Essie Does Christmas

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? 

  • They have the perfect colours!


  • Wowza, these are so pretty!

    Have a lovely Christmas!
    Parie x
    Class and Glitter

    • They are gorgeous aren’t they?! Hope you had a great Christmas! x

  • Eternal Optimist is a gorgeous shade, I am so in love with it. I love Essie polish too, have you heard of Smith & Cult, their polishes are quite pricey but the colours are stunning. Have you tried them at all? Thanks for sharing, love the glitter as well. Merry Christmas! xxx

    ALittleKiran | Bloglovin

    • I have heard of them, but I don’t know, they do seem expensive for what they are. I’m sure I’ll get around to checking them out soon! Hope you had a great Christmas! x

  • cristy

    these shades are amazing! I love the burgundy one xx

    • It’s beautiful isn’t it?! My mum wore it paired with A Cut Above on Christmas and it looked stunning! x

  • I love all of these! Like you I’m a huge Essie fan, I mainly use them and Barry M and A Cut Above is probably my favourite glitter ever!! Love the look of Leggy Legend, what a gorgeous shade!

    The Makeup Directory

    • I used to use Barry M but I found that a lot of mine dried out really quick so moved over to Essie. They are gorgeous formulas though. I’m so glad I picked up A Cut Above, it’s just the perfect glitter! x