The garments you drape on your body, the lipstick you dab on your pout and the polish you paint on your tips: they all say something about your personality. Now Essie has teamed up with Ralph Lauren to create four vibrant nail polishes to match the characteristics (or moods) of Big Pony fragrance wearers. Fresh blue is for the sporty woman and works with Ralph Lauren’s floral citrus scent of grapefruit and blue lotus. Hot pinks is sensual, to be worn with a romantic mix of cranberry and tonka mousse. Citrusy yellow is for the free spirit, a woman who loves hints of pear and mimosa in her perfume. Finally, cool purple suits the stylish woman, a lover of wild cherry and purple amber. Essie isn’t known for high-profile collaborations, but we loved the last one (polishes paired with Bauble Bar bangles) and are even more excited for these refreshing hues. Like a fruity cocktail, they fit right in at a summer patio or on a beach getaway.
Essie Canada lead nail artist Rita Remark created four nail designs to match each woman—a fun mix of bright hues and simple lines. Diagonal stripes are “preppy-cool,” while criss-crossed lines are feminine, reminiscent of ribbons. A violet nail with curves of colour is simply chic for the trendy woman, while orange and red flowers on a yellow backdrop is a little ’60s and very warm. With a nail art brush, a dotter and a few bottles of polish, these looks are easy to recreate for a whole hand or just an accent nail. This season, we’re partial to any mani that showcases sunshine-y yellow.
The limited edition collab is available starting this month at Jean Coutu in Quebec ($67 for 30mL fragrance, 50g body mist and Essie nail polish) and The Bay and Sears throughout the rest of Canada ($47 for 50mL fragrance and Essie nail polish). Each set comes in an embroidered drawstring bag.