Ooh La La! The Essie Summer 2017 Collection Is Here!

We all know that I flipping love essie nail varnishes and have done for a really long time. So you can probably imagine just how excited I was to get my paws on the beautiful essie Summer 2017 collection*. PLUS those who get to the bottom of the blog post can enter a competition to win the entire collection. Good luck!

essie summer 2017 collection

This year’s Essie Summer 2017 collection takes inspiration from Parisian patisseries, places which are basically heaven on earth! It’s all pretty pastels with a dusting of shimmer and a flipping great metallic thrown in there for good measure. I’m really impressed by this collection and can see a few that I hope will make it into the permanent collection. Take a look below and let me know your favourite shade, and don’t forget to enter the competition!

Swatches! Go go go!

When I first picked up ‘sweet soufflé‘, I thought it was going to be a replacement for ‘private weekend‘ which is a great white polish, but on closer inspection it has a really unusual pinky-peach glow to it. Pure white polishes can be a bit ‘I painted my nails with Tippex during geography’, but this added shimmer makes it infinitely more wearable. The formula is a little thin and streaky, so this needed three coats for full opacity.

Let’s have a look at the close up to see that shimmer…

essie 'sweet souffle' (summer collection 2017)

blue-la-la‘ is a very pretty pastel sky blue. I thought it looked similar to ‘saltwater happy‘ but once on the nails it’s a bit more vibrant and less lavender. I think I prefer this to the more pastel, baby blue shades I have in my collection, it’s a very pretty colour. This was another polish that needed three coats to get rid of all bald spots.

baguette me not‘ is exactly my kind of nail colour: a pretty pastel with a hint of grey to make it a little bit grungey and less sickly sweet. It’s a soft lilac with no shimmer and I absolutely love it. It stops just short of being too girly and cloying, and just looks modern and fresh. This was a two coater.

Oh how I love it when Essie do metallic polishes! This lilac-silver metallic is flipping beautiful and I don’t think I have anything similar in my collection, so I’m very pleased to add ‘s’il vous play‘ to my stash. This only needed two thin coats but, as it’s a frosty metallic, you have to be careful with application to avoid brush lines in the finish. If you have ridged nails, I’d also recommend a ridge-filling basecoat to give your nails a smooth canvas as metallics can pick up any flaws in your nails.

I love this shade but it kind of feels like ‘éclair my love‘ has fallen into the wrong collection… is it just me? All of the others are patisserie-inspired, pretty and pastel and then you have a bold lobster red just nestled in there… strange. However it’s very pretty and only needed two coats, so I’ll let it slide.

And last but not least is ‘fondant of you‘. This is another polish that I immediately held up next to another in my collection to compare it. If you have ‘tart deco’, this is very similar tonally but ‘fondant of you’ has a gold/pink shimmer in it. If you already own ‘tart deco’ (a cult essie shade) then you can probably skip this one, but if you’ve been thinking about adding it to your collection but like a little bit of sparkle then maybe this will be more ‘you’. This was a two coater.


Essie Summer 2017 is such a beautiful collection and you can win the entire thing! Whoop! Click the link below to read the T&Cs and enter. Good luck!

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essie summer collection 2017

essie summer collection 2017



  1. Rachel
    19th July 2017 / 9:06 pm

    It’s so hard to choose between these colours! They’re all fabulous! It’s definitely between blue-la-la and baguette-me-not for me.
    I think my fave is definitely the baguette-me-not. Ive not had a colour like that before and it’s beautiful so I’d love to try it! Xx

  2. 19th July 2017 / 9:19 pm

    Ooh it’s tough but I’d say Fondant of You, such a fab collection!

  3. GD
    19th July 2017 / 10:13 pm

    s’il vous plait is an absolute corker of a shade!! What a beauty!

  4. Gill (The Bookish Reader)
    20th July 2017 / 9:01 am

    My favourite is Fondant Of You but Sweet Souffle looks gorgeous too!

  5. Kaz
    20th July 2017 / 9:03 am

    Fav colour is eclair my love although all colours look gorgeous

  6. 20th July 2017 / 9:40 am

    I’m loving ‘baguette me not‘ colour

  7. Rachael Bray
    20th July 2017 / 8:01 pm

    Love the look of all the colours but especially baguette me not!

  8. 21st July 2017 / 3:52 am

    I’d wear all of these shades, but if I had to pick just one, it’d be ‘blue-la-la‘. With ‘baguette me not’ a close second… All lovely, though.

  9. Solange
    21st July 2017 / 8:30 am

    My favourite is Fondant Of You.

  10. Caroline
    21st July 2017 / 2:07 pm

    I LOVE Sweet Soufflé. And I think you’re finally going to have to admit you like blue varnish! Lol. X

    • Lex
      21st July 2017 / 3:14 pm

      Haha, it’s getting to that point isn’t it? I feel like I’m betraying everything I stand for!

  11. Lydia A
    21st July 2017 / 9:00 pm

    Fondant of you is my favourite. They all look great though!

