we know how i felt about essie’s spring collection, but now that summer is finally making itself known, i’ve fallen for a new color palette by jin soon. if you’re not familiar, jin soon is a famed celebrity and editorial manicurist and her own color collection has received lots of attention over the recent seasons since its launch. the color field collection is the first that i’ve gotten to play with jin soon polishes, but i quickly caught on as to why these are such a huge hit.
for one, the color palette is unexpected and fresh. it’s subtly seasonal with a nod to americana, but it’s absolutely got something for everyone. the formula goes on thin (the secret to preventing chips!) but builds quickly so that two coats gives coverage that’s flawlessly opaque. while there endless options on how to wear these colors, here are my three favorite ways to combine this collection into mani/pedi perfection (from top to bottom):
go-to everyday favorites: cherry berry on toes + kookie white on nails
this combination makes me so happy. kookie white is a unique shade that looks white in the bottle, but wears as an ultra-chic blue-gray. polished and understated – it’s a love. cherry berry is a fresh and vibrant juicy berry that looks gorgeous with all of my gladiators.
for the fourth: cool blue topped with polka white on nails + pop orange toes
feeling festive? this celebratory polish combo’s got you covered. start with jin soon’s strong, cerulean blue topped with her pure white speckle topcoat, then opt for a hot, energetic orange-red on toes before hitting the beach to toast our nation’s birthday. usa!
the black swan / naughty ballerina: dolly pink topped with polka black
for your nails only, something about pairing this glam and retro blush pink with a contrasting black glitter topcoat is girly and edgy at the same time. you can really layer polka black onto an accent nail for more contrast or coat it lightly over all ten tips – up to you!
i’m pretty crazy about these seven beautiful lacquers and you can bet that i’ll be coming back for more from future jin soon collections. think you’ll add any of these to your polish drawer?