An Essie collection to fall for…

Thursday, 6 April 2017

Since its introduction by Essie Weingarten, Essie has delighted the colour-obsessed with a love shared all over the world. The three latest collections to hit our shores are absolutely beautiful and are bound to get you stocking up on new favourites. They’ve covered every trend: there’s the Essie Luxe Effects 2017 collection, and the limited edition Treat, Love and Colour – a one-step way to care for and strengthen your nails while wearing four gorgeous, breathable Essie sheers. The collection that caught our eye: If you please fall for Japanese.

There’s a reason why the fashion savvy flock to the number one street style destination in the world: taste, flair and Japan’s uncanny aptitude for mixing fashion metaphors. If you have the good fortune to be there in autumn, you get the added pleasure of watching the leaves change colour with Mount Fuji in the distance.

The range was inspired by Essie’s Global Colour Designer, Rebecca Minkoff’s time in Tokyo. She created a collection that reflects the changing autumn foliage and the tastes and energy of Tokyo.

This six-shade palette creates a perfect balance between trendsetting colour and classic looks.

1. Playing Koi – a flirtatious orange rust

2. Maki Me Happy – a crimson-wrapped berry

3. Kimono-Over – an inviting damson plum

4. Now and Zen – a timeless sage grey

5. Mint Candy Apple – a creme de menthe mint

6. Lilacism – a satiny smooth lilac

All the colours in the Essie Fall Collections cost R134,95 each and are available from Clicks and Dis-Chem.

Nail art the Essie way

Rita Remark, celebrity manicurist and Essie Global Lead Educator, created this inspired nail look using the new Essie Fall 2016 Collection. Channel your inner cherry blossom girl with this fun design.

The geisha tassel

1. After a thin layer of Essie base coat, apply two coats of Maki Me Happy.

2. Using a striping brush, apply thin stripes of Mint Candy Apple and Lilacism vertically down the nail.

3. Use the striping brush to create one or two small triangle tassels hanging on each of the lines. Seal with Essie top coat.

Rita’s tip: Clean your brush frequently in polish remover to keep lines crisp.

Win with BSA and Essie!

Two lucky beauties can glow the night away with a mini hamper of the Essie Luxe Effects 2017 collection (it contains three groovy shades: In the Mood Ring, Glow Your Own Way and Disco Doll). One coat worn alone or over your favorite Essie colour adds brilliant shimmering glamour. Two coats amps up the drama and creates instant disco fever with kinetic sparkle and shine that doesn’t quit. How many coats is too many? Essie recommends: don’t stop ‘til you get enough. Simply fill in your details below to stand a chance to win.

This competition has closed.

This competition is open to SA residents only and closes at 09:30am on 17 May 2017. You may enter as many times as you wish, if you would like to increase your chances of winning. The winners will be drawn from all the correct entrants and notified via email. This prize cannot be exchanged for cash.’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. We will not share your information with any third parties. If winners do not respond to email notification within three days, another winner will be drawn. will supply all hampers to the delivery company in good order, but will not be held liable for the condition of hampers arriving at the winners’ chosen delivery address. Please allow six to eight weeks for delivery. If you have won a prize on in the last two months, you are ineligible to win this competition.

Read the full terms and conditions of this competition here.

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