essie Core Exclusive Mini Nail Polish Gift Set - 3PC Swatches + Review

Y'all, essie so rarely releases mini sets, so I'm gonna be honest with you...I bought all of the ones they released during the holidays. And guess what? #sorrynotsorry. One of the prettiest of the sets is the Core Exclusive Mini Nail Polish Gift Set - 3pc. New it is not, but if your nail polish collection isn't huge, this trio will help you build your collection with a few of essie's best and brightest!
Gadget Free is a Gunmetal Gray Metallic. It's not everyday that I go for a metallic; but something about a silver-esque shade for the first week of January felt ultra-apropos! Gadget Free is a stunning charcoal / gunmetal metallic gray that is smokier than your average silver and has a subtle lavender undertone when the light hits it juuust right. Formula here was incredible. You can get by with one coat, but I went for two to make the overall effect a little more plush. Def a fun metallic to keep your fingers festive even after the New Year! This is 2 coats.
Marshmallow is a Sheer White Creme. Ladies, you know how much I l-o-v-e a good white polish, and this bad boy is every bit as yummy as its name implies! Marshmallow is a sheer white creme that can be used for a barely-there hint of color, or built up to brilliant opacity, as you see here. The color is quite similar to Chiffon the Move; however, while that one has a ballet slipper pink undertone, Marshmallow is white as snow goodness. Though this shade won't give you that stark White Out effect, it is positively breathtaking, and pure bliss to work with. Highly recommend! This is 3 coats.
Bahama Mama is a Raisin Creme. Ooh babes, if vampy is your thang you need this beauty in your life! Bahama Mama is a rich, purple plum creme that is ultra-reminiscent of raisin and perfect for year-round wear. This one has a decadent formula that has OCW potential, and dries in minutes so you can be on your way! Though I tend to rock vampy hues during the fall and winter I can def see myself wearing this one throughout spring and summer {perhaps as a pedi color}. Highly recommend my loves! This is 2 coats.


PRICE: $9.99 for the 3PC Mini Set; $8.69 for each full-size bottle.




Caitlin'nMegan said...

Such great colors! Love it!

Ivy's Closet said...

Definitely one of the better essie mini sets. I don't always like the colors in those.

ellie said...

Love this. Great Thursday post! Rock'n these colors!

Ananka said...

I like all of them :-D

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Why Girls Are Weird said...

Bahama Mama is GORGEOUS.

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