Essie are by far my favourite nail polish brand. I used to own a lot of nail polish from many different brands, but recently I've had a massive clear through and I'm left with just 13 nail polishes, and they're all from Essie. I find the formulas so easy to work with, they dry almost instantly, never go streaky and the shade selection is just stunning. Especially around the festive period. I recently picked up a few new shades to add to my collection and it's safe to say I'm pretty smitten with them. My intention was to just pick up one new polish, I knew I wanted a glittery shade but ended up walking away with three. Yup, story of my life. To feed my glittery addiction I decided to pick up "A Cut Above" which is a stunning pink/silver iridescent glitter. I love the fact that it has different sized particles, and that it applies a decent amount with just one coat. I find a lot of glittery nail polishes you've got to apply like 5 layers to just get a little shimmer, or there's just one massive chunk of glitter on each nail...
Sat next to "A Cut Above" was "Eternal Optimist", a gorgeous pinky peach shade. I've been loving wearing this on it's own, but it looks absolutely stunning paired underneath the glitter. If you follow me on snapchat (he4thermcknight) then you'll have already seen the beautiful combination, but it is swatched above for any of you that have missed out. I also rally enjoy wearing "Allure" or "Snow Virgin" under neither too - both are lighter and paler shades so create a much more subtle look. For more of an impact I love layering it with "Bahama Mama" or "Forever Yummy".
One shade that caught my eye when I was browsing through the Essie counter was "Leggy Legend", a gorgeous gold/copper shade and boy oh boy is it beautiful. I'm actually saving this shade for Christmas day, you can either pair the glitter over the top or just leave it on it's own. Either which way, I highly recommend checking it out for yourself. I'm pretty obsessed right now.
What's your favourite festive nail combination?