Tuesday, November 16th, 2010


Essie’s Winter Collection for Holiday 2010

Essie’s winter 2010 collection creates an aura of mystique with a vision of wintery beauty that is darkly decadent and supremely elegant. Each shade retails for $8.00.

  • Going Incognito Your identity may be secret, but your style and panache are impossible to conceal with this deep emerald green
  • Hot Coco Paint on this tawny sepia and channel the roaring ’20s for a look that’s timelessly flawless
  • Luxedo Suit up in this deepest plum and boldly go where no man has gone before
  • Masquerade Belle Fascinating, mysterious and seductive, this black ruby sparks the imagination and inspires intense devotion
  • Silken Cord You’ve got the world on a string with this stunning risqué red wrapped around your fingers
  • Smokin’ Hot Break the rules with this stone-cold fox gray that burns hotter than any flame

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28 thoughts on “Essie’s Winter Collection for Holiday 2010

  1. Vanessa

    Love it and already bought it! I love the minis gives you a chance to try a few shades at once.

  2. Nathalie

    Ooooh so pretty! Will you be reviewing these?

    A few days ago I saw a girl at Starbucks wearing a color very similiar to Smokin’ Hot. I wasn’t able to ask her what brand/name she was wearing but I overheard her say OPI to her friend.

    Christine (or anyone else), do you know if there is a similar OPI color?

    Regardless, I’m going to stop by Metro Beauty to take a look at this winter collection. It’s lovely (and I’ve been a little turned off by OPI ever since they sent you that rude letter!).

  3. Mayra

    Christine are you going to have swatches of these?

  4. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Marian Marian

    Love these! They are all so unique!

  5. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of vikaki vikaki

    hot choco and masquerade belle are amazingggggggggggg!

  6. Megan

    I’m not too impressed with these :( The red (Silken Cord) is pretty but I guess the China Glaze Christmas Collection caught my eye and these colors just doesn’t really compare, IMO.

  7. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Alannah Alannah

    I already picked up Going Incognito but I must’ve missed Smokin’ Hot! Looks gorgeous in these pics!

  8. Not loving this collection – I can easily dupe literally every color with polishes from different collections over the past few months, some of them Essie themselves! Boo :(

    • Jill

      I find as well these are very similar to some Essie polishes previously released – a few shades seem to resemble some from their most recent fall collection :\ (namely the darker polishes) as well there is one that looks similar to merino cool

  9. Sasha

    smokin’ hot (the bottom right one i believe) is the one i will get

  10. Casey

    Where is the winter collection 6-pack available? I know Nordstrom offers the limited 4-pack (although the website says it is unavailable)

  11. FlyingBuffalo

    The shades are kind of blah, but the descriptions are so exciting! It makes want to buy all of them :)

  12. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Malaika Malaika

    Ok so some of these colors reminds me of previous Essie colors!
    Like Smokin Hot is kinda reminiscent of the popular Essie -Mink Muffs or Chinchilly

    And Luxedo reminds me of Velvet Voyeur (from the recent fall collection) which I loveeee

    Maybe the swatches can clear this up for me …but till then…

  13. Never tried Essie before, but these colors really seem nice.

  14. Erica C

    Do you know if Essie (or a possible parent-company) tests their products on animals?

    • I’m not sure, but the best thing to do is check out their website/FAQ or maybe just google “Essie” and “animal testing” :)

    • Jessica

      Erica – Essie doesn’t test on animals, but earlier this year they were purchased by L’Oreal who does test on animals. So unfortunately, purchasing essie is still giving money to a company that refuses to stop animal testing. L’Oreal claims they are going cruelty-free in 2013, but I’ll believe it when it happens.

  15. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of vikaki vikaki

    christineeeeeeee…will you swatch them???????????:D:D