Courtesy of Essie Canada’s Global Lead Educator, Rita Remark
Guest Expert Rita Remark
Little girls love to play dress-up with pink nail polish, but this season it’s the unexpected runway star of New York fashion week. This super saturated colour that everyone is crushing on marks a fresh, new direction in fashion and beauty. When you see street style girls now, they’re all wearing pink polish―it makes a strong statement. Chalk pink (think cool undertones) is undeniably cool; it’s not glittery or glossy, just a bold, edgy colour. If you’re looking to paint the town pink, make sure to keep your nails short to achieve the cool-girl effect. Opt for a versatile polish like essie’s muchi muchi, to find your perfect match: One coat creates a pretty sheer look, two coats gives a glossy cream-jelly finish, and three coats is fully opaque. Swipe on a topcoat (both high shine and matte are still trending) and you’re good to go.
essie muchi muchi
Judging by the shoulder pads, lamé and leggings on spring’s runways, the 80s are back. This throwback trend extends to the nails, too, with bold metallic and opalescent polishes taking the spotlight. Black nails may seem too moody for warm weather, but a minimalist nail design with black accents is a great way to wear this look without going to the dark side. Nail contouring (a wide line of polish brushed from the cuticle to the tip) is a fun and easy way to experiment with nail art—plus it gives the illusion of longer nails. Apply essie’s tribal text-styles down the centre of each nail to achieve a runway look IRL.
essie tribal text-styles
Bright, white nails are an easy 80s-inspired trend to try this season. It’s a bold, clean look that goes with everything. One of the coolest new ways to wear this knockout neutral is with a hint of metallic. Try dry brushing a subtle silver design, like dots or stripes, on top of nails lacquered in essie’s blanc.
Rebecca Minkoff’s essie spring polishes were in inspired by a California road trip. The cheerful colours, which include a bubble gum pink, pair perfectly with her 70’s So-Cal-inspired ready-to-wear collection. Pink may be the new must-have, but avoid going matchy-matchy with your outfit and polish. For a chic spring statement, pair a pretty print maxi dress with a peachy nude shade like essie’s excuse me, sur.
Want to see the trends in action? Rita Remark shows us how to achieve the looks in the video below.