* essie summit of style // £7.99 *
I know, I know, another festive nail polish – like I need any more of those in my collection, right?
But hear me out on this one ladies and gents because I promise – as I always do! – that Essie’s Summit of Style is a wee bit different to the other Christmassy glitters hiding out in my somewhat crowded nail stash.
The first time that this polish caught my eye, I thought the flecks of glitter inside the bottle were yellow gold, the next time, I was convinced they were rose gold and the third time, I settled on the compromise of copper, before deciding that the best – and really the only – course of action then would be to take it home and try it out for myself.
And do you know, I’m still not sure what colour to label this beautiful glitter because each and every time I glance down at the bottle – or at my own nails, it takes on a slightly different hue, making it all the more interesting to look at in my eyes.
Another positive aspect of the polish is the impressive glitter to clear lacquer ratio. Call me crazy, but I’ve truly lost count of the number of times that I’ve had to endlessly blob a great globules of clear polish on my nail just in order to secure one measly fleck of shimmer. With this polish, that problem is a thing of the past; the glitter is everywhere, and yet still manages to be subtle enough that your choice of base colour can sneak on through quite nicely.
As you may have guessed by now, my relationship with this festive nail addition is well on it way to becoming quite serious. Nails Inc Snowflake better watch its back…