12 Days of Essie

l-r (top row): Apricot Cuticle Oil, Hors d'Oeuvres with Mint Candy Apple, Head Mistress with Jazzy Jubilant
(second row): Imported Bubbly, Dive Bar with Jazzy Jubilant, Skirting the Issue with Miss Fancy Pants
(third row): Stylenomics with Jazzy Jubilant, Hors d'Oeuvres with Lots of Lux, Miss Fancy Pants

The holidays are over, but I definitely had a blast opening up this 12 Days of Essie calendar ($68) from Loose Button*! It's a little different from last year's Advent calendar, but still super fun! I adore advent calendars (and Essie polishes) -- it's a little surprise everyday to get you into the holiday spirit.

Here are all the polishes in the calendar:

  • Mint Candy Apple
  • Miss Fancy Pants
  • Head Mistress
  • Imported Bubbly
  • Skirting The Issue
  • Stylenomics
  • Dive Bar
  • Hors d’Oeuvres
  • Lots of Lux
  • So Haute! Sleek Stick nail appliques
  • Oh My Gold! Sleek Stick nail appliques
  • Apricot Cuticle Oil

If you follow me on Instagram (or Twitter) then you've already seen these polishes because I tried to snap a photo every day. I loved all the polishes, but there were a few that stood out as favourites. Mint Candy Apple is one of my all-time Essie favourites. The two polishes from the new "Encrusted" collection, Hors d'Oeuvres (gold microglitter with chunky silver glitter) and Lots of Lux (blue and silver microglitter with a gritty matte finish), are stunning beauties. Stylenomics is a pretty deep green colour that looks so much better on than in the bottle. Miss Fancy Pants is a simple greige shade that works for any occasion. Also loving the Apricot Cuticle Oil! It was much-needed after 12 days of consecutive polish changes.

Did you open an Advent calendar this year? Let me know which one! x

Ps, hope you all had a wonderful Christmas!



  1. this set is pretty worth it for the price and there's a good range of colors here. i'm also glad they through in the cuticle oil. usually i only buy colors and regret not getting the basics like a good topcoat or base.

  2. Mint Candy Apple must be added to my collection! :)


  3. It's a classic shade to me. The new bottles look a bit more blue than minty though, it's strange x

  4. It's definitely a great deal! I especially love the assortment of polishes... there are some colours I never would have bought for myself, but now that I've tried it, I'm absolutely in love with. And the cuticle oil -- it smells so nice & it's so hydrating :) x