Essie Spring 2017 Collection | Swatches & Review

essie spring 2017 collection review and swatches

To kick off the first day of Spring, we’re going to be taking a look at some vibrant nail polish hues from essie’s Spring 2017 collection!  Inspired by spur-of-the-moment road trips down the Baja, California coastline, this 6-piece creme polish collection captures everything from the sapphire ocean to the spectacular sunsets.

‘don’t think. just get in the car and drive. go with your most colorful instincts and take a spur-of-the-moment trip down the coast. the essie spring 2017 collection is inspired by sun-filled beach days and spectacular sunsets shared with some best friends on a “don’t stop till you hit the border” road trip.’

The shades include:

  • On the Roadie – Vibrant Kelly Green
  • Excuse Me, Sur – Sun-kissed Coral Mango
  • Backseat Besties – Delicate Pink Plumeria
  • B’aha Moment – Enlightening pink pomegranate
  • Designated DJ – Plum Sangria Crème
  • All The Wave – Sapphired Indigo

essie spring 2017 collection review and swatches (2 of 3)

Overall I’m pretty impressed with these polishes. The four darker shades, On the Roadie (kelly green), All The Wave (indigo), B’aha Moment (medium pink), and Designated DJ (plum) are all amazing – they are super easy to work with, and apply smoothly, evenly, and streak-free.  On the Roadie and Designated DJ both take 2 coats to reach opaque coverage, while with All The Wave and B’aha Moment, you can get away with one thick coat.

The two lightest shades – Excuse Me, Sur (coral) and Backseat Besties (pink-purple) – are my least favorite.  They have thicker consistencies, don’t apply quite as smoothly as the darker shades, and often look patchy and streaky – even after the second coat.  They each take a full 3 coats to reach 100% opacity, or two really thick coats.

Below are swatches of all 6 shades in essie’s Spring 2017 collection.  All the polish shades were applied in 2 coats with no top coat.

essie Spring 2017 Swatches

essie spring 2017 collection All The Wave swatch

All The Wave

essie spring 2017 collection Backseat Besties and Designated DJ swatches

Designated DJ with Backseat Besties as an accent

essie spring 2017 collection On the Roadie swatch

On the Roadie

essie spring 2017 B’aha Moment with Excuse Me, Sur swatches

B’aha Moment with Excuse Me, Sur as an accent

The essie Spring 2017 collection is available in beauty salons and retailers worldwide, now through April 2017.  You can also find them on Amazon, where you can also pick up this cute mini kit!

What’s your favorite shade from the essie Spring 2017 collection?


I received the products compliments of essie as part of the #PreenMeVIP program.












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