As nail blogger Glitter, She Wrote notes, “Yoga and fitness apparel generally come in vibrant colors, so I expected brights from this collection. Surprisingly, Essie has gone an entirely different route.”
With these soft, muted tones, it appears that Essie has gone the “zen” route. So what does “yoga-themed” nail polish look like? This:
Of course, what makes a nail polish collection a collection are the names. See if you can match the names below with the colours above.
- Boxer Shorts – a winning blue
- Spinning Again – a driven brick red
- Pilates Hottie – a zen light lilac
- Marathin – a fit rosy pink
- Gym Dandy – a motivated greige brown
- Yogaga – a peachful sandy beige
I think Pilates Hottie might just be the best name for nail polish (or anything) ever. Marathin, however, is a little problematic. “Can’t I even wear nail polish anymore without being reminded of how unacceptable my non-thinness is? Are my nails too fat for society too?” protests a commentor on Nouveau Cheap blog.
Clearly, this yoga-themed collection has more of a fitness theme, rather than yoga. But “Yogaga” has more market appeal than “Fitgaga,” so it’s obvious why Essie went the “zen” route.
(Thanks to nail blogger insider, Lindsay at Sometimes Fancy, for the heads up about this absurdity!)