April 21, 2016

Essie Spring 2016 & Colour Portrait Studio

Essie Spring 2016

It's always an exciting time when nail polish brands come out with their new collections for the season and Essie's Spring 2016 collection does not disappoint! A collection inspired by escaping to the the beach and soaking up the sunshine, it's filled with gorgeous bright shades, there's something for everyone.  Not only has the Spring collection arrived, an exciting opportunity to be photographed with photographer Rankin is also on the cards if you're creative with your nail selfies!

Before I get into the Colour Portrait Studio, lets chat about what the Spring collection has to offer.  There's a great mix of warm and cool toned shades in this collection, probably one of the most varied I've seen in a while.

Starting with the cool toned shades: Pool Side Service is a gorgeous cerulean blue, representing the sea in your Spring break holiday.  Shades on is a deep violet which still makes the nails bright and attention grabbing.  Off Tropic is a deep grove green shade, almost as if you've escaped to the jungle!

For the warmer tones, it focuses much more on pink: High Class Affair is a blush nude, for those who want a little hint of colour but nothing too attention grabbing.  Sunshine State of Mind is a coral tangelo shade which screams sunshine and fun.  Last but not least, the hero shade of the collection is Lounge Lover which is a gorgeous peachy pink and happened to be the first one I tried on!  Each shade applies well, with most opaque on one coat so you can hit the beach in no time.  If you're looking for some new inspiration, it's definitely a collection worth checking out.

Now earlier I mentioned the Colour Portrait Studio which is a collaboration by Essie and photographer Rankin, a 1 day experience in a central london location on the Tuesday 17th May to celebrate colour confident women and get treated like a VIP for the day.  Manicures by Essie manicurists, your makeup and hair done by professional makeup artists and hair stylists, plus the chance to be photographed with the amazing photographer Rankin.. it sounds amazing!

If you'd like to be in with the chance of being chosen, all you have to do is follow Essie on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and upload your best nail selfie using #essiexrankin and @essieuk.  You have until the 28th of April to enter so best get snapping! If you need some nail selfie inspiration, check out our nail swatch posts!  You can find out more about the competition here.

Where to buy: Essie Spring 2016 - Selfridges (£10.95)

*This post contains PR samples
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