If you follow me on Facebook you know what I promised you for tonight: Finally my Essie Mini Cube for Winter 2012 has arrived. I decided to order Mini's for the first time, since I wanted three colors out of this collection and this cube was a perfect fit. I bought it on Ebay for about 14$ which is quite an awesome price if you compare it to Swiss prices. I chose Leading Lady, Beyond Cozy, Snap Happy and Where's My Chauffer?. The small bottles are really cute and I really hope they don't dry out too fast. I will show you two swatches of each color and a comparison of Leading Lady and China Glaze - Ruby Pumps plus Where's My Chauffeur? and Essie - Mint Candy Apple.
Essie - Beyond Cozy
I didn't find anything in my collection to compare this one to, it's an amazing and unique shade (for me). Beyond Cozy is something between silver and gold with an amazing sparkle. I used two coats to get an opaque result and one coat of Essence BTGN Top Sealer for a smooth surface.
Essie - Leading Lady
This was love at first sight! A perfect color for the holidays. I love red glitter nail polish for Christmas! These are two coats and one coat of BTGN Top Sealer. At first I was quite sure that this is similar to Ruby Pumps from China Glaze but in direct comparison they're obviously very different. So you will need both ;)
Essie - Snap Happy
I actually didn't really want this one, but since it was included in the cube with three of my favorites I don't mind having it as well! After checking my stash of Essie's I'm sure this one is pretty similar to Clambake. The picture is a little bit misleading because it is not that loud in real. Just a simple red with a hint of orange. I used one coat for an opaque result and one coat of BTGN Top Sealer on top.
Essie - Where's My Chauffeur?
I love these color shades: mint, light blue... I can't have enough of them! Which is why I really wanted this one. I checked in store if it is similar to Mint Candy Apple but it isn't. Where's My Chauffeur? is more on the blue side. I used two coats here and again one coat of BTGN Top Sealer. Picture is not completely right, which is why I added Mint Candy Apple on my ring finger to show you the difference.
My favorites are definitely Leading Lady and Beyond Cozy. If you are into Christmas shades, you definitely want to take a look at these two. Which one is your favorite? Did you order something from this collection?