From the bustling markets filled with savoury spices, beautiful silks, and artisan jewelry, the Essie Resort 2016 Collection officially launching on March 29th, 2016 takes inspiration from India!
The Essie Resort 2016 Collection features four happy colours from a silky sari pink and meditative mint lime to an energetic Goa blue and spicy marigold apricot.
Travel to an exotic destination with the stroke of your nail-polish brush!
In this post, I’ve included quick swatches of all the colours in the Essie Resort 2016 Collection, as well as bottle shots. Additionally, to give you more insight, I’ve included the colour story via the official press release and the editor’s note from Rebecca Minkoff, Essie’s Global Colour Designer.
The Essie Resort 2016 Collection includes four shades:
- Delhi Dance
- Nama-stay the Night
- Going Guru
Essie Resort 2016 Collection Swatches & Bottle Shots
All swatches have no top or base coat, and two coats of nail polish. The photos were taken in artificial light.
Silky sari pink
Nama-stay the Night
Energetic Goa blue
Click here to see my Essie Nama-stay the Night Swatches & Review!
Meditative mint lime
Spicy marigold apricot
Essie Resort 2016 Collection Press Release
Delhi-ted for Resort Season
Introducing the Essie Resort 2016 Collection
Opulent silks. Saturated hues. Dazzling ornamentation. This Resort season is influenced by the magnificent fashion, diverse culture and sheer beauty of India. Jaipur and the Taj-ma-haul to the vibrant saris at the monsoon wedding twirling during a Delhi Dance, there’s no end to the inspiration that gives like to Essie colour.
The country’s unique contrast of tradition and modernism, the old alongside the new, invigorates mind, body and soul – everyone must be Going Guru. On the cutting edge of art and commerce, India’s cities are an exhilarating rush of flavours, sights and fragrances – it captures the imagination and tantalizes the senses.
The colourful market stalls. The golden sands of the deserts. The azure waters of the western coast. India’s landscape is as beautiful and varied as its people, and its influence on global style and fashion is constantly energizing the collections of the world’s most beloved designers. Any visitor will be begging to Nama-stay the Night. The vivid pattern-play of today and intricate handicrafts of tradition offer a dizzying palette of splendid inspiration. It’s sure to be the trip of a lifetime!
The Resort 2016 Collection will be available as of March 29, 2016 in salons, drugstores and other beauty destinations across Canada at a suggested retail price of $9.99.
Rebecca Minkoff (Essie’s Global Colour Designer)
Resort season is for fantasies! I love dreaming up the perfect escape in search of beauty, adventure and of course, colour inspiration. If I could go anywhere in the world right now, I know exactly where it would be: India.
Sparkling like a mirrored jewel in my mind, India is at the top of my bucket list. Its incredible mix of colours and traditions – the sights, sounds, tastes and textures – call to me with all the irrepressible joy of a Bollywood movie scene. I just can’t stop thinking about it – I’m obs-essied. Like so many artists, writers and bohemians, I must be Going Guru.
When I see a photo of the Taj Mahal, I imagine taking in its splendour from sunrise to sunset. But since India’s national treasure wouldn’t fit in my luggage, I’d plan to take home a major Taj-ma-haul. Once I’m there and free to wander India’s world-famous markets, I’ll definitely be doing a little Delhi Dance. I’m sure everything I could want – and things I never knew I couldn’t live without – would be in those bustling markets: spices, rugs, books, silks, jewelry, antiques. Hmmm… best to plan on picking up some extra suitcases when I go!
With so many places to see, I know I’d want to Nama-stay the Night for as long as possible! The streets of Delhi, the beaches of Goa, the parties of Bangalore – there’s just no way I’d miss a thing!
Better start turning daydreams into reality! I’m off- Mum-bye!
Disclosure: All the nail polishes in this post were provided by PR.
Which of the four colours in the Essie Resort 2016 Collection is your favourite? Have you ever been to India?