Essie Winter 2013 Collection

Essie usually pleases me with their winter collections.

Yet again, I am pleased. Pleased I am. Pleased I shall remain.

I have four shades to show you: Shearling Darling, Mind Your Mittens, Toggle to the Top and Sable Collar.








Shearling Darling:


A pretty average brownish dark red creme. It applied nicely and evenly in two coats.


Mind Your Mittens:


A dark blue with a deep smokey base. It’s a creme that applies well in two coats. If OPI Ski Teal We Drop is a smokey teal, MYM is the navy blue counterpart to that polish.


Toggle to the Top:

I decided to compare this one to last year’s Leading Lady. I know some will be wondering if they should spring for TttT if they already own LL.

tt comp

On the thumb, middle and pinky: Leading Lady
On the index and ring: Toggle to the Top

Toggle to the Top is more of a burgundy color with red glitter. Leading Lady is a cherry red color with red glitter. TttT reminds me of Rescue Beauty Lounge Black Russian.

Toggle to the Top

Toggle to the Top

Leading Lady
Leading Lady

Sable Collar:


This was the shade I was most intrigued by. It’s in the same family as Chanel Paradoxal and Revlon Perplex/Naughty. A greige shimmer that leans a little more plum than true purple.

What do you all think? Do you want to get any of these for holiday manicures?

About themakeuptrain

Beauty/product junkie hiding behind the title of certified makeup artist (that's the excuse I use for my makeup addiction). I am a human pet to two cats, a full time college student majoring in Cultural Anthropology and an organic food enthusiast (read: organic food freak) who cooks, bakes, and has not burned down the kitchen (I'm waiting for it). New York has put up with all of this thus far, so here is where I reside. I can be reached for comments, questions, complaints, and incoherent babbling at:
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