Having heard Essie's new Winter collection was called Cocktail Bling I was so super excited. I thought for sure there would be some sexy glitter in the shades, but alas, I was wrong. The collection is described as " inspired by the precious stones and metals that we love to accessorize ourselves with at holiday cocktail parties-think Rubies, Sapphires and Emeralds. "
Although there was no glitter, I did actually like the collection because all the colors are very wearable. (Not everyone loves glitter as much as I do.) There are six shades in the collection, I was sent four to test out. Here are the shades, click on pic to enlarge:
Essie-Cocktail Bling- Essie describes it as a Pale Blue Chalcedony Cabochon. To simplify, I say it looks like a pretty bluish gray.
Essie School of Hard Knocks-Essie calls it a midnight Malachite. To me, it's a gorgeous teal.
Essie Bangle Jangle-Lavender Amethyst-I was shocked a lavender was included in the winter collection.
Essie Size Matters-(what a funny name) a Blazing Hot Ruby Red-You girls know how much I love red polishes.
These shades were the usual great Essie quality, (you could get away with one coat with a few of these). They are very wearable for everyday (even the green!). But honestly if you're going to name a collection "Cocktail Bling" give me some Bling! I wanted glitter in this collection!
What are your thoughts on this collection?
Do you love it?