the perfect manicure

for the perfect manicure.

always use a base coat, two coats of polish and a top coat. moisturize cuticles with essie apricot cuticle oil.

removing polish

removing reds and dark shades

Soak your cotton pad in polish remover, and then allow it to sit on the nail for 5 seconds. Pull the cotton pad vertically down the nail from cuticle to tip—never rub back and forth horizontally! Fold the cotton and continue to remove any remaining polish by pulling the cotton vertically down the nail.

Essie Quotes

Hands are your calling card to the world.

-Essie

pro tips-maintenance

want younger looking hands?

wearing darker colors and finding your perfect red is always a great way to look younger. you may want to avoid sheer colors, which tend to bring attention to skin tone. color brings the attention to your nails.

cuticle care

best way to keep cuticles in top condition?

moisturize cuticles with essie apricot cuticle oil daily. It is newly formulated and now contains 75% apricot kernel oil to instantly revitalize, hydrate and instantly condition, without any greasy residue

ridged nails

ridged filling primer

don’t buff! nails will get thinner and thinner, increasing sensitivity. instead, use essie's ridge filling base coat and call it even to minimize the appearance of ridges.

yellowing

concealing yellowing and visible imperfections

use essie's color corrector for nails to optically neutralize discoloration leaving nails with a healthy glow. Apply alone or layer under sheer shades for a fresh nail look.

quick-dry

tips for helping polish dry faster? essie good to go topcoat!

when time is of the essence, use essie good to go quick-dry topcoat to accelerate the drying time of polished nails. quick-drying formulas leave a protective finish and super shine, helping nails dry almost instantly.

Essie Quotes

Never Be Afraid of Color.

-Essie

chipping, peeling and longer manicure

Start squeaky clean

Thoroughly cleanse the nail with polish remover prior to application. It should be gently scrubbed, including around the sidewall of the nail and cuticle area and under the free edge

cuticle care

your must-have product? essie apricot cuticle oil.

massage it into cuticles every day, several times a day to seal in moisture and hydrate cuticles and nails. everyone asks me for the secret to beautiful nails – that’s it. it’s rich in vitamin e and works wonders on dry cuticles.

pro tips-maintenance

help, i have a hang nail! what now?

don’t cut it! you never want to cut the skin. dab on a little top coat to seal it down. be sure to use essie apricot cuticle oil every day to keep cuticles and skin soft and smooth.

Essie Quotes

You’re never fully dressed without a good manicure.

-Essie

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maintain your manicure.

use a top coat every 2‐3 days to protect the polish color; and try to avoid using harsh chemicals, like certain household cleaning products, that strip the nail polish and cause chipping. massage essie apricot cuticle oil into cuticles daily to help keep them soft and moisturized

cuticle care

cuticles pushed back or trimmed?

Cutting and trimming cuticles is not recommended—instead, gently push back cuticles after softening, use essie apricot cuticle oil daily to nourish and soften cuticles.

shade advice

should I do a layered look?

girls love to layer, and Essie Weingarten is no different. try layering two coats of polish to create your own unique look.

shade advice

what’s my color?

hey, it’s only color, so play and have fun! finding the perfect shade for you is all about whatever makes you feel good. don’t worry about matching your skin tone or being different. all that matters is how color makes you feel.

Essie Quotes

It’s not what you wear, it’s how you wear it.

-Essie

shade advice

french twist.

the french manicure never goes out of style. create a signature, version all your own by playing with proportion, unexpected colors, sheers and metallics.

the perfect manicure

note to self: play footsie.

base and top coats aren’t just for fingertips. remember to use these care products for a salon-quality DIY pedicure.

weak & brittle nails

heard of gingko biloba?

it's an exotic tree extract that helps nourish and hydrate soft, weak nails. find it in essie grow stronger which also contains vitamin E and minerals leaving nails feeling stronger and protected.

Essie Quotes

Have fun with your color!

-Essie

Essie Quotes

Color is a girl’s best friend.

-Essie

chipping, peeling and longer manicure

best way to prolong a manicure?

re-apply your favorite essie top coat every day, or every other day, to extend the life of your manicure.

the perfect manicure

why do my nails look stained?

when using dark or bright polishes, always use a base coat, like essie all in one to protect nails.

Essie Quotes

Slip into something more colorful.

-Essie

cuticle care

soften and moisturize.

massage cuticles and skin around the nails with the essie apricot cuticle oil. gently brush off excess oil with a soft, moist towel and trim any loose dead skin, otherwise do not cut cuticles.

the perfect manicure

what are your tips for achieving a perfect manicure every time?

start with a clean nail. choose the essie basecoat that suits your nail type and apply. do not underestimate the power of the base coat – it prevents dark polishes from staining the nail and can help fortify nails, too. then apply two coats of essie polish, waiting two minutes in between drying time. finish with the essie top coat of your choice.

Essie Quotes

Your nails are jewels, not tools.

-Essie

shade advice

want to express your individuality?

choose something that speaks to you - anything that makes you feel confident and beautiful. when you feel fabulous, you wear it well.

removing polish

remove old polish.

use nail polish remover to make sure nails are completely clean and dry before you apply basecoat. if there is any residue on the nails it will prevent the basecoat from adhering.

the perfect manicure

pedicures aren’t just for summer!

keep feet and nails in tip-top shape year-round – happy feet are healthy feet. never mind if it’s open toe season try and fit in a pedicure every two weeks: your feet will thank you for it.

smudges and dents

any tricks for fixing smudges, chips, dents etc?

quickly dab the tiniest drop of nail polish remover over the smudge using the tip of another finger. the remover thins out the surrounding polish to cover the smudge. wait a minute, and then reapply with a thin layer of color, let dry then your favorite essie topcoat.

pro tips-maintenance

primer vs. base coat

Primers are great multi-taskers; they can be applied alone for a natural look, in place of a base coat for a quicker service, or under a base coat for additional care benefits. They provide a little something extra for clients who need some TLC—from resurfacing and concealing visible imperfections to protection from breaking and peeling.

