Happy Birthday OPI & Essie

If you haven’t heard about OPI and/or Essie then… well, we can’t help you! Both super brands are celebrating their 35th year! and what a whopping 35years its been for nail polish and nail art lovers everywhere.

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Here are a few facts you may or may not have know about these two super polishes.

OPI makes a whopping 55 million bottles of polish per year.

Nails wasn’t Essie founder Essie Weingarten’s first passion. Essie actually majored in fashion merchandising and worked with prominent industry fig­ures for eight years before she ventured into the nail industry.

opi_nail_polish_color_chart_reds-850x632OPI’s colour naming meetings are kept secret.

 

 

 

 

Six of Essie’s  original polish colors are still in ex­istence. The first 12 colors that made up the Essie line had no name, but the six colors that still endure are Autumn Leaves, Baby’s Breath, Azalea, Black Cherry Blanc, and Bordeaux.

IMG_99751The most popular color ever is not OPI Red; it’s I’m Not Really a Waitress. The color, which was part of the 1999 Fall/Winter Hollywood collection, hints at what is quintessential about OPI: It’s bold, sassy, and colourful.

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In 1989, Essie Weingarten received a letter from the queen of England’s personal hairdresser requesting to purchase Ballet Slippers for Her Majesty. Weingarten promptly shipped the award-winning nail polish to Buckingham Palace. And rumor has it it’s still the only shade the queen will wear.

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So there you have it! a few fun facts about your two favourite super brands Happy Birthday guys!!!

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