Play Date is a beautiful purple. It's no wonder why this was my immediate favorite; I love purples! It's not really lilac-y like most of the purple's Essie has put out. It's darker and maybe a little dusty. I love it. This was two coats. I did find that three coats probably would have been better. Maybe it was just an application flaw, but I noticed some balding.
Armed & Ready
Armed & Ready is a greenish grey with gold shimmer throughout. The gold shimmer is very obvious in the bottle, but I noticed it was pretty dull unless in direct light. This color is very pretty, but not necessarily my cup of tea. I might have to wear it again to give it a fair shot though. This was also two coats.
Go Overboard is the star of this collection. It's a gorgeous tealish blue. These are the colors Essie has been holding out on. It was so easy to apply and translated perfectly on the nail. It did dry a shade or two darker than the bottle, but that's okay with me. It's still very pretty. Again, two effortless coats.
Overall, I am very happy with this collection. Essie has been so good with going outside the box lately, and I'd be lying if I said I didn't love it!