Essie nail polishes are one of my obsessions and I could buy a new one (or three) every time I go to Boots. Since Essie polishes are a little more expensive than some of the other brands available at Boots and Superdrug I though that I would show you some dupes for three spring and summer shades available from Essie and the cheaper alternatives available.
One of my must have colours for summer nails is a bright pink and both the Essie 'Cute as a Button' and the Barry M 'Grapefruit' fit that category perfectly. These two are probably the best match out of the three pairs in this post and are virtually identical, They are both bright, coral pinks that will brighten up any summer look and this is the kind of shade I often wear on holiday.
Lilac is one of my favourite spring shades along with mint green (see below) as they are colourful without being too in your face and crazy. The Essie 'Play Date' and Rimmel 'Marshmallow Heaven' are pretty similar shades with the Rimmel one being only slightly darker than the Essie, but not by much, They are both colours that I will be wearing plenty of in the coming months.
The final pair of colours consist of Essie 'Mint Candy Apple' and Barry M 'Sugar Apple', a pair of mint green polishes. In the photos above they do look quite different, with the Barry M being a slightly brighter mint to the Essie, but I have found that the Essie shade can vary on person to person. On some people it can appear to be quite blue, others more of a green shade but 'Sugar Apple' is definitely more of a blue mint. Both of these colours are perfect colours for this time of year and add a small pop of colour to your nails.
I hope you enjoyed this post. What are some of your favourite nail polishes for this time of year?