essie 2013 winter collection

Wednesday, January 08, 2014
Being a self-confessed nail polish addict, it would probably surprise you that I've never tried anything from Essie. Every time I walk into Boots, I find a shade that I like but put it back instantly because I simply can't justify near enough £10 on a pot of coloured gloop. However, curiosity got the best of me and I picked up their Winter 2013 Collection. It's a good set to test the waters because you get three small shades for £13 rather than one for £8.


To be completely honest, I really don't see what the fuss is all about with these. The best thing about them is the brush; I've mentioned before that wide brushes are so much better to apply product onto the nail but the formula isn't all-that for me. It's quite gloopy and although drying time is superb, it just doesn't over awe me. I much prefer the Gelly range from Barry M and that's £5 less! Two of the colours in this collection are very similar - it took me a good few minutes to realise that one had glitter and the other didn't!

Shearling Darling is a deep, saturated berry with burgundy undertones that I like to wear especially in this cold weather. The colour is gorgeous but does need a few coats for a full colour and no gappi-ness. Parka Perfect is my favourite out of the three because it's so unique to anything else I've seen. It's a beautiful dusky blue with a nice, glossy finish. Finally is Toggle To The Top. Although I was impressed with how it's coloured and gives an even coat of glitter, I'd have much preferred a different colour due to it being incredibly similar to Shearling Darling.

Overall, not the best of the polishes I've tried. Even thought I wouldn't pay £8 for a bottle of the stuff, three minis for £13 is OK because I like the colours. What's your favourite Essie shade?

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  1. Look festive and nice shades however I agree with you, there's nothing special about these.


    Sarah
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    1. Definitely! I don't understand the hype haha x

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  2. I picked this set up as well and after trying them out for a bit, the colours chip just as fast as my €1 nail polishes so I'm wondering what exactly the hype is either
    Stefanie xx
    casualllyawkward.blogspot.com

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  3. I don't get the hype either! although most of mine are from the fragrance direct website (only £2.50 each on there!) so it wasn't too much of set back haha.
    I love your photos! they look great :)

    http://laura-louisee.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. I'll probably buy them for £2.50 but not £8/9 a bottle! Thank you lovely x

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  4. Every time I go into Boots lately I see this and really want to pick it up! I have way too many red polishes though! Glad your loving it - also you have such a lovely blog! :)
    Ellie,xx
    Elephant stories and more

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    1. I have way too many too! I didn't really like it? Thank you x

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  5. Oh my those colours are lovely! Good post :)

    Char
    xo

    www.CharsNotSoSecretThoughts.blogspot.com

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  6. I can't believe I've never tried an Essie nail polish! That definitely needs to change this year!! :)
    These colours look beautiful!

    http://ellistuesday.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. They're lovely shades but I wouldn't pay £8 for a bottle! X

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  7. They look lovely and love Parka Perfect, it is such a lovely color!

    Jackie | fashionxfairytale |

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    1. That's my favourite out of the three :) x

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