Ahhhhh I know I said I was going to do the Essie swatches in order of color but they got put out of order :( So now, I have random bunches for you.
I recently made a Spring Nail Polish Video with my picks for this Spring. The next bunch of colors will coincide with the trends I saw.
Absolutely Shore is a light, almost white with a sea-foam green tint to it. In some lights, it looks much more green and in some lights it almost looks like a minty blue. In the photos I took of Absolutely Shore, it was looking a little more blue than green. Believe me when I say that it looks green sometimes :)
It's a creme finish. It has a slightly patchier formula. It's not thick or thin, relative to other creme formulas that I've used. It just can be a little finicky when it comes to application. You can see that in the swatch above. I used 2 coats, but it didn't even itself out. It sort of comes with the territory of light pastels though. They can be difficult to work with.
In the swatch I have Seche Vite as a top coat, to add shine and seal in the manicure. It dries shiny on it's own though.
It's definitely not the greatest light green I have, but it definitely is the lightest. I don't own a lot of super light greens like this so it's unique to my collection. It's just a bummer that it doesn't have the greatest formula.