Mod About Essie: A Review of the Essie Winter 2016 Collection
by Alison Blackman
Essie Says: “From Essie catch a double-decker bus to swinging sixties london. slip on your tallest heels because this party on a platform is ready to boa. relax and go with the flowy as you and your satin sister make the scene at the coolest clubs. what do you think about getting groovy, baby? oh behave!“
Alison says: ” Oh I’m feeling so groovy about this Winter collection of six nail polish shades for that’s an homage to the swinging “60’s. Well, sort of. They really are totally modern,…because we’ve come a long way…baby!
The collection has something for everyone, from demure sheers and shimmers to rich cremes and bold colors, plus a trendy blue.
Here’s the lineup with my comments: From left to right following the photo above:
Getting Groovy (metallic gold palladium) *honestly, I love gold shimmer polish and this one is my new favorite. Go sheer with one coat, add layers for true metallic allure
Go with the Flowy (cloudline dove gray) *like a cloud, it’s very sheer. You will need a steady hand, and several coats, to get this cloud to “form”
Satin Sister (sleek ebony peacock blue) *gorgeous and shiny, a stunner. I’m suggesting careful application and a heavy base coat just in case you don’t want to deal with staining
Oh Behave! ( minx Peach frost) *sheer but layer-able slightly opalescent and subtle enough so it’s perfect for when your hands and nails, really aren’t
Party on a Platform (lLondon garnet red) *Essie does red polish so well, and this one is slightly darker to work well all Winter long
Ready to Boa (glittering bronzed mahogany) *whoa! what a color! a deep bronzed berry that I’ve never seen before. It pairs the best of red and berry and mixes them into one gorgeous color, love it!
This is my photo of the entire Essie Winter Collection!
The Essie Polish is $9.00 a bottle and it’s DBP-free; toluene-free; formaldehyde-free and you can find it in your favorite salons and for more information visit http://www.essie.com/
Instead of ending my review as I usually do with the shopping information, I am mixing things up a bit. I’ve grabbed some notes from Rebecca Minkoff, Essie’s Global Creative Director, and I’ll let her have the last word: on this collection: