Hello essie lovers! I have a special post to share with you today, not only do I have swatches of the new Resort 2017 collection I am also going to share a few highlights from my interview with Rebecca Minkoff!

Rebecca Minkoff is a fashion designer and all around girl boss who joined essie as their Global Colour Designer in 2015. They have actually been partnering together at fashion week since 2011 so it was a natural fit. Why are Rebecca and essie so perfect for each other? It’s simple, really, women come to both brands for their ability to predict trends, fashion authority and most importantly colour, colour, colour! I’ve always thought of essie as a luxurious yet affordable brand for nails and Rebecca’s style perfectly embodies that while bringing a fashionable, fun approach to each seasons must-have colours. You all know that I’ve been obsessed with essie ever since I can remember, but I have to admit that I’ve been even more excited for each collection ever since Rebecca joined their team!

Rebecca gets most of her inspiration for the seasonal collections from places she’s travelled, women she’s met and most importantly colour! She describes the inspiration behind the resort collection as a fantasy destination (this years inspiration is Italy’s Amalfi Coast). Think of a place you have been dreaming of travelling to – from the textures to the colours, food and landscapes your entire travel fantasy is translated into four gorgeous, must-have shades!

As for her favourite essie shade of all time? It’s obviously way too hard to choose just one but right now she likes to mix ‘licorice’, with ‘bordeaux’ or ‘after school boy blazer’ to create a deepened, extra-dark custom shade. Of course ‘flowerista’ will always have a special place in her heart as it was the first shade she ever created with essie. As for her current most desired shade? ‘backseat besties’ from the Spring 2017 collection, a creamy millennial pink (which is totally having a moment right now, by the way).

I also got the scoop on some lust-worthy up-coming collections but unfortunately I have to stay tight-lipped for now! Trust me you guys are going to LOVE what essie and Rebecca have in store for 2017!

Check out the Resort 2017 collection swatches below:

‘resort romanza’ a bright, optimistic red

‘strike a pose-itano’ a calm aqua blue

‘ciao effect’ a lavender purple with a pretty blue undertone

‘sorrento yourself’ a neutral earthy brown with hints of red

“These four new essie Resort 2017 shades set the mood for a getaway season filled with authentic linen moda, sleek sunglasses, and embellished sandals. Punch up the look and create classic beauty with camellia crimson, go fashion forward with a striking rose-tinged terracotta, flirt with a kiss of lilac, or just dive in with aquamarine blue. There’s a little bit of Italian coastal flare for everyone in this perfectly edited assortment.” – essie Canada press release

Once again I really enjoyed each shade in this collection – the formulas were consistent, easy two-coat cremes. I just LOVE ‘resort romanza’ and ‘sorrento yourself’ (Rebecca’s favourite from Resort!), which shade is your favourite? Let me know in the comments below!

The essie Resort 2017 collection will be available at beauty retailers and salons worldwide starting March 21, 2017 for $9.99 each. To see swatches of the Spring 2017 collection, which was also designed by Rebecca Minkoff click here. For more information about Rebecca Minkoff, visit rebeccaminkoff.com, for all things essie related please visit essie.ca.

♡ Lauren