It’s taken me awhile but I finally got around to trying the last of the 4 polishes from Essie’s 2014 Resort collection. I dragged my feet on this one simply because the weather here in Charlotte hasn’t been very spring-like. And while I’m not one for color rules, per se, I still don’t like wearing pastel polishes when it’s snowing outside!
Essie describes Resort Fling as a peachy coral. I never would have thought to describe this polish as coral. To me Resort Fling is a pastel orange jelly. The color is very soft and the jelly finish of this polish adds to that. It definitely reminded me of sherbet! And Essie Tart Deco.
Sadly, this color is not great on me (though I rocked it at Taco Bell none the less!). I do think it will look so beautiful on those of you who have a warmer skintone.
Now about the formula. Oh Essie. Sometimes you frustrate me so much! To get a (mostly) opaque finish with this polish I needed 4 coats. I understand this is a jelly and generally jelly finish polishes require more coats. But 4 is a bit much. And as if that wasn’t enough, because I needed 4 coats, this polish kind of peeled off my nails. Not really a pleasant experience.
The Essie 2014 Resort collection is currently in stores. This collection is available online at Ulta.com and the mini set (which includes all 4 polishes from this collection) is available on Amazon and Nordstrom.com.
There are swatches under the jump!