Essie Suite Retreat COVER

Essie Suite Retreat

Essie Suite Retreat COVEREvery year I look forward to the Essie resort collection. It’s always a bright spot in January which otherwise is a fairly slow nail polish month. But, I have to say, only Suite Retreat caught my eye from this year’s Resort collection.

Suite Retreat is a medium blue leaning purple creme. The color is gorgeous and makes me dream of warm, sunny days. But, this certainly isn’t a groundbreaking or super unique color.

The formula is fantastic. This is almost a one coater but I did use two coats in my swatches.

Depending on the lighting Suite Retreat can look a bit different. Because of that I included swatches from my light box as well as in direct sunlight.

The 2015 Resort collection should be hitting soon. Currently, Suite Retreat is available online at There is a mini set for this collection that includes all 4 polishes that is also available at


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11 thoughts on “Essie Suite Retreat

  1. Jessica W. January 27, 2015 at 10:56 am

    This is gorgeous on you!

    • Alli January 27, 2015 at 3:03 pm

      Thank you!

  2. Ariadna January 27, 2015 at 11:21 am

    This is really pretty! Apparently Target is having a buy two, get one free sale on Essies, are there any that you would recommend I get? I don’t have any since I don’t like to pay full price, so if you can recommend any must haves, I’d appreciate it! 🙂

    • Krystal January 27, 2015 at 12:57 pm

      I really love Cashmere Bathrobe.

    • Alli January 27, 2015 at 3:05 pm

      Cashmere Bathrobe is a good one!

      I love so many polishes from essie; Fall In Line, Urban Jungle and Topless & Barefoot are some of my current favorites 🙂

    • Arathael January 27, 2015 at 8:49 pm

      Try one of the new matte ones, I got Cozy in Cashmere and Coat Couture. Otherwise I agree with Cashmere Bathrobe. Hmm seems like a recurring theme there.

      And I like this color in the post, even though they repeat a lot of similar tones like it in their collections the past few years….

      • Alli January 28, 2015 at 5:55 pm

        I’m wearing Coat Couture right now. It is SO gorgeous.

  3. Lou January 27, 2015 at 1:29 pm

    A great versatile shade, and perfect for spring!

    • Alli January 27, 2015 at 3:06 pm

      Definitely going to get a lot of use out of this color both spring and summer!

  4. Lorraine January 28, 2015 at 9:55 am

    Oh, what a pretty! looks great on you. Reminds me of Deborah Lippmann I Know What Boys Like, but a muted version. Essie has done a nice job with this.

    • Alli January 28, 2015 at 5:53 pm

      Thank you!

      And it could definitely be a sister of Know What Boys Like 🙂

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