you.
The Navigate Her collection is available now, I found it at CVS...it's also on some of the etailers already (Transdesign, Head2Toe). Essie retails for around $8, depending on where you buy it. I noticed that it's more expensive at CVS than it is at Ulta...what's up with that, CVS?!?