October, for obvious reasons, is the ideal time to get a little more “spirited” in the beauty department, agreed? Which is why you’re getting a sugary dose of digital inspiration today. Essie’s timeless colors (Forever Yummy, Licorice, Bahama Mama, and Smokin’ Hot) are getting the sweet treatment with classic candy pairings, except there’s a twist. For that “candy-coated” look, the brand’s Gel Setter topcoat is the secret to magnify the shade with an extra-glossy finish.
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When it comes to reds, you need to name your poison sooner than later or else you’ll be forever stumped. Despite red’s reputation as the most dependable nail color in the book, choosing the right shade is harder than it looks. So it’s decided: Essie’s Forever Yummy candy-apple red is the one for you.
Old-fashioned licorice is an acquired taste. The same can be said about jet-black nail polish, but try Essie’s version once and you’ll be instantly obsessed with its year-round versatility.
Growing up, grape was considered more of a flavor than a fruit, right? So any candy that fell into that color category was worthy of the distinction. But gummy candies served two purposes: Not only were they cute finger foods (get it?), but they were also fun to play with. The nail color to match? Essie’s plum-picked Smokin' Hot.
There were times when crystallized rock candy was too pretty to eat. The shiny 3D optics were mesmerizing. Same goes for the Essie’s Bahama Mama, which has a little bit of everything in it—a glossy bordeaux with a tinge of violet.