There's something so fun about picking out a fresh new set of nail polishes for a new season. That's why Essie's summer 2017 collection is making me so excited for warm temperatures — and summer travel of course. Essie's fun polishes are some of my favorite to see every season, and the nail brand's latest releases are just as adorable (and adorably named) as usual.
But the best part? They're going to inspire some serious wanderlust — the colors are inspired by Paris, and they all have super cute Parisian names. From 'eclair my love' to 'blue-la-la,' you're going to find these names as adorable as you find the colors.
The six shades will go on sale on the Essie website this month, and they'll retail for $9 per bottle. Although it's always nice to see new shades of nail polish in the bottle, it's even more fun to see those colors in actual use by actual people. That's why Essie enlisted three Instagram nail art stars to test out the shades before the public had a chance to try them. Rhian Stevenson (@sundancegirl), Lauren Yavor (@laurenslist) and Olivia Anderson (@essiebuff) all tried out the six new shades, and their looks are giving me some serious summer nail inspiration. Check them out.
Rhian Stevenson's nail look was created by starting with two coats of the cream colored 'sweet souffle.' Then she swept 'eclair my love' and 'fondant of you' on the nail from opposite sides (working from the edge towards the middle of the nail. Essie's gel.setter top coat sealed it all in, then she hydrated with apricot cuticle oil.
Olivia Anderson's adorable look matches those macarons perfectly — how cute! Anderson created it using apricot cuticle oil and first base base coat, then she applied two coats of 'sweet souffle.' She used a striping brush to create a thin line of 'blue-la-la,' then filled in the top part of the nail. Then, she used a striping brush to create the thin line of 'eclair my love' and topped off with gel.setter top coat.
Lauren Yavor's cute pastel look was created using first base base coat and two coats of 'blue-la-la.' Next, she applied 'baguette me not' halfway down the nail in a diagonal scallop pattern and traced the scalloped edge with 's'il vous play.' She topped it off with gel.setter top coat of course.
Although a Paris trip might not be in the cards for everyone this summer, at least your nails will feel Parisian.