Nail Polish: Essie Island Hopping

I believe that mauve was the color of the year 2015. And I can totally understand why! Mauve is such a beautiful toned down rose color with a hint of purple. And everything that comes in this color either it’s a lipstick or a nail polish or an eyeshadow gets sold out quickly! I was so happy when I got the Essie Island Hopping nail polish – I instantly fell in love with this gorgeous mauve color!

Essie Nail Polish ($8.50) in Island Hopping: Villa today. Spa tomorrow. This rich plum mauve lacquer creates a lovely laid-back manicure look that takes you anywhere you want to go.

This is another Essie gem out there. You know I highly value Essie nail polishes, base and top coats. A combination of all steps guarantees a perfect manicure for a whole week. At least it works for me! I also love the color selection Essie offers as the brand definitely tries to keep up with trends if not to set the new ones.

Essie Island Hopping Nail Polish (swatches) Review
Essie Island Hopping Nail Polish (swatches)

Essie Island Hopping is officially described as ‘a rich plum mauve‘ and is actually a medium dark muted mauve shade with strong purple undertones and a hint of plum. It comes out quite neutral that makes it a perfect mauve shade for any skin tone. It has an amazing cream formula that glides on like a dream with no streaks or patches.

Essie Island Hopping Nail Polish (swatches) Review
Essie Island Hopping Nail Polish (swatches)

This nail polish goes on completely opaque in two coats and works perfectly fine with both Essie base and top coats. Due to its creamy texture and a wonderful brush design it’s an absolute pleasure to use this nail polish! Island Hopping has a beautiful glossy finish on its own that gets intensified by the top coat even more.

I love, love, love this shade! It is a perfect all year round nail polish shade that can compliment tons of different skin tones and is suitable for any occasion. It stays on my nails for six days with no chipping and very minor tip wear. It even makes it a full week depending on my activity. It is unique, it is trendy and it is truly beautiful! Island Hopping is one of my all-time favorites! If you love mauve shades as much as I do – you should totally check it out!

Thank you very much for your attention.

Have an amazing day!

Hugs and kisses,



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