  12. emilyy4444
    22nd July 2017 / 1:37 pm

    baguette me not is cute 🙂

  13. 22nd July 2017 / 4:02 pm

    Love the sweet soufflé‘

  14. 22nd July 2017 / 4:05 pm

    Tricky decision but sweet soufflé is definitely my favourite, as I love a white that has a hint of something else (especially shimmer). I totally agree with you on the Tippex nails look of some white polishes!

  15. Nicola
    22nd July 2017 / 11:13 pm

    ‘Fondant of you‘ & ‘blue-la-la’ are tied favourites for me – but they’re all lovely!
    I agree with you about ‘éclair my love‘ – it’s a beautiful shade but it doesn’t seem to fit with the collection 🙂

  16. Julia Alfred
    23rd July 2017 / 4:21 pm

    Beautiful collection. I think ‘baguette me not‘ and ‘fondant of you‘ are my favourites, with ‘baguette me not‘ just coming out on top.

  17. Caz
    23rd July 2017 / 6:49 pm

    Baguette me not is perfect in pink

  18. bex howells
    23rd July 2017 / 6:50 pm

    Blue-la-la is pretty much the perfect blue! Possibly the best one, even better than my staple blue from Maybelline ‘uptown blue’.

    Your nails are also the most wonderful shape, perfect for nail swatches ❤️

  19. Kelly harrison
    23rd July 2017 / 8:14 pm

    Love these

  20. Natalie White
    23rd July 2017 / 8:15 pm

    I love Baguette Me Not! I’ve been looking for a new lilac shade 🙂

  21. 24th July 2017 / 3:39 pm

    Sweet Soufflé OMGEE is a superb shimmery white, perfect for a delicate Manicure (Weddings).
    Lovely, fresh appearance, with a twist on the standard white nails.
    Gorgeous nails x

  22. cheryl hadfield
    26th July 2017 / 10:12 am

    I love the sweet souffle

  23. Lyndsey
    26th July 2017 / 2:59 pm

    I love sweet soufflé!

  24. 26th July 2017 / 4:23 pm

    I think fondant of you might be my favourite. Gives off tropical vibes.

  25. sarah m
    27th July 2017 / 7:18 pm

    They are all wonderful however I think ‘baguette me not‘ is my fav!

  26. Serena
    28th July 2017 / 12:54 pm

    I really adore S’il vous play Lex it is so pretty. But they are all love x x

    • Serena
      28th July 2017 / 12:55 pm

      Ment to say all lovely x x

  27. Polly W
    28th July 2017 / 2:02 pm

    I love he pale blue and the red!!!

  28. 29th July 2017 / 8:10 am

    Oooh, I love Sweet Soufflé – not quite whites are so pretty. Also love S’il Vous Play. Agreed that the red kinda doesn’t seem to go with the others, but it’s prettt none the less x

  29. Emily Fisher
    29th July 2017 / 8:21 am

    Definitely sil vous play…

  30. Carrie yeadon
    29th July 2017 / 8:45 am

    Baguette me not is my absolute favourite, it’s the perfect millennial pink shade, or is it purple?! It’s a stare at all day kind of shade!

  31. Liz Russ
    30th July 2017 / 9:04 am

    metallic lilac shimmery silvery gorgeousness has won me all the way over. I’ve got a peachy gold version like that (Tom Ford) but lilac and silver, it’s all my dreams

  32. Jenny
    30th July 2017 / 10:12 am

    Blue-la-la and s’il vous plai are my favourites!

  33. CeB
    30th July 2017 / 11:12 am

    I’d like a Sweet Soufflé, S’il Vous Play!

    If your ultimate goal is to reconcile me with dazzling colours, I’d say it’s working just fine.

  34. CeB
    30th July 2017 / 11:16 am

    I’d like a Sweet Soufflé, S’il Vous Play!

    If your ultimate goal is to reconcile me with dazzling colours, I’d say it’s working just fine!

  35. 30th July 2017 / 11:44 am

    Sweet soufflé is gorgeous! Love all these colours though x

  36. Steph
    30th July 2017 / 2:05 pm

    Baguette me not is too cute!

  37. 30th July 2017 / 2:56 pm

    S’il vous play is calling my name!

  38. Kelly Horsley
    30th July 2017 / 4:07 pm

    All so pretty but S’il vous play is my fave!

  39. Imogen
    30th July 2017 / 6:24 pm

    Fondant of you yassss so lush. Plus the light blue is gorgeous but we all know how obsessed I am with blue polish so it seemed like an obvious choice!

  40. Abbey Carr
    30th July 2017 / 7:33 pm

    Sweet Soufflé is gorgeous, but S’il Vous Play has to be my favourite. That lilac silver combo is stunning!

  41. Lizzie
    30th July 2017 / 7:54 pm

    Love Fondant of You, perfect for holidays!

  42. 30th July 2017 / 10:22 pm

    I love the look of Sweet Souffle, that shimmer is beautiful and so unusual! 🙂

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