Essie Summer 2018 Collection

We’re continuing on with the summer collections! We’re basically halfway through the summer now! How’s it been for you? I’ve honestly had a great summer so far, and am looking forward to some cooler temperatures and sunny days.

I’ve got a typical 6 bottle collection from Essie to talk about today! It’s loosely based on the festival theme we’ve been seeing pop up throughout all the makeup and nail collections. There are 4 creams and 2 shimmers. Let’s get right into it!

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TBT: OPI ‘Hawaii’ Collection – 4 Shades

IT’S STILL SUMMER I TELL YOU. I’m holding onto summer as much as I can (even though I really love fall), but I’m mainly holding onto the bright nail colors. I’m not ready to give those up, so I’ve been going through my collection and pulling them out to wear and talk about. (And I’m going to have summer collections up so very soon, I know it’s late but better late than never, right?)

And I thought a great collection to do this with is the OPI Hawaii collection! I have 4 shades of it today, and I love all of them for the summertime. This was OPI’s collection for Spring of 2015, and featured bright shades all inspired by Hawaii. I love the 4 shades I have, and just want to pick up even more. (If I do get more, I’ll add to this post and update it).

I remember these shades being some of the very first OPIs I owned, and one of the first OPI collections that I really followed and wanted, so it’s a bit sentimental for me. I asked for these shades and got 4 of them from my mom, back when I didn’t buy whole collections myself, way back before blogging (when we still paid full price for OPIs, whoop). Back when I would ask for the newest OPI collection for my birthday, or Christmas, and hope I got a couple shades to play with. Back when the addiction was just brewing.

And I still love these shades today. They’re still classic shades and the Hawaii collection is still one I see referenced all the time. And perfect for the winding down summer. So let’s get into them.

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NOTD: Essie ‘Aim to Misbehave’ – Essie’s 1000th Shade!

*NOTD=Nails of the Day. Hello yellow! Essie has put out it’s 1000th shade, and I picked it up – I told myself I needed it as a collector and blogger (that’s what I’m sticking to).

Essie’s 1000th shade is out as a part of their summer collection, the Shimmer Brights. I know this collection has been out for a while, and I might be a little late to the game – but it’s still summer and this shade is still very much available, so here’s a post anyways!

The 1000th shade is called ‘Aim to Misbehave’, and it’s a shimmery warm toned yellow with lots of microshimmer all throughout. My boyfriend describes it as a “shiny mustard” and I have to say I agree with that statement. The cap of the bottle has this cool little decoration with little “1000s” all over it. It reminds me of graduation and I don’t know why.


It’s a nice formula, opaque in two coats. Depending on how you apply it, you might need 3 to cover your nail line. I noticed it’s a thicker formula, so it can be a little difficult to get smooth, if you don’t have enough on the brush but it’s not too frustrating. And it’s like it dries fast, so it’ll stick to itself as you’re trying to smooth it. But I also found it stays tacky for quite a while, which might be from the thicker coats I had to do. Nice, but not my favorite formula.

When removing it, don’t twist – I did this and got yellow just about everywhere. So just pull it off instead.

I also found that, yes, it’s a beautiful color, however it’s not beautiful on me. Because it is so warm toned, I found it just clashed with my cool skin tone. People with more olive toned skin-this will look beautiful on you. Me, however, it’ll stay as part of my collection and a cool thing for a nail polish obsessive person like me to have.

Essie doesn’t do yellows too often, so this is a cool shade to have in the collection. If you’re a collector at all – and maybe have yellow undertones to your skin – get this.