To celebrate Essie’s 35th Anniversary, a limited edition have been relaunched, featuring some of Essie’s much loved shades.
There are 6 shades altogether and I have two of the more natural looking ones here! The first Essie collection was launched in 1981 by founder Essie Weingarten, who travelled to Las Vegas to sell her collection to some sexy showgirls.
Essie is one of my favourite ranges, although its on the pricier end of my nail polish scale, the colours tend to be long lasting and apply well than my cheaper purchases.
The six colours in the collection are:
Starry Starry Night: the casino royale of all essie glitters – this beloved shade has been brought back due to high demand. A highly coveted twinkling midnight blue that’s guaranteed to steal the show
Sequin Sash; a sheer glittery bronze shade with silver flecks that will add just the right amount of glamour to any ensemble – perfect for dancing the night away
Life of the Party; a luxurious pinot noir pearl that will dazzle the paparazzi, whether mixing it up at the club or working the room at an after-party
Cabana Boy; an ultra-cool pearly white and the handsomest of dates – one flash of this treasure will set hearts racing
The two I have:
Bikini with a Martini; a frosted iridescent pink for all-eyes-on-you poolside chic – guaranteed to cut loose and shake things up
I immediately liked this polish when I inspected it; it looks like your average sheer pink but there’s a lovely multi faceted pinkness to it that looks like an oyster shell in the right light. My mother spotted this and almost immediately stole it, calling it her kind of shade – natural but pretty.
Birthday Suit; the sixth shade ever created becomes the sixth shade to return in the retro revival range; this is a cheeky delicate nude that every showgirl will be lusting after – irresistibly delicious
I so rarely wear nudes – my eyes are attracted to bolds which is a bit stupid because they are far less forgiving and I am anal about the overall finish (I hate smudges and uneven areas) plus they look awful when they chip. This kind of shade is good for me with two small kids because it is not obvious then they chip a little etc.
Birthday Suit is a pale cream nude. I did 3 coats here – it is very sheer and it would take a lot of layers to create an opaque colour so I didn’t even try. 2 coats though give quite wedding friendly- office friendly type – my nail but better look.