Essie "Cocktail Bling" is a lavendery-blue toned grey. Compared to China Glaze Sea Spray, you can really see the purple tones in Cocktail Bling. This polish was perfect in two coats - Cocktail Bling is one of the best Essie polishes I have.
The polish doesn't actually come with the ring ;)
I found it a little odd that a color named Cocktail Bling would be such a smooth, creamy shade! Certainly I would have expected something more... glittery? To bring the bling, I added NYC Starry Starry Glitter on my ring finger :)
Beautiful color aside, Cocktail Bling really stood up to the wear test. I put on Cocktail Bling last Wednesday night and since then, it stood up to a Dave Matthews Band concert and a
hurricane tropical storm! The pictures above were actually taken on day four :)
Will you be looking for Cocktail Bling this winter? What glitter would you pick to layer over it?
PS - remember how I said Cosmetic Market sold housewares? Yep, that glass was purchased there!