"Playa Del Platinum" is described by Essie as "an elegant and sherry sandy gray". I don't think it's really sheer at all (thank God)! It's a gorgeous light gray creme color. It has more white to it than a true gray it's more concrete I guess. I love it. It's super chic. It's unlike any color in my collection lighter than any gray I have and less brown than the taupes.
I think this color is also work/interview appropriate. It's a little outside the box for that but it's inoffensive and I think would work in most environments.
The formula on this one, like the rest of the collection, is perfect. I find it to be easy to work with and I got opacity in 2 coats, some might like to go for 3 but I didn't think it was necessary.
Essie describes "Splash of Grenadine" as "a playful magenta pink" and I think it's a pretty accurate description. It's difficult to find a unique pink but I think Essie has created one in this color. I have nothing like this and it's truly beautiful. I think I might even have to purchase a back up. This color is that pretty to me. LOVE LOVE LOVE IT! Again, work appropriate but not boring at all.
Again, amazing quality formula. Easy application, great shine. LOVE it!!!!!!!
So let's recap, shall we?
Overall I think that Essie hit the ball out of the park with this collection. I like every single color, which I guess is not difficult when you only have four colors, however it's rare for me to say that. I also think that, with perhaps the exception of "Lapis of Luxury" we have some really unique colors here. That's hard to do so kudos to Essie.
The formula on each of these is outstanding. Sometimes Essie can be hard to work with (Van D' Go for example) but these are fantastic, easy to apply, smooth and shiny. Love these polishes. A+ for sure. :-)
Are you planning to get any of these? Let me know your favorite in the comments!!!
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