Essie’s Cocktail Bling was released in the winter 2011 collection of the same name. I definitely wore this a lot during the winter, but it works just as well for spring. Essie described it as grey, but I see it as mostly blue with a lot of grey mixed in. It’s similar to, but darker and slightly more purple-toned than Zoya Kristen (which I only have a color spoon of). It’s different without being bright or crazy. As much as I like this on my hands, I love it even more on my toes! So pretty as a pedicure!
Like all of Essie’s winter 2011 polishes, this had a perfect two coat application, shown here with Essie Good to Go.
I really love this color, and have been coming back to it consistently since I got it in November. For you nail art lovers, I’ve found this looks especially amazing when contrasted with a coral-red. Maybe I’ll do one for you guys soon (meaning after finals).
I say, if you like more muted polishes, you will definitely love this. And if you’re a brighter polish person, this is a great contrasting color. Either way, you should get it.