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Cocktail Bling is a nail polish I’ve owned before but it got thrown out somewhere along the way as the formula had gone bad and it wasn’t getting enough love. Last week when picking up one of the AW15 Essie polishes I took advantage of the buy one get one half price deal and couldn’t resist picking it up again.

It sits somewhere between a grey and a lilac so I love it for around this time of year. It’s like cashmere for your nails…

Cocktail Bling is an Essie classic. Have you tried it?


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49 Responses

  1. Sharmi Shah says:

    I am so into greys! And how lovely does this colour look! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Fire Flies says:

    This is such a pretty colour! Its unlike anything I have in my collection, I may have to be giving this one a go! x

  3. emily couture says:

    I love this nail polish shade! Ideal for autumn ๐Ÿ™‚

    emily xx

  4. Hannah Lucy says:

    Such a gorgeous shade! Perfect for this time of year x

  5. Monochrome Roses says:

    this shade looks amazing! I don’t have any in my collection like it, so I will definitely have to check it out! xx

  6. Anamaria says:

    I haven’t tried it but it looks very autumnal! ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Elisa Taviti says:

    OMG! I need this shade! So cool!!!!!!!
    Essie nailpolishes are my favourites!

    With love,
    Elisa – My Fantabulous World

  8. Emily Cruse says:

    Great minds think alike! I haven’t put this to the nail yet (as my nails need a breather from polish), though it was among my Essie haul this week ๐Ÿ˜ I can’t get enough of the greys at the moment, and the bf actually told me I needed to put “that grey one back on” (meaning Chinchilly). Approval AND justification for more nail polish – you just can’t have too many, am I right?! ๐Ÿ’…๐Ÿป

  9. Jodie Vernon says:

    This is such a beautiful shade, so perfect for Autumn!

    Jodie, xo // Jodie Loue

  10. AmeliaRoseL says:

    Grey tones are one of my favourites on nails, I definitely need to pick this shade up.

    Amelia Rose | Beauty and Lifestyle Blogger

  11. Lucy says:

    What a gorgeous colour – Essie polishes have to be one of the best!

    Lucy |

  12. Emma and Emily says:

    This is such a gorgeous colour! Perfect for this time of year.

    Emily x

  13. Stasja says:

    How do I not know about this shade? It’s gorgeous and so ‘me’! ๐Ÿ™‚


  14. This is one of my all time faves! I wore it at my sister’s wedding ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. I haven’t tried this one, but I have a similar Allessandro one I love.

    Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

  16. I haven’t tried this but I love grey colors for fall!

  17. Katherine O'Brien says:

    Haven’t tried ‘Cocktail Bling’ but I really like ‘Miss Fancy Pants’! It’s a mauve-y neutral. I like pared down nail colours though so I’ll need to keep an eye out for it. Your videos have gotten me in to painting my nails again!

  18. Josie Stewart says:

    This is beautiful! I’ve not tried it, but I want to buy it now – like you say, it’s perfect for this time of year x

    Josie |Sick Chick Chic

  19. I got it last weekend and then saw in your video over on Youtube and was like ‘yay!’ ๐Ÿ™‚ I painted my nails last Sunday and it is still on my nails not damaged AT ALL! The staying power of a supernailpolish!

  20. Haha snap! I’m wearing this right now! I love the shade so much!
    Charlotte xx – Charlotte Sophia Roberts

  21. Cassie says:

    This is so beautiful! I’ve never tried it before, but it’s definitely a shade that I would love to wear.

  22. This shade looks like a cheaper dupe for Ciate’s Chincilla shade, lovely! I will pick this up next time!

    Sarah The Nail Buff x x x

  23. Rachel Harris says:

    Such a lovely colour for this time of year! I’ve not really seen any shades like it!

    Rachel – Cake Doesn’t Count x

  24. Aya Oguri says:

    I don’t really see the hype about Essie nail polishes, other than their colour range. Mine always chip much faster than OPI or Rimmel nail polish. I can’t justify their price.

  25. Michaela ล oltysovรก says:

    I love Essie ! But for some reason they’re not available in Czech Republic yet :(. i purchased cocktail bling last Christmas on the internet and then I was like ‘oh maan, I could’ve chose better shade.. Then in Summer I purchased Maximillian Strasse Her in Munich in one Deugstore on Maximillian Strasse :)) (because of your recomendation – love it!!) Now I think I would give cocktail bling another chance :))

  26. Lauren S says:

    OOOH yes, this is lovely for AW nails if you want something more muted – one for the wishlist ๐Ÿ™‚

    Lauren x

    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Food Beauty

  27. Jpoppy says:

    This looks right up my street! I am a huge fan of any grey nail varnish and this shade is so unusual. xoxo

  28. It looks like a lovely shade actually! Might have to try this!

    Marianne x

  29. Becky Hughff says:

    That shade is absolutely beautiful!! So autumnal!

  30. M. says:

    Cashmere for your nails, what a perfect description!

    loved this color!!


  31. daisycandle says:

    Love the colour, i think it is perfect for autumn! I love gray in everything but this nail colour looks so chic and sophisticated (in my opinion) love it!


  32. My Beauty Dreams says:

    Such a gorgeous shade! I just wish Essie wasn’t so expensive in Australia ๐Ÿ™

  33. The Sunday Mode says:

    This is one of my favourite shades, next to Maximillian Strasse Her of course, completely enabled by you! ๐Ÿ™‚

  34. Rachel S says:

    This is SUCH a lovely shade! Will definitely check it out on my next shopping trip. I need to add more Essie nail polishes to my collection ๐Ÿ™‚

    Rachel | x

  35. Emilie says:

    I haven’t tried it yet, but I have another grey nailpolish from Max Factor I think and I really like those colours for autumn and winter.
    Greetings from Cologne ๐Ÿ™‚

  36. Victoria says:

    I used to own this colour but it looked horrible with my skin tone. Essie nail varnish is great though!

  37. Megan Cook says:

    Ooh! Very nice colour! It’s a pity I’m terrible at painting my nails or I probably would try it but I don’t think my nail painting skills would do the colour justice! Haha. ๐Ÿ™‚

  38. Sophie says:

    Such a beautiful shade!

    Sophie x | SophiesMakeupBlog

  39. Sarah Best says:

    I always love your nail polish recommendations, they’re spot on! The greyish shades are perfect for adding a bit of sophistication to an outfit but still looking fun.

  40. Sara Fleming says:

    Such a gorgeous shade!

    Sara – She Who Is Short

  41. Corinne Iaia says:

    Love this color! Goes really well with your skintone as well ๐Ÿ™‚

  42. I love Cocktail Bling! It’s a gorgeous shade!

    A Little Dose of Makeup

  43. Loving these kind of shades at the moment! <3

  44. I love Essie nail polish, will try it out for sure!

  45. Zoe says:

    Lily, how do you get your nail polish photos to turn out so clear? I find it really hard to make pictures of my nail polish which is annoying! This shade is stunning, I love grey nails, and this one will 100% be making its way into my ever-increasing nail polish collection! xx

  46. Yes! This colour is so stunning, definitely need to pick it up!

    Cass | CassandraMyee

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