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Essie Serial Shopper

Essie Serial Shopper coverHonestly, I didn’t even realize I had this polish. I don’t know how long I’ve had it or where it came from but I think that’s appropriate considering the name as I am definitely a serial shopper. Which is, most likely, how this polish landed in my stash!

Serial Shopper is from Essie’s Summer 2014 Too Taboo Neon Collection and falls on the more subtle side of neon. Serial Shopper is a bright pink leaning almost coral orange but it’s more pastel and less loud; it’s almost soft. I know that sounds crazy but trust me. It is possible. And Essie achieved it with Serial Shopper.

The formula isn’t bad but it’s not fabulous, either. The first coat scared me as it was super sheer and streaky. But after the third coat everything was even and opaque.

I’m glad I rediscovered this polish as it turned out to be really great. Serial Shopper is a great winding down the summer color.

The Too Taboo collection is still available online at Ulta. Serial Shopper is also available from Amazon.

Make sure to check out the swatches under the jump. For other polishes from the Too Taboo collection check out the related posts.

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Essie Marshmallow

Essie Marshmallow cover This is a polish I never thought would land in my collection. But after falling head over heels in love with Funky Fingers Jaw Breaker I realized there was a reason this polish comes with so much buzz. And when I acquired FingerPaints Red, White & Hue I knew it was finally time to order […] Continue reading →

4th of July Manicure 2014

2014 4th of July Manicure Happy 4th of July! Independence Day is one of my favorite holidays. I love the fireworks and parades and the barbecues. Currently I am in Blowing Rock, North Carolina with my family. It’s gorgeous here and the weather is AMAZING. It has been so hot and humid in Charlotte. It’s really nice to get away. […] Continue reading →

Essie Urban Jungle

Essie Urban Jungle cover I must admit I wasn’t all that sure about this polish. It looked so dreadfully boring in the bottle. And I couldn’t quite figure out what it was doing in a summer collection. Well, Essie once again, proved my skepticism to be unnecessary! Essie describes Urban Jungle as an alabaster creme. That is spot on. Urban […] Continue reading →

Essie Strut Your Stuff

Essie Strut Your Stuff cover When I first laid eyes on Strut Your Stuff it reminded me an awful lot of I’m Addicted. Considering I’m Addicted came out in the Too Taboo Neon collection aka not long before the current Summer 2014 Haute in the Heat collection. None the less I was excited to try Strut Your Stuff. It’s no secret I love […] Continue reading →

Essie Ruffles & Feathers

Essie Ruffles & Feathers cover Essie has been busy! Right now in stores not only is there the Spring Hide & Go Chic collection and the Too Taboo Neon collection there is now the Summer 2014 Haute in the Heat collection. Seriously, I can’t keep up! Despite that, when I saw Ruffles & Feathers in the Haute in the Heat display […] Continue reading →

Tried the Trend: Neon & Nude

Essie Topless & Barefoot and Essie I'm Addicted cover My love of all things neon is well documented, but I do realize not everyone is into the neon trend as much as I am. That is why I find this neon and nude trend so interesting. For those of you that aren’t completely gung-ho about neons this might be a way for you to […] Continue reading →

Essie Topless & Barefoot

Essie Topless & Barefoot cover Nude polishes are so far from my thing it’s hard to believe I purchased this polish! But, I really wanted a nude polish to wear with all the lovely neon polishes that are out for the summer. I quickly figured out that I didn’t have a single creme nude that worked with  my skintone in […] Continue reading →

Essie Too Taboo

Essie Too Taboo cover The namesake polish from the Essie Summer 2014 Too Taboo neon collection isn’t exactly…taboo. But it’s really pretty! Essie describes Too Taboo as an intense fuchsia. This polish has very noticeable purple undertones. It reminds me an awful lot of Nina Ultra Pro Punki Purple. And it really is lovely in the sun. The formula is […] Continue reading →