Essie Winter 2016 Collection

by Lisa Heath

Press Sample of the Essie
Winter 2016 Collection

Can’t believe it’s almost Winter. The weather is finally feeling like Fall around here and now we’re only about a month away from Winter! It is that time though, and the Winter collections are rolling in, so today we will be taking a look at the Essie Winter 2016 Collection!


This is a 6 piece collection, which is pretty standard for Essie. That’s one thing I’ve always kind of liked – I always know how many colors they will put out for a seasonal collection. When I received these 6, I really liked the chosen shades. A few moreso than others.

Let’s take a look

Essie Winter 2016 Collection – Ready To Boa


Starting this off with one of my top picks. Ready To Boa is a deep reddish brown with coppery shimmer throughout. I did 2 easy coats for these photos. This does have a slightly more Fall feel to it, but it’s honestly a color I could wear year round.



Essie Winter 2016 Collection – Party On A Platform


Party On A Platform is a dark, slightly dusty cool red. I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.



Essie Winter 2016 Collection – Oh Behave!


Essie Oh Behave! is another favorite from this collection. This is a lovely medium peach creme base with gold shimmer that gives it such a beautiful glow. I used 3 thin coats for these photos.



Essie Winter 2016 Collection – Getting Groovy


Getting Groovy is a gold foil finish shade. I used 2 coats for these photos and no top coat.



Essie Winter 2016 Collection – Satin Sister


Satin Sister is a deep peacock blue creme. I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Satin Sister didn’t want to photograph for me. I got fairly close to the color, but there is more green in it in person. It also had a case of ugly bottle syndrome and no matter how much I tried to shake it up, it was still there. If you look at my photo at the bottom, it’s greener than the rest? Not sure if that’s normal or settling or just weird separation – but my bottle had it.



Essie Winter 2016 Collection – Go With The Flowy


Go With The Flowy is another top pick. This is a lovely dove grey creme with subtle pink and blue shimmers. In the bottle, the shimmer is more obvious, and while it’s not as standout on the nail, it is still there. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.



Essie Winter 2016 Collection Overview

Essie Winter 2016 Collection

I’ve got several mainstream Winter 2016 collections being worked on, and I do have to say – they all seem really different from each other. In previous years, a lot of the mainstream collections seemed very similar and predictable, but this year? Nope. I actually really like it that way and it makes me feel like I need everything! As for the Essie Winter 2016 Collection? I found it to lean on the more traditional side, but with shades like Oh Behave! it still had some surprises (you don’t always see a peach shade in Winter!)

My top picks: Ready To Boa, Oh Behave! and Go With The Flowy

Price: $8.50 Each

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So what do you think? Are any of these catching your eye?

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Jacqui @FlightsFancyMom November 16, 2016 - 1:54 pm

I absolutely love the Essie brand! I’d go for the silver and red colors for the upcoming Christmas season :)

Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle November 16, 2016 - 2:01 pm

Those colors are so pretty! They’re so festive. I need to do my nails like this for Christmas.

Jeanette November 16, 2016 - 2:49 pm

There are so many pretty colors to pick from! These are all perfect colors for the holiday season. I think my favorite is the dark red or burgundy.

Debra Schroeder November 16, 2016 - 3:56 pm

I haven’t heard of Essie before. But then I don’t wear nail polish. :) The Party of Platform is a gorgeous color.

Sara November 16, 2016 - 5:33 pm

This Essie winter collection is so gorgeous! Each color looks amazing on your nails. My daughter would love that gold color.

Kerri Olkjer November 16, 2016 - 6:53 pm

I am essie obsessed! I need that red. And that blue. And probably the gray…

Heather November 16, 2016 - 7:11 pm

What beautiful colors! I especially love the deep red.

OurFamilyWorld November 16, 2016 - 11:59 pm

I love this collection. The colors are so pretty. The dusty cool red and the deep peacock blue creme colors.

Silvia November 17, 2016 - 9:00 am

The ‘Ready to Boa’ and ‘Getting Groovy’ are my favorite! They are perfect for the holiday season! I always love the Essie seasonal collections.

uprunforlife November 17, 2016 - 10:32 am

I love the pretty teal blue polish. I also enjoy wearing red polish around Christmas time.

Angela Harris November 17, 2016 - 11:40 am

Essie’s 2016 Winter Collection is so pretty. My favorite is the Go With The Flowy. I like the light sparky effect.

Kate | My Mommy Brain November 17, 2016 - 4:25 pm

Gorgeous colors. I love Essie polish. The winter collection is great! I really like Go With The Flowy!

Karissa @WithOurBest (@withourbest) November 18, 2016 - 11:46 am

Wow! What lovely nails you have! Gorgeous colors!

HilLesha November 18, 2016 - 6:41 pm

It is hard to choose just one color. I love them all! I’ll have to check out some of these colors this holiday season.

Lynndee November 19, 2016 - 6:33 am

Pretty colors! I love Ready to Boa most especially. I think that would be the color of my nails this Christmas. :)

Rozilyn Cool November 19, 2016 - 11:00 am

Love the Satin Sister, love to mix blues with blacks, browns and greens to make elegant looks and go from day to night without changing polish. Thanks for mentioning number of coats used, so helpful for me.

Echo November 19, 2016 - 5:31 pm

I think the BOA is my favorite. It almost has a burgundy look to it. It could be pretty paired with gold too though!

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