Collection: Essie Spring 2015 + Rebecca Minkoff
It’s been a while since I’ve swatched an Essie, which is shameful, because Essie’s one of my favorite nail polish brands. Their creams in particular are wonderful, and I had a really hard time picking a polish from their new spring lineup (so many pretty creams!).
In the end, I went with Flowerista since it was not a nude (ehh) and not a blue (which I feel I have so much of already). If I was willing to splurge, though, I’d have gotten them all, as they all called to me! Very rare these days.
Later, I discovered that one of my favorite bag designers, Rebecca Minkoff, was involved in this collection, and then it all made sense!
(I’ve mentioned in a previous post that I own several RM bags, and I really love them. The MACs, Mini MACs, and MAMs in particular are some of my favorite bag styles, as they are just so pretty and functional at the same time. The seasonal colors are often stunning and I have a hard time trying not to add any more to my collection. I would ideally like to get a black MAC with rose gold hardware, though. I’d definitely settle for a preloved black one with different color hardware, however, since I feel the quality was better a few years back.)
Anyway, back to the polish! Flowerista is described by Essie as a “passionate plum dahlia”. It’s a reddened violet creme that leans a bit cool, and I think it would look great on a wide range of skintones.
Application was very nice, as usual for Essie. Two coats provided full opacity and even coverage.
Essie Nail Polish retails for US$8.50 / CA$9.99–$10.99 and is 0.46 US fl oz / 13.5 mL. The polish is free of toluene, formaldehyde, and dibutyl phthalate (DBP). It is made in the USA.
Essie Cosmetics, founded in 1981, is based in Westfield NJ, USA. In 2010, Essie was acquired by the L’Oréal Group.