While I adore Style Hunter, this polish is the standout from Essie’s Spring 2014 Hide & Go Chic collection.
Essie describes Fashion Playground as a pistachio shimmer. While this polish does have shimmer it’s super subtle. It just keeps the polish from being completely flat.
The color is great. There’s no warm or yellow undertones making it perfect for cool skintones. Unfortunately, the formula makes me want to punch things. It’s very typical old Essie; thin and runny. I used four, yes FOUR, coats in my swatches.
Despite the formula issues I do love this polish. It’s the perfect polish for spring!
The Hide & Go Chic collection is available at Ulta.com as well as on Amazon.
Make sure to check out the swatches under the jump!
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This manicure came about simply because I wasn’t in love with Essie Truth or Flare. I don’t dislike that polish by any stretch but I didn’t like it as a full manicure and I’m not really into wasting a perfectly good mani so I decided to alter it a bit. I took Truth or Flare […] Continue reading →
While I don’t subscribe to the theory “when in doubt wear red” when it comes to clothes I definitely follow that advice when it comes to nail polish! I just love red nails polish. It’s classic. It’s chic. It’s a total no brainer. So I was happy to see that Essie included a red polish […] Continue reading →
While I am ready for spring Mother Nature doesn’t seem very interested in leaving winter behind. At least here in Charlotte. But that isn’t stopping me from using polishes from spring polish collections! For spring 2014 Essie released a 6 polish collection “dedicated to women everywhere who aren’t afraid to play – in life and […] Continue reading →
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 […] Continue reading →
The other day I was going through the polishes I have to swatch when I realized they were almost all salon brand polishes. Somehow I’ve managed to be a bit out of the loop when it comes to what’s going on in the nail polish world at the drugstore. So, I headed over to drugstore.com and […] Continue reading →
I’ve been really into red polish lately. Mostly I’ve been wearing OPI Over & Over A-Gwen but I finally decided to give another red polish a little love; Essie Fishnet Stockings. Fishnet Stockings is an old favorite. It actually came in an Essie set I found at Ross. The set also included Berry Hard and […] Continue reading →
Every year, right about this time – I end up in a bit of a funk. The weather is cold and grey and I’m ready to be spending lots of time outdoors in the sunshine. Well, I can’t control the weather but I can spice up my nails a bit and Essie’s Resort Collections always […] Continue reading →
I hate snow. No, I loathe snow. But that doesn’t mean I can’t use it for a little manicure inspiration! Charlotte doesn’t get much snow (hey, why do you think I live here!) but we’ve had a couple of bouts of snow over the last month or so. And let’s be honest. When life is […] Continue reading →
It’s giveaway time! As y’all probably know we are HUGE fans of the Essie resort collections. Honestly, the resort collection from Essie is almost always one of my favorite collections of the year. It’s a nice way to bring some spring into life when the winter weather seems to just not want to go away! […] Continue reading →