Next Stop: Essie Resort 2010 and Nail Polish Paradise

Published in: Nails, Product Reviews

Wowee, wow, WOW! Not only did Essie’s new Resort 2010 collection knock my socks off, but then it picked them up and ran away. πŸ™‚ I mean, I usually like the things Essie comes out with, but I haven’t been this stoked about one of their releases since Neon 2008 (I still le sigh when I see Bermuda Shorts).


Splash of Grenadine

OOH! The four-piece Resort collection takes me and my nails down to the spa with colors that remind me of tropical vacations, but not in the way that tropical-themed nail polish collections usually do. These shades aren’t your average beachy corals and hot pinks. Essie Founder and President Essie Weingarten went with these creamy bad boys, drawing inspiration from the chic vacationers who stay at Ritz Carltons and tan on private beaches in luxe island style.

Turquoise & Caicos

Not only did Essie hit the right color notes, but she rocked a flawless formula, too. I think all four of these shades are super easy to use.

  • Texture: Some Essie polishes are extremely thick, and consequently can be a little hard to apply, but these have a texture that feels just right — not to thin, not too thick.
  • Pigmentation: Two layers = complete coverage. πŸ™‚
  • Shine: I might be trippin’, but I swear these are glossier than usual for glossy polishes…

Lapis of Luxury


Playa Del Platinum

I ALL of these colors and think Essie really hit this one out of the park! This Resort opens next month. πŸ™‚ Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: A+

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  1. Rica says:

    I have always detest Essie nail polishes, probably because of their formula. All the ones I got were like too thick and too hard to work with.

    But now since you tell me about their different formulation within this line, I’m gonna try them out. The colours are just adorable! Especially Splash of Grenadine, it’s so bubblegummy.

    I have yet to try a blue nail polish, I never had one.
    .-= Rica’s last blog post… Ramble + WLC week 3 wrap up & week 4 begins =-.

  2. Diana K. says:

    Turquoise & Caicos is absolutely a stunning color for the summer. Ah…beach getaways B-)

  3. Claudia says:

    I love these colors! And I have a feeling I will buy the whole colelction!
    .-= Claudia’s last blog post… Ulta Material Girl =-.

  4. Kylie says:

    These look awesome. Check out that mirror shine!

  5. I so like Splash of Grenadine & Playa Del Platinum *~*! Where can I buy it?

  6. Rae says:

    I love these shades, and oh my goodness — that finish! Gorgeous πŸ™‚
    .-= Rae’s last blog post… Liners vs. mascara — how similar are they, really? =-.

  7. Lee says:

    Wow! all 4 colours look so pretty! I think ill have to purchase them if theyre out here in Australia!
    I really like how the Playa Del Platinum basically goes with anything, ive been looking 4 a nice neutral colour that i can leave on the whole wk and not have 2 worry 2 much bout matching my outfits πŸ™‚

  8. oh wow these look so creamy and glossy. I really love lapis of luxury, gorgeous!
    .-= makeup morsels’s last blog post… Intensive Skincare with Prescriptives =-.

  9. luv2smilexo says:

    these kill me! They are so beautiful. I keep reminding myself that I dont need any more polishes but its not working too well with these beauties!!
    .-= luv2smilexo’s last blog post… 20 Days of Tinted Moisturizers: Day 3 =-.

  10. Angela says:

    so pretty! I voted for turquoise and caicos myself!
    I love creme finish polishes the best so I’m allll over these.
    .-= Angela’s last blog post… fotd #4 =-.

  11. Marisol says:

    Yeah, I need all of these… STAT!
    .-= Marisol’s last blog post… Europe here I come! =-.

  12. amy says:

    OMG I rarely like Essie nailpolishes, but these are all very gorgeous and I want them all. They do look uber glossy.
    .-= amy’s last blog post… EOTD MAC Art Supplies Collection Pearlglide Intense Eyeliners in Black Line Swatch on Eyes =-.

  13. Sharon says:

    Those are very pretty. πŸ™‚ Especially the pink… definitely will pick that up as I’m looking for a nice midtone pink.. I’ve never tried Essie nail polishes but these are very tempting.

  14. Stefanie says:

    Beautiful colors!
    I really like Lapis of Luxury – reminds me of a tranquil dip in a nice cool swimming pool.
    I’m tired of the mint green and taupe trends so those two don’t grab me.
    I do like Splash of Grenedine quite a bit too. Looks a bit run-of-the-mill though. Perhaps I just need to see it in person.

  15. NubianJ says:

    I love nothing but Essie’s nail polishes. OPI suck donkey balls because they get so thick by the time I get to the second coat and the colors aren’t as true from the bottle unto the nail is that makes sense. Essie is the ONLY nail polish that I have tried that is smooth and creamy from first to second to third coat.

  16. Rowan says:

    I loove splash of grenadine! What top coat do you put on? They look so shiny!
    .-= Rowan’s last blog post… Sales! Sales! Sales!! =-.

  17. gio says:

    I need the whole collection! The colors are all stunning and so shiny!
    .-= gio’s last blog post… Does sunscreen in hair care products really work? =-.

  18. NINA says:

    The Lapis of Luxury is pretty …. πŸ™‚

  19. Scientific Housewife says:

    Love them! I want them all!

