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Friday, December 26, 2014

Review | Essie Cocktail Bling



I have been on the hunt for the perfect grey nail polish for absolutely ages. I tend to steer towards the more basic colours when it comes to most things and when beige is too plain and black is too dreary, I find grey to be a perfect medium. As Essie is one of my favourite polish brands because the formula is pretty dang amazing, I picked up a choice that was described as a pale grey shade. 

Essie's Cocktail Bling is a stunning colour where the bottle looks grey, the swatch looks grey, but once applied to the fingers it definitely has a blue undertone. It's a very beautiful pale colour however it just isn't my grey. The colour is divine and since I'm usually wearing some tone of blue polish this shade truly fit right into my collection. It only takes about two coats to create an even tone and stays on for absolutely ages - as most Essie polishes do. Cocktail Bling is a great addition to any nail polish collection and it's definitely not a dud. But I have to ask, does anyone know of a grey grey? I have been racking the shops to find a pale grey polish tone and have simply come up short every time. I thought I'd ask ya'll and see if you could help me find my perfect shade of grey. 
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69 comments:

  1. This shade looks so pretty! Would look stunning with a glitter over the top too

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  2. This looks like the most perfect colour. I love the undertones to it :) x x

    www.beyondthevelvet.blogspot.co.uk

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  3. I don't really like using Essie polishes, but this looks very nice ^_^

    Laila from Townhouse Palette

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  4. This sounds beautiful, especially with the blue undertones! I don't really wear grey nail varnish so I can't help you with that one but this is now on my wishlist! xx


    www.ohhellomango.co.uk

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  5. I love the look of essie nail varnish, I need to buy a few!

    Marianne x
    www.beautiful-in-essence.blogspot.com

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  6. This is such a beautiful gray nail polish! Unfortunately I don't have any recommendations to help you out, don't usually wear gray nail polishes!

    <3 Pauline, ­­Addicted to Makeup

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  7. Hello, your blog looks so great, I love your layout <3
    Thanks for sharing this post with us, :)

    Happy holidays!!
    Xx julia :)

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  8. I love this nail polish, it's actually my favourite & I'm wearing it right now! It stays on my nails so well and I just adore the colour :) xx

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  9. I love essie's nailspolish! And I think that this colour is perfect for New Year! Love it!
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  10. This looks amazing. essie do amazing shades. Grey looks so simple and classy x

    Pintsizedbeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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  11. I have this one, and like you love it. Such a gorgeous wearable shade!

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

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  12. Oh, I really love that color!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

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  13. such a pretty colour! love essie nail polishes!

    xx angela | the sunday chapter

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  14. I'm not sure what it's called but I know that BarryM does an actual grey grey! Hope I've helped you a little:) X

    http://for-my-love-of-style.blogspot.co.uk/

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  15. I needdd this color in my collection!I love a gorgeous grey,im always on the hunt!(:


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  16. I know that finding a grey shade can be hard and I'm surprised it didn't work for you (it's so popular!) but fingers crossed you'll come across something soon that really works for you.

    Sarah | More Than Adored

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  17. Sad it didn't wow u :( I just got a grey nail polish from a friend! Hopefully it'll turn out to be a good shade


    bcfactor.blogspot.com

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  18. That's a very pretty color but I wish Essie made gel color polishes as I switched to those lately!

    Arianna, Nymphashion ♡

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  19. That looks like a such a nice colour, I love neutrals and I really need to try some new nail colours except for my usual burgundy and nude ahha

    Clothing Conscious // Fashion & Lifestyle Blog

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  20. Lovely polish and review, thanks for sharing! <3

    I have a new outfit post on the blog, would love to know your thoughts:

    * Electric Sunrise - Fashion and Lifestyle Blog *

    x

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  21. Thanks so much for commenting x

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  22. What a gorgeous shade, it's a shame that it's not the grey you were looking for!

    The Velvet Black // UK Style & Beauty Blog

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  23. I'm usually a neutrals girl as well x

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  24. I haven't tried any gel polishes, maybe I should. Would love some suggestions!

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  25. Oh, what's the shade called you have?

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  26. Thanks so much for commenting, simply adore your blog btw x

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  27. It's a really lovely shade. thanks for commenting x

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  28. Oh I'll have to take a good look then x

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  29. They're my favourite x

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  30. It's lovely isn't it?

