Essie Spring 2012 – A Crewed Interest and Navigate Her

Essie A Crewed Interest
Essie A Crewed Interest

Today I have swatches of two of Essie’s new spring colors, from the Navigate Her Collection.  This collection is said to be finance-themed, but I feel like only a few of the colors are really clearly finance related.  A Crewed Interest is a cute riff on accrued interest, but Navigate Her?  I don’t get it.

Anyway, we’ll start with A Crewed Interest.  This is a peachy color that somehow doesn’t seem very pastel-like; it has a lot of yellow in it and a brightness that makes it refreshing.  The formula on this color is unfortunately not very good.  It went on streaky for me, and took three coats to sort of even out.  I still felt like I had some funny spots after the third coat, but they weren’t too obvious in daily wear.  I really liked the color, which seemed so fresh and fruity for February.  At the same time, it isn’t so bright that it seems garish; it’s a nice office color, too.

Essie A Crewed Interest
Essie A Crewed Interest

In low light you can see the creamy undertone.

Essie A Crewed Interest
Essie A Crewed Interest

 

Next up is Navigate Her, a funny light green.  It’s not really minty, it’s sort of…like the inside of an avocado, with a lot of yellow.  It’s leafy feeling, and also fresh.  The formula on this one is better than A Crewed Interest, but it still took three coats to be opaque and even.  I like that it’s also not a pastel and is a little different from other light greens I have.

Essie Navigate Her
Essie Navigate Her

 

In lower light, the brightness fades a bit and the color looks more greyed and softer.

Essie Navigate Her
Essie Navigate Her

 

So, since we’re back into the spring collections again, I decided to pull out Essie’s Kisses and Bises, the fuchsia pearl topcoat that came out in Essie’s French Affair Collection last spring.  Last spring I went though a period in which I put Kisses and Bises on every polish that I wore, it’s so pretty and glowy and perfect for springtime.  I really like it over Navigate Her, since the fuchsia shimmer contrasts with the green color underneath.  It gives a light pink glow.

Essie Navigate Her, Kisses and Bises
Essie Navigate Her, Kisses and Bises

 

The Navigate Her Collection polishes are out now – I picked mine up at Walgreens.

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5 thoughts on “Essie Spring 2012 – A Crewed Interest and Navigate Her”

    1. Thanks, Valerie! I decided to buy A Crewed Interest as a substitute for Chanel’s June, so I can’t compare them. But I’ll compare Navigate Her and Waterlily soon!

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