Essie Winter 2016 Collection Review 0

"Break out the shag rug and pop some vinyl on the hi-fi, we're taking it back to London's grooviest era, the swinging sixties.  Total freedom, shabby chic fashion and soirees only the hippest of hip could attend, there was nothing quite like London in the 1960's.  So hop on the next double-decker bus, turn up the groovy tunes and get ready for some good times, introducing the essie winter 2016 collection, inspired by the London mod era.

Anything goes when you work your mojo in these six scintillating shades! A totally fab clique of color, essie winter 2016 collection nails the spirit of the times. From fascinating, multifaceted frosts to rich cremes and thrilling shimmers, this collection draws its colorful inspiration from nights out in the land of mod and epicenter of chic: London. 

catch a double-decker bus to swinging sixties london. slip on your tallest heels because the party on a platform is ready to boa. relax and go with the flowy as you and your satin sister make the scene at the coolest clubs. what do you think about getting groovy, baby? oh behave!" according to the official press release.

the essie winter 2016 collection is comprised of the following shades-

Ready to boa: a rich shimmering burgundy with subtle brown undertones. [glistening bronzed mahogany]

Party of a platform: a deep garnet red cream. [london garnet red]

Oh behave!: a flamingo pink with slight shimmer. [minx peach frost]

Getting groovy: a warm shimmering yellow gold. [metallic gold palladium]

Satin Sister: a midnight teal peacock cream. [sleek ebony peacock blue]

Go with the flowy: an elephant gray with light shimmer in it. [cloudlike dove gray]

(all swatches shown here are of the gel formula, 2 coats, cured each for 30 seconds in an LED, and are taken outdoors in natural light).

This is an excellent collection.  Very beautiful an highly wearable colors that are sure to  be in demand this holiday season, but without the cheesy super glittery effect.  I found the formula to be quite awesome and very easy to work with.  There is no difference in the colors between the two formulas, the gel and polish, the colors are a perfect match.   

My personal favorites are: Ready to boa and Go with the flowy.

essie nail polish retails for $9 (13.5 ml 0.46 fl oz) and the gel for around $17.50 (12.5 ml 0.42 fl oz).  

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