Y’all, if spring doesn’t show up in Charlotte soon I’m going to have to move back to Alabama. This is getting ridiculous! Luckily the essie spring 2015 Flowerista collection has landed. The 5 piece collection has me dreaming of warmer weather. I picked up 3 from the collection and just couldn’t wait to get some spring color on my nails!
Flowerista, the namesake polish for the collection, is a rich, plum creme. The color is lovely though my immediate thought was this polish belongs in 2014. It’s very reminiscent of radiant orchid.
The formula is fantastic; I used just 2 coats in my swatches.
When I was wearing Flowerista it felt so familiar. At first I thought it was just because radiant orchid was EVERYWHERE last year. But, as it turns out, an old favorite from OPI, Pamplona Purple, is a very close, almost dupe of Flowerista. While Pamplona Purple is still available on Amazon I figured a lot of y’all might already have Pamplona in your collection. The two are so close I would not pick up Flowerista if you already have Pamplona Purple. Worth noting, Color Club Ms. Socialite is another that is very close to Flowerista.
Under the jump you will find swatches of Flowerista as well as a comparison to Pamplona Purple.