Essie Winter 2016 Review

You should all know by now that I’m a total Essie addict. They’re my favourite nail polishes by far: great colours, long-lasting and quick drying….what more could you need? I’ve been playing around with the new Essie Winter 2016 collection* and it’s pretty flipping Christmassy.

Essie Winter 2016 Collection

The Essie Winter 2016 collection is inspired by the swinging sixties in London, so all of the names (in true Essie fashion) are tongue-in-cheek puns related to that time. I remember being a little disappointed with the Essie Winter 2015 collection as it didn’t feel Christmassy to me… but this year’s release is much more festive.

Essie Winter 2016 Collection Go With The Flowy review Essie Winter 2016 Collection Go With The Flowy review

Go With The Flowy‘ is described as a cloud-like dove grey, and has a very pretty light blue shimmer running through it. This polish took 3 coats for full coverage which is rare for Essie and is quite top-coat-thirsty: the first coat of Seche Vite didn’t stay shiny. Without the shimmer this would be quite a plain pale grey/white but the glitter makes it feel very Christmassy.

Essie Winter 2016 Collection Oh Behave! review Essie Winter 2016 Collection Oh Behave! review

Oh Behave!‘, which Essie calls a ‘minx peach frost’…probably the strangest nail polish description I’ve heard! I definitely agree with ‘peach frost’ – this is such a beautiful pearly polish with a gold glow. This only needed 2 coats, plus it dries without ugly streaks which is rare for a frosty polish. This is a little too warm for my skintone, it was on the verge of giving me the dreaded spam-hands… but it’s so pretty that I am going to wear it regardless!

Essie Winter 2016 Collection Getting Groovy review Essie Winter 2016 Collection Getting Groovy review

Getting Groovy‘ is described as a metallic gold palladium (apparently palladium is a rare and luxe silver-white metal. Everyday’s a school day!) I love that this is more of a muted metallic rather than a gaudy one. It looks so smooth and, like ‘Oh Behave!’, the application doesn’t leave ugly streaks in your manicure. I love gold polish and this might be my new favourite as it’s not too yellow, due to the silver blend.

Essie Winter 2016 Collection Party On A Platform review Essie Winter 2016 Collection Party On A Platform review

Party On A Platform‘ is a London garnet red. This is very festive red but also a very common shade. I have many other colours just like this one in my collection, including similar ones from Essie. This only needed 2 coats, was a dream to apply, and dries to a ridiculously high shine.

Essie Winter 2016 Collection Ready To Boa review Essie Winter 2016 Collection Ready To Boa review

Ready to Boa‘ is a glistening bronze mahogany which is the most perfect description of this beautiful shade. I have nothing else like this in my collection, it’s a gorgeous vampy but warm polish that really surprised me. Even better? This could probably have been a one coater with careful application.

It’s very pretty in indirect light, but flipping heck when you get it into direct light? LOOK AT IT.

Essie Winter 2016 Collection Ready To Boa review

Essie Winter 2016 Collection Satin Sister review Essie Winter 2016 Collection Satin Sister review

Satin Sister‘ is described as a sleek ebony peacock blue. This is such a dreamy teal-blue that is an unusual but welcome addition to a festive collection. This applies so well, I was worried that it would be streaky but it it so smooth and dries with a lovely high shine.

Essie Winter 2016 Collection Satin Sister review

Which is your favourite polish from the Essie Winter 2016 collection? What are your go-to colours for winter?

Lex

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4 Comments

  1. 6th December 2016 / 8:13 pm

    omg I NEED Ready to Boa & the teal one! Beautiful!

  2. 6th December 2016 / 8:34 pm

    Oh my gosh, I’m a huge essie fan but haven’t seen these! Definitely going on my christmas list xx

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