last nite, i met essie weingarten, founder of the essie polish line.
in my usual star-struck fashion, i managed to say very little, while my sweet friend charu spoke to her at a mile a minute.
essie told us that, in terms of polish, she loves to layer lighter shades on her fingers and go bold on her toes. she then proceeded to serve us cupcakes during our pedicures! i kid you not. i broke my south beach diet because i simply could not refuse her.
essie will have two collections for summer 2009 - bright lights, big city/essie neon collection 09 and here comes the sun.
the neon collection is a take-off of their wildly successful neon collection from last summer, with four new shades, available starting this may:
punchy pink - delicious berry icicle
flirty fuchsia - flaming hot magenta
funky limelight - brilliant day-glo yellow
perky purple - electric boogie violet
here comes the sun has six with more romantic, softer summer shades, which will be available starting in june:
lovie dovie - true flamingo pink
chubby cheeks - sunset coral
luscious lips - sultry pink
not just a pretty face - naturally nude
cute as a button - juicy persimmon delight
funny face - provocative fuchsia
both collections will be available through essie.com and at nail salons nationwide.