This American brand of nail polishes has been popular even since it’s launch by Essie Weingarten in the 1980’s in Las Vegas, but it gained particular hype in 2011 when Kate Middleton used a combination of Essie Allure and Bourjois So Laque Ultra Shine Nail Enamel in Rose Lounge for her wedding nail colour. A typical off-pink, barely there nail colour which Kate seems to favour. Since then Essie has stepped up the wedding nail department, realising Essie Bridal Collections last year and for 2016, which contain variations of pink but also vibrant hues such as violet and even an off green. And with kookie names like ‘Groom Service’ and ‘Mrs Always-Right’ Essie still maintains that tongue-in-cheek, which add to the popularity of the brand.
My personal favourites are Essie Mademoiselle and Essie Ballet Slippers (also a favourite of the Queen) They are both wonderfully pitched and perfect for a bridal nail – never dating and always chic x