These polishes belong to the four-polish Essie Resort 2010 Collection. I’ve already posted the other two polishes. Interestingly, three of the four colors are now sold in retail packaging and only one is available only in the older, salon version. Do you know which one?
It’s not Turquoise and Caicos. This is part of the larger Essie retail displays in WalGreen’s and elsewhere, so it was only a matter of time before I brought it home. It’s a green-blue that is bright and summery. I’m really hoping to be comparing it to Dior’s St. Tropez soon-it seemingly has the same mix of blue-green that is more saturated than Chanel’s Nouvelle Vague. The application was not quite as strong as I’m used to from Essie, but it was ok. I used three coats and tried to be careful and it came out pretty well. And the color is very vibrant, pretty and summery.
So, if you guessed that Essie’s Playa Del Platinum is not available in retail packaging, you were right! It’s a greenish, murky beige color that seems prescient-so many colors from this spring are similar to Playa Del Platinum. OPI’s Skull & Glossbones and Stranger Tides, and Essie’s Sand Tropez come to mind. Why would this not be included in the Essie colors to be more widely distributed, when the other three from the 2010 Resort collection were? Who knows. But, it’s very nice. It’s a bit more green than Sand Tropez, but not as green as Stranger Tides. It’s somehow very earthy and has a lot of yellow. I picked mine up just a few weeks ago from a salon, and it’s still widely available. Just not at WalGreen’s.
I’ve been on such an Essie kick lately, and each of the colors I’ve tried from the 2010 Resort Collection have been great-fun and vibrant. It’s like a weird pop culture detail that only three of them migrated over to the retail side, so I also kind of like that I have the three retail polishes with Playa Del Platinum hanging out with its embossed cap. All four shades are so nice for summer!