Essie Spring Shades
Essie Spring Shades

So it’s nearly time for Essie Spring 2014 to, well, spring. The collection launches in April (which is shaping up to be one expensive beauty month with the number of products launching). There’s not one shade in this collection that I wouldn’t wear and I love an Essie brush – they’re quite fat so give a really good coating to the nail. In the picture above from bottom left going anti-clockwise:

Romper Room – a pretty, baby pink, Style Hunter, a hot, hot pink, Fashion Playground, a minty green colour, Spin The Bottle, a peachy nude, Truth or Flare, a grey denim shade and Hide & Go Chic, an ashy mid-blue. I have to say that Spin The Bottle and Hide & Go Chic both look completely different in the swatch than they do in the bottle.

Essie Spring Shades
Essie Spring Shades

My nails are still in rehab so it will be nail wheel swatches for a while to come, but you have to remember that if you want to get the nail wheel likeness undertone which is a stark white, add a layer of white polish before you apply. Colours always look different on a nail wheel to an actual nail – usually only very subtly though.

The Essie Spring 2014 collection will be available in Boots and Superdrug for Β£7.99 from April – my top picks from this collection are Fashion Playground and Truth or Flare for being the essence of spring colour trends.

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