Swatched: Essie Neon Collection

Essie released their 6 polish Neon Collection May 1st, and since then we have been going a bit neon crazy with these polishes! We are happy to finally have them swatched here so you can see how they look on the nails! With the exception of Boom Boom Room (first up in this post) these all go great if you're looking to do some neon rainbow-y type nail art. We used them and Orly's Glowstick to create a fab tie dye nail art tutorial, our first venture in to YouTube! Let the swatching begin!

First up is Boom Boom Room. Admittedly, this is not a true neon. The best way to describe this polish is a bubblegum pink. It is bright, but it is not neon. This polish is also a creme polish, unlike the rest of the collection. As neon lovers with high expectations, this did leave something to be desired. This swatch is two coats with topcoat.

Next up is Bouncer, It's Me! This polish is the perfect royal blue jelly, Essie has not strayed from their past blue masterpieces (Bikini So Teeny, Mint Candy Apple, Butler Please, etc.) - they have anything in this shade under control. The polish applied well, and dried without shine like most true neons. This swatch is three thin coats with topcoat.

This purple, DJ Play That Song, is the ultimate shade of violet (lighter than true purples, if you were wondering the difference!). This is the most opaque of the jellies, and this swatch is only 2 thin coats, with no visible nail line! This is probably our favourite polish in this collection.

This next shade is Saturday Night Fever, a coral-orange (or perhaps just an orange with a hint of red) neon jelly that is really too bright to handle. This swatch is two coats, and although you can still see a bit of my nail underneath (calcium spot on my ring finger!) - the colour is so intense that you wouldn't really notice.

The second last polish is a green, Shake Your $$ Maker. Great name aside, this polish is a bit too jelly sheer for our liking. This swatch is 3 think coats, and on some nails you can still see a visible nail line. Disappointing. Over white polish, this doesn't matter as much and it actually has a much more neon effect.

Finally, we have Bottle Service, a super-bright fuchsia. This polish is a jelly, and goes on great. The swatch below is just two coats and it is fully opaque - yet still has that 'squishy' jelly appearance. We love this!

What neons are you loving for Summer, or are you going for a totally different trend altogether? 

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 Disclaimer: Some of these products were provided to us by the company/PR for our honest consideration and review.