When word hit the market about Essie’s Retro Revival spring 2016 collection last month, the pre-sale orders quickly became hard to come by, especially for certain colors. But now, that’s not the issue, as the newest nail polish collection is officially on sale in stores and online for $8.50 a bottle. The collection has brought back fan favorites from the brand’s past. And as with any exceptional anniversary collection, as this one is, there was a well thought out description to accompany it, posted on the brand’s website.
“For Essie’s fabulous anniversary, we’re celebrating Vegas style in honor of the ultimate party town where it all began. In honor of this iconic birthday, the legendary Essie color archive has been opened with a thrilling glimpse into the brand’s dazzling history. The result is a limited edition collection of six iconic shades that all promise a sparkling night of thrills.”
And of course, the names of the shades of nail polish are just as exquisite as the colors themselves, as is in the nature of Essie Weingarten, founder of the eponymous label. By shopping the collection, you can pick up a bottle of Starry Starry Night, Life of the Party, Bikini with a Martini, Sequin Sash, Birthday Suit, or Cabana Boy.
Starry Starry Night, also known as SSN, is a gorgeous shade of blue that was likely the one most Essie fans were begging for to be included in this throwback collection. You can still find bottle of the original polish on sites like ebay for five times the asking price on the official website, but now that it’s back, fans will be delighted to find their favorite shade affordable again. “You’re not dreaming! This beloved, legendary midnight blue, twinkling with silvery stars and glittering like the night sky, is back. Time to celebrate!”
Life of the Party can be found “mixing it up at the club. Working the room. Posing for the paparazzi. This pinot noir pearl is everywhere – and everything – right now.”
Bikini with a Martini is for the wild women of Essie who just want to hang out and have a killer time. “Want to shake things up? Head to Vegas, hit the pool and cut loose in this frosted iridescent pink. Bottoms up!”
Sequin Sash’s description is perfect for the name and for the elegant shade within the bottle. “Tie one on. This sheer glittery bronze nail polish with silver flecks adds just the right amount of glittering glamour to any ensemble.”
Birthday Suit’s name is exactly what you get. “Who needs cake? This cheeky, delicate nude is so irresistibly delicious, just light some candles and you can be the dessert.”
Cabana Boy is the sauciest name in the collection. “Walking straight out of your fantasies and into your pool party, one flash of this ultra-cool pearly white sets hearts racing.”
Or, if you find all of them irresistible, you can easily click the “buy all now” option on Essie.com, which automatically puts each shade in your cart. It’s kind of scary how easy it is to do! But of course, each shade will look absolutely gorgeous, especially for the price. So for those trying to decide between the six stunning polishes, this might be the best option out there!
Photos courtesy of Essie