Essie Summer 2014 – Haute In The Heat Collection – Swatches & Review

Essie Summer 2014 Haute In The Heat Collection

Hi guys!! How was your start of the week?

Today I have Essie Summer 2014 Collection which is called Haute In The Heat. I am doing this because I only came to possession of all the polishes recently and I wasn’t blogging last year at the time it came out :).

Essie Summer 2014 Haute In The Heat Collection

This collection contains some beautiful bright colours and one nude, which is by the way one of my favourite colours of all time.

 

Urban Jungle – Essie Summer 2014

Urban Jungle Essie Summer 2014

First one I swatched is alabaster orchid. It is a nude creme with a pink touch. Beautiful!! First I bought myself the USA version with a thinner brush, but now I have EU version too and this is the one that I swatched here.

Urban Jungle Essie Summer 2014

It needed two coats to reach full opacity and there were visible brush strokes with the first coat, but that cleared with the second one. It maybe was a little streaky at first, but when it dried it totally evened out.

Urban Jungle Essie Summer 2014

The application was easy, except for the brush. It was funny looking and it had a strange shape, normally it is beautifully rounded, but not here. And some of the bristles were longer than the rest, so that was a little annoying when I was applying the polish.

 

Fierce, No Fear – Essie Summer 2014

Fierce, No Fear Essie Summer 2014

This is a cocoa, chocolate creme. This one was my least favourite of the bunch. I don’t even know if it is a summer colour. It reminds me a little of chocolate ice cream, so yeah, it could be summer.

Fierce, No Fear Essie Summer 2014

It needed two coats to reach full opacity and it wasn’t streaky or there were no brush strokes. It was easy to apply and this brush was the perfect shape. I don’t know why all the essies haven’t the same brush.

Fierce, No Fear Essie Summer 2014

It was a bit sheer with the first coat and it seemed a touch browner too with one coat. The second coat added a little grayness to it and it was fully opaque with the second coat.

 

Roarrrrange – Essie Summer 2014

Roarrrrange Essie Summer 2014

Waw!! This colour pops!! It is a neon orange. A vibrant neon orange that is perfect for hot summer. And the name suits it very much, it just makes you want to roar when looking at nails.

Roarrrrange Essie Summer 2014

It was almost opaque in one coat and there were no brush strokes, no streakiness. The application was easy and it had a jelly finish.

Roarrrrange Essie Summer 2014

 

Haute In The Heat – Essie Summer 2014

Haute In The Heat Essie Summer 2014

This is a hot pink, like hot raspberry. And it is a little darker in person, but just a little.

Haute In The Heat Essie Summer 2014

It was opaque in one coat, but I applied two for the swatching purposes. There were no brush strokes and no streakiness.

Haute In The Heat Essie Summer 2014

The brush was funny looking here too. Some of the bristles were longer then the most and that gave me some issues applying polish close to the cuticles. And I don’t know if the consistency of the polish or the brush was the reason for cuticle flooding. I had to pick as little polish as I could, because otherwise the polish was very eager to drown my cuticles. But that was only the case with the first coat. The second coat gave me no issues.

 

Ruffles & Feathers – Essie Summer 2014

Ruffles & Feathers Essie Summer 2014

This is a peacock teal. It is a lot greener than blue to me, well I don’t even know if there is any blue in there, maybe just a little, so that it can be called teal.

Ruffles & Feathers Essie Summer 2014

It was opaque in two coats and there were no brush strokes and no streakiness.

Ruffles & Feathers Essie Summer 2014

It was easy to apply and it had a jelly finish. And it did stain my nails a bit after removal, so that was a bit disappointing.

 

Strut Your Stuff – Essie Summer 2014

Strut Your Stuff Essie Summer 2014

It is described as cobalt aqua on Essie’s site.  To me it is a vibrant blue and it could be a neon. The colour is a bit darker in person than here in the photos. It looks more pastel here, but it isn’t in person.

Strut Your Stuff Essie Summer 2014

I used two coats, but after taking these pictures I saw that there were some sheer spots, which were not visible in photos. So this one needs three coats for full opacity. There were no brush strokes nor streakiness.

Strut Your Stuff Essie Summer 2014

It was easy to apply and it had a jelly finish. I think this one makes my hand look tanned (this didn’t translate to photos). And I liked that :).

 

Overall I am glad I bought this collection, because I like all the colours. My favourite is Urban Jungle, but they are all beautiful.

What do you think of this collection? I bet I am one of the last bloggers doing the swatches on this, so probably everyone has them already. But still, here they are and tell me which ones do you own, or which ones are on your buy list.

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5 Comments

  1. May 7, 2015 / 6:55 am

    Nice swatches. I actually own ruffles & feathers and strut your stuff. I was able to purchase them last year at IMATS.

  2. May 7, 2015 / 7:00 am

    Thank you Glamorousnails23! I wish we had something like that here. Actually I have to check if we do :).

  3. May 12, 2015 / 9:15 am

    You should definitely check it out! If you do have something like that where you are or even if you happen to be in an area where IMATS is being held you should check it out!:D

  4. May 12, 2015 / 9:15 am

    You should definitely check it out! If you don't and you ever happen to be in an area where IMATS is being held you should go if you can:D

  5. May 12, 2015 / 9:17 am

    I've just checked and there will be something next April. I am excited already :D!!

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