Essie's Spring Nail Collection Is Refreshingly Unexpected — & So Shimmery

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Seasoned manicurists whose fingers tap the pulse of what's hot and trendy in nails know that most big polish brands drop a fresh collection of new colors each season. The rest of us, we just buy whatever slate gray or periwinkle blue jumps out at us from off the wall of tiny glass bottles.
But right now, we're feeling like in-the-know pros in our own right, because we're shopping Essie's brand-new, just-launched spring collection hard. The six fresh shades — from creamy rose beige to metallic teal — are inherently on-trend color-wise, but also come with an unexpectedly sparkly holographic finish that make them way more fun than every other pastel you have at home.
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Scroll through to see every bottle from Essie's limited-edition Spring 2019 Collection, and shop your favorite before it sells out. Spring is on the way — it's time for us to start acting like it.
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If you were wondering which nail polish Lady Gaga wore to claim her Oscar, you might be surprised to find that it's this $9 Essie bottle. The creamy beige with hints of rose, called Stirring Secrets, comes from the new spring line. Grab it now, and start humming "Shallow" every time you peek down at your fingers.
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This shimmery chestnut brown, Teacup Half Full, isn't your typical spring shade — but that's what we love most about it.
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Periwinkle-blue polish is the perfect shade for spring because it straddles the line between winter darks and summer-y neons. This fun, frosty lavender bottle hits the nail on the head.
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Peach is another big spring trend, and this polish — a soft apricot with a shiny pearlescent finish, called Pinkies Out — is the most subtle way to dip your toes into warmer tones.
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At first glance, this looks like a shiny aluminum-gray shade. But when you get up close, you see the nuanced hints of metallic teal, which may be our new favorite way to wear green.
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Imagine Stirring Secrets with a touch of sparkle, and you've got A Touch Of Sugar, a sheerer option with an added hit of shimmer.
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