Essie Resort 2016 Collection Swatches

Essie Resort 2016 Collection Swatches

From the bustling markets filled with savoury spices, beautiful silks, and artisan jewelry, the Essie Resort 2016 Collection officially launching on March 29th, 2016 takes inspiration from India!

The Essie Resort 2016 Collection features four happy colours from a silky sari pink and meditative mint lime to an energetic Goa blue and spicy marigold apricot.

Travel to an exotic destination with the stroke of your nail-polish brush!

In this post, I’ve included quick swatches of all the colours in the Essie Resort 2016 Collection, as well as bottle shots. Additionally, to give you more insight, I’ve included the colour story via the official press release and the editor’s note from Rebecca Minkoff, Essie’s Global Colour Designer.

The Essie Resort 2016 Collection includes four shades:

Essie Resort 2016 Collection Swatches & Bottle Shots

Resort 2016 Essie Collection

Essie Resort 2016 Collection

Essie Resort 2016 Collection Pictures

Essie Resort 2016 Collection

Essie Resort Collection 2016

Essie Resort 2016 Collection

All swatches have no top or base coat, and two coats of nail polish. The photos were taken in artificial light.

Delhi Dance

Silky sari pink

Essie Delhi Dance Swatch

Essie Delhi Dance

Essie Delhi Dance Essie Resort 2016 Collection

Essie Delhi Dance

Nama-stay the Night

Energetic Goa blue

Click here to see my Essie Nama-stay the Night Swatches & Review!

Essie Nama-Stay the Night Swatch

Nama-stay the Night

Essie Nama-Stay the Night Essie Resort 2016 Collection

Essie Nama-stay the Night

Going Guru

Meditative mint lime

Essie Going Guru Swatch

Essie Going Guru

Essie Going Guru Essie Resort 2016 Collection

Essie Going Guru


Spicy marigold apricot

Essie Taj-ma-haul Swatch

Essie Taj-ma-haul

Essie Taj-ma-haul Essie Resort 2016 Collection

Essie Taj-ma-haul

Essie Resort 2016 Collection Press Release

Essie Resort 2016 Collection Photos

Essie Resort 2016 Collection

Delhi-ted for Resort Season

Introducing the Essie Resort 2016 Collection

Opulent silks. Saturated hues. Dazzling ornamentation. This Resort season is influenced by the magnificent fashion, diverse culture and sheer beauty of India. Jaipur and the Taj-ma-haul to the vibrant saris at the monsoon wedding twirling during a Delhi Dance, there’s no end to the inspiration that gives like to Essie colour.

The country’s unique contrast of tradition and modernism, the old alongside the new, invigorates mind, body and soul – everyone must be Going Guru. On the cutting edge of art and commerce, India’s cities are an exhilarating rush of flavours, sights and fragrances – it captures the imagination and tantalizes the senses.

The colourful market stalls. The golden sands of the deserts. The azure waters of the western coast. India’s landscape is as beautiful and varied as its people, and its influence on global style and fashion is constantly energizing the collections of the world’s most beloved designers. Any visitor will be begging to Nama-stay the Night. The vivid pattern-play of today and intricate handicrafts of tradition offer a dizzying palette of splendid inspiration. It’s sure to be the trip of a lifetime!

The Resort 2016 Collection will be available as of March 29, 2016 in salons, drugstores and other beauty destinations across Canada at a suggested retail price of $9.99.

Editor’s Note:

Rebecca Minkoff (Essie’s Global Colour Designer)

Essie Rebecca Minkoff

Rebecca Minkoff (Essie’s Global Colour Designer)

Resort season is for fantasies! I love dreaming up the perfect escape in search of beauty, adventure and of course, colour inspiration. If I could go anywhere in the world right now, I know exactly where it would be: India.

Sparkling like a mirrored jewel in my mind, India is at the top of my bucket list. Its incredible mix of colours and traditions – the sights, sounds, tastes and textures – call to me with all the irrepressible joy of a Bollywood movie scene. I just can’t stop thinking about it – I’m obs-essied. Like so many artists, writers and bohemians, I must be Going Guru.

When I see a photo of the Taj Mahal, I imagine taking in its splendour from sunrise to sunset. But since India’s national treasure wouldn’t fit in my luggage, I’d plan to take home a major Taj-ma-haul. Once I’m there and free to wander India’s world-famous markets, I’ll definitely be doing a little Delhi Dance. I’m sure everything I could want – and things I never knew I couldn’t live without – would be in those bustling markets: spices, rugs, books, silks, jewelry, antiques. Hmmm… best to plan on picking up some extra suitcases when I go!

