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essie How-To: Donna Karan Collection FW ’14‏

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Runway inspiration:

Inspired by the chic, black military silhouettes in Donna Karan’s Fall/Winter ’14 collection, Michelle Saunders for essie created a gorgeous peachy nude nail by layering ridge filling base coat and spin the bottle, a new shade from essie’s spring collection launching in March.

essie nail products used: ridge filling base coat spin the bottle good to go top coat

Get the look:

1. Apply ridge filling base coat to clean, filed nails

2. Next, apply one coat of spin the bottle

3. Finish with good to go top coat

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essie How-To: Mathieu Mirano FW ’14‏

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Runway inspiration:

Inspired by Mathieu Mirano’s sharp leather styles and Christian Louboutin shoes from the runway, Miss Pop for essie created an edgy yet feminine black and red nail look.

essie nail products used:
first base base coat
bordeaux
licorice
good to go top coat

Get the look:
1. Apply first base base coat to clean, filed nails
2. Next, apply two coats of bordeaux to the right side of the nail, covering a quarter of the nail
3. Then, apply two coats of licorice to fill in the remaining left side of the nail
4. Follow with good to go top coat

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Essie is launching their first-ever flagship store!

Essie is finally opening a flaship salon! The new store will open in New York, and will display each of Essie’s colors, all 250 of them!

Two of the most popular nail brands now have their own salons: OPI launched one in Los Angeles back in 2009, and next week, Essie will open its first ever flagship salon. The gleaming white New York space was designed by the architect Peter Millard, complete with couches done in classic Essie pinks, reds, and purples—think Bahama Mama, Coral Reef, Rasinnuts, Big Spender, and Status Symbol—and a wall displaying every single Essie shade, over 250 in all.

The space officially opens next Tuesday, June 26, inside the newly-renovated Samuel Shriqui Salon on 65th Street and Madison Avenue, but those seeking a manicure or pedicure treatment can also choose to have their nails done outside in the adjacent tranquil garden area.

The brand’s founder Essie Weingarten has gotten her nails done by Josephine Allen, lead manicurist at Samuel Shriqui for over 25 years, and as such, the flagship will offer a signature Essie Weingarten manicure—a coat of Blushing Bride followed by a coat of Mademoiselle.

I’d love to visit when it opens!

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New Years Eve Nails!

Want some fun nails for your New Years Eve party? Check out these fun nail polish ideas for the holiday!

Try Glitter
WHAT TO KEEP IN MIND For glimmering nails—not gauche ones—manicurist Ashlie Johnson recommends the following tip: “Paint your nails a solid color first, then layer glitter on just the tips—like a French manicure.” Bonus: Since glitter formulas are harder to remove, your manicure has more staying power.

WHAT TO TRY Lippmann Collection Nail Lacquer in Shake Your Groove Thing, $18; deborahlippmann.com.

Essie LuxEffects in Set In Stones, $8; essie.com.

Butter London Nail Lacquer in Tart With a Heart, $14; butterlondon.com.