MANI MONDAY: SUMMER 2014 – ESSIE URBAN JUNGLE
Essie Urban Jungle
Introducing one of 6 new shades for Summer 2014!
A line up of 6 fabulous shades were recently released by Essie for Summer 2014 and I was lucky enough to get my hands on samples of each to share with you!
On the far right in the photo above is a creamy white bottle of nail polish with a pink undertone and it goes by the name Urban Jungle.
So here are my thoughts… at first i was super excited to see a new shade of white was introduced into the collection. But, after trying it out i was less than thrilled. I’m not a big fan of giving out bad reviews but not every polish can be a Winner. Case in point with Urban Jungle. Hmffff 🙁
To start off, it took me 3 coats to get a flawless opaque finish. My first coat was very streaky, the second coat was better… and by the 3rd coat it was perfect. But, I was definitely disappointed in the consistency of the polish and that it took so many layers to get the opacity I was hoping for.
Next off… I was a little taken back by the color. It isn’t a cool creamy white as it appears in the bottle. It has a pink undertone. The shade isn’t bad, but it’s just a little misleading. I was hoping for a creamy white and it’s just not that. It has a dusty look which I don’t mind, but I was hoping for something a bit brighter.
I guess I’m mostly disappointed in the consistency of the polish and then I’d say the shade. I wonder, if it had a better consistency, would that lead to a brighter shade? Only the nail polish engineers at Essie can answer that question.
Anywhoo… the collection as a whole is cohesive and each of the colors work well together. But if you’re looking for a solid white or off-white, I’d probably pass on this one. My least favorite out of the collection would be Urban Jungle. Here’s a swatch below… It doesn’t look bad… I just didn’t get that WOW factor, that I got from some of the other colors in the collection like Roarrrange, Ruffles & Feathers, Strut Your Stuff & Haute In The Heat.
Try it out… and let me know… do we share the same feelings about Urban Jungle or did I just get a bad bottle of polish? Stay tuned for more reviews of the rest of Essie’s Summer 2014 collection.