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Colour me summer: Nails for swimwear

Published:Monday | July 21, 2014 | 12:00 AM
The sizzling six of summer in the sun. From left to right starting at top: Ruffles and Feathers, Fierce, No Fear, Strut your Stuff, Roarrrrange, Haute in the Heat and Urban Jungle.
The perfect shade for you can be found in any or all of the shades from Essie Summer Colour Collection. - PHOTOS BY Gladstone Taylor/Photographer
The vibrant and bold colours from the collection on display in the Beauty Spot Limited.

Krysta Anderson, Lifestyle Writer

What would fun in the sun be without the perfect form-fitting swimwear to accentuate those rocking bods you have been working on so hard all year? By extension, swimwear would not shine without matching or contrastingly vibrant nails to complete that smoking-hot summer look.

Well, the Essie Summer Colour Collection may just be what you need to top off your look. Distributor Marlene Gray explained that when the line fell under her portfolio, she was pleasantly surprised by its success, "I started out with approximately 20 shades, just to see how they would do on the market. In no time, the polishes began flying off the shelves. Now we have tripled that amount, providing over 100 different shades of Essie to nail salons and pharmacies islandwide."

She revealed that the allure of Essie is not only the high quality, but it also has a lot to do with the unique name associated with each colour, which women can identify with. "Because nail polish is personal, many can relate to the different shades," she told Flair.

Among the six sultry colours of the Essie Summer Colour Collection are: Haute in the Heat, Fierce, No Fear, Strut your Stuff, Roarrrrange, Ruffles and Feathers, and Urban Jungle.


Haute in the Heat shatters expectations. The rose-pink shade dares anyone to tap into their sophisticated chic. With the right attitude and swimsuit, this option may prove to be the most fashionable for the beach divas.

Although not the brightest in the line, the intense cocoa mahogany No Fear encourages women who are brave enough to seize control and step out of their comfort zone. This shade will bring off just about any swimwear because of its natural ability to blend in with any colour crowd.

Strut your Stuff is the perfect blue for the beach (or pool). It dares you to take a walk not only on the colourful side but on the wild side as well. While Roarrrrange even wilder in colour, persuades you to channel your inner feline and exude that confidence in orange.

The extravagant teal of Ruffles and Feathers, portrays fun in heated circumstances. This colour can easily go from day to night. Urban Jungle, a similar shade to that of White Sand, brings together the edgy city life and the life of sultry paradise with its orchid shade.

So, colour your world with these summer shades. And not to worry: in the words of Gray, "Essie has a colour for everyone."

All these shades are available at the Beauty Spot Limited, 1 Brompton Road, Kingston 5. Tel: 631-5507 or 288-2194, and pharmacies islandwide.