The calendar says Spring, but we’re still wrapped in parkas. For a little warm weather inspiration (and pick me up) we try out Essie’s resort collection for 2014.
With four vibrant colours made for a beach vacation, we gave our nails the vacation treatment – even if we’re sadly stuck in the cold.
Essie Resort Collection available at mass retailers. $9.99 per polish
The first day of World MasterCard Fashion Week in Toronto was a mix of toughness and softness: Biker jackets and tight midi skirts in pretty pastel colours at Mikhael Kale and LINE Knitwear, leather textured with a rose pattern at Beaufille, and long gowns slashed with cutouts at VAWK.
Runway-ready: Natalia’s manicure by the Essie team at World MasterCard Fashion Week in Toronto.
Those details were echoed right down to the manicures: Tough-girl cutout shapes at Mikhael Kale and a dark-to-light ombre looks at LINE, created by the team at Essie Canada.
Holiday party season is here! We tried out an easy and festive look by Sally Hansen Nail Expert Melissa Forrest that can take your daytime look up a notch in no time.
Rosalyn tries the Sparkle Away nail art concept in Almost Almond and Golden Glitz.
Nothing makes the ladies in the office happier than a new nail polish collection to try out.*
*Except for sweets.
Essie winter 2013 collection. (Essie)
We took a group test drive with Essie’s winter 2013 collection just in time for holiday parties. Each polish is $9.99 and available in salons and retailers now. Find out what our editors thought of the lacquers – and whether they’re gift-worthy.
Review by: Jenny Potter
With a shop full of bright, glittery polishes and super cute nail decals, Krystyn and Maddy Scrbic are the queens of trendy, eco-friendly nail art.
The Toronto sisters started selling their hand-mixed nail polishes on their Etsy shop, Beyond the Nail, earlier this year.
Jenny tries out Beyond the Nail Neon Pink polish. (Jenny Potter/QMI Agency)
They really set themselves apart by selling premium polishes free of dibutyl phthalate, formaldehyde and toluene — harsh chemicals found in some other polishes.