Essie Winter 2019

By Monday, December 02, 2019 , , , , , , , ,

* Products were sent for review purposes.
Essie's Winter collection is here and it is filled with glitter and cheer for the holiday season. I was lucky enough that the nice people at Nail Polish Canada sent all 6 shades to me to try out and review. The collection features six shades that have gold, red, green and blue holographic glitter in them, which is a nice cohesive touch.

All the shades are a bit thick due to the glitters in them and can look rough when dried, so it is best to apply a good topcoat. I like to use Essie Gel Setter Top Coat whenever I use an Essie polish and its glossy gel finish works really well with these polishes.


Tied & Blue is a blue shimmer with the holographic glitter in it. It is a pretty standard blue, but the shimmer and holo glitter really pop with it making it quite festive for the winter.


Caught on Tape is a warm gold shimmer with the holographic glitter in it. The gold is warm and rich, it comes off as quite metallic and shimmery when on the nails. 


Under Wraps is a pine green shimmer with the holographic glitter in it. When applied you can really see the glitters and their colour changes. I definitely found that although the base polish is green, the blue in the glitters can give it a bit of a turquoise look.


Knotty or Nice is a red shimmer with the holographic glitter in it. It is the perfect holiday red shade. The red is a nice consistency that the holographic glitters really pop and give it a great shimmery look


Let It Bow is a platinum white shade of shimmer with the holographic glitter in it. It looks much more white in the jar than it looks on the nails, on the nails, it looks like a light silver shade. I needed three coats with this one to get full coverage. This shade seems the most wintery to me, that it reminds me of ice and snow. The glitters add a nice pop to it when they catch the light.
Making Spirits Bright is a silver shimmer that runs cool with the holographic glitter in it. It looks very similar to Let It Bow when applied to the nails, just a bit darker.
The two silver shades are pretty similar when applied, while Under Wraps (green shade) looks a bit more teal then pine to me because of the glitter in it. The Under Wraps, Knotty Or Nice and Tied & Blue all show off the holographic glitters extremely well, whereas the metallics mask them a bit but still look stunning.

I really love the glittery theme, I love that all six shades have the gold, red, blue and green holographic glitter in them, tying the collection together all while being really festive and seasonal shades.
Swatches left to right:
  • Caught On Tape
  • Making Spirits Bright
  • Let It Bow
  • Under Wraps
  • Tied & Blue
  • Knotty Or Nice

A big thanks to Nail Polish Canada for sending me this collection to try out. Nail Polish Canada is a great place to find many nail polishes and other cosmetics with Canadian pricing and free shipping with orders over $29 or $5 flat shipping otherwise.

*Product was sent for review purposes; all views and opinions are my own.