Monday, August 27, 2018

The Most Flattering Nail Polish Colours Ever | Essie Spring/Summer 2018

Essie 2018

If there's one beauty treatment I won't pass on, it's doing my nails. I adore a little at-home mani, and I've been lusting over Essie's newest shades this summer. I have a big selection of favourites here, all of which are extremely flattering on the nails. I was most surprised by the opacity of these shades, most needing only 2 coats to achieve a streak-free application. Read on to see how I use these stunning polishes.

essie nail polish swatches

Soda Pop Collection

- S'il Vous Play (opaque fine glitter pink)
- 681 Go With the Flowy (semi-opaque grey with fine shimmer)

Reem Acra Bridal Collection

- 620 Getting Intricate (light blue)
- 630 Moment to Mrs (light sheer pink with iridescent flecks)
- 650 You're Golden (fine gold polish, semi-opaque)
- 660 Forever Family (shimmery berry)
- Platinum Grade Finish Top Coat - SO good!

Spring 2018 Collection

- 1500 Bon Boy-Age (light sage green)
- 1504 Anchor Down (smokey dark blue)
- 1505 Stripes & Sails (opaque dark turquoise)

Avant Garde Collection

- Set the Seam (opaque deep magenta)

Summer 2018 Collection

- The Fuschia is Bright (opaque medium-toned fuschia)

floral nail art

For #manimonday today I did a floral nail art design with "Bon Boy-Age" as the base. I love how it turned out! Long live summer and flowers.

essie nail polish

These shades are all Gel Couture polishes as well, which have a funky twisted brush handle and an extra-wide applicator that makes painting larger nails a total breeze. I reviewed a few other Gel Couture shades in this post, where I also photographed the unique no-drip/easy-flow brush.

gold and blue nail polish

How wonderful is this summery nail look? A simple and quick at-home mani can be elevated with a metallic accent nail. Here I'm using "Getting Intricate" and "You're Golden" from the Reem Acra Bridal Collection.

diy floral nail polish

Here's a close-up of my floral nail art using nearly every shade mentioned in this post. I used a very thin eyeliner brush and a dotting tool to achieve this unique design.

magenta toe polish

Two shades I've been loving on the toes are "Set the Seam" from Reem Acra and "The Fuschia is Bright" from Summer 2018.

pink toe polish

What are your favourite Essie shades?

xx
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