Essie's Return to Retro Collection

Monday, 13 February 2017

PR Sample

Today I have a something very exciting for you to feast your eyes on. Essie have released a second Retro Revival Limited Edition Collection and with only a month left to grab these shades, you best get spending quickly.

As with the last Retro Revival drop, this collection features some hard to find, legendary Essie shades.

These polishes all feature a gold star-emblazoned cap that mimics the original sign at the Stardust Casino in Las Vegas, the inspiration behind this collection and incidentally the city in which Essie was launched back in 1981. Having been to Vegas, I totally get the retro vibe of this colour palette and think the collection oozes the kind of old time glamour found in the vintage casinos of Downtown Vegas.

Bold Beauty
This deep raspberry toned red crelly builds to full coverage in 3 coats (no topcoat). Don't be fooled after applying the first coat, which comes out pink, with a couple more coats it darkens to the beautiful colour shown in the bottle

Pure Chiffon
A creamy nude with pink/silver shimmer. This is a gorgeous colour, however due to the sheer nature of the polish, it requires 4 coats (no topcoat) for the coverage shown in the photo. However I have to admit to loving how it looked after 2/3 so next time I wear it, I won't apply the fourth coat.

Prima Bella
There are those polishes which just sing to your heart and Prima Bella is it for me. This vibrant pink with silver shimmer applies like a dream and needs only 2 coats for full coverage (no topcoat). I could honestly wear this polish all the time, and as such will be picking up a backup before this collection disappears from the shelves.

Sweet Tart
This greige has the same pink/silver shimmer as Pure Chiffon and it's another amazing colour. Unlike Pure Chiffon, I needed only 2 coats for full coverage (no topcoat) for this swatch.

A pure barbie pink creme, Chastity has an incredible formula and needed only 2 thin coats for full coverage (no topcoat).

Flawless is a delicate cherry blossom pink creme and like Chastity is another 2 coater (no topcoat).

This collection has something for everything and if like me, you're a die hard pink fan, you'll want to snap up at least 3 of these. Saying that Pure Chiffon and Sweet Tart are the most gorgeous of neutral shades and will suit most skin tones.

You have until the 14th March 2017 to buy these shades and I suggest you get any you love, sooner rather than later. These are available to buy from Superdrug (until the 7th of March) and from Boots (until the 14th of March) priced at £7.99 each.

Let me know what you think of these colours? Also what's your all time favourtie Essie shade?

Vicky xx


  1. Pure chiffon, sweet tart, flawless and chastity 😍 Oh me oh my 😍 they are gorgeous. And what a bank breaker knowing they are only around for a short while. You have done amazing swatches vic. They look lush! Xx

    1. I'll have to do your nails with one of them when you visit. The colours are gorgeous! Thank you so much xx

  2. Prima Bella looks lovely. I've never been an Essie fan (got one, and it's a horrible formula so never risked another) but I could be tempted by that one. Like I need another pink. 😂

    1. The formula on Prima Bella is gorgeous so if you do invest, you'll be happy you did. There's always room for more pinks, take it from me, I'm sure half my collection is pink! xx

  3. These are so gorgeous and your swatches are drool worthy!

    I'm so jealous. Australia won't be getting this collection either. I really wish we got more of Essie's releases and close to their release dates in the US too.

    Tracy xx

    1. Thank you Tracy, the colours are amazing & im sad you can't get them, you'd love & rock these colours.
      It's so sad that different countries don't get all the colours xx

  4. As always your swatches and info are so helpful! My fave is Pure Chiffon and I really like your fave too. ;)

    1. Thanks Kimett - I'm pleased you like them and that Pure Chiffon and Prima Bella are so pleasing to you xx

  5. These all look very classic and indeed retro! Interesting fact about the brand being launched in Vegas, I never knew that. Vegas is literally my most favourite place in the world. X

    1. Mine too, I love going there. I need to get back there this year, not sure when though. Glad you like the colours, they're all so beautiful xx


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