Essie Winter Collection Swatches, Luxeffects Nail Polish and the Big Retro Revival Reveal!


Essie Winter 2015 Virgin Snow collection

Inspired by winter and all of its amazing neighborhoods in New York (and Brooklyn), fashion designer and essay’s global color designer, Rebecca Minkoff created a shade for the fashion gal persona of each area.

Swatches and shades from the 6 piece collection:

Virgin Snow – icy frozen lavender (Williamsburg, BK)


Peak Show – scenic powder pink (Gramercy)


Haute Tub – jet black with amethyst fire (Meatpacking District)


Shall We Chalet? – seductive ruby (Upper East Side)


Altitude Attitude – elevated sublime scarlet (Central Park)


Après-Chic – iconic platinum (Rockefeller Center)


Essie 2015 Holiday Gift Sets

Essie Hostess Kit

For holiday Essie has rolled out a the Essie Hostess Kit, which is a 4 piece mini size set of shades: cocktail bling (precious pale gray), a-list (award-winning ruby red), rock at the top (gold glitter), and mind your mittens (black teal).

Price: 12.99, now available at


Essie Stocking Stuffers

Essie has also created four individual stocking stuffer ornaments for shades: ignite the night (sparkling hematite with a superfine matte finish), tuck it in my tux (sheer silken ivory creme), fifth avenue (red-orange), and berry naughty (creamy deep luscious berry).

Price: 8.50, now available at

Essie Fringe Luxeffects 2015 Collection

What’s the holidays without a little glitter (or a lot!). The new Essie Luxeffects Top Coats form 2015 are out and perfect for the holidays. The clear formula packs a plethora of metallic tinted glitter. Wear them over a base color as a highly embellished top coat with intense shimmer and glitter.


{Shades left to right}

1. Fashion Flares  (swatched below) – Metallic fuschia/maroon and black glitter

2. Fringe Factor – Mix of gunmetal and pink sparkle

3. Tassel Shaker – precious copper and cool bronze glitter pieces

4. Frilling Me Softly – a blend of platinum and cobalt blue

Available December (now!) on essie.comessie-luxe-effect-glitter-polish

Essie Retro Revival Collection

The latest from Essie is the NEW retro revival collection which launches in January. To celebrate their 35th anniversary, essie is bringing back 6 iconic shades in January. Five of the vaulted shades were announced earlier in the month, with the sixth being announced on 12/10 on essie’s social media. Each revived shade features a gold starbursts embellished on essie’s signature white cap.

The vaulted shades includes:

Birthday Suit (1981, part of essay’s original 12 shades) – cheeky delicate nude

Life of the Party (2002) – pinot noir pearl

Sequin Sash (2005) – sequin sash

Cabana Boy (2005) – ultra-cool pearly white

Bikini with a Martini (2006) – frosted iridescent pink

The newly announced 6th shade…

stary stary night essie nail polish

Essie just announced it will by the 2006 pink shade “stary stary night’!