With so many places to see, I know I’d want to Nama-stay the Night for as long as possible! The streets of Delhi, the beaches of Goa, the parties of Bangalore – there’s just no way I’d miss a thing!

Better start turning daydreams into reality! I’m off- Mum-bye!

Disclosure: All the nail polishes in this post were provided by PR.

Which of the four colours in the Essie Resort 2016 Collection is your favourite? Have you ever been to India? 


11 thoughts on “Essie Resort 2016 Collection Swatches

  1. Melissa

    I’m loving all of these colors except for Taj-ma haul. It just isn’t doing anything for me. My favorite one would have to be a toss up between Nama-stay the Night and Going Guru. They are so gorgeous and they’re going in my collection as soon as I find them. Thanks as always for sharing them with us. They look gorgeous on you!!

    1. Mary S. Post author

      Hey Melissa!

      Your top two are also my favourites from this collection. Hehe, it’s no surprise that a green is in the mix, right? 😉

      Taj-ma-haul is a colour that I love on other people, but I don’t think it works with my skin tone. It’s too bad!

  2. Anouk

    i’m a pink lover, so….Delhi dance is my favourite. The spicy colour Taj Ma Haul is ugly (makes your hands look sick)

    1. Mary S. Post author

      Hey Anouk!

      Haha, I know what you mean. I cannot pull off Taj-ma-haul to save my manicured life!

      I think it could look beautiful on another skin tone because it has a wonderful spicy marigold note to it, but my skin tone doesn’t do it any justice.

      Thanks for checking out my swatches!

    1. Mary S. Post author

      Hey Sasha!

      It’s always interesting to see what colours they bring out for the Resort Collection each year!

      Nope, I’ve never been to India, but after Spain, it’s one of the travel destinations on my wish list.

  3. Mary N

    These are all pretty, except for the apricot one which would look tragic on me. 🙂 When I think of India, I think of vibrant, heavily saturated colors, like fiery deep reds and hot mustard yellows and golds. However, being a Spring line, I can see why they went with lighter shades, and they do still fit nicely with the India theme. My fave is the green one — sooo pretty! How does it compare to Essie’s Mint Candy Apple and Blossom Dandy? They all look similar; this one is perhaps a touch more white-based/almost neon.

    1. Mary S. Post author

      Hey Mary!

      Hehe, Taj-ma-haul doesn’t look so hot on me, but I like the idea behind it. I can totally see the ‘spicy’ quality.

      I pulled out all three Essie nail polishes that you mentioned. Mint Candy Apple and Blossom Dandy are much closer in colour than Going Guru.

      Going Guru is noticeably more green like a ‘mojito’ light green. The other two have just a hint of blue to them. When comparing all three side-by-side, the difference is very noticeable, so you could justify owning Going Guru and one of the other two.

      Blossom Dandy falls in between the two, but is way closer in tone to Mint Candy Apple than Going Guru.

      Hope that helps! 🙂

      1. Mary N

        Thanks, Mary, that does help! I think Going Guru will be mine soon then. 😀 ITA about liking the idea behind the apricot shade — it perfectly conjures up a bowl of savory spices for sale in an Indian open air market. It just doesn’t work on my skin tone (fair with cool undertones). I think it looks fine on your hands, though. In fact, I’ve noticed that 95% of polishes look great on you, and I want to buy so many of the ones you feature because they look so good! I don’t know if it’s your lighting, photography skills, or manicure abilities (probably all three!) but you consistently have the best swatches of all the nail bloggers, and I follow some great ladies. But your photos are the best of the best. Have a great weekend!

        1. Mary S. Post author

          Hehe, I hope that you can see me blushing all the way from over there! That is a high compliment because there are indeed many amazing beauty bloggers. Your encouragement put more wind in my sail to keep blogging and doing not only what I enjoy, but also what readers enjoy. Thank you for taking the time to make my day brighter!

          Hope your weekend is a great one, too! 🙂

  4. Beverly A. Langley

    I’m romantic all of those colours aside from Taj-ma haul. It simply isn’t doing something on behalf of me. My favorite one would ought to be a toss up between Nama-stay the Night and Going Guru. they’re thus beautiful and they’re getting into my assortment as shortly as I realize them. Thanks as invariably for sharing them with U.S.. they appear beautiful on you!!


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