essie's quotes

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

-Essie

for 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.

essie's quotes

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

-Essie

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's quotes

Your nails are jewels, not tools.

-Essie

pro tips

keep nails strong

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

pro tips

any tricks for fixing smudges, chips, 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

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.

pro tips

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

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.

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square or round?

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

for 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.

pro tips

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.

for the perfect manicure

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.

essie's quotes

You’re never fully dressed without a good manicure.

-Essie

essie's quotes

Never Be Afraid of Color.

-Essie

for the perfect manicure

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's quotes

I’m Essie and I live for color.

-Essie

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.

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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.

for the perfect manicure

cuticles pushed back or trimmed?

pushed back! never cut cuticles or hangnails – if you do, try to break the habit. as an alternative to cutting, use essie apricot cuticle oil daily to nourish and soften cuticles.

for the perfect manicure

heard of gingko biloba?

it's an exotic tree extract that helps nourish and hydrate soft, weak nails. find it in essie grow stronger fortifying growth treatment.

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's quotes

Color is a girl’s best friend.

-Essie

for 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

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.

for 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.

pro tips

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.

shade advice

want to impress someone important?

red! choose a bold shade that makes a statement.

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ridged nails?

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

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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's quotes

If the color fits, wear it.

-Essie

essie's quotes

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

-Essie

essie's quotes

Color is an Obsession.

-Essie

for 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.

essie's quotes

Fabulous color is always in style.

-Essie

for the perfect manicure

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.

essie's quotes

Intriguing color is the new sexy.

-Essie

pro tips

best way to keep cuticles in top condition?

moisturize cuticles with essie apricot cuticle oil daily. it’s rich in vitamin e to nourish and soften cuticles.

essie's quotes

Hands are your calling card to the world.

-Essie

pro tips

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.

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.

pro tips

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.

pro tips

bask in glory, but never soak in suds.

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

for the perfect manicure

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.

essie's quotes

Have fun with your color!

-Essie

for the perfect manicure

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.

essie's quotes

I’m Essie, and color is my obsession.

-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.

pro tips

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.

pro tips

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

for 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.

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

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.

essie's quotes

Slip into something more colorful.

-Essie

for 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.

pro tips

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.

essie's quotes

I dream in color.

-Essie