I picked up Cocktail Bling from Essie's Cocktail Bling Collection for Winter 2011 after a a long hunt for a light grey polish. I Have always been eyeing French Quarter For Your Thoughts from the OPI Touring America Collection Fall 2011 but have not came across it at my usual hunting grounds.
In the bottle Cocktail Bling looks more of a dusty purple to me. Fortuantely upon application it turned out as I expected - a nice dusty light grey! Although the color is lovely I decided to add a little glam to the manicure. I added a 2 coats of Pirouette My Whistle to it and sealed it with a thin coat of My Pointe Exactly, both from the OPI New York Ballet series.
I had my doubts about layering the glitter under a jelly because my last attempt did not turn out well with Franken-pink but now that I have done this I am in love! The delicate glitter in PMW was covered nicely and evenly by MPE. *phew*
On to the photos!
My Dynamic Duo :D