  20. Shadowy lady says:

    aaaaaahhhh, I want them all. I wonder when my Trade Secret will get them
    .-= Shadowy lady’s last blog post… Rage =-.

  21. Kim says:

    You’re not trippin’, Karen – that is some unbelievable shine!! And, as usual, you’re inspiring me to pull out the cuticle oil. πŸ™‚

    • Karen says:

      πŸ˜€ Cuticle oil is one of the greatest inventions, ever! My nails would look a raggedy mess without ’em.

      How’s your Friday going?

  22. Van says:

    Wow, love these colors, they are all so beautiful!
    My fave is the Turquoise and Caicos πŸ˜›

    Hope everyone has a lovely Friday and a fabulous weekend!

  23. lexi says:

    Are these out now? Cuz I will run to Pure Beauty across the street from me to snag that Grenadine and Turquiose colors right NOW!

    • Karen says:

      They aren’t supposed to be on counter ’till next month. Do you go to the Pure Beauty in the Embarcadero? I used to live in that store, ha ha!

  24. Rachel says:

    i need an option that says, “i cant pick! i love them alll!!”

  25. melissa says:

    wow absolutely LOVE these!!!!!

  26. Marce says:

    My fave’s Playa del Platinum, it looks very chiq indeed. The green one is very pretty too, a bit more Summer-y, but I don’t imagine rich chicas sporting that one for some reason!
    .-= Marce’s last blog post… Experiments, Part I: Pink Eyeliner =-.

  27. Love this collection! Too bad it doesn’t come with a one-way ticket to Hawaii!
    .-= Cindy (Prime Beauty)’s last blog post… Spring Makeup Madness at Sephora! =-.

  28. veronica says:

    Very cute! I just bought 4 colors off their website last week, Tart Deco, Mint Candy Apple, Chinchilly and the mattifier. Love them, but these are perfect for summer.
    .-= veronica’s last blog post… How relevant is computer engineer Barbie? =-.

  29. diane says:

    Their colors are always so gorgeous! I love the minty one!
    .-= diane’s last blog post… An Easter look πŸ™‚ =-.

  30. Alison says:

    I love Essie polishes, they apply well and last ages! I love these colours they are amazing, I don’t think playa del platinum will work with my plae skin but the rest I will definatly be looking into getting!

  31. Anna says:

    Essie is my favorite, thanks for posting this and letting us know and doing swatches and everything!

  32. Daya says:

    Happy Friday Karen!

    Turquoise and Caicos is my favorite. Definitely picking that one up…

    Have a great weekend!

  33. lindsey says:

    Oh! I love them!!!!

  34. Diani says:

    OMG I am so excited!!! I have been looking for a perfect nail polish to go with my prom dress and see Splash of Grenadine. It is so so pretty Karen! I will prolly will get all four shades tho. The glossy finish is just beyond gorgeous.

  35. Julie says:

    I want to buy them all!!!
    .-= Julie’s last blog post… Day 209 =-.

  36. Jo says:

    Those are great colors!! And they do look really glossy. I especially love the turquoise one because it’s reminiscent of mint chip ice cream. Yum!

  37. Helen says:

    Wowie!! I absolutely love these – I’ll pick ’em all up πŸ˜‰
    I see you have them safely protected! lol!!
    .-= Helen’s last blog post… New York – I love you! Γ’β„’Β₯ =-.

  38. Rachel says:

    Karen, you tease! I have been searching for a nice turquoise color for soooo long. When I saw Turquoise & Caicos I think the clouds parted and I heard angels singing. And then I saw it, “This Resort opens next month.” πŸ™

    Ooo. I’m so excited thooooo.

  39. DonnaN says:

    Turquoise & Cacios and Lapis of Luxury = MINE!!

    Wondering how close Turquoise & Cacios is to the Chanel Turquoise polish?

  40. Niki says:

    Hi Karen! Your nails look great with these shades. To be honest, I was only going to get one of these shades, because the Essie spring collection was so hard for me to work with formulation wise – but you just made me want ALL of them with this post! I’m so glad to hear the formula is different, because honestly I like all four shades. Very, very pretty little summer collection!
    .-= Niki’s last blog post… OPI La Paz-itively Hot (Matte) =-.

  41. beth says:

    these are gorgeous!
    they look really jelly like.

  42. stopdidine says:

    I love this new collection.
    .-= stopdidine’s last blog post… COMMANDE ADNAILS ET DELANEY =-.

  43. Perri says:

    such pretty colors for summer!!

  44. Shannon says:

    This is where it was supposed to post my other comment! ANYWAYS, I cam back to this post before buying my “springtime polishes” today and got the 4 pack on Amazon for $10.90! Whooo. LOVE. Cannot wait to wear them, thank you so much for the color swatches!
    .-= Shannon’s last blog post… Spring Cleaning =-.

  45. stephanie says:

    the green one looks like the audrey nail polish in china glaze…..the same tone as a tiffanys box. its one of my favs πŸ™‚

  46. Abby says:

    Just got my set and these are amazing~

    I was a little freaked out by how sheer the first coat was, but there’s some sort of ESSIE MAGIC that happens when the second coat goes on for totally full coverage!

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