Essie Winter 2015 – Virgin Snow Collection – Swatches & Review

Essie Winter 2015 - Virgin Snow Collection - Swatches & Review

Hi guys!! I have swatches and comparison shots of Essie Winter 2015 Virgin Snow Collection. It consists of two pastels, two reds, one black  with what appear to be multi chrome micro flakes and one shimmery silver. All these colours don’t seem to be unique, except for the black multichrome one.

Essie Winter 2015 - Virgin Snow Collection - Swatches & Review

Here are all swatched in one picture and now I am going to show you one by one.

 

Peak Show – Essie Winter 2015

Peak Show - Essie Winter 2015

Peak Show - Essie Winter 2015

It is a pastel pink, a very beautiful shade, but the application wasn’t easy. It was streaky. I applied two lumpy coats and then I applied the third one just to get it a little more even, but it wasn’t totally even. I was really sad, because I like this colour so much. Maybe three thin coats would be better, I mean the result might be better with three thin coats.

Although looking at photos, it looks OK, but when I think of the application, that’s a whole different story. I really tried my best for the result you see.

Peak Show - Essie Winter 2015

And comparisons shot. I honestly thought Fiji was going to be a dupe, but it wasn’t. It’s actually an even paler pink.

Peak Show - Essie Winter 2015 dupe

 

Virgin Snow – Essie Winter 2015

Virgin Snow - Essie Winter 2015

Virgin Snow - Essie Winter 2015

It says on their site it is icy frozen lavender. When I look at it on its own it seem to be an ordinary blue polish, but when I put it next to something blue, the purple undertones come out. Amazing!

It was streaky to, but it wasn’t as streaky as Peak Show. I managed to get away with only two coats (the first thin and the second lumpy) but again, maybe three thin coats would be better.

Virgin Snow - Essie Winter 2015

In this macro you can see that it is not totally even.

And comparisons shot. You can see here what I meant when I said that when you put it next to blue it becomes lilac. It really does.

Virgin Snow - Essie Winter 2015 dupe

 

Haute Tub – Essie Winter 2015

Haute Tub - Essie Winter 2015

Haute Tub - Essie Winter 2015

First you get a bottle shot. This photo was taken in the sun and look at all the colours that are hidden inside *-*. I hoped it would translate on to nails, but sadly it didn’t. All the photos you will see next were taken in the evening in the artificial light, but that wasn’t the problem. The next day I went straight in to the sun with my nails, but nothing like you see in the photo above happened. (sad face)

So this is how it looks on nails, tinny little stars hidden in the black universe. It looks pretty much the same in person, but the black polish is not just plain black, the sparkle gives it a special touch.

Haute Tub - Essie Winter 2015

Haute Tub - Essie Winter 2015

Haute Tub - Essie Winter 2015

This is two easy coats, no streakiness, it went on smoothly like a butter. The shimmer payout is amazing, but it doesn’t come out of that black base like it should.

You see, up close you can see that it is full of flakes, but from afar the flakes get lost in the black base. But I love it nonetheless.

Comparisons shot. The closest here is Frock’N Roll, but the base is lighter and the micro glitter is totally different.

Haute Tub - Essie Winter 2015 dupe

 

Altitude Attitude – Essie Winter 2015

Altitude Attitude - Essie Winter 2015

Altitude Attitude - Essie Winter 2015

It’s a gorgeous pink red one coater and it looks like it is almost radioactive. It didn’t feel like neon, but just radioactive, if that makes any sense :). The application was easy and I did two coats for the swatches here.

It is very shiny and glossy even without top coat and I wish the formula of the pastel two would be like this one, because it is amazing.

Altitude Attitude - Essie Winter 2015

Comparison shot. Here we have many dupes. They don’t look exactly the same in person, but they are very close. I think the most similar here is Double Breasted Jacket, which is sad, because it was in last year’s winter collection.

