When it comes to Christmas, one little beauty tradition I have is making sure my nails are freshly done for every party and event. I always like to have Christmassy nails to complete an outfit and this year I’ve had so many wonderful parties and events to go to, it’s been the perfect opportunity to flaunt my nails! I usually wear gel nails but that’s probably because I’ve never found a good alternative for normal nail varnish that doesn’t chip. So I was super excited when Essie asked me to work with them this Christmas on trying out their Winter Collection!
The Essie Winter Collection has six shades, all of which are gorgeous and perfect for party season. I love all six shades and think there’s something for everyone. From a gorgeous subtle nude, to bright cherry pinks and a deep teal blue for fun, there really are some stunning shades to try! I like the way the collection isn’t your usually and traditional colours, but something more cool and funky while also retaining the glamour of New Year and fun of Christmas. There’s lots of opportunity to try and create your own nail art looks too, or keep it simple but mix the colours up each few days – like me! I love bold colours and my favourites include Be Cherry and New Year, New Hue, which is perfect for Christmas and winter because it’s a plum/berry shade that’s so versatile.
I have to make sure I mention that one product from Essie that has completely transformed my nail life is their Speed Setter Top Coat! Let me explain: the reason why I’ve always usually picked gel and similar nail polish is because I hate chipped nails on me. It’s my pet hate. And normal nail polish chips too quick for me. Plus I’m usually in such a rush that I end up smudging nail polish five minutes later – which also really annoys me! However the Essie Speed Setter Top Coat literally dries my nails in a few minutes – rock solid. No smudging at all! And it’s this that’s made me love normal nail polish again because it’s just so good for busy ladies like me. Two coats of an Essie polish, one coat of this, two minutes and your ready to go. It’s nail life-changing!
Essie have also won my heart for the Nail Advent Calendar Awards! I know we’re almost at Christmas but I have to mention their gorgeous Advent Calendar which you can still buy and is EXCEPTIONAL value at only £10 now instead of £80!! You get 24 days worth of full sized products, meaning you’ll save LOADS on buying this and get lots of new and funky nail polishes to try and to extend your collection!
Anyway, if you want to get fun and festive nails, you can win the entire Winter Collection just by entering via the Rafflecopter below!