Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Essie Toggle To The Top / Review and Swatches







I don’t know about you dolls, but when December hits the calendar I immediately feel über festive and I get this intense urge to pack my nails with glitter nail polish. Having said that, I recently went looking for some new glitters to add to my collection. The one that stood out to me the most was this beautiful polish from Essie’s Winter 2013 Collection, called Toggle To The Top. When I first saw this Christmassy gem, it really reminded me of Leading Lady, that was part of their last year winter line, and which I was so sad that I couldn’t get hold of. Needless to say, getting Toggle To The Top was a no brainer and I put it in my shopping basket.

Toggle To The Top is described as ‘sparkling crushed garment red’ and this is s a spot on description. If I have to describe it though, I’d say that it is a gorgeous rich, deep burgundy color, which has some micro ruby red glitters running through it. From what I’ve seen, Toggle The Top is darker than Leading Lady, so if you are more into darker shades, this might be perfect for you. This cozy glitter-packed beauty is my ideal Christmas nail polish and I can totally imagine this sparkling on my nails when I’m unwrapping presents hehe.

The formula of Toggle To The Top is, as most Essie shades I own, is absolutely amazing. The polish glides on the nails easily and is a dream to apply. You only need two thin coats to get it fully opaque and most importantly – the sparkles apply very evenly and effortlessly, which could be problem with many glitter polishes. Also, even though this luxurious nail varnish is on the thicker side, it dries out really, really quickly, which is always a bonus. The lacquer stays on my nails for some good five days with top coat. If this isn’t enough, I absolutely adore the wider flat brush as it makes the application process so easy and streaky-free. One thing I have to mention about Toggle To The Top though, is that you need to pop thicker top coat on top of the polish (I do have top coat in the swatches photos) in order to smooth it out because it tends to feel a bit rough otherwise. I usually use Seche Vite and it does wonders.

If all of the above didn’t give it away, I am absolutely head over heels in love with this nail polish. Toggle To The Top is so festive and Christmassy and you bet I will be wearing it tons during December. It is an absolute show-stopper and I can’t falt it. <3

Have you tried Toggle To The Top? Would you get it yourself? Which is your favorite Christmas nail polish?

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44 comments

  1. wow looks so good! just like shellac nails! perfect colour for the festive season! =)

    Check out my latest OOTD :-)

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    1. Yees I love that effect too, but we have Seche Vite to thank for it. Without it, it just doesn't look as good :)

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  2. soo pretty! perfect for the season!!

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    1. Definitely! I love it so much! <3 xx

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  3. Oh my word, this looks absolutely GORGEOUS!
    Love from Jasmine @ rabbit-wood.blogspot.com
    xo

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    1. I know right, it's so beautiful and festive! :) xx

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  4. ooohh what a beautiful polish, perfect for winter!

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  5. I have this nail polish and it chipped after 2 days with Seche Vite topcoat. I always get about 6-7 days without chipping with Essie nail polishes (I have about 30 of them, so I know what I'm talking about) but this one is a disaster. Maybe there is something wrong with mine ;(

    Blu Button Box

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    1. Oh nooo really? This is such a pity... I am actually really impressed by the staying power of this one but I guess it depends on the different nail beds :( xx

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  6. Such a pretty colour. I WANT I WANT I WANT.

    Hayley - teapartybeauty.com
    x

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  7. Wow what a gorgeous nail polish! Absolutely perfect for the festive season!! Will definitely need to make a little purchase! :) xx

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  8. such a pretty and very festive colour :)

    anacelinelabod.blogspot.com

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  9. Oh, man, this looks amazing! Like fake nails - meant in the best way possible! Might also be the shape of your nails - my absolute favorite :) Gorgeous & festive. Thanks for sharing! :)

    Renate from http://thecuriousklutz.blogspot.com
    A post on my current makeup routine has gone up on my blog, if you're interested to check it out!

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  10. That is such a lovely shade and perfect for Christmas. I would love to get my hands on this!

    Jackie | fashionxfairytale |

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  11. This is stunning, perfect for christmas!

    Hannah Heartss xxx

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  12. This is just fabulous for the festive season.

    Victoria
    FlorenceandMary.com

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  13. Oh wow this looks amazing! Such a gorgeous and full coverage colour :)
    xx
    Elise - www.elisedopson.com

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  14. Oh my gosh this shade is stunning, and perfect for the holidays. Must get!

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  15. Perfect for this time of year! And it looks so shiny.

    www.raspberphobia.com

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  16. it looks so pretty ! have to get this nail color now :) xx
    www.ambifashion.com

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  17. ooh that colour is gorgeous! I saw these Essie polishes in Boots the other day, must take another look x

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  18. So pretty, and it translates really well onto the nails too! x

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD 

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  19. This is SO pretty and just perfect for the holidays. Looks like it applies like a dream too!

    xo, alison*elle

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  20. I love that you can acheive that level of opacity in only a couple of coats as opposed to piling it on like some other brands. I will definitely have to look into this polish and range in general! I've been lusting over the Deborah Lippmann ruby red slippers that looks like this one but with more chunky glitters, but the price point is a bit too high. This looks like a good alternative for a much better price. I just love the red glitters in this and how much they pop out!

    k.f.c.=P

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  21. I love it, I'm actually looking for this one right one! I recently got the "set in stones" topcoat by Essie which is a chunky silver glitter (makes your nails look like disco balls:)) xx

    beautyvisions.blogspot.com

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  22. I need this in my life , what gorgeous nails !
    Melissa x
    http://somelikeitblonde.blogspot.co.uk

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  23. OK WOW!! I am so impressed by this, thanks so much for sharing dear!! ♥ Have always loved Essie, this shade and formula look AMAZING!! Want!!

    Liana x
    Dress Code Chic

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  24. It looks like Christmas in a bottle *cue heart eyes emoji*. While I doubt I'll be able to pick this up it really is a gorgeous shade!
    Amber
    Lovely Notions

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  25. This is absolutely gorgeous! Would love to get my hands on it :)

    http://www.lifesahighway.com/
    xx

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  26. Woooowwwwweeee this colour is so nice! Love it!

    Claudia xx | Beauty and the Chic

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  27. This looks like the Ultimate Christmas nail polish, way too gorgeous <33

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  28. Omg it looks gorgeous! x

    Http://Lilyavenuee.blogspot.com

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  29. Gorgeous colour, it's quite similar to last years shade leading lady :)
    http://wwwclairabelle.blogspot.co.uk/

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  30. This looks so good! How easy is it to get off, though? As much as I love glitter nails, getting the nail polish off is anything but fun :(

    xx

    www.kazetime.blogspot.com

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