Essie Spring 2012 – Go Overboard Collection (swatches & review)
I’m finally back with some nail polish swatches to share with you today, it’s been a while! Honestly I feel a little bit rusty as I haven’t done any polish swatching before this in weeks. 😛 But I’m getting back into the swing of things and I’m really excited to share these new polishes with you today!
I was actually at Target trying to see if they had a new Revlon polish I’d been hunting for when I came across a green and a blue polish by Essie that I’d never seen before! They were on the same display with the Luxeffects and a few other older polishes that were re-released to the public (non-salon line) as part of Essie’s 30th anniversary. I snatched them up immediately and later found out that they are part of the Essie Spring 2012 Go Overboard Collection trio… SCORE!! 😉 The only one I didn’t grab was Play Date (a dusty lavender creme) because honestly I have quite a few of those in my collection already.
Onto the swatches! All of my swatches today are shown with Seche Vite Top Coat and Sally Hansen Nail Quencher Base Coat. Clicking each picture will enlarge the photo to its original size.
Armed And Ready
Armed And Ready is an olive green creme filled with very fine gold and pink shimmer. So basically we’re in love. 😛 This polish is super pigmented and I almost got away with 1 coat! Shown here is 2 coats.
The subtle shimmer really comes alive in direct sunlight or under camera flash. 😀
And your favorite macro shots are back with a vengeance! 😉 You know you want to enlarge this picture to see Armed And Ready in all its glory. I really love the little hint of pink mixed in with the golden micro shimmer. It took me by surprise because I didn’t even see it until I had the polish on my nails!
Go Overboard is an absolutely BEAUTIFUL dark teal creme. This baby is smooooooth and such a breeze to apply. Again this polish could easily be a “1 Coat Wonder” if you’re careful with application. Shown here is 2 coats because I wasn’t. 😉
I am so happy that I came across these two polishes! My local Target store is really stepping up their game with getting the newest Essie collections out in record time. Heck, I grabbed these before I even knew about the collection they belonged to! Though it would have been nice if the Target display had listed the name of the collection with these polishes.
If you’re a fan of blues and greens then you definitely need Armed And Ready and Go Overboard in your stash! Both have dream creme formulas and the pigmentation is flawless. I think I’ll have fun stamping with these two polishes. I really hope Essie continues to produce these killer greens and blues that they’ve been cranking out lately! ^_^
My only annoyance with Essie is that they changed the size of their bottles but they kept the hefty price the same! Full sized Essie polishes used to be .5 fl oz, now they’re .46 fl oz. Not cool Essie. NOT COOL.
UPDATE: According to one of my lovely fellow bloggers (Susan of The Subtle Shimmer), the size/volume of the Essie bottles has NOT changed, but they are now required to state the volume to 2 decimal places. Makes perfect sense now, so I detract my previous outrage. 😉
I found the Go Overboard Collection at my local Target store. They usually retail at $8.00 per .46 fl oz bottle of polish (I paid $7.49).