Palm Beach Awaits With the Essie Spring 2016 Collection

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Ready for the beach with Essie’s spring nail polishes

The Palm Beach-themed nail polishes in the Essie Spring 2016 nail polish collection have all the right moves for a tropical vacation, and I’m loving every shade! When I think of springtime colors, pastel shades come to mind, so I like that there are some super-saturated, unexpected colors in this six-piece release.

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Love the range of colors

High Class Affair, the peachy nude, is my favorite of the collection. I love that it’s neutral but has juuust enough blush to be interesting.

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Essie High Class Affair

I really think bright pink Lounge Lover would also be beautiful as a blush or a lipstick (Essie, are you listening?).

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Essie Lounge Lover

I’ve seen lots of reddish orange nail polishes, but I don’t see many that are straight-up orange like Sunshine State of Mind. It’s such a fun color, and it’ll be so cute on toes!

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Essie Sunshine State of Mind

Pool Side Service is such a unique blue. It’s bright, but it isn’t neon bright, and I think it’s a nice counterpoint to all of the warm colors in the collection.

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Essie Pool Side Service.

Shades On, an amped up cool-toned purple, is another really unique color. I usually see lots of pale lavenders and deep, vampy purples around, but Shades On is neither. I like that it’s, you know, different.

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Essie Shades On

And Off Tropic seems completely unexpected for a spring collection, but I am all the way here for it! It’s perfect for a tropical, Palm Beach theme, and it’s a nice change from the softer colors we usually see for spring.

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Essie Off Tropic

In terms of quality and wear time, these perform like Essie polishes usually do for me, which is about three days without chipping (I’m very hard on my nails). All of them apply opaque with one coat, but High Class Affair and Lounge Lover are streaky until I add a second coat. Then they’re completely smooth. 

High Class Affair is my favorite one here because I’d get the most wear out of it, but Pool Side Service wins for “Most Interesting Color.”

What do you think? Do you like more traditional pastels this time of year, or will you try different shades?

Adia Goss

Adia is a lawyer by day and a beauty blogger by night. She believes that makeup should be fun and simple, but she also likes multi-step skincare routines (she’s complicated!). Adia loves the sight of a brand new highlighter, and she’s constantly looking for the perfect concealer. Follow her beauty adventures at Adia Adores (formerly beautyluxelife) and on Instagram.


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  1. I like Off Tropic a lot, even if it is not your typical spring color I feel like the pastels are here every year, but this season we are seeing a lot of strong colors as well, and I enjoy that very much.
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  2. jessica says:

    I love the greens. 🙂
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  3. sarahc says:

    It’s hard to tell with the flash, but is that streaks in Off Tropic? Of all these I like State of Mind the best. Is that a creamy finish I see?

  4. Sunshine State of Mind and Off Tropic are probably my favorites.

    Also: check out the sexy bathing suit, woooo!
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  5. Erin says:

    Lounge Lover might be a winner for me.
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  6. CrystalCandy says:

    Ohhh I love High Class Affair!
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  7. denise S says:

    I brought Lounge Lover but haven’t worn it yet. I thought it looked more coral! Not into pink nail colors too much, But when I wear pink polish I always get compliments.Looking at your photos I like High Class Affair best! Now I wish I’d brought that one!

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