It's fair to say that I have a full blown crush on Essie (don't judge). After becoming readily available in blighty waters earlier this year, the unique colour ranges and impressive formula have had me smitten. Not forgetting the coveted brush, a large rounded one-nail-coating-genius that it is. One sweep, done, your good to go. With the infamous Mint Candy Apple and the likes of coral Cute as a Button - serious beauty talk here - I thought I would gloss over a few of my a/w faves that have recently hit the beauty stands..
Favourites to Fall For - In-store £12.99
First in is a duo, gifted to me by the lovely Tanya for my birthday. Dubbed 'Favourites to Fall For' seriously hits the nail on the head. Inccluding two of Essie's most coveted shades a dark cherry wine shade Bagama Mama and a cool toned greige Chinchilly. Perfect for the winter season, I find myself switching between the two on rotation.
Essie Chinchilly - a sleek granite gray.
Bahama Mama - a warm, rich, creamy deep plum.
A combination that truly sparkles for the glittering festive season sees my all time favourite nudey pink Vanity Fairest with the new luxe glitter top coat A Cut Above. With the slightly shimmering pale pink, it was simply asking to be paired with the pink glitter shade (a US buy - but now available over here - hurrah!). You can even buy a similar special edition pairing that Essie have bought out for Christmas here - perfect stocking filler for the ladies in your life.
Vanity Fairest - a shimmery and sheer pastel pink.
A Cut Above - shattered pink diamond glitz.
Admittedly this dark green shade names Stylenomics was one I picked up in a New York drug store, but the never the less this deep forest green shade is certainly a stylish nod to the festive greens. Paired with a silver sparkle (from the same luxe top coat range as above) Set in Stones is hands down one of the easiest glitter polishes I have used. Easily spread, the varnish to polish ratio is cleverly though out (enter my mathematical make-up know all) but theres nothing worse than a shed load of polish and bits of swimming glitter.
Stylenomics - a wealthy, rich and opulent dark green.
Set in Stones - disco mirror ball chaos.
You really can't go wrong with a classic slick of red polish, instant glamour and an air of sophistication, Aperitif plays true to that elegance. I'm formally christening it the perfect red, it's fast become a staple in my 'I'm to tired to think/work out what shade suits this dress' syndromes. Glossy and power-hungry, yes sir re.
Aperitif - an appetizing creamy red.
You can purchase Essie polishes at Boots and Superdrug, or even check out the discounted range at Fragrance Direct (£2.50!).
What are your Essie shades of the moment?