Review and swatches of Essie – Satin Sister (Winter 2016)

bottle shot of Essie Satin SisterHello everyone! Today it’s time for the first polish of a Winter collection! Wow, time flies! I’m talking about the Essie Winter 2016 collection. I’ve bought the mini set and it contains Satin Sister, Getting Groovy and Party on a Platform. The first one I am showing is Satin Sister. I have to admit that it is not a color that I felt like I really needed. But boy was I wrong! When I was testing these polishes on a nail wheel, this one just stood out and I couldn’t wait to wear it.

Swatch of Essie Satin Sister

Satin Sister is a dark teal nail polish. I have nothing like it in my stash, all teals that I do own are much lighter, like Essie – Garden Variety. However, I don’t feel that it leans very blue or green, it is just exactly in the middle. What I really like about this polish is the finish. It has a jelly structure and it dries very shiny because of that. The color reminds me of Christmas trees, so it is perfect for this time of year.

Swatch of Essie Satin Sister

At first, I was a little bit afraid that because of the jelly formula, the polish wouldn’t be opaque in two coats. But like I said, this polish is just perfection and it covered easily in two coats and it looks really squishy. Nothing to worry about! I don’t know if Satin Sister stains, because I’m still wearing it.

Swatch of Essie Satin Sister

I really did not expect that this polish would be my favorite of the mini set. If I wouldn’t have gotten the set, I would never have looked at this polish. But I’m so glad I did get it. That’s exactly what I love about mini sets, you get to try polishes that you never would have bought. Now the only downside is.. That I only have a 5 mL bottle! Well, who am I kidding, never going to finish it anyway!

Anouk

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