essie Winter 2015 Collection: Review + GIVEAWAY {CLOSED}

Happy Friday pretty polishers! Today I have a special treat for you all 🙂 I have finally swatched the essie Winter 2015 Collection and it is gorgeous!!! I will be sharing with you swatches of all 6 lovely shades as well as my review and a GIVEAWAY at the end of this post! Let’s take a look at this beautiful collection.

essie Winter 2015 Collection | Nailpolishpursuit.com

 

The essie Winter 2015 Collection was curated by the amazingly talented Rebecca Minkoff, essie’s Global Colour Designer, who also happens to be a handbag designer. She makes beautiful and elegant handbags, so I wouldn’t expect anything less from her for this collection. Her inspiration behind these colors was skiing, fashion accessories during the Winter season, and lying next to the fireplace with your loved one. Let’s take a look at her creations:

 

PEAK SHOW

This is a pale powder pink creme. This is quite streaky so I did 3 full coats for opacity. It is a gorgeous shade, but the formula wasn’t the best.

Peak Show by essie from the Winter 2015 Collection | Nailpolishpursuit.com

Peak Show by essie from the Winter 2015 Collection | Nailpolishpursuit.com

 

VIRGIN SNOW

This is an icy frozen pale lavender creme. This has a much better formula and is opaque in 2 coats. It’s very chic and lovely for Winter.

Virgin Snow by essie from the Winter 2015 Collection | Nailpolishpursuit.com

Virgin Snow by essie from the Winter 2015 Collection | Nailpolishpursuit.com

 

APRES-CHIC

This is a platinum metallic shimmer. ONE AMAZING coat! WOW!! I was blown away at how opaque and beautiful this color turned out. It dried very quickly and I didn’t even apply a top coat to this. I also had no shimmer mess with removal.

Apres-chic by essie from the Winter 2015 Collection | Nailpolishpursuit.com

Apres-chic by essie from the Winter 2015 Collection | Nailpolishpursuit.com

 

ALTITUDE ATTITUDE

This is a gorgeous strawberry scarlet red creme. It applies like a dream and is very pigmented.

Altitude Attitude by essie from the Winter 2015 Collection | Nailpolishpursuit.com

Altitude Attitude by essie from the Winter 2015 Collection | Nailpolishpursuit.com

 

SHALL WE CHALET?

This is a ruby red creme. This applies really smooth and is almost opaque in 1 coat, but needs a full 2 coats for opacity. It is also very pigmented. However, it stained a bit on the sides of my nails, so double up on the base coat.

Shall We Chalet? by essie from the Winter 2015 Collection | Nailpolishpursuit.com

Shall We Chalet? by essie from the Winter 2015 Collection | Nailpolishpursuit.com

 

HAUTE TUB

This is a black base filled with iridescent purple flakes which essie likes to call “amethyst fire”. It was very opaque and almost covers completely in the 1st coat however I did 2 coats for full opacity.

Haute Tub by essie from the Winter 2015 Collection | Nailpolishpursuit.com

Haute Tub by essie from the Winter 2015 Collection | Nailpolishpursuit.com

Here is a macro of the flakes gorgeousness:

Haute Tub by essie from the Winter 2015 Collection | Nailpolishpursuit.com

 

I really enjoyed this collection! My faves are Virgin Snow and Apres-chic. Which one from the collection was your favorite?

Don’t forget to watch my YouTube video here where I compared these beauties to other past essie polishes!

 

Essie Cosmetics is owned by L’Oréal. The brand has over 250 shades in the permanent collection, plus releases four seasonal color collections and two specialty collections every year. Essie is 3 FREE and sold in drug stores, salons, and beauty supply stores world wide. They retail for about $8.50 USD.

 

GIVEAWAY DETAILS:

PRIZE:

1 lucky reader will receive the essie Winter 2015 Collection (total of 6 polishes)

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