Essie Go Overboard

At the beginning of this year Essie announced they were adding 8 shades to their permanent lines; 5 from collections released in 2011 and 3 new colors. I wasn’t overly excited about the 5 polishes from previous collections they added. As much as I love Smokin’ Hot, Nina Ultra Pro Never Glum Plum is a cheaper, easily available dupe with a better formula and the rest I am rather neutral on (though Katie really loved Meet Me at Sunset). That being said, I was rather excited about the release of Go Overboard. As soon as I spotted the display I picked it up and I”m glad I did!

Essie describes Go Overboard as a “limitless sea blue.” Well, ok. I guess that works. I’d say something more along the lines of a teal blue creme but that doesn’t sound near as fancy! However it is described, Go Overboard is a GORGEOUS color. As if that wasn’t enough, the formula is also fantastic. It  is opaque but not thick. I probably could have gotten away with 2 coats, but I  did use 3.

Surprisingly, I don’t have anything that is comparable to Go Overboard in my collection. This falls somewhere between Essie Going Incognito and OPI Ski Teal We Drop.

This is not limited edition so don’t fret if you haven’t found the Go Overboard display in your area yet. It should be popping up very soon.


  1. I tried this one on and the Revlon Colorstay in Midnight. Side by side they were almost identical but the Essie has a teeny bit more yellow. I was actually really surprised that the Colorstay’s formula was so nice so I bought it!

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