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Essie North Folk Collection Sneak Preview

By on March 10, 2009
in Essie, Spring 2009

No offense to Essie but it’s rare that I see promo pics of a new collection and get uber-excited but within minutes of setting sight on the new North Folk collection, I had already IMd with two of my fellow beauty bloggers to rave. I’m just not the target Essie demo, I prefer my polishes crazy, bold and vampy. So with the exception of last summer’s brights and winter’s few vamps, I haven’t been riding the Essie train of late. However color me on board now!

There’s something about these soft seaside blues that make me yearn for boating weather, sailing with the fam on Lake Erie.

Within the soft palette of hues that floated down this season’s runways, one color stood out among the rest…. blue. Dreamy blues reminiscent of bright open skies and deep welcoming waters lead essie founder Essie Weingarten to create The North Fork Collection – named for the quaint vacation villages perched around the waters of Long Island’s East End .

“The new nail colors remind me of the most beautiful blues that surround The North Fork,” says Weingarten. “Tranquil yet playful, the colors cross over in fashion and in nature.”

The nail colors in The North Fork Collection capture the essence of blue. The fashion-or azure fingertips lounging under the sun.

Greenport, Sag Harbor and Shelter Island , each named after areas around The North Fork and Long Island Sound, are an homage to the beauty of nature.

GREENPORT – Dreamy aquamarine paradise

SAG HARBOR — Cool silver blue

SHELTER ISLAND – Sky blue radiance

The North Fork Collection is a limited-edition collection, available beginning April 2009 at and fine spas, salons and beauty destinations worldwide. SRP $9.00 USD, $11 Canada .

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  1. The Glitterati says:

    Essie?? A whole collection of blues?? I don’t believe it!

    All those colors are gorgeous, they remind me of soft sweaters and cardigans. I’m definitely going to be on the lookout for these!

  2. Emily says:

    Hi Michelle:

    Blues?! I really like the far right one.. so pretty! I just hope they’re not TOO light. Now all we need it a whole collection of greens, and it’ll be a perfect polish world!


  3. Emily says:


    Sorry to post again, but have you seen the Spring 2009 collection for Essie? If you have, then sorry to waste your time, but there’s a blue, nude, pink, reddish, hot pink, and a red (named Lacquered Up, what a coincidence!).

    Just thought i’d ask!

  4. DWJ says:

    I agree with you, I’ve never been super excited about Essie. I’m just afraid that they’re going to be sheer but they are sooooo pretty!

  5. Linds says:

    I don’t think I can wait until April for these. They’re just too perfect.

  6. Jennifer says:

    these look beautiful. thank you for the photos!

  7. Steph says:

    whoohoo! blues – love!

  8. thaydizzle says:

    Oh my I hope they aren’t sheers because they’d be gorgeous as cremes.

  9. Cathy says:

    I love these…I will def. be picking them up. Can’t wait to see swatches!

  10. itzzzkimmm says:

    wow blues?! I’m surprised by Essie. I really hope they aren’t sheers. Hope you have swatches up soon.

  11. Lucy says:

    Michelle I am with you on polishes. Give me vampy and wild. These are shockingly pretty. I hope as the others hope that they aren’t sheer. I’d love some lovely cremes in those three colors. Maybe Essie is finally waking up to the fact that we what a choice of light and dark.

  12. Susanna says:

    Yes, yes, yes! I can’t wait to get my hands on these!!

  13. Faith says:

    Um, HELLO ESSIE! I neeeeed all 3! :D

  14. MissPurple says:

    I cant say this collection was a hit for me.
    But, as usually i will change my mind when it appears on H2T.

  15. Jacky says:

    I am so excited for all 3. I can’t wait till these pretty little colors are in my collection!

  16. Laura V. says:

    This look so nice and all blue – I love it. It would make me feel refreshed I think.

    I am trying to get my own Nail Spa opened so I am constantly researching all the new colors and a variety of salon equipment for when I have all my ducks in a row.

  17. florence theshoegoddess says:

    These colors are fabulous ,so soft and elegant.
    I want them all.

  18. Vanity says:

    I love these, gonna buy two of them, I’ll leave the fairiest one.

  19. Milo Dolce says:

    Amazing, truly elegant, makes you wish for all of them :)

    @Laura V.:
    Amazing to find you here!!! xoxoxo
    How r u doing? Did you get the salon equipment from that store I recommended you?

    sorry for the offtopic, but it's amazing to just bump into a friend on another person's blog :)