|Ballet Slippers by Essie.|
I recently read a great Into the Gloss interview with Essie Weingarten, founder of Essie nail polish. I am a big fan of Essie, both the lady and the company, and the interview is a great window into how Essie founded her business, her own manicure rituals, and favorite colors. If you have five to ten minutes, I highly recommend it!
I thought it was especially interesting to learn Ballet Slippers is a shade that is nearly 30 years old and one that Ms. Weingarten claims is as important as the name “Essie” to the company. It has been one of my favorite neutral shades for over 15 years and I happen to have a new bottle of it in my current line-up of Essie shades.
|A chorus line of Essie polishes.|
The colors above, left to right, are Ballet Slippers, Mademoiselle, Curtain Call, Limo-Scene, Limited Addiction, Berry Hard, and Velvet Voyeur. Regarding the polish names Essie says in the interview, “I learned that if you give things names that women appreciate and adore, they’re going to remember it.” And she’s right, I love all the names above.
I plan on wearing a lot of Ballet Slippers, Berry Hard, and Velvet Voyeur this fall. Do you have a favorite shade of Essie? Do tell me what it is so I can check it out!