Essie Summer 2015: Mini's & Giveaway

Chillato is a muted pistachio green. I don't actually have anything similar in my collection, although admittedly I'm not entirely sure whether that's a good or bad thing. It's a unique shade, which is something that I feel the Essie collections could do with a lot more of, but it's not one that I can imagine getting lots of use from over time. Still, it's more flattering on the nails than I expected to be and I always like finding something different.

Peach Side Babe is a pretty pink coral. Nothing too outrageous and it's fair to say that I already own a few shades that are similar, but it's a classic summer hue that I can imagine will sell fairly well. It also doesn't contain any shimmer, which already makes it a front runner against its competitors in my collection.

Pret-A-Surfer is probably the shade in the bunch that's the least up my street. I don't tend to wear blue on the nails very often, although admittedly for this kind of colour it is a really beautiful shade. Slightly darker than Bikini-So-Teeny, it's a soft cornflour blue without the subtle shimmer of BST. Full opacity in one coat is a bonus, as is its impressive longevity.

Sunset Sneaks is the standout shade in the pack for me. It's a pretty crimson red with just a touch of pink that's visible in certain lights. It's safe to say that I own a fair amount of reds, but it's a shade that I believe you can never have too many of. Summer brights like this one never go out of style and I can imagine it being flattering on a wide variety of skin tones.

I've never hosted a giveaway on my blog, but when I came across two packs of the Essie polishes in store I saw it as the perfect opportunity to pick up both and offer one of them up as a prize. The giveaway will run for a fortnight and I'll be picking the winner at random using that Rafflecopter thing that crops up just about everywhere. You'll get the Peach Side Babe Summer 2015 mini set containing the four shades shown and I'll pop in a full size Essie polish of your choice, too (when I email the winner I'll ask you for your chosen shade and grab it in store asap).

  • You must be following theonlyones on bloglovin' to enter
  • The prizes offered have been bought by me using my own money. This isn't a sponsored giveaway.
  • The winner will be chosen entirely at random on 03/08/2015
  • If the winner hasn't replied 72 hours after they are contacted, a new winner will be chosen by default

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