I need more nail polish like I need another lipstick… However, when I saw this adorable Essie 2016 Fall Collection mini set on Ulta.com, I knew I had to get it. I mean, whats 4 more tiny bottles, right?
This mini set features 4 of the 6 shades from Essie’s latest fall 2016 collection. The colors channel the changing fall foliage along with the modern and traditional sides of Tokyo’s bustling city. For reference, each mini bottle holds .16 oz, and the full size Essie polishes are .46 oz. I’d say you could probably get 3-4 full manicures from each bottle using 2 coats, depending on how long your nails are.
All in all, the formulas were pretty great. I used 2 coats for all of them with a base coat & top coat. The red color stained the skin around my nails a bit, but the rest were fine.
Essie 2016 Fall Collection Mini Set
- Playing Koi is the main reason I wanted this set. It’s a deep rusty orange and OMG it’s so beautiful. It reminds me of everything fall.
MAKI ME HAPPY
- Maki Me Happy is a deep berry red.
- Kimono-over is dark, vampy plum.
UDON KNOW ME
- Udon Know Me is a light stony blue.
In conclusion, I love mini nail polish sets and this one is no exception. They are great for polish fiends (like myself) who want multiple colors, but don’t want to shell out the money for full sizes all the time. My favorites here are Playing Koi and Udon Know Me. The other 2 are nice, but I’m pretty sure I have some very similar colors already.
You can get this mini set at Ulta Beauty for $18 and it’s an online exclusive!
DO YOU LIKE MINI NAIL POLISH SETS, OR DO YOU PREFER FULL SIZE BOTTLES?