Yes, another Essence Trend Edition. And this time it’s called Surfer Babe. I don’t know if I’m happy with another TE or am I just tired of all these new Essence trend editions. I mean, I like new colors and everything, but I’m tired of hunting them down. Luckily I have my ladies who help me a lot with the hunting. This time it was our Mamy who found and bought Surfer Babe polishes for us Parokeets ladies. Thank you, Mamy!  I only got two of the polishes for myself, that’s why Mamy and Gejba had to help with the swatches so you can read a review of the whole collection.

There are four nail polishes in the collection.

Here are Mamy’s four Surfer Babe nail polishes:

Essence - Surfer Babe polishes
Essence – Surfer Babe: Surferama, Pointbreak, Hang Loose, The World’s Coolest

My favourite is The World’s Coolest. It may not be the world’s coolest but sure is lovely color. It’s too blue to be a mint green and it’s too green to be called blue. I don’t know. It’s just lovely.

Swatch: Essence - Surfer Babe - The World's Coolest
Essence – The World

The consistency is jelly-like, but it’s not a true jelly. Because of the jelly-like consistency the opacity isn’t the greatest. I did two coats but three would be better.

I compared TWC to my other mint greens and I don’t have a dupe in my stash. China Glaze – For Audrey and Essie – Mint Candy Apple came the closest but are obviously not dupes.

Comparison: Essence - The World's Coolest vs. China Glaze - For Audrey vs. Essie - Mint Candy Apple
Essence – The World

I applied one coat of For Audrey and Mint Candy Apple on top of The World’s Coolest polish to show you the difference.

A bonus photo of The Wold’s Coolest …

Swatch: Essence - Surfer Babe - The World's Coolest
Essence – The World

Next is another nice polish named Pointbreak. The name reminds me of a surfer action movie with Patrick Swayze and Keanu Reeves. Just some random thought … Well, Pointbreak is creme gray polish. Nothing much to say about it. It’s a nice color and the application was good too. Two coats shown in the pictures below.

Swatch: Essence - Surfer Babe - Pointbreak
Essence – Pointbreak (2 coats)

Again I went through my stash to find a possible dupe, but again no luck. Below are shown Pointbreak vs. Catrice – London’s Weather Forecast vs. Ciate Paint Pozs – Vintage.

Comparison: Essence - Pointbreak vs. Ciate - Vintage vs. Catrice - London's Weather Forecast
Essence – Pointbreak vs. Ciate – Vintage vs. Catrice – London

On the nail though Catrice would come close if there wasn’t the shimmer …

Comparison: Essence - Pointbreak vs. Ciate - Vintage vs. Catrice - London's Weather Forecast
Essence – Pointbreak vs. Ciate – Vintage vs. Catrice – London

That’s it from me… But read on please, here comes the part where Mamy and Gejba helped with the review and the swatches.

MAMY

Polish no. 01 Surferama, classical cyclamen color is quite pigmented but not opaque enough that it could be used for konadicures. Two layers, no top coat, creme finish.

Essence - Surfer Babe - Surferama swatch
Essence – Surfer Babe – Surferama: shadow
Essence - Surfer Babe - Surferama swatch
Essence – Surfer Babe – Surferama: sun

No.03 is called Hang Loose. Very pale lilac color that is also quite pigmented. I used two layers without top coat. Finish is creme. I found this color to be quite dull. I had to use flash to capture the most realistic shade.

Essence - Surfer Babe - Hang Loose swatch
Essence – Surfer Babe – Hang Loose: flash

GEJBA

I have for you comparison between Surferama and few other berry shades from my collection. I compared following polishes: Gabrini 381, Essence Mr. Big (nail art twins), Essence Surferama and Essence Very Berry (Jelly Baby).

Essence: Surferama, Very Berry, Mr. Big; Gabrini 381 comparison
Gabrini 381, Essence Mr. Big, Essence Surferama, Essence Very Berry

If other shades are close relation, then Surferama is cold cousin. It’s still part of the same color family, but with cooler undertone. Surferama is more sedate color than other berry shades I compared it with. All were easy to apply except for Very Berry polish which consistency turned really weird. I used two coats.

Gabrini 381, Essence Mr. Big, Essence Surferama, Essence Very Berry comparison
Gabrini 381, Essence Mr. Big, Essence Surferama, Essence Very Berry (shade)
Gabrini 381, Essence Mr. Big, Essence Surferama, Essence Very Berry comparison
Gabrini 381, Essence Mr. Big, Essence Surferama, Essence Very Berry: sun

I would recommend you get yourself Surferama and pick only one from the rest of the gang. :D