Altitude Attitude - Essie Winter 2015 dupe

 

Shall We Chalet? – Essie Winter 2015

Shall We Chalet? - Essie Winter 2015

Shall We Chalet? - Essie Winter 2015

Another one coater too and another amazing formula. Perfect Christmas ruby red!

It was easy to apply, there was no streakiness and again, I did two coats for the swatches.

Shall We Chalet? - Essie Winter 2015

And look at this macro, it’s like the real ruby where there are different shades of red because of refraction.

Comparison shot. I thought Jump In My Jumpsuit would be a dupe here, but it’s not. This one is somewhere between Jum In My Jumpsuit and Double Breasted Jacket.

Shall We Chalet? - Essie Winter 2015 dupe

 

Apres-Chic – Essie Winter 2015

Apres-Chic - Essie Winter 2015

Apres-Chic - Essie Winter 2015

This is a shimmery silver chrome that you can make a one coater if your application is careful but I did two coats. It doesn’t dry to fast so you don’t have to work fast and worry about dragging the polish off of your nails while applying it.

There were almost no brush strokes, only some minor were present but they didn’t bother me. So I would say this is a great silver polish if you don’t have any yet.

Apres-Chic - Essie Winter 2015

And the last comparisons shot.

Apres-Chic - Essie Winter 2015 dupe

O.P.I is very close, but I think that Apres-Chic has got more chrome in there, it’s a mix of Turn On The Haute Light and No Place Like Chrome.

 

Sooo, what do you think? I think this collection is an average one. I had such high hopes for the pastels, but the formula wasn’t ok. The reds are dupes and the other two, well the black is just too black (I would loooove to see those flakes pop out of the base more) and the silver. I hope the spring one will be better :).

Thanks for reading!

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13 Comments

  1. October 20, 2015 / 4:33 pm

    VSI so lepi <3 kaksni prekrasni odtenki. Ce bi imela pouno denarnico, bi vse kupila 🙂

  2. October 20, 2015 / 4:33 pm

    Uau, res lepi odtenki, pa še tako popolno polakiraš noht 🙂 Upam da bo meni kdaj tako lepo manikuro uspelo naredit 🙂

  3. October 20, 2015 / 4:36 pm

    Hvala za kompliment <3 Drugace sem pa kar fino natrenirana ze z lakiranjem 😀

  4. October 21, 2015 / 6:07 am

    Super fotke, kaj šele nohti! Škoda, da ni Haute Tub bolj kot OPI-jev First Class Desires. Drugače sicer še nisem prebolela dejstva, da jesense kolekcije ne bo pri nas, tako da za tole niti nimam več upanja. Smem vprašat od kod ti naročas Essije? 🙂

  5. October 21, 2015 / 6:07 am

    I dunno. This collection isn't doing much of anything for me and I had such high hopes for the black polish.

  6. October 21, 2015 / 6:09 am

    Hvala Tjaša <3! Jaz tudi kar ne morem preboleti dejstva, da jesenske kolekcije ne bo pri nas, pa tako je zaželjena povsod. Za zimsko pa ne vem, lani so zimsko imeli pri nas, mogoče bodo tudi to imeli. Drugače pa kupujem essije tule https://www.nailsupplies.us/ in tile essieji imajo ta tanek čopič.

  7. October 21, 2015 / 6:11 am

    I totally feel you about the black polish 🙂

  8. October 27, 2015 / 11:23 am

    Joooj, kako čudoviti odtenki!!

    Virgin snow in Whithe the Band prosim! <3

  9. October 27, 2015 / 11:24 am

    Res so lepi, sploh tedva pastelna iz zimske sta meni ful všeč. In upam, da zimsko pa bodo pri nas imeli! 🙂

  10. October 29, 2015 / 5:02 pm

    Aaam, katera dva :)? Sem šla prou še enkrat pregledat imena 🙂

  11. November 22, 2015 / 9:44 pm

    Great review!! Thanks so much. =) I really like Virgin Snow!

  12. November 22, 2015 / 9:45 pm

    Thank you Zovesta for your kind comment <3 I am happy you liked it.

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