I really thought I'd become a prima ballerina one day, who knew I'd end up in the nail polish business? In 1982, I received the "royal blessing" from the Queen of England, just 7 years after its birth, when Elizabeth II's hairdresser sent me a letter requesting the shade be delivered directly to Buckingham Palace in London!
Years ago, Mademoiselle Magazine asked us for an exclusive color – they wanted the perfect sheer pink that was universally flattering. This shade makes everyone feel like a mademoiselle, from 2 to 102 [year old].
We've all got our favorite Essie shades, but nothing compares to those of Essie Weingarten herself. The founder of essie and StyleList Guest Editor, shares with us her favorite shades and why.
When we spoke with Essie she was quick to say they are all special in very different ways, which we can understand, since we're obsessed with just about every color ourselves. However, a girl's got to make a final decision and these nine shades made Essie's cut.
From "Ballet Slippers," approved by the Queen of England to "Mint Candy Apple," which pushed the color envelope in a major way, Essie's bold choices in color (and names) have made these nine shades even more special.
Click here to see Essie's favorite nine essie shades!