Friday, November 6, 2015

Essie, Virgin Snow, Winter 2015

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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 swatches
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.
Essie Apres Chic swatch
Essie Apres-Chic

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 swatch
Essie Haute Tub

Essie Haute Tub swatch
Essie Haute Tub macro

Shall We Chalet?: ruby red cream.  Two coats, no top coat.  I probably have a bunch of dupes of this, but I expect reds in winter/holiday collections.

Essie Shall We Chalet swatch
Essie Shall We Chalet?

Altitude Attitude: this is more of a pinky red or scarlet.  Two coats, no top coat. 
Essie Altitude Attitude swatch
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 swatch
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 swatch
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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22 comments:

  1. A great collection of colours, beautiful swatches x

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  2. These are so pretty! You're making me want every single polish you swatch!

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  3. Beautiful swatches, Virgin Snow and Peak Show are definitely on my list now!

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  4. I think this collection is just okay for me. I don't know I'm just not really feeling it. Your swatches are fantastic though!

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  5. These aren't super original shades. I feel like Essie hasn't been doing great collections lately. However they all look nice on you.

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  6. I'm glad the formula was great for you. Anytime I give in and buy the formulas are crap. I'm hoping they continue to get better. I love creams and these make me feel like I need them!

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    1. I used to feel the Essie formulas were to watery and tough to work with. These were not like that at all.

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  7. The Reds look so freaking incredible on you!

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  8. Peak Show and Virgin Snow are my favorites from this collection. I've been liking Essie collections lately.

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    1. Me too. I love that they added pastels to a holiday collection.

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  9. Peak Show looks interesting, those pale pinks tend to have awful formulas, I'm glad to read this one doesn't.

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    1. I love milky pinks. A lot have tough formulas and I'm glad this one doesn't.

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