I’m usually pretty impressed with Essie nail polish collections because there are always a great variety of shades ranging from nude to colour and the Spring 2015 Flowerista collection fits right into that. It’s also the first collection that has designer Rebecca Minkoff collaborating as the Global Colour Designer. All six shades went on pretty flawlessly and a large part of that is the long, thin, flexible brush that makes Essie polish one of my favourites.
I really hate a good chunk of nudes we try because the formula is never what I want it to be. Perennial Chic is the exception to the rule. This neutral peach shade was a dream to apply and had none of the streakiness or blotchiness that I was expecting.
Picked Perfect is a caramel brown that I was expecting to love but just didn’t. The formula was great though and I had no issues.
Essie describes this as ‘smoky stone rose’ and while I don’t see the rose, this is one of my favourite grays. I don’t have anything like it in my collection.
This mint creme shade should’ve been my favourite and while I do like it and it definitely screams spring, something about it is making this shade take a while to grow on me.
The collection’s namesake is a really pretty bright plum. I could’ve easily gotten away with one coat for this one. This is the definition of spring nail polish to me.
Anyone who knows me won’t be surprised that this teal shade is my absolute favourite. Again, I could’ve gotten away with one coat but went with two anyways. This is the one I never wanted to take off and I’ll be going back to it a lot.
Overall I’m loving the Flowerista shades and I can’t wait to see what other collaborations we get between Essie and Rebecca Minkoff.