Summer 2013: essie Naughty Nautical Collection.

For me, summer nails are bright. Add in some subtle sparkle, and I am even more drawn to them. That's pretty much why I am loving the super fun colors in essie's new summer Naughty Nautical collection.

essie Naughty Nautical Collection

"There's nothing more calming than a cruise to paradise, it completely rejuvenated mind, body and soul. This collection is for women in a sunshine sate of mind," says Founder and Creative Director, Essie Weingarten. "Inspired by breezy chiffon cover-ups and cashmere pastel evening looks, these six shades make the perfect wardrobe for any journey."

I am definitely in a sunshine state of mind just looking at the brilliant new shades:

  • Rock the Boat - Shimmering French Periwinkle Blue
  • Naughty Nautical - Brilliant Marine Blue-Green Shimmery Teal
  • The Girls Are Out - Soft Fuchsia Peony Sparkle
  • Sunday Funday - Bright Tangerine Coral Crush with Soft Shimmer
  • The More the Merrier - Juicy Lime Green
  • Full Steam Ahead - Pearlescent Punch of Lilac

I can see myself wearing all of the shades at some point or another this summer. While I've never thought of wearing a lime green on my nails, it could be fun as an accent nail with Sunday Funday (the bright coral) or The Girls Are Out (fuchsia).

Of course, I am still in this orange phase where I am still obsessed with everything orange. Sunday Funday is the first color I just had to try. The sparkle is very subtle and really only shows up out in bright sunlight.

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essie's Naughty Nautical collection retails at $8.00 per bottle and is available at and selected beauty retailers such as Nordstrom.

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Celebrate with Essie's Cocktail Bling.

Who doesn't like to dress up during the holidays? There is no time like the present to adorn yourself with fabulous color. How about on your nails? The newest color collection from essie is all about color and is appropriately called Cocktail Bling!

The collection is inspired by the precious stones and metals that we love to accessorize ourselves with at holiday cocktail parties – think Rubies, Sapphires and Emeralds, oh my! These new colors are definitely worth

Like any great accessory, jewelry makes a statement. So I say, the bigger the better! Whether you wear rings, bangles, pendants or brooches – size matters!” says Essie Weingarten, founder of essie cosmetics. “The same is true with color for Winter 2011 – the bolder the better.”

The essie winter 2011 collection consists of six festive, luminous shades ($8 each) that evoke the beguiling beauty of the world of gems, which are sure to cause a sensation this season.

Cocktail Bling  - Precious Pale Gray Jewel
Bobbing For Baubles - Deepest Darkest Sapphire
Size Matters - Blazing Hot Ruby Red
Brooch The Subject - Creamy Cashmere Cameo
School Of Hard Rocks - Midnight Malachite
Bangle Jangle - Lavender Amethyst

All of the Cocktail Bling shades are available now in salons.

NEW Nails for Fall 2010.

A quick and easy way to get yourself into the fall mood is by changing your nail color. But, don't put away all of your brights just yet. Say goodbye to the barely there light shades, hot pinks and corals; as you say hello to the newest nail colors. These three nail collections are my favorite overall so far for the fall 2010 season.

Les Khakis de Chanel
$25.00 per bottle

In celebration of Vogue’s Fashion’s Night Out, Peter Philips, Global Creative Director of CHANEL Makeup, has created LES KHAKIS DE CHANEL, a collection of three Le Vernis Nail Colours.

  • Khaki Rose
  • Khaki Brun
  • Khaki Vert

Available at CHANEL boutiques, and select department stores on September 10th.

essie Fall Into Fashion
$8.00 per bottle

This season’s runways showcased a mix of traditional glamour, chic urban warriors and eclectic color combinations that has us revved up for fall! The feeling is dark, sexy and minimalist, dominated by a posh palette of decadent, velvet textures and reflective, metallic embellishments.

  • In Stitches
  • Limited Addiction
  • Sew Psyched
  • Merino Cool
  • Velvet Voyeur
  • Little Brown Dress

Available at, fine spas, salons and beauty destinations worldwide in September.

MAC Cosmetics Nail Trend F/W ‘10
$13.00 per bottle

Mistress of the art of the sophisticated nail, Jin Soon was inspired this season by the sensual pleasures of the Forbidden City for Nail Trend F/W ’10 – colours taken from the sculptures, tiles, architecture, fabrics, and decorative papers of Imperial China. Jin synthesized this vision to arrive at a collection in exotic and ravishing combinations of orange, blue, taupe, green, purple and, of course, lacquer red. These hues are opaque and rich with pearl essences for a subtle dimension.

  • Concubine- Blackened red with red shimmer
  • Earthly Harmony- Muted Taupe with copper shimmer
  • Ming Blue- Cobalt blue with teal and red shimmer
  • Rain of Flowers- Blackened violet with violet shimmer
  • Imperial Flower- Bright reddish orange with gold and red shimmer
  • Jade Dragon- Emerald green with teal shimmer

Plus, a clear polish called Overlacquer is available for super high shine. Available at MAC Counters and on August 26.

Which shade, or shades, are coveting?

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