Mani Mania: A Blue You, Essie's Emmy Pre-Party & Celeb Nails

Last Friday, I was invited to an event by Essie to celebrate the 65th Annual Primetime Emmy awards. The event took place at the Hotel Bel Air with champagne, hors d'oeuvres and complimentary manis from the manicurists who did several celebs for the awards.  I discovered my favorite new deep, dark blue color there, "After School Boy Blazer."

Choices, choices! Essie has lots of them. 

Nails are short with rounded corners. Essie makes the best deep, dark blue color for Fall, After School Boy Blazer, $8.00

Met some fabulous LA ladies at the event.  Stacy Cox of Pampered People and Romy Schorr of Romy Raves.


Freshly manicured nails with Essie's After School Boy Blazer, $8.00

The Leading Ladies of Hollywood were Painted Pretty by Essie at the 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards.

My favorite Essie celeb manicures included Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Connie Britton, Jessica Pare and Christina Hendricks. 

Actress: Julia Louis-Dreyfus

essie shade:  blushing bride ($8/

Inspiration: “essie’s blushing bride – a perfect flush of pale pink – was a flawless, rosy shade to compliment Julia’s silver, structured Monique Lhuillier gown,” said Celebrity Manicurist, Emi Kudo.

Actress: Connie Britton

essie shades: go overboard ($8/ and luxe effects as gold as it gets($8/

Inspiration: “We wanted to create something fun and edgy so started with a coat of essie’s go overboard, then applied essie’s luxe effects in as gold as it gets on the tips, fading down onto the base of the nail, for a glamorous take on the French tip,” said Celebrity Manicurist, Beth Fricke.

Actress: Jessica Pare

essie shade: brooch the subject ($8/

Inspiration: “We used essie’s brooch the subject for Jessica’s nails to compliment her stunning, turquoise dress. The final look was classic Hollywood,” said Celebrity Manicurist, Lisa Postma.

Actress: Christina Hendricks

essie shades: stylenomics ($8/ and skirting the issue ($8/

Inspiration: “To keep Christina’s nails looking dark and edgy, without fading into her black dress, we layered essie’s stylenomics and skirting the issue for a glamorous and unassuming look that popped against her gorgeous, emerald accessories,” said Celebrity Manicurist, Lisa Postma.