Peak Show

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What's a girl to do when she needs to lay her hands on a couple of pound coins, but only has a nice crisp bank note in her purse? Get herself to the nearest Boots to buy an Essie nail polish with said bank note, of course! Voila - pound coins. Plus a little treat that wasn't really needed but is nice to have all the same - the shade Peak Show from Essie's Winter Collection.

Essie Nail Polish in Peak Show - Winter 2015/2016 Collection

It's an opaque pale pink shade - in fact, it's so pale that it might be more accurate to call it white with the faintest hint of pink. I was drawn to it because of how fresh it looks. After months of wearing deep, dark colours, that really appealed to me. That said, the complete Winter Collection was a real mixture of shades and I liked all of them, especially with their cute, skiing holiday inspired names. You can check out the whole range here.

It was Peak Show, however, that came home with me, and I wasted no time in getting it on my nails. I needed two to three thin coats to get it opaque and streak free, but the application was smooth enough. I'm wearing it over a base coat of Ciate Underwear and with Seche Vite over the top. 

I applied the polish on Friday afternoon and the first tiny chips began to appear on Monday morning. For me, that's about as good as it can get in terms of longevity, so I'm happy!

Essie Nail Varnish in Peak Show - Winter 2015/2016 Collection

Essie is probably my favourite nail polish brand at the moment. I think their shade range is outstanding and the quality of the formula is generally very good. I'm sure I'll get plenty of wear out of Peak Show, as it's one of those shades that just seems to be effortlessly chic and goes with everything.

Nail Polish Review - Essie Peak Show - Winter 2015/2016 Collection

Have you tried any of the polishes from Essie's Winter Collection? Which nail polish shades are you loving at the moment?

Kate x
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37 comments

  1. This is a lovely nude shade Kate, I only have 1 Essie polish will have to add more to my collection as I can't resist picking up new shades!

    Hanh / hanhabelle

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    1. I can't either - it's an addiction! x

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    1. Delicate is a good word for it! x

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  3. Any excuse, hm?
    I love Essie polishes, but those almost white colors just aren't for me.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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    1. Yep, any excuse! Funnily enough I never used to like these shades either, but in the last couple of years I've become obsessed with them! x

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  4. My favorite thing about Essie nail polish (besides their awesome lasting power and quality) is their names! I personally select most of my nail polish colors based on their fun names alone :)

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    1. I'm such a sucker for cute nail polish names. Sometimes that will make the difference between me buying and not buying it too. x

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  5. Any excuse is good to treat yourself to a bit of makeup :)Lovely, nude shade! x
    Mummy’s Beauty Corner

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    1. I couldn't agree more Dagmara! and I can't get enough of these kinds of shades! x

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  6. This shade is so pretty!

    http://saranusagg.blogspot.si/

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  7. I haven't yet actually tried any Essie nail polishes, though I'm sorely tempted to now after seeing this beautifully feminine light pink shade! Perfect!

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice
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    1. Be warned Gabrielle - once you start it is almost impossible to stop! x

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  8. Oh my god that is so pretty, I am such an Essie cheerleader and totally feeling the move from deep shades to pastels now xxx

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    1. I know, I think we're ready for spring! x

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  9. Nice opaque color. Very subtle.

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  10. I have literally been looking through out store after store trying to find a nice pale, almost white pink, and now I have. I might purchase this online to be honest because I can't seem to find it in New Zealand! Lovely review though, I really enjoyed reading this :)

    Kathy xx
    www.alongcamekathy.blogspot.com

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    1. So glad you enjoyed it Kathy! Hope you enjoy Peak Show too if you do buy it! x

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  11. This is such a blissful shade Kate! It looks oh so pretty on you and I love the chilled yet stylish feels. It's a perfect shade for transitioning into spring too, I love that it's a pale pink with white tones, a really pretty mix of colours! <3

    Sophie | soinspo xo

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  12. Amazing color.

    Rita
    http://ritatriestoblog.blogspot.pt/

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  13. Essie and OPI always come up with the best names! I do like this on you. White can definitely look very stark at times and this is a great alternative. :)

    Advaita | Blush Canvas

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  14. This is such a gorgeous colour! I also really love light, fresh nails. I hate having to do loads of layers to get it opaque, three isn't bad :)

    Touchscreens & Beautyqueens

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  15. What a lovely colour! Could see myself wearing that a lot in spring x

    http://thriftyvintagefashion.blogspot.co.uk

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  16. What a stunning colour! Perfect for spring. I think I need to visit my nearest retailer :)
    Christina ♥ https://caliope-couture.com

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  17. ESSIE is such an amazing brand ! I love this colour this is sooo pretty ! Also love your blog ! <3

    Suzanne xx
    Check my blog : http://yourlovelyplace.blogspot.fr/

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  18. that is such a beautiful shade! I have really been enjoying nude/pink nails recently. Such a fab shade for transitioning into spring :)

    http://www.makeerinover.co.uk

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  19. This is such a beautiful color! love it!

    lifeisashoe

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  20. Beautiful colour!!!

    www.brooklynglam.com

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  21. This colour is so lovely, the ultimate "girl next door" shade :-)
    xoxo
    http://gingersnaphattie.blogspot.co.uk

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  22. That is such a pretty nude, Kate! Do you think it'll be too light for medium skin tone?

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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    1. No not at all. I actually love the look of white nails on girls with dark skin, and vice versa - all depends on personal preference and picking the right tone to compliment your skin - so if this exact one didn't work, I'm sure there'd be something very similar that did - certainly at Essie there are loads of shades in this family all with very subtle differences. Waffling now but hopefully that made some sort of sense! X

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  23. What a gorgeous shade! I have been looking for one similar but with a bit more pink or nude undertone too it, so I think i will check out the Essie in boots near me!

    Angie | Chocolate & Lipstick | Beauty, Fashion & Lifestyle Blog

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