Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Essie Armed & Ready and Play Date Swatches and Review!

Good afternoon my fellow lacquered lovers!  I hope you are all having a fabulous Tuesday today!  I'm going to keep this short and sweet today and show you 2 out of 3 of the Essie Go Overboard Collection!  Now, without further ado, on to the polish!

 Above:  2 coats of Armed & Ready in artificial light
  Above:  2 coats of Armed & Ready with flash
 Above:  2 coats of Armed & Ready macro

Armed & Ready is a gorgeous olive green that has golden and a hint of pink shimmer to it!  I love it!  I can honestly say that I do not have any dupes of this shade1  I love how rich it is but also how the shimmer is hidden unless the light hits it.  This shade is just gorgeous!  The formula is great, fully opaque in 2 coats and full of pigment!

 Above:  2 coats of Play Date in artificial light
Above:  2 coats of Play Date with Flash

I love Play Date!  I dont' even know how to describe it!  A bright lilac?  It's kind of a pastel purple but at the same time, it's bright!  Not neon bright, but definitely a bright, light purple.  Can anyone with more color knowledge help me out?  I just know that it's a gorgeous light bright purple creme for spring and I love it!  The formula was great, opaque in two coats, and I just think this is super pretty!

The Essie Go Overboard Collection also features a dark teal creme that's not pictured here.  I've seen this collection wherever Essie is available and generally retails for $8.  I think this is a great mini collection from Essie and I really like both colors I got!

What do you think of these colors?  Any dupes?  Any must haves?


  1. How did I miss Armed and Ready? Love it.

  2. I got to have Armed & Ready im getting in to darker colours with flashes of gold.....its so pretty.

  3. LOVEing Play Date. I did not get Armed & Ready as I feel I had a lot of interesting dark polishes that have 'stuff' in them but it's really hard to see but for macro shots and perfect lighting. I keep looking for the blue Overboard - it seems it does not even have a spot for it in the display I have seen here in my town.

  4. I love both of these and they are already on my wishlist. Great pics!

  5. I want Armed and Ready so badly now! Love it! Thanks for swatching!

  6. I love Play Date! If you have Shine of the Times, try it over Play Date. I LOVED them together.

  7. I have this Armed and Ready and Go Overboard! So pretty!


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