I haven't posted in absolute ages! I finally got a few moments today and wanted to share a post with you. In case you don't know, I recently got a new job at an online drugstore and my days are very busy lately! Hopefully I'll be back to posting a lot soon, but until then, please forgive me.

Remember last year, when oxblood was all the rage? Let's just call it burgundy and be done with it, shall we? I was looking at my nail polish collection the other day and noticed I have quite a few Essie polishes in this colour family. All of them have been worn loads and I realized this is one of my favourite colours for the colder months. Let's see what we have.

The first polish I swatched for you is Recessionista, which I think is a pretty old colour, but surely you'll be able to find something similar. A gorgeous, deep berry red that looks amazing and requires two coats for full opacity. I love the look of dark, vampy nails, but sometimes feel like some polishes are just too dark and always look black on the nails. Not this one though.

Next we have Angora Cardi, which is probably in my top 3 Essie nail polishes. I just love this one, it's a muted reddish purple with brown tones and looks so pretty and delicate on the nails. These muted colours are really what does in for me in the fall, I love the look of them. In the wintertime, I'm more about dark greens and blues, but dusky pinks, muted reds and violets are just the bomb when October rolls around. Opaque in 1-2 coats.

Finally we have the appropriately named Big Spender which I got for my birthday last year. A gorgeous dark raspberry colour, this one is shiny and juicy and opaque with one coat. Absolutely gorgeous!

Regarding the lasting time of Essie polishes, I'm not overly impressed, they chip within the first day on me unfortunately! But I have to say I think their colours are spot on and I already have a few on my wishlist (my excuse being that it's officially fall now, never mind the KIKO nail polish haul I posted weeks back) ...