There's a purplelicious vibe on Little Glitter today and it's all down to a new offering from Essie. My Essie collection is always growing. From the wide brush, to the flawless application - I truly love this brand and it deserves all the hype it gets. My latest love is from the new S/S collection in 'DJ Play That Song'. The Essie Neons collection isn't as neon as I'd usually like my polishes (think Models Own neon and that's my buzz) but with a good variety of shades, there will be one of the 6 choices from the collection to suit anybody.
'DJ Play That Song' is a purple grape type shade. It has a jelly-ish, semi-opaque appearance when you first apply, and the pigmentation will take about 3 coats to get the best out of the colour. Without a top coat, the end result will a matte finish - something which I don't mind at all, as I'm all for embracing the matte look on my nails at the moment. However, I do think that Summer polishes mean bright, poppin' colour and something the sun will catch and glare off - so if you're after shiny nails, don't forget your top coat. With all of these polishes, Essie recommend using one coat of a white polish underneath to help accentuate the colour, but if I'm honest, I think the colour is pretty damn good without it. It reminds me of Fanta Grape (why can't this be more available in the UK?) and is different from any shade I have in my polish collection.
I think purple is one of those 'any season' polishes. This would 100% vamp up a winter outfit, but looks great clutching a Pina Colada around the pool. I can vouch for this ;)