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 red (Queen of Hearts). Although they cost $15 a pop, these are sure to be a hit–like Essie’s other summer hookup with J.Crew. For a small cosmetics line, Essie sure does get around! Find the Ripka/Essie collection and other special-edition colors here. [NY Mag] Keep reading »
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 J.Crew were totally on the same page as us.) The two special colors are called One of A Kind, a bright orangey red (which just happens to be this writer’s favorite shade for her short nails), and Eternal Optimist, a subdued baby pink.
Trying a new polish color can be a gamble, because what it looks like in the bottle isn’t necessary how it appears on your hands. But since we adore just about everything J.Crew produces, we’re guessing these shades, with their J.Crew stamp of approval, are pretty fab. [J.Crew] Keep reading »
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 for new nail polish colors, we came upon Essie’s spring line and realized that each of the six colors has a name that relates to dating. The best color by far is Looking For Love (left), a lovely lavender. Part of the reason fluorescent nails seem so appealing right now is probably because spring means pastel to a lot of people, and pastels can be pretty freakin’ boring. The rest of Essie’s spring line, after the jump… Keep reading »