new! essie gel couture winter 2018 collection

You guuuuuys! I recently went to a little Essie event for the launch of their upcoming Enchanted winter Gel Couture shades and we were lucky enough to go home with all eight colours from the collection. I had actually never tried the Gel Couture line but I looooove the thick brush on these because application is a total breeze. Of course, I got to swatching so I could share all the prettiness with you asap! Here’s a quick breakdown of each shade:

1| Sizzling Hot • This pinky orange is super cute, but not a colour I’d reach for on the reg (especially during winter). So while I like it, I don’t see myself wearing it much. It was perfect in two coats, and you could probably get away with one really well applied coat.

2| Princess Charming • Probably my favourite shade in the collection, this mauve, dusty rose is perfect in two coats and is one of those neutral colours I can’t help but want to wear 24/7.

3| Good Knight • This deep burgundy is sooooo pretty! It’s nice and dark in two coats. If this is your type of colour, then it’s a great option. Nothing bad to say here!

4| Once Upon A Time • Can we just talk about how pretty this is? Ugh! I love this grey-blue hue! I think it’s a colour that goes with nearly anything (pink! white! grey! creme!) and is nice and opaque in two coats. LOVE!

5| Inside Scoop • So, not gonna lie, I thought I was going to hate this colour. In the bottle (and based on one coat) it just looks like any other sheer pink –you know, the French manicure type– but once I layered it (I went for three coats with this swatch), it looked SO pretty. It’s the perfect shade of light pink and is well worth the extra coat of colour.

6| Front Page Worthy • This metallic blue is not bad, but it’s just not my colour so I’m not gonna say I love it. It applies really nicely, so don’t skip it if you love these shades… it’s not the one for me!

7| V.I.Please • This pinky-red shade really stands out in the collection, but like the orangey one, it’s not really a colour I think I’ll reach for in the winter.

8| Matter of Fiction • If you’re looking for the. most. perfect marshmallowy pale pink, this is it. These colours usually apply super streaky and take 2232 coats to look good, but not this one! I got this creamy, dreamy, opaque result with just two (!!) coats. You neeeeeeed it.

Since I’m a little late with this post, I’ve had a bunch of time to test these polishes out. Guys, I’m so obsessed. I wore one of the pale pinks for nearly a week straight and my nails had no chips. Absolutely none! That never, ever happens with me… suffice to say, I think I’ve found a new favourite polish line.

Let me know, have you tried these out? If so, do you love them as much as I do?

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