I have been on a nail polish kick lately, changing out the color at least twice a week if not more. I realize this is probably terrible for my nails, but I can't stand when my edges are chipped. The winter nail polish collections have looked pretty intriguing so I decided to pick up a
The first one I tried out was Essie's Parka Perfect. It is a beautiful grey blue with a very subtle sparkle that you can only really see under certain lights.
I tried it out with another of their winter colors, Peak of Chic, as an accent nail. I'm not so sure how the general public took my attempt at fabulous, but I liked it and that's what matters.
Peak of chic is a white bar glitter with holographic bar glitter mixed in. It applied pretty easily considering a lot of bar glitters can be annoying. I can't wait to see what it looks like over a nice red for the holidays.
I also picked up Essie's Toggle to the Top, a deep burgundy with red glitter. I really liked the look of the polish in the bottle, but the application was incredibly gloppy if that makes sense. It looked okay on, but it felt lumpy. Maybe I got a bad bottle.
I also wanted to try some of the O.P.I. holiday colors, including the liquid sand varieties. I decided to pick up the mini bottles of the liquid sands, and I think they will look quite nice. I am looking forward to trying them out soon!
I am especially looking forward to the left most shade, Silent Stars Go By. It is a muted pink, whereas the other in the set is a bright pink or purple. It reminds me more of a color I'd see at Christmas time than the other two.
The last one I picked up was a matte topcoat. I have been very late getting on to the matte trend as I freaking love super shiny nails. I don't often go to get manicures, but when I do, I tend to go for the gel ones because the shine lasts a super long time. I decided to try this with Essie's Ladylike, and I will admit that I wasn't sold at first, but I can't stop looking at my nails and I think I actually like it. The next time I am wary of a trend, I think I will try it sooner and use this as an example.
Have you tried any of these polishes? Are there any that I should be on the lookout for? Let me know below or on Facebook & Twitter!
XO - Bekah