Hi guys! Today I have Essie's Winter 2013 Collection to share with you! Essie is doing a whole lot for Winter/Holiday this year...other than this collection they have at least 2 others that I know of (Encrusted Treasures and LuxeEffects) I don't have the other 2 collections in my hot little hands yet but I'm on the lookout for them. If there are any comparisons you'd like to see for these make sure to leave them in the comments!
Mind Your Mittens is a dark teal blue. This is pretty dark but I could still tell it was blue out in direct light, it lower lighting it did look black. I believe there have been some labeling issues with this shade and Parka Perfect...I've seen some swatches of this one being called Parka Perfect. Not sure which is right so I'm going based off how my bottles are labelled. The formula was good and almost crelly like, it was a little patchy on the first coat but perfect with the second coat. I used 2 coats for the photos below, both photos are in natural sunlight.
Parka Perfect is a light blue/grey with a very subtle silver shimmer. The shimmer was pretty hidden, even in direct sunlight, but it's there. The formula was really nice, I loved the consistency and it wasn't streaky at all. I used 2 coats for the photos below, both photos are in natural sunlight.
Sable Collar is a reddish brown base with a beautiful reddish shimmer throughout. I love this one, it's so rich looking and the shimmer is nice and strong most of the time (in low light it's not visible). The formula was good, it was nice and opaque. I used 2 coats for the photos below, both photos are in natural sunlight.
Shearling Darling is a dark red creme. This went on a bit darker than I expected based on the bottle, luckily it's not so dark that it looked black though. The formula was ok, like Mind Your Mittens it was slightly crelly like. I did have have some issues with the first coat wanting to drag off so it's best to wait a few minutes between coats for this one. I used 2 coats for the photos below, both photos are in natural sunlight.
Toggle To The Top is a dark raspberry packed with glitter and shimmer. This is my favorite of the collection, and one of my favorite Essie polishes in a long time. The color just looks so luxurious, I'll probably be wearing this quite a bit for the holidays this year. The formula was perfection, super opaque and easy to apply. If you're careful it could be a one coater, I used 2 coats for the photos below.
Warm & Toasty Turtleneck is a dusty lavender creme. Not the most unique shade but it's the kind of purple I always gravitate towards because of how flattering it is on the nail. The formula was fantastic, I loved the consistency. It was nice and buttery, very easy to apply and not streaky. I used 2 coats for the photos below, both photos are in natural sunlight.
The Essie Winter Collection should be available now, I've seen it at Ulta near me. Each polish retails for $8. You can also find these online! My picks are Toggle To The Top and Sable Collar!