Top row, L-R: Mind Your Mittens, Lots of Lux, A Cut Above, Double Breasted Jacket
Bottom row, L-R: Fifth Avenue, Style Cartel, I'm Addicted, All Tied Up

I am a self-confessed nail polish whore and definitely don't need any more to add to my collection but obviously that didn't stop me. Fragrance Direct is the best website for beauty bargains so when I was browsing the other day and stumbled across Essie nail polishes here for £2.49 each (!!!) I couldn't resist.

Essie is my absolute favourite brand for nail polishes: the formula is spot-on and the colour range is massive. The only downside is the price. At £7.99 they're double the price of brands like Barry M which are almost on par in terms of quality. So, I'm sure you'll understand my reasoning to why I bought eight...oops. Anyways, these are the colours I bought...

Mind Your Mittens - dark grey green
Lots of Lux - shimmery blue texture
A Cut Above - rose gold glitter top coat
Double Breasted Jacket - bright raspberry
Fifth Avenue - bright red orange
Style Cartel - dark navy blue
I'm Addicted - bright turquiose
All Tied Up - muted brown pink

Style Cartel has quickly become my one of my new favs, despite having plenty of other colours almost exactly the same - what can I say? I know what I like. On the other hand, I'm really excited to try the couple of pink ones as well, even though I'm definitely not a pink person I'm going to make them work.

What's your favourite Essie shade?

Thanks for reading, Lucy x