Today I have two special things I really wanted to share with you, both from one of my favourite nail brands, essie. Firstly, I have managed to get hold of the new essie Spring collection, which is right up my street. It has creamy, bright, unique shades which just scream spring to me and I was so excited to paint my nails with the collection. Secondly, essie are collaborating with the renowned photographer Rankin to celebrate beautifully painted nails and essie’s collection to create a ‘Colour Portrait Studio’. I’ll tell you all about it, but first I need to share the new Spring collection because it is just stunning.
The collection compromises of six nail polishes, and the colours just work so well together, so they were a treat to take pictures of. As you can see I got a little snap happy!
Here are the shades in the collection:
- High Class Affair; an amorous blush nude shade
- Lounge Lover; a pretty pink peach shade
- Sunshine State Of Mind; a blazing coral tangelo (which is great with a tan)
- Off Tropic; a lush grove green shade
- Pool Side Service; a refreshing blue shade with undercurrents of green running through it
- Shades on; a creamy violet shade
The shade that caught my attention straight away was High Class Affair, as I am all about the nudes at the moment. I’m liking the nude toned nails to create the ‘polished’ look and this shade is perfect for that, it also has an apricot/peach element to it which really makes it stand out against my tanned skin . It is so creamy and it applied like a dream, two coats and fully opaque.
I also automatically gravitated towards Lounge Lover, it is such a spring/summer shade and again it applied like a dream. I needed two coats for full opacity. I love a good pinky coral on my skin tone and I think this one might be my new favourite.
I swatched Pool Side Service straight away when I got hold of the collection, it is quite a unique shade and unlike any other colour I’ve worn. I can’t even describe this shade properly, it’s a blue with a greenish tinge to it. I know, not the most glamorous description, but the words are evading me today. The formula for this too is just amazing, I only used one coat and it came out so opaque and perfect. Why can’t every polish be like this!
Overall I think this essie spring collection 2016 is my most favourite collection of the year so far, the formula of every single polish is just perfect, and the shade selection is really well thought out as there seems to be a colour for whatever mood you are in. This collection is now out in stores and each bottle retails for £7.99. You can pick it up here – link.
Okay, now let me tell you about this amazing competition essie are hosting.
essie and the renowned photographer Rankin are partnering to celebrate beautifully painted nails, with their long-awaited ‘Colour Portrait Studio’. Opening for one day only on Tuesday 17th May at a secret Central London location, hundreds of colours will be brought to life on the day. Attendees at this event will be treated like VIPs from start to finish, having their nails polished by essie manicurists, and their hair and make-up professionally done ahead of their very own once-in-a-lifetime photo shoot with Rankin. essie is offering everyone the chance to secure a place and be polished and snapped like a star. This opportunity will be open until the 28th April. Attendees will leave with their very own colour portrait by Rankin, starring their own beautiful essie nails! To enter the competition, simply follow essie on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and upload your best nail selfie using #essiexrankin and @essieuk.
I think I will definitely have to take part in this competition, can you imagine how amazing it would be to have your picture taken by Rankin! I would love to know if you too are tempted by this competition. Oh also, let me know what your favourite shade from the collection. Speak soon, Tanzina x