Collection: Essie Spring 2013
Essie calls Fashion Playground a “pistachio green shimmer”. Honestly, the shimmer is very subtle and this reads more like a cream. The shimmer is in the form of clear microsparkles, when you can see them. They do give the polish a little more dimension, though, which is not a bad thing.
We’ve seen loads of light green polishes over the last several years. Fashion Playground is a little different from the usual white-mint green in that it’s a touch muted, and reminds me of a pastelized arsenic green.
Application’s thin and a little tricky, fairly typical of a pastel. I used three coats, but you could ostensibly use four. Once it’s on, though, it looks great!
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.