Essie Cocktail Bling Collection: School Of Hard Rocks PLUS LA Girl Glitter Addict Nail Polish

Day 2 of my Essie binge will feature me wearing, "School Of Hard Rocks" which Essie calls a "midnight malachite".  This polish is unbelievably pretty and probably my favorite from the Cocktail Bling collection.   It is a dark but muted teal and I am in love with it:

I will have to pull out my other teals and compare...I was too eager to get this on today so I didn't plan ahead and do a comparison shot first :/ 
When I reached for this in my "untried" polish section, I realized I also had a L.A. Girl "Glitter Addict" polish called Nostalgic still waiting to be tried too.  These polishes complimented each other perfectly!  'Nostalgic' is a mix of tiny turquoise glitter mixed with larger 'hex' glitter in a clear base:

I don't think I could ever get sick of any teal/turquoise/creme/glitter combo...EVER!

In case you missed it, I posted about another new Essie from the Cocktail Bling collection here.

Enjoy the rest of your Tuesday!


  1. OMG! I love that combo so gorgeous!!! :)

  2. Beautiful swatch! I just can't believe they're putting out holiday collections already, LOL.

  3. I love the combo!!! I am missing that color from the collection!!!

    I nominated your blog for the Liebster Blog Award!!!

    Check out your nomination on my blog!


  4. I keep wanting to grab this one but it's so much like about 3 other dusty teals I have - but this past year I really became a fan of dusty teals.

  5. Nory, isn't it super? It was totally accidental too, that I happened to have both...it was meant to be ;)

    Rach, RIGHT? I can't believe it either. We will see Spring collections before you know it!

    Jessi, thanks my friend!! XO

    All That Is Gorgeous, you totally need this one! Thanks for the award, you rock!

    iLadybird, if it gets your seal approval, then I am happy!!!

    beachgal, I so hear you...I have been obsessed with this teal thing lately too. I will do a comparison post with what I have soon!

  6. Didn't I tell you that you are the QUEEN of layering combos? Seriously, this is gorgeous!! You know that I'm a teal freak and your choice of glitter overlay is fab! I just finished swatching this entire Essie collection today (I know...I'm a little behind!) and I didn't want to take this one off! It's so, so, so pretty! Love it on you!

  7. Eugenia, you certainly know how to boost my confindence ;-) I am so looking forward to seeing the collection on you!!

  8. AAAAEEEeeeiii! Nostalgic looks friggen FAB over School Of Hard Rocks, I am in love with this combo!

    Seriously though, the Glitter Addict polishes are so on point. I need to get them all eventually. ♥

  9. Rie, I'm glad you like it! I SO want all of them too....they are awesome!

  10. like your blog, great nail polish <3<3, follow each other with google?xoxo

  11. I didn't think I needed this polish. Of course now I do. Gorgeous swatches!

  12. Oh my goodness, that is beautiful! I love the glitter on top too. Great review!

  13. Very stylish!


  14. oh that is such a color! The sparkle just makes it look so adorable!!