nail tips and trends

nail tips and trends

from our essie manicurist pros to the latest in runway trends, the latest in how-tos and what's cool.

the #nailtech edit by Michelle Humphrey

tips & trends the #nailtech edit by Michelle Humphrey

Discover three essie exclusive nail art looks created by Michelle's edit of six fan-fave and in-season shades. Michelle Humphrey is the mastermind behind the hands of the entertainment industries biggest stars. Michelle says "Fall in love with my AW/21 wardrobe. This edit of contrasting metallic and creme colours are perfect for every occasion."

what’s the best nail strengthener for weak nails?

tips & trends what’s the best nail strengthener for weak nails?

It’s normal for nails to change over time, whether through age, pregnancy, injury or other reasons, and while they can become more brittle, you might find that they become more weak and bendy instead. This can lead to breakages, splitting or just a flimsy feel, none of which are ideal. Fortunately, it’s not usually a sign of a serious problem, but we know it can be annoying. As a result, you might be looking for some nail strengthening polish, and that’s where we can help. If you’re hoping to find the best nail strengthener in the UK, read on!

how to care for splitting, peeling or flaky nails

tips & trends how to care for splitting, peeling or flaky nails

Getting frustrated by flaky nails? Don’t worry, we’ve got you. Nails splitting, flaking or peeling can be a common occurrence, but the good news is there are lots of ways you can combat these issues and protect your nails for the future. We’ve put together a quick guide to what might be causing splitting fingernails, how you can prevent them and which products we recommend.

10 wedding nail colours for the big day

tips & trends 10 wedding nail colours for the big day

Whether you’re the bride-to-be, a close friend or relative of the couple, or simply attending as a guest, you want to look your very best at a wedding. Along with making sure your clothes and hair are just right, you can’t forget about your nails either! It can be difficult to know which colours are most appropriate for wedding nails, particularly as different couples will have different tastes and themes for their wedding, but in general there are some safe bets that will not only keep you looking great on the big day but will be sure to keep the bride and groom happy too. Here are our top wedding nail ideas!

how to treat lines and ridges on nails

tips & trends how to treat lines and ridges on nails

Whether you’re the bride-to-be, a close friend or relative of the couple, or simply attending as a guest, you want to look your very best at a wedding. Along with making sure your clothes and hair are just right, you can’t forget about your nails either! It can be difficult to know which colours are most appropriate for wedding nails, particularly as different couples will have different tastes and themes for their wedding, but in general there are some safe bets that will not only keep you looking great on the big day but will be sure to keep the bride and groom happy too. Here are our top wedding nail ideas!

how to get matte nails

tips & trends how to get matte nails

We love a bit of shine, but lately, the matte nail look has caught our eye. A popular choice for autumn, this trend mimics some of the favoured fabrics of the season such as velvet and suede to create an ultra-soft and smooth look that does glam even without gloss. If you’re ready to get in on the matte nail trend, we’ve put together a quick guide to perfecting your polish.

DIY French manicure: how to do a french manicure at home

tips & trends DIY French manicure: how to do a french manicure at home

The French manicure has been a firm favourite since the 70s, but it’s recently made a re-appearance in modern fashion. It’s characterised by a nude or pink base and a thin white tip, creating a look that’s subtle, simple and versatile. In fact, the French manicure was reportedly first invented as a neutral nail style that actresses wouldn’t have to change between jobs. While the colours might be fairly straightforward, application is everything, so we’ve put together a few tips on how to nail (pun intended) the perfect French manicure at home.

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tips & trends the perfect essie manicure is in your hands

whether you put a beautiful manicure in the hands of your favorite salon professional or take matters into your own hands at home, essie Global Lead Educator and celebrity manicurist, Rita Remark says these easy manicure steps will get you an essie-approved colour manicure.

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tips & trends step out in the perfect essie pedicure

sandal season, an open toe or a winter pamper session, you should always put your best foot forward with an essie pedicure. so, step out in style in these easy pedi tricks.

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tips & trends you better shape up: filing and trimming your nails

After you’ve cleaned nails and created a beautiful working canvas, you’ll want to file and trim nails for your desired nail shape. Whether square, squavol, stiletto or trending coffin nails, it’s up to you on how to showcase a manicure. Brush up – or should we say file down – with these nail care tips.

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tips & trends gel-like shine at-home

how to do gel-like nails at home

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tips & trends get the scoop: what is a gel manicure

As gel nail manicures are here to stay for some, manicure lovers have questions about how to best use gel nail polish and products. With some of your classic Essie nail polish shades like ‘ballet slippers’ and ‘wicked’ available in our essie.gel formula, read on for what you should know before stepping into your favorite nail salon!

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tips & trends find the perfect essie nail polish for your skin tone

alright, we’re going to say it. Our hundreds of essie colours are meant to look stunning on every shade of skin. But we understand the hassle of trying to find your favorite, seasonally appropriate, occasion-based, “shake things up” colour of the moment. Rita Remark, celebrity manicurist breaks it down with some of her favorite essie nail polish shades. Want to discover on your own? Click into this essie colour bar and slide your way to the perfect essie nail polish shade..

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tips & trends go behind the scenes and backstage with an essie professional

Rita Remark, essie Global Lead Educator, has been the nail lead at some of the most coveted fashion shows from Oscar de la Renta, KITH, Alice & Olivia and more. Here she talks runway ready nail tips and tricks to get a model manicure. From backstage with the fashion elite, these hacks can cleverly be used for a DIY mani.

how to remove gel nails at home

tips & trends how to remove gel nails at home

Treated yourself to a dreamy gel manicure? As much as you’ve loved this chip-free, glossy look over the past couple of weeks, the perfect mani can’t last forever. When growth gaps become visible, your gel polish is crying out to be removed. But it needs a little more attention than a standard nail polish…

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tips & trends What are the best Essie Care Products for your Nail Type?

we broke down the 4 basic nail types and paired each one with the perfect essie care products, so you can take them with you and wow your manicurist at your next salon visit!

DO’s and DON’Ts to Maintain that Salon Fresh Mani

tips & trends DO’s and DON’Ts to Maintain that Salon Fresh Mani