Hey there nail enthusiasts!
Today’s post is a closer look into the 6 new nail lacquers released by Essie for Winter 2015! I must say, it’s refreshing to see some pastel shades in the collection, instead of your same old jewel tones. I was also surprised as well as excited when I saw the platinum shade Apres-Chic making it’s debut! Ladies always love adding a bit of jazz to their nails during the holiday season and Apres-Chic is a great platinum accent color for that!
Along with the platinum silver Apres-Chic and the two pastel shades Virgin Snow and Peak Show there are 2 reds covered in the collection. One red ruby called Shall We Challet? and a brighter and cleaner scarlet red called Altitude Attitude. Lastly is my favorite shade in the collection, Haute Tub a jet black nail lacquer with an amethyst undertone. Absolutely seductive and a perfect alternative to your average black.
Take a closer look at each below.
Essie Winter 2015
- haute tub– jet black with amethyst fire
- après-chic – iconic platinum
- virgin snow – crisp periwinkle blue
- peak show – scenic powder pink
- altitude attitude – elevated sublime scarlet
- shall we challet? – seductive ruby
après-chic – If you’re looking for a mirror like platinum shade then Apres-Chic by Essie is your go-to for winter! Shown with 2 coats, it’s easy to apply, no streaks and easy to remove. A fabulous shade for an accent nail too!
virgin snow – A soft periwinkle blue. Perfect with two coats and matches extremely well with Peak Show (shown below).
peak show A clean powder pink. At first i thought of Figi another bright clean pink from Essie. It’s a bit streaky, but by the 2nd coat you’ll have solid, creamy pink nails. I would suggest using a matte nail lacquer as a base coat to prevent the streaking.
shall we challet? On my top favorites for reds this season Shall We Challet? is a gorgeous, warm, ruby red. Streak-Free and perfect for the winter & holiday season.
Shown with 2 coats, i’d definitely recommend Shall We Challet?
haute tub Another one of my favorites this season! Haute Tub is the perfect blend of jet black with a subtle hint of amethyst sparkle. Streak-Free and easily worn with 1 or 2 coats, but I show it with two coats below. Upon removal, you don’t have to worry about it leaving any dark residue either. Double Bonus!! Removes clean and easy!
altitude attitude A brighter red… a great shade if you’re looking for something on the cherry side.
And there you have it! The 6 shades released by Essie for Winter 2015!
My Top 3 based on everyday wear-ability:
#1 Shall We Challet?
#1 Haute Tub
#1 Altitude Attitude
Favorite Party Color: Apres-Chic
On the Softer Side – Snow Bunny Chic Favs: Peak Show, Virgin Snow & Peak Show with Apres-Chic tips!
essie’s winter 2015 collection retails at $8.50 per bottle and
is available now at essie.com, fine salons and
beauty destinations nationwide.
Other big box chains & online retailers that carry Essie are Amazon, Ulta Beauty, CVS, Target, Kohls, Macys & Nordstrom stores nationwide.