She continues right on along with her little blog catch up. I’m tellin’ ya now, by SUMMER, she (yes I mean me) WILL be caught up and back on track with all of these blog posts. That means you’ll be getting so many thrown at you as I go on publishing sprees, but you act like you would hate that. All of the nail posts coming at you!
And the very essential starting point for the catch up: we gotta finish up these spring collection posts. After this we’ll only have Zoya to talk about (who notoriously releases their seasonal shades far after the others). That one will be coming along soon, just you wait. But now, in this post, we’re looking at the only other spring release left un-blogged from our pal Essie!
Now Essie has been on a spree of releasing like 16 collections a year – yes, I do have LOTS of Essie posts on the way to the blog. And among those 900 collections we still have the 4 seasonal releases. SO today we’re looking at their Spring 2022 collection!
This is a release of the typical 6 shades, all in a more muted, and neutral color palette. It’s a softer, quieter release for spring, and you know I’m not mad at it. There’s a spring collection for everyone out there. I grabbed these shades from Target, though they’re also available through Beyond Polish for a touch of a discount!
Once again she finds herself on blogging catch up after accidentally abandoning it for a couple months. WHOOPS. Listen, I’ve been moving to a new place and traveling, and this is all to say follow my Instagram as I post there daily, and the swatches will always go here first!! But also okay, take a shot every single time I’ve said I’ll catch up on all of the blog posts, but THIS TIME I MEAN IT. It’s HAPPENING. I’ve missed y’all, okay, and I’m never going fully away. I love having this blog as a resource to be able to readily look back on and reference past collections and swatches. So let’s start this catch up already and update the resource.
We have another Spring mainstream collection on our hands today. This one is the China Glaze ‘Mystic Bloom’ collection for Spring 2022. It features 8 shades of all sorts of shifty and shimmery and glittery and interesting finishes to it, and in the normal pastel shades of spring we normally get (listen, I still always love those too, okay, don’t get it twisted) this was a release that got me INTRIGUED.
As always, I purchased this set from my favorite place, polishpick.com. You’ve heard all of my praise for this site many times before, but it’s my go-to for purchasing OPI and China Glaze. The best prices and fastest shipping always. (If you ever find yourself purchasing from there, let ’em know I sent you. Not at all any sort of sponsoring or affiliate codes here, just helps the company to see where the traffic is coming from).
It’s the end of the month and she continues with her blog catch up after a little blog break! Sure it says it was published on the 11th, but that’s the blog magic (and her just changing dates to spread out posts and match them their Instagram dates).
ANYWAYS, let’s talk about our next Spring collection today! This is the Spring 2022 release from Orly, called the Impressions collection. It features 6 lovely, almost muted spring-like cream shades.
As always, I got this with my Orly Color Pass. The Color Pass is a program Orly does where you can pay ahead of time and then you automatically get 4 collections sent and delivered to you throughout the year – along with additional goodies in each box. It’s great for someone like me who is already planning on buying all the shades. BUT they’ve also introduced buying individual boxes, so a great way to try it out first as well! I highly recommend.
HAPPY SPRING, EVERYONE! Why yes, since Spring collections always start hitting shelves at the same time each year and every single year I make the same comment about writing this spring post while it’s snowing outside. AND THAT WON’T STOP THIS YEAR, there’s snow on the ground while I’m writing this happy spring post!!!
Anyways, if it’s not yet the most exciting time of the year in where the weather is finally starting to warm up, it’s at least the most exciting time of the nail polish year: when the first seasonal collections pop up. I do always love a Spring collection, with their bright pops of color – even if I am a big fan of deep, dark vampy shades year round.
And it’s always most exciting for me to start out a new season with OPI. OPI is always the most popular posts on both my blog and Instagram, so clearly you all love it as well.
This year, we have a little collaboration collection for Spring, with OPI joining forces with Xbox. Yes, I didn’t expect it either, but I’m here for whatever. This features 12 mostly cream shades that range across a bright and happy, almost pastel rainbow with various themed names that match up across Xbox and its exclusive games.
As always, I grabbed this collection from my favorite, polishpick.com. (If you purchase from there, put my name in the drop down as who sent you. Not at all an affiliate thing, just helps show where traffic is coming from).