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  31. Really? They're like the only brand that doesn't chip on me. Are you using a top coat? It really helps!

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  32. Truly is, thanks for commenting x

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  33. Grey is a versatile shade x

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  34. Oh Conny, you have great taste. Miss you girly! x

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  35. Thank you so much for the kind comments and for following x

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  36. That's alright, thank you for the nice comments Pauline x

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  37. They're stupidly pricey sometimes

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  38. Haha, glad I could help x

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  39. Thank you for reading Laila

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  40. thank you for reading x

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  41. Oh! You might be onto something, might have to try it x

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  42. ooo, gold polish is now very intriguing x Thanks for commenting

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  43. It really is but nevertheless a lovely colour x

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  44. Victoria NightingaleDecember 27, 2014 at 12:25 PM

    It's a lovely shade, I always find myself searching for the perfect shade too :) Grey is a great neutral colour!


    vvnightingale.blogspot.co.uk

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  45. This looks like a gorgeous shade! I always love a neutral polish xx


    Emily // ahemitsemme.blogspot.com

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  46. This shade looks so pretty! Wish I had pretty nails to wear that kind of nail polish <3



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  47. That colour looks lovely! xx
    fashionismyfirstlanguage.blogspot.ie

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  48. Smokin Hot is a nice gray from Essie- a little but darker and cool-toned, but more gray than blue. Chinchilly is nice as well if you're looking for a lighter gray. :)

    She Likes to Shop

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  49. Oooh - this shade is perfection! I might have to pick myself some up. In dire need of the perfect grey xx

    Georgina | Baby Rebel

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  50. What a gorgeous nail color.. that's the perfect neutral shade.. I need it in my life asap!

    xo ClassToCloset

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  51. Essie has always been a favourite nail polish brand for me but I don't own this one. I need it asap!
    Lovely blog :)


    www.ellenwarnerxo.blogspot.co.uk xo

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  52. This is a stunning colour! Love it. Perfect for NYEx

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  53. I don't own any gray nail polish... it's such a lovely color though that I really should go buy some!

    Jessica
    the.pyreflies.org

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  54. The color is perfect. Nice review. I am a new reader/follower and I'm loving your blog. I hope you keep in touch.xoxo!

    Qing's Style

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  55. I do, but maybe it's because I don't use the Essie brand top-coat. I like Butter London, so whenever I use Essie I typically cover it with Butter's top coat. Maybe I should give it a try with Essie's own top coat instead for better luck.

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  56. Amazing nail color!! Essie is my favorite!

    xoxo

    Kaley

    http://myclosetlife.com

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  57. Gorgeous nail polish! x

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  58. Ooh, that colour looks gorgeous! I have a new obsession with Essie right now - it just dries so quickly!


    Rachael at broomfie.blogspot.com

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  59. Love this, such a pretty yet chic colour x


    holljc.blogspot.co.uk

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  60. Hey! Thanks for leaving your link in the blogger chat :) you have such a stunning blog and photography! I think we even have the same layout haha :) This shade is so pretty, somehow I hadn't come across it before - need to keep an eye out next time I'm shopping! I'm following you and look forward to reading your posts in the new year. All the best,
    Saida xx

    saidacane.co.uk

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  61. Quite a few of my greys are from Essie too! It's a shame it's not the one for you, I also have a grey from Rimmel which is good. Barry M also has quite a mix or perhaps you could try OPI's ( I think they let you) in the department stores and find the right shade :)

    Velvet Blush

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  62. What a gorgeous grey! I only own one grey from Model's Own, but this may be a contender!
    Jenny xo
    jnylng.blogspot.co.uk

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  63. Grey is a perfect medium! I love this colour, I've seen Essie roaming around a few blog now & I really wanna give it a go x

    Leannewinters.blogspot.co.uk

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  64. That's such a gorgeous colour!
    Sam xx
    Knockoutcouture.blogspot.co.uk

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  65. Looks quite unique shade.Might consider buying it as i don't own that many gray kinda nail polishes.x
    www.ninzbeauty.com

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  66. Gorgeous shade. Try Barry M Chai, it's as grey as they come! xx

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