Essie Nail Polish in Cocktail Bling

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Essie Nail Polish in Cocktail Bling 1

One of the many products I was gifted at the Debenhams Press Day was an Essie Nail Polish in the shade Cocktail Bling.* Essie is my favourite nail polish brand, so I was thrilled to find this in my goodie bag.

A gorgeous mix of light blue, lilac and grey, Cocktail Bling is the kind of shade I always admire on other people, but tend to shy away from buying for myself. However, it's surprisingly flattering, and I really enjoyed wearing it on both fingers and toes for a weekend away recently. (I stayed in North Yorkshire, and will share all the details on the blog soon.) I was also pleasantly surprised by how well it went with everything I wore, whether that was soft cream, floral prints, black and white stripes or even different shades of blue. I wouldn't really have considered this a neutral shade, but it really did seem to work with all my outfits.

Essie Nail Polish in Cocktail Bling 2

I applied this over my usual base coat of Ciate Underwear. It was nice and smooth to work with and took two coats to get a nice opaque finish. I topped it off with Seche Vite and it lasted me the whole weekend with just a minor touch up needed, which is good for me.

Essie Nail Polish in Cocktail Bling 3

All in all this is a really pretty colour which makes a nice change from my usual pink/red/orange spectrum!

Are you a fan of blue-toned polishes?

Kate x

*Gifted item. All opinions, as always, are my own
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43 comments

  1. It is a lovely color. I just bought another blue color, Essie as well, but a deeper shade from last years resort collection. I have yet to wear it though.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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    1. I'm getting more and more into blues, I have to say! x

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  2. Being the ridiculously big Essie fangirl that I am, I genuinely got excited seeing this because it reminded me of one of my all time faves. Such a gorgeous colour that's not too pastel either. So pretty!

    Elle
    www.theellenextdoor.com
    xx

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    1. Essie really do the best shades, don't they?! x

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  3. Beautiful nail polish! Love it so much!
    Xoxo,
    Love from www.trangscorner.com {a lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and food blog}

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  4. This is such a pretty colour!
    It's perfect for spring!

    Laura
    http://furiouslychic.blogspot.ch/

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    1. It is, isn't it? I love wearing lighter colours once the weather gets warmer. x

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  5. This is so pretty, I love this shade so perfect for spring x

    Miss Sunshine & Sparkle

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  6. The colour is so gorgeous!

    LUXESSED

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  7. Loving the color!
    Dora www.bangsbang.com

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  8. I love this shade, I've never tried it before, but will definitely have to keep an eye out for it! I have a couple of blue polishes from Essie, the closest one to this shade I have is Bikini So Tini. It look similar in the bottle, but very different on the nails! Goes to show that every time we see these polishes and think they all look the same, they really don't, haha! Thanks so much for sharing and I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    www.thestylecontour.com

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  9. Ooh this is such a lovely colour, love the grey undertones in it! Essie is my favourite nail brand, so may have to pick up this polish soon - thanks for the review :) x
    Charlotte's Road

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  10. So pretty color, perfect for spring.
    Nina
    http://www.ninasstyleblog.com

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  11. I love the color, it reminds me of a different Essie color I used to have!

    www.beautyfromkatie.blogspot.com

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  12. Love it, kind of like a good pigeon blue hue! So chic! Xx

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  13. That is a gorgeous colour! The perfect shade of blue. Gemma x
    www.jacquardflower.uk

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  14. That is such a gorgeous shade of blue, perfect for Spring xx

    Gemma ♡ Miss Makeup Magpie

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  15. This pastel blue looks stunning Kate...Perfect for spring x

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  16. Oh my, that's gorgeous! Essie is my absolute favourite, love their pinky neutral shades but I'm looking for a bit of colour for spring :)


    Yasmeen x
    The Mirror Affects

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  17. This nail polish is to die for! I might have to go and buy this!

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  18. I love that shade, it's perfect for spring
    Stefanie | Casualllyawkward | Bloglovin'

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  19. Oooh what a gorgeous blue-grey! Cocktail Bling looks wonderful but I don't know if I could pull it off myself. Looks wonderful on skin tone though <3

    xx Bash |   go say   H E Y   B A S H

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  20. Oh my! Such a gorgeous colour
    I think it would also go with so much as well
    xx

    Lizzie | Garland Girl

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  21. What a beautiful colour! I love Essie polishes xx

    Beautylymin

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  22. i think this is such a gorgeous colour!!

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  23. Love this shade, it's perfect for spring!
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  24. great post, dear ♥

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  25. No idea how many times I have picked up cocktail bling in store then changed my mind! It's always the first one I pick up! I need to just get it already, it's such a beautiful shade :)

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  26. Love the photography in this post! The nail polish colour looks really great too. Essie always has the best nail polishes anyway. :)

    X Marjolein
    Miss CocoBlue | misscococlue.blogspot.com

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  27. What a beautiful colour! I thought I have a fairly similar shade sitting around, though it's just not *quite* as perfect as this pretty version. It looks wonderful on your nails :)

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  29. Wow, what a beautiful color! I have a similar shade by Kiko, love it! ☺
    Nati xx
    www.simplyartdicted.com

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  30. Ahh, Cocktail Bling is such a dreamy, divine shade that looks utterly blissful on you Kate! Love how it combines blue, lilac and grey tones and it's amazing how it works so well with such a variety of colours and patterns. Can't wait to hear more about your trip to North Yorkshire! <3

    Sophie | soinspo xo

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  31. This is a gorgeous colour, I have a baby blue polish from Essie from their summer collection a couple of years back and I found the same thing as you, it surprisingly went with everything!

    Rosy | Sparkles of Light Blog

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  32. I also have this polish and am obsessed with it! It's the perfect pastel shade of blue for spring time :) Can't wait to read more about your trip :)

    Mili

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  33. lovely :)
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  34. What a beautiful colour! Perfect for Spring! x
    Louise | helloteddy.co.uk

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  35. That is such a stunning grey based blue! I'll be adding this into my list to purchase and I also plan to pick up Virgin Snow.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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  36. Got to love Essie - they always have so many glorious colours that are just stunning! Blue with a grey base is gorgeous, it's a clean colour and I love this! Will definitely check it out! :)

    Layla xx
    http://www.sprinklesofstyle.co.uk

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  37. This beautiful nail polish is a necessity in my collection, such a beautiful shade! xx adaatude.com

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  38. Such a pretty baby blue shade, perfect for this time of the year. Beautiful picture.

    Thanks!

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