No you haven’t gone back in time, we are still in the middle of a pandemic, but just for today let’s take it back to Winter 2019, remember the pre-pandemic days?
If you didn’t know and are surprised to see this post in JULY, I’m on a mission to go through tons of polish that I haven’t had a chance to swatch. So here we go. Today we are taking a look at the essie Winter 2019 Collection. This was a sparkly one!
KNOTTY OR NICE
This is a gorgeous ruby red filled with tons of glitter in multi-size and color. It is SUPER super super pigmented and stunning. Perfect polish for Christmas or Valentines or really any day you’re feeling like wearing a sparkly red. The formula is good, however, the glitter makes it dry a bit gritty. So unless you add a top coat, it will have a somewhat textured finish. This is 2 easy coats.
The glitters are stunning. Holo hexes, shimmer, and lots of sparkle.
CAUGHT ON TAPE
This is an antique gold filled with green, purple, and gold glitter. The formula was a bit more sheer than Knotty or Nice but builds up nicely in 2 coats. It’s a beauty!
What a gorgeous polish for New Year’s right? Combined with a black polish, it’s perfection.
MAKING SPIRITS BRIGHT
This is a frosty silver with iridescent glitter. The formula is a bit sheer, but perfect after 2 coats. Such a lovely polish! Very festive and sparkly.
I love the iridescent glitters!
LET IT BOW
This is SNOW in a bottle! So pretty!!!! This is a frosty white filled with tons of shimmer and glitter. Super delicate and beautiful. It is more on the sheer side so I did 3 coats here.
This would be a great topper as well! This would be great over black.
This is a vampy pine green filled with blue, gold, and green glitter. The pigment in this is amazing. So rich and stunning. I did 2 coats.
I love the blue glitters in this polish. They go so well with the pine green.
TIED & BLUE
This is a sapphire blue filled with blue, silver, and teal glitter. What a beauty! The formula was great. Opaque in 2 easy coats.
I’m obsessed with this blue. It’s perfect for year round!
I topped all of these off with Seche Vite which you can get on Amazon here:
Ok so ALL of these have glitter in them. All of these polishes. And they are chunky glitter so be prepared for removal. It doesn’t need to be messy or tough, but glitter + shimmer is a process to remove. The best way is to soak each nail with a cotton ball or felt strip over it and remove in a downward movement. If you do it any other way you’ll end up with a glittery mess.
These are still available on Amazon and you can purchase them here:
There is also a mini kit available here:
The best part is most of them are on SALE!!! Whooo hooo!
My fave was Knotty or Nice, Tied & Blue, and my all time fave was Let it Bow. Which one was your fave?
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