The Essie Virgin Snow Collection for Winter 2015 seemed like shades I would be interested in, so I made sure to buy the set. The collection is comprised of pastels, reds, and a couple shimmery polishes. Take a look at the pics and I'll tell you if I'm happy with my purchase or not!
|Essie Virgin Snow Winter 2015|
Apres-Chic: platinum metallic. Two coats, no top coat. This is a great formula for a platinum metallic. Even though I'm not usually a fan of metalllics, I like this one because it's a great base for my favorite glitters and nail art.
Haute Tub: black with purple shimmers. Two coats, no top coat. The shimmer gets a bit lost in this one. I wanted to like it, but I didn't. I have a few black with purple shifting shimmer polishes and the shimmer does not get lost. I'll show you in a future blog post a comparison.
|Essie Haute Tub|
|Essie Haute Tub macro|
|Essie Shall We Chalet?|
Altitude Attitude: this is more of a pinky red or scarlet. Two coats, no top coat.
|Essie Altitude Attitude|
Virgin Snow: pale lavender. Pale isn't the word, this is white with a hint of lavender. I love this. Two coats, plus top coat. I didn't realize my top coat had left a bubble on my middle finger, sorry about that. Did you rub your screen to get the dot off? Ha!
|Essie Virgin Snow|
Peak Show: white with a hint of baby pink. I love this one, too! Three coats, no top coat.
|Essie Peak Show|
While these shades aren't earth shattering, I appreciate their great formulas and applications. My favorites are Peak Show and Virgin Snow because they look great on their own but they are also great for nail art bases. I have already completed a nail art look with Virgin Snow that I'll be posting to my Instagram soon.
How do you feel about the Essie Virgin Snow collection?
Essie can be purchased at a variety of retailers including Shop Beauty Brands!, ULTA Beauty, and Shop at Target.com.
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