Manicure Mondays – Essie Navigate Her

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Essie Navigate Her Spring 2012 Collection Swatches

I’m loving the color selection from Essie’s Navigate Her collection. There’s a little something for everyone and all will look great against a summer tan. Clearly merchants study trends, but it’s interesting that at the same time, several brands came out with nearly exact colors. I’ve listed near dupes beside each polish below for comparison.

Essie Navigate Her Spring 2012 Swatches Olé Caliente Bright Pink Creme Nail Polish

Olé Caliente is the color I used in my How To Paint Your Nails Perfectly tutorial video. It’s a bright pink coral red creme nail polish, similar to OPI’s Red Lights Ahead… Where? from their Holland collection and China Glaze’s Make Some Noise from their Electropop Brights collection.

Essie Navigate Her Spring 2012 Swatches A Crewed Interest Pink Peach Creme Nail Polish

A Crewed Interest is a light pink peach nude creme nail polish, similar to Nicole by OPI’s Kardashian Kolor Paparazzi Don’t Preach.

Essie Navigate Her Spring 2012 Swatches Orange, It's Obvious Creme Nail Polish

Orange, It’s Obvious! is an orange creme nail polish, similar to OPI’s A Roll In the Hague from their Holland collection.

Essie Navigate Her Spring 2012 Swatches Tour De Finance Bright Pink Shimmer Nail Polish

Tour De Finance is a bright pink nail polish with a barely there purple blue shimmer. It’s similar in color {polish and shimmer color}, to Butter London’s Disco Biscuit, but not nearly as dazzly.

Essie Navigate Her Spring 2012 Swatches To Buy Or Not To Buy Light Purple Shimmer Nail Polish

To Buy Or Not To Buy is a light lilac purple creme nail polish with a barely there blue shimmer. In fact, the shimmer is so barely there, that you can’t even see it in the pic. It’s similar to China Glaze’s Sweet Hook from their Electropop Lights collection.

Essie Navigate Her Spring 2012 Swatches Light Green Creme Nail Polish

Navigate Her is a light green creme nail polish and is a darker version of Butter London’s Bossy Boots.

My Thoughts On Essie’s Navigate Her Collection

I LOVE every color in this collection and they are all perfect for spring. I do have to say though, all of the polishes were streaky. In fact, they were so streaky, that even after 3 coats each, you can still see some bald spots. I’m also so ready for Essie to get a bigger brush. It’s so thin, that when you have to put on that many coats, it’s difficult to get it streak free and takes a lot of strokes. At nearly $8 a bottle, I’m not sure that I would splurge on this combination of streaky formula and outdated thin brush.

So what do you all think of Essie’s Navigate Her collection. Do you own any of these colors or see any you’d like to pick up?

The products mentioned in this post were sent to me by the merchant or their PR company. All opinions are 100% my own. For more info, please view my full disclosure policy.

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