Essie’s winter collection, Cocktail Bling, is a newer and more modern take on winter nails. All named and inspired by, as the names imply, bling. A touch of grey in all of the colors makes them feel oh so new and different this time around. All of them were smooth and easy to apply. I tend to have more difficulty with lighter shades, but Essie really nailed this formula (ha ha) and even Bangle Jangle and Cocktail Bling went on like buttah!
Not quite a classic red, but definitely a favorite among reds I have tried. Usually reds on my nails are scary to me. I feel like they draw a lot of attention and honestly I prefer more coral and pink shades. But, this is enough to convert to wearing reds.
Like a mix between dove grey and lavender, this shade is pretty unique to my collection. As I said earlier it applied smoothly and without a fuss. It’s a feminine shade without being too spring-like. It will be easy to wear this winter.
Ahhh!!! This shade was one of the two that I was looking forward to the most. Like a muted grey mixed with blue spruce tree, this is tied for being a star of the collection. I can see myself wearing this all winter long with no problems. It’s not a light shade nor is it too dark which is one of the reasons I like it so much.
I hope the pictures are allowing you to tell the difference between Cocktail Bling and Bangle Jangle. Cocktail Bling is light blue in undertone vs being lavender. This was a shade that I didn’t care for when seeing swatches initially. But as I saw it more and more it began to grow on me. There is something utterly chic about it and I can’t help but be drawn to it.
This is the other polish that was tied for the top spot in this collection. Essie describes this as “deepest darkest sapphire” and while I love the shade I have to respectfully disagree with that description. It is a highly greyed/slate infused blue that looks nothing like any sapphire I have ever seen. But it’s a gem in it’s own right. I love it.
The only shade of this collection I did not purchase was a camel/nude toned polish called Brooch the Subject. I didn’t have any craving for another nude polish so I skipped it. If I happen across a swatch that makes me think I want it I may indulge. For now, I am liking the more colorful options in the collection.
Have you checked out Essie’s new winter collection yet? What are your thoughts??