Essie’s Advent

Hello My Lovelies,

I’m sorry, It’s been a while I know!

Although I did let you know in my last post that I got very behind with blogmas … anyway, I’m back now!

I had so much fun taking the pictures for this blog post as there is just so much colour to capture and Essie nail polishes are just gorgeous anyway!

If any of you follow me on Twitter you will know that I was dying to get my hands on the Essie advent calendar, although I just wasn’t willing to pay £80 for it … which I think is justifiable although I did definitely watch the calendar like a hawk.

It soon reached £50 …

Still not good enough for my liking so I thought I would risk it one last chance, and I soon found it had been reduced to £25!

So I’m assuming I’m not the only one who thought the price was a little unreasonable, but oh boy am I glad I waited.

The calendar itself came with 12 mini nail polishes, 7 full sized nail polishes and 4 little mystery pressies!

I have a pretty large collection of nail polishes but I’ve never been one for paying over £6 for a bottle, although for the Essie polish that I have tried so far … this may change!

*In order from the header photo*

Disco Doll (Pink Glitter)

Fifth Avenue (Red/Orange)

Fishnet Stockings (Burgundy/Red)

Mink Muffs (Brown)

Luxedo (Dark Purple)

Licorice (Black)

I literally love all of these colours although my only issue is that Luxedo and Licorice are really hard to tell apart, I feel like with an advent calendar like this you would expect a variety of colours and not two which look pretty much identical … but I have to admit that’s my only issue with the calendar!

The four mystery bits were 2 nail separators, a 25 ml bottle of nail varnish remover, a buffer block and that stick that I don’t even know the name off or what it’s for!

There’s also a collection of the polishes you never want to buy yourself, well I never want to anyway!

Mini Gel Setter

(Which is by far my favourite top coat) 

Mini All in One 

Mini colour corrector 

Mini Apricot Oil

(This oil smells amazing, I cannot stop using it)

There was also another red included in the calendar called Rock The Runway.

To finish the post off, we have the mini polishes;

487 Sil Vous Play Hero (Pink/Lilac Glitter)

14 (Light Pink0 

15 (Pink)

74 (Orange/Peach)

203 (Grey)

201 Bobbing for Baubles (Black/Grey)

456 Glow Your Own Way 

457 In the Mood Ring (Black & Gold Glitter)

Top Coat 

Overall I think the calendar was originally overpriced, but I’m so happy I got it at a discounted price because it was so worth it!

After seeing what was included, I would have probably paid £50 for it.

After trying Essie polishes for the first time, I can definitely say that I’m a fan, although I just wish there was more of a colour range within the calendar!

Stay Weird … X



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Coconut Lane – driscoll20

Boutique of Molly – jamielee20



  1. December 27, 2017 / 9:41 pm

    Wow you got a real little collection with that calendar ! I think the mystery stick thing is a cuticle cleaner ( goes under the nail to clean the grime ) but i could be wrong. Have fun with all those colours

    • jamieleedriscoll
      December 27, 2017 / 9:51 pm

      I know, I’m so impressed!

      Ah, now that would make sense, thank you hun xx

    • jamieleedriscoll
      February 1, 2018 / 1:17 pm

      I’m a sucker for the sparkly shades as well! But burgandys are definitely my go to colour xx

  2. December 29, 2017 / 1:25 pm

    I certainly couldn’t justify paying that much for a calendar! You seem to get a decent amount of products in this one though! I love some of these shades but personally would have liked brighter colours however that’s not that Christmassy so I get why they stuck to sparkly and neutral! xxx

    • jamieleedriscoll
      February 1, 2018 / 1:17 pm

      Yeah, I completely see where you’re coming from! It definitely would have been a little better if there was a wider range of colours but I;m still so happy with the products I got xx

  3. December 29, 2017 / 3:10 pm

    This is the dream advent calendar! I love Essie so much, the price you ended up getting it for is pretty good considering what you getting.

    A Sparkle Of Grace

    • jamieleedriscoll
      February 1, 2018 / 1:15 pm

      I’m definitely obsessed now but it is one of the higher priced brands! So I’m over the moon I got so many for the price I did xx

  4. January 2, 2018 / 4:47 am

    Essie’s one of my fave nail polish lines. I loved the calendar they made, the colors were simply beautiful. Great post!

    xx Lena |

    • jamieleedriscoll
      February 1, 2018 / 1:14 pm

      I think I’ve only ever tried Essie once, but I’m absolutely obsessed now! x

  5. January 17, 2018 / 9:42 pm

    my sister got this advent calander and i was so envious there were so many great products inside

    • jamieleedriscoll
      February 1, 2018 / 12:09 pm

      I definitely weren’t too sure about it when it was at full price! But marked down it was such good value!

  6. March 19, 2018 / 10:29 am

    I need that dark purple colour in my life! It’s so gorgeous, will defs be tracking that bad boy down xx

    • jamieleedriscoll
      March 23, 2018 / 6:10 pm

      Isn’t it Gorgeous! I think that’s actually one of my favourite shades as well xx

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