21 February 2014

HB Beauty Bar: Essie Spring 2014 Resort Swatches

Hi all! I know I have been a terrible slacker lately with my blog posts - I have been having some serious lightbox issues, but I think I've solved it all with a new lightbox and a new lamp for photo taking! Anyway, today I have the Essie Spring 2014 Resort collection from HB Beauty Bar to show you - and don't forget, you can get this collection and everything else at HB Beauty Bar for 15% off with the code POLISHCHALLENGE10. Anyway, let's get started:

First we have Find Me an Oasis, a super creamy white-blue shade that just feels so elegant. I used three coats for the swatch above. The formula was great, milky smooth, and it evened out without top coat.

Next is Resort Fling, a peachy orange crelly polish. This polish could have been completely opaque in three coats, but I like the sheer delicate look with two coats (as shown above.) Again, great formula, and it evened out without top coat.

Cocktails & Coconuts is a gorgeous nude filled with a soft silver shimmer. I am in love with this one! It's a perfect color to wear to work because it's professional, but has that beautiful shimmer to make it exciting. Shown above is two coats without top coat. Formula was great but slightly thicker than the others in this collection.

And finally, we have Under the Twilight, a dark blue-leaning plum cream. This polish is gorgeous, and took two thin coats for full opacity (no top coat.) I think my photo shows it slightly darker than it is in real life - you can definitely tell it's purple on the nail, not black.

Honestly, I love all of these colors. The collection is so perfectly named - it reminds me of a classy, elegant vacation in paradise. All of these polishes are available at HB Beauty Bar - my photos show me holding mini bottles, but you will receive full sized bottles when you order on the website.

And as I mentioned before, you get 15% off your entire order with code POLISHCHALLENGE10! Which shades do you like best?

*These products were provided for my honest review.


  1. Beautiful swatches!! Can't wait to try this collection myself! :) And thank you for the HB Beauty Bar coupon code.

    I just purchased the entire OPI Brazil collection as well as 3 polishes from the CG City Flourish collection and other CG polishes that were on my wishlist! It was my first time shopping on the site. I usually order through nail polish canada as they don't charge me shipping. However, with your coupon code and its low prices... evn with the shipping I just saved around $60!!!

  2. Great review and swatches! I like Resort Fling the most! :)

  3. Essie did a fabulous job with this collection!

  4. These colors are gorgeous, and on you! C&C is really great and I am not even that big of a nude polish fan.

  5. Cocktails & Coconuts is gorgeous, it looks great on you! Love all these shades together.


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