For summer 2009, Essie’s delivering some non-traditional colors in their two new collections — one focusing on blues and the other on brights.
Coming soon: Neon 2009
I’m *really* looking forward to the April 15 (the wait is taxing my patience) arrival of Neon 2009.
The release looks like an extension of last summer’s jaw-dropping Neon collection (LOVED IT!), which was all about bright and funky.
Neon 2009 introduces four colors: Flirty Fuschia, Funky Limelight, Perky Purple and Punchy Pink ($8 each). I cannot wait for these colors to drop … especially the YELLOW!
Now available: North Fork Collection
Neon won’t be here for a few days, but there’s no need to wait for Essie’s North Fork Collection because it’s out now. Somebody pass me a little black backpack, a spaghetti-strap dress and a white baby T because North Fork has me feeling very 1995.
The hot polish that year was Hard Candy’s Sky. A creamy baby blue nail, Sky looked unlike any other shade available on the nail scene, and women went NUTS for it.
And while none of the three blues in Essie’s North Fork ($8 each) are an exact match for Hard Candy Sky, I bet they drew a little inspiration from it.
- Shelter Island: a creamy, light azure blue
- Sag Harbor: a shimmery light grayish blue
- Greenport: a creamy, light cerulian blue with hints of green
Remember how Essie’s previous spring collection came with a bottle of creamy royal blue polish called Mesmerize?
Well, the three new North Fork blues go in a completely different direction. Mesmerize’s creamy royal blue is outspoken and sassy to North Fork’s demure, soft spoken shades. If you’re looking for a new blue polish but found Mesmerize too bold, the North Fork colors might be right up your alley.
RANDOM GEOGRAPHY FUN FACT: Essie says the North Fork shades were inspired by the ocean and seaside towns around North Fork, Long Island, in New York.
I like these colors a lot. I think they’re trendy but don’t cross over into gaudy.
Blue may not be everyone’s favorite nail color, but I think in terms of wearability, women of all ages could easily pull these colors off.
Science and booze: a strangely good combination
Do you have any plans for this weekend? We may take it easy because we got our party on last night.
El Hub and I drove down to SF last night for NightLife at the Academy of Sciences in Golden Gate Park, where the museum turns into an adults-only nightclub, with DJs, cocktails, snacks and lots of good, clean science fun (apparently, booze and science really DO mix).
We checked out several of the exhibits, like the Steinhart Aquarium and Climate Change in California…
The aquarium had an amazing 25-foot-deep display showcasing 3,000 brightly-colored fish native to the coral reefs surrounding the Philippines. I could’ve sat there gazing for hours.
The Climate Change exhibit wasn’t as flashy but was equally eye opening. I got a lot of good ideas for steps I can take to minimize my carbon footprint (reusing spray bottles and makeup packaging, to name a couple).
As if that wasn’t enough, I got to pet a huge skink. I hope Tabs doesn’t get jealous, LOL! You can’t tell from this pic, but I’m fighting some major lizard fear.
It was a fun and unusual way to spend a Thursday night. If you live in the Bay Area or plan to visit sometime over a Thursday night, check out NightLife in Golden Gate Park.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,