Posts tagged "essie"

Beauty Test Drive: Essie’s “Style Hunter” Is The Perfect Pinkish Red

Usually I avoid red polish in the summer because I don't think it emphasizes my tan as well as colors that compliment my olive skin. See: pale pastels. When we received a batch of Essie colors in the mail to Test Drive, I couldn’t fight my attraction to this watermelon red called "Style Hunter." Why?

By: Sophie Leon / June 29, 2014

Frisky Q&A: Essie Nail Polish Guru Essie Weingarten Talks ’80s Trends, Nail-Biting & Streaking

You have to be living under a rock to have never seen an Essie nail polish: they're a staple of modern woman-dom, a nail paint that you can find in nearly every pharmacy and even J.Crew!. But did you know that there's a real Essie behind the global brand? Essie Weingarten is the founder and…

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 25, 2014

Must Haves: 10 Pieces Inspired By Essie’s Bikini So Teeny

Essie's Bikini So Teeny shade is pretty much the color of the summer. Not quite periwinkle, and not pastel either, Bikini So Teeny is summery, and bright and very very fresh. It's also pretty much sold out, no matter where you go. So if you can't get your paws on a bottle, you can still…

By: Julie Gerstein / July 13, 2012

Pink Parka Your Paws

Two of my guilty pleasures: pretty personal style blogs and nail polish. Often these two things go together, as I end up discovering nail polish shades I might not have considered upon the manicured hands of chic ladies whose looks I covet. Case in point: for the last few weeks, I have been trying to…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 3, 2011

Cop Her Style: Morticia Adams’ Nails

Macabre though it may sound to call Morticia Adams a major fashion inspiration, that bitch was fierce. And her return to pop culture in "The Adams Family" musical has brought with it a whole new way to emulate Mama Adams. Essie has teamed up with the production to release three Morticia-inspired nail polish colors for

By: Lily Q / July 12, 2010

Cheery Nail Polish For Sunshine-Filled Seasons

Put away all your dark nail polish until next fall, because just like last year, J. Crew has anointed two colors of Essie nail polish as the shades of spring and summer. Punchy Pink and Russian Roulette look so bright and fun they’ll wipe away any lingering memories of the long, cold winter you barely…

By: Catherine Strawn / May 4, 2010

Yankee Jorge Posada Inspires Essie Nail Polish Names

Yankee catcher Jorge Posada is known for painting his nails with Wite-Out to help pitcher Andy Pettitte see his hand signals during night games. Well, nail polish aficionado Essie Weingarten thinks he can go a little more professional than that. She was inspired by the Yankees to change the names of two polishes from her…

By: Annika Harris / April 15, 2010

It’s All About The Silver Nails

While Erin has been obsessing over the sparkly silver tights at Chanel's Spring 2010 Couture show, that wasn't the only metallic moment that Karl Lagerfeld had in mind. We'll leave the fingerless Michael Jackson gloves alone for a second to talk about nail hues. A few seasons ago, editors and fashion fans fell in love…

By: Bianca Posterli / January 29, 2010

Forget Jade Nail Polish, It’s All About Gray

Chanel's Jade nail polish is already so over. Sure, the color is finally hitting beauty counters now that it's Fall, and nails are getting their first taste of the perfect green hue. But after the Spring 2010 show, gray is the new jade. On the runway, Karl Lagerfeld not only brought the barn indoors and…

By: Bianca Posterli / October 7, 2009

Loving The Matte Nail Trend For Fall

Today our Catherine is absolutely rocking the Russian Navy shade from OPI's new Matte collection, and I have to say, it looks so right-on especially with fall approaching. The lack of shimmer is sophisticated, and the blue tint is less harsh than that whole black nail look that was so big last year. (Black ha…

By: Erin Flaherty / September 1, 2009

Essie Wants You To Put A Judith Ripka Ring On It

Diamonds may be a girl's best friend, but if said girl can't afford the real thing, there's always, erm, Essie nail polish. Essie has linked up with luxe jeweler Judith Ripka to create a trio of polishes infused with diamond dust. The polishes range from subtle pink (Put A Ripka Ring On It) to fiery…

By: Zandile Blay / August 15, 2009

J.Crew Gets Into The Beauty Biz By Selling Essie Nail Polish

We just got an email from J.Crew alerting us to the fact that "New Fall Arrivals Are In" and immediately stopped working to drool over the retailer's genius ribbon-front top, wool schoolboy blazer, and ...nail polish? Yes, J.Crew appears to be selling nail polish from our favorite maker, Essie! (We always knew the people at…

By: Catherine Strawn / July 27, 2009

Crave: Spring Nails

Winter is officially over, meaning you might want to abandon that super dark nail polish, unless it's your signature look or you're Ashlee Simpson. We've really been liking Rihanna's fluorescent nails at the Grammys and in her ad for H&M. (I'm totally copying her by wearing neon pink right now.) When we were looking around…

By: Catherine Strawn / March 31, 2008