Essie Winter 2012 Collection

When I stumbled upon this in my local Boots store I felt like I’d found gold. All I’ve heard over the past few weeks is that this is sold out everywhere and if you find it, BUY IT! Who am I to disobey? Luckily my Boots points covered it ’cause I’m more than a little skint right now with Christmas presents and all but I had to have it either way. I was dilliberating over the purchase of either the red glitter or the gold at first before I noticed the mini kits and could have all 3 from the Winter collection for just £2 more.. score! I don’t usually buy mini’s because (and this is ridiculous) I’m a bit of a collector of polish and when they’re all lined up together the miniatures always look a bit off but these are just perfect, they’re just squished width versions of the full sized bottles so they slot in very nicely.. I told you I was mad!

The shades in the Winter 2012 collection are Leading Lady (reminds me a lot of Razzle dazzle by Deborah Lippmann), Snap Happy, a pillarbox “Christmas” red and Beyond Cozy which is just so beautiful. Similar formula to Champale that MAC released New Year 2010, I love it and had I had to choose I think this would have been the one but I do worry that the tiny glitter particles will act as sandpaper when it comes to removal. I will of course be swatching these over the course of the next week or so and posting NOTD but before I leave you I just wanted to show you what I mean about the line up.

(L-R – Sand Tropez, Beyond Cozy & Penny Talk)

You see under normal circumstances it would be looking all small and pathetic next to the regular sized bottle but Essie have been rather savvy I think and considered the aesthetic for those of you like me who appreciate rows upon rows of identical bottles… ahhh… I think I have a problem.

Available in Boots stores nationwide (if you can find them) for £9.99

Miss BB



  1. 10 December, 2012 / 6:05 pm

    I love the look of the minis! I know what you mean about them looking ‘off’ when lined up, but I so rarely ever finish a polish that I really should just start buying minis like this xx

    Angelica [One Little Vice]

  2. 10 December, 2012 / 8:13 pm

    These looks gorgeous, makes me want them. But it’s Summer here but I’ll be wearing a sparkly Red closer to Christmas. Wishing you a Happy Christmas!

  3. Gemma
    10 December, 2012 / 8:37 pm

    I got this with my boots points too and I love it. Leading lady is a serus contender for my Christmas Day nail polish xoxo

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