The Retro Revival collection has been created to celebrate Essie's 35th anniversary, and has brought some of the most loved shades back into the spotlight. There's something for every taste; a sultry pearly red (Life of the Party), a pearly white (Cabana Boy), a sheer, glittery bronze (Sequin Sash), a daring navy blue glitter (Starry, Starry Night), and my two favourites; A chic translucent nude (Birthday Suit) and a sheer, iridescent pink (Bikini with a Martini).
As you can tell from the names and the limited edition brush handle design, there's a bit of a theme going on, and it's a nod back to the brand's Las Vegas roots. The first ever Essie collection was first sold to showgirls on the Vegas strip, and the rest is history.
The two shades from the collection that I've got, Birthday Suit* and Bikini with a Martini*, are far sheerer than most of the other Essie shades in my collection, but both just give a nice wash of colour. Birthday Suit would work particularly well over a french tip, and Bikini with a Martini works well as a subtle shimmer on it's own, or to add a bit of glitz and glam over the top of another pink polish.
Get your skates on if you want to get your hands on any of these shades, and I recommend you do. They're just lovely, and you'll own a piece of Essie history.