11/4/11

Essie Cocktail Bling Nail Polish Swatches, Pictures, Review

I had to pick up the namesake for Essie's winter collection, Cocktail Bling.  Is it me, or would you expect a set of polishes called "Cocktail Bling" to be....blingy?  I actually am happy that they are all cremes...they are my favorite finish when it comes to nail polish.  Plus, you can add whatever you want to them to spice it up, or keep it simple.

This polish is described by Essie as "precious pale gray".  This is a very blue toned gray, and borders on periwinkle in some lights.  It is not quite a pastel, thanks to a heavy dose of  "dustiness".  Honestly, when I look at it on my skin tone, all I see is blue.  It reminds me of a wintery, gray sky that is misty with fog.

The application was superb.  This only needed 2 layers of polish for complete coverage. I love how shiny this is!







Another winner for me!  You can see the other 2 polishes I reviewed from this collection here (School of Hard Rocks) and here (Brooch The Subject).

I CANNOT wait for Essie's "Luxe Effects" collection to come out!!  I am already stalking my beauty supply :)


7 comments:

  1. Oooh, I'm looking forward to Luxe Effects, too! I love your description of this polish color! I can see it perfectly. You're so good at descriptions Maribeth! These polish companies should hire you. I don't know what made them decide to describe this one as "precious". What does that even mean in terms of color?!

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  2. I was thinking twice about this collection but Im kinda falling for it ! your nails looks gr8 and the color suits you pretty nice

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  3. wow this is super cute the blue is gorgeous.

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  4. This is the one color that I don't have from this collection and now I think I need it!! LOL Love it!! XOXO

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  5. It's very wintry color! So unique as well! I think it would look great with a vivid blue glitter tip!

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  6. You're so right when you say that a collection with "bling" in the title leads you to believe that the shades should be all sort of flashy, but like you, I to am loving the creme finish of this set. And how brilliant of you to note that by making them all cremes, you can personalize them with any effect top coat you desire! I LOVE this shade on you; you totally carry off these more neutral/dusty hues...something about your skin tone seems just so perfect for them!

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  7. Yay, I'm glad you love Cocktail Bling. That entire winter collection by Essie has me smitten. And I will be doing a touchdown dance once I get my hands on the Luxe Effects collection. CANNOT WAIT.

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Obsessed?