Essie’s winter nail colour collection

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

If you’re ever unsure as to which nail colours are the most hot and happening for any season, you only need to take a look at Essie. Every four months they bring out a bang-on-trend seasonal nail colour collection.

This winter, it’s called A Winter’s Tale and the palette is all about dark, mysterious-looking colours that ‘smoulder’…

essie winter 2010 nail polish colours
From left to right: Luxedo, Smokin Hot, Hot Cocoa, Silken Cord, Going Incognito and Masquerade.

Essie Weingarten, the company’s founder, says she was inspired by the ‘dark side’ of the season. ‘The feeling on the runways was one of knowing grace and self-assured cool – today’s woman follows her own path. Her wardrobe matches her provocative style: strident, striking and oh, so fabulous!’

Don’t know about you, but I’ve got my eyes on Hot Cocoa.

essie hot cocoa
Essie refers to this as a tawny sepia and reckons slicking it on will help you channel the ‘roaring 20’s’…

Keep an eye out for these babies on the shelves. They’re available at Wellness Warehouse, selected Foschini stores and certain spas and salons for R84,95 a pop.

Regardless of how fabulous your nail polish, you won’t look polished until you’ve taken care of your cuticles. To learn how, click here.

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Leigh van den Berg is a freelance beauty writer and avid blogger ( She's addicted to all things glossy and glam and currently has eight MAC lipglosses rolling around in her handbag.

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