Essie Bobbing for Baubles & Cocktail Bling - weekly nail review

So, I've been living under a rock for the past few weeks thanks to being knocked to my knees by a doozy of a cold.  I'll make it up to you by giving you two colours from Essie's Winter 2011/12 collection in this entry. Cocktail Bling is comprised of creamy formulas, but I'm uncertain about Brooch the Subject and School of Hard Rocks.  One's a boring tan and the other is camo-ish green - I might just skip both. Bobbing for Baubles is navy blue with grey undertones; Essie defined it as "a deepest darkest sapphire." Any shade of blue tickles my fancy and sapphire just so happens to be my birth stone. Talk about fate.

Essie Bobbing for Baubles

Essie Bobbing for Baubles

Sapphire goodness

Sapphire goodness

under the sun

Cocktail Bling, the collection's namesake, is strikingly familiar to Butter London's Lady Muck minus the shimmer.  A pale blue with grey undertones (are you sensing a theme?); Cocktail Bling is subtle, calming and would be a great addition to the permanent range.

Essie Cocktail Bling

Essie Cocktail Bling

Cocktail Bling

Cocktail Bling

Cocktail Bling

Out of these two blue-hued gems, which one is your favourite?

Before you leave, here's a side by side comparison of Cocktail Bling and Butter London's Lady Muck.

Essie vs. Butter London

Essie vs. Butter London

On second thought, Bobbing leans purple and Lady is far more grey.