Surely you could guess that I, like most nail polish junkies, love a good red. I probably have 8 or 10 already, but there's nothing quite like finding a new one, and they are all different to me. And so, when I came across this offering from Essie's Spring 2013 Collection, I couldn't stop myself.
Essie Hip-anema. Poppy red, so perfect for spring, when you need to get away from your burgundies and blue-based reds. Good coverage, though not quite as creamy as I like in an opaque polish. I can see this transitioning well into summer, with traditional nautical wear and other classic late spring pieces, but it'll have a hard time up against this year's unstoppable trend of mint. A punch of color suits, but it would be a bit sickly in this combination.
Wear is pretty standard for an Essie polish, but I don't get my hackles up about that due to my need to constantly change my nail color. I think it makes a good spring red, but not a great one. I prefer Spring 2012's Olé Caliente or just jumping the gun to Too, Too Hot from Summer 2011. Still, another solid red is nothing to shake a stick at, and when I want something that leans orange without jumping ship all the way into that territory, I would definitely go with Hip-anema.