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do you REALLY need a base coat and topcoat?

yes, absolutely! essie base coats act as a foundation for nails and will help polish go on smooth and adhere properly. not using one can result in dry, stained nails. be sure to choose the best essie base coat for your nail type and needs. a topcoat maintains the high gloss shine of your manicure and adds to its longevity. apply it every other day to prolong your manicure.

perfect matte manicure

perfect matte manicure

To provide a foundation for even application, begin with ridge filling primer, followed by first base base coat if desired. Apply two coats of any essie color and allow to dry fully, then finish with a coat of matte about you. No additional top coat is required.

the perfect manicure

apply nail color.

brush on two coats of your favorite essie nail color. the first coat should be a thin, even layer. wait two minutes. allowing polish to dry in between coats gives it time to set and minimizes chipping. apply the second coat of nail color. let dry for two minutes.

shade advice

celebrating an anniversary?

commemorate by wearing the shade you wore on your wedding day. it’s a simple way to remember the most special day.

pro tips-maintenance

when do I moisturize?

we all love soft, moisturized hands, but be sure to only apply lotion after hands are manicured. applying lotion before can make it difficult for the polish to adhere to your nails.

pro tips-maintenance

long or short?

choose a nail length that works for you. help nails grow healthy and strong, whatever the length, with essie grow faster for stronger, healthier nails.

quick-dry

attention, divas on the run:

for a top coat that sets a mani in seconds, we suggest essie good to go. who doesn’t love a quickie mani/pedi?

Essie Quotes

If the color fits, wear it.

-Essie

smudges and dents

how do you know when your manicure is REALLY dry so you don't get smudges?

when time is of the essence, use essie good to go quick-dry topcoat to accelerate the drying time of polished nails. wait at least 2 minutes, and when you think nails are about done, very gently touch your pinky nails together. if you can feel the polish “grab” slightly, it’s not quite dry yet and you need to give it a few more minutes.

chipping, peeling and longer manicure

Wrap the tips

Cap & seal the free edge to prevent chipping and shrinkage at the tip of the nail. To do this, remove most of the polish from the brush, then tap it across the free edge of the nail. Do this for every layer—base, both color coats, and top coat. This will “wrap” the free edge of the nail in longer-lasting color.

Essie Quotes

I’m Essie, and color is my obsession.

-Essie

shade advice

advice for brides:

the big day is not about wearing what’s on trend. it’s about what’s right for you. wear what you like – find the color that makes you feel radiant and beautiful. go with your heart.

Essie Quotes

I dream in color.

-Essie

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HELP! how do I keep nails from chipping?

base coat suited to your nail type helps polish adhere. alternatively, try waiting longer in between applications so polish can set. reduce the frequency of chipping by wearing gloves when doing chores and avoid using nails as tools.

shade advice

want to impress someone important?

red! choose a bold shade that makes a statement.

the perfect manicure

file nails.

always file nails in one direction to a smooth and clean shape. filing back and forth can cause splitting. match cuticle shape.

smudges and dents

avoiding dents and smudges

Always apply thin layers of base, color, and top coat. Thicker coats will take longer to dry. This can lead to dents and smudges. Finish with quick-e drying drops It will help prevent smudges and dents until the polish is fully dried, sealing the manicure.

chipping, peeling and longer manicure

Create a strong foundation

Choose and apply the right base coat for your client’s nails. Try first base base coat for adhesion.

shade advice

love red?

red says sexy, confident, secure. if you got it, flaunt it. if you don’t got it, just brush some on red for an instant mood lifter.

Essie Quotes

I’m Essie and I live for color.

-Essie

Weak & brittle nails

keep nails strong

avoid filing nails when fresh out of the shower. nails will be weaker and more susceptible to breaking.

Essie Quotes

Color is an Obsession.

-Essie

removing polish

removing glitter polish

Soak your cotton pad in polish remover, and then allow it to sit on the nail for 30 seconds before removing.

the perfect manicure

apply base coat.

apply a single layer of a base coat made specifically for your nail type (dry, brittle, weak, aging, etc). a base coat acts as a foundation for nails and will help polish go on smooth and adhere properly. not using one can result in dry, stained nails.

pro tips-maintenance

what’s the best way to store essie polish?

always store essie polish in a cool, dry place. for best results, keep the neck of the bottle clean.

chipping, peeling and longer manicure

say ciao to chips!

nothing is more disappointing than a chipped manicure. try essie no chips ahead top coat for a chip-resistant finish. apply every other day to extend the life of your mani.

the perfect manicure

square or round?

the shape of your nails should follow the shape of your cuticle.

Essie Quotes

Intriguing color is the new sexy.

-Essie

chipping, peeling and longer manicure

bask in glory, but never soak in suds.

soapy dishwater can wreak havoc on manicures. protect hands by wearing rubber gloves.

Essie Quotes

Fabulous color is always in style.

-Essie

Essie Quotes

My name is Essie, and I’m a color-aholic !

-Essie

Essie Quotes

Go bold with color and have fun! Don’t be afraid to make a statement.

-Essie

the perfect manicure

apply top coat.

follow by applying a fast‐drying top coat like essie good to go! for the perfect shine that protects your color from dulling and chipping.