Essie has released a limited edition collection of three nail colors inspired by Morticia Addams. They whipped up 5000 sets, called Morticia’s Nails, which are being sold for $30 each. 100% of the profits will be donated to the Actors Fund, a charity started over a century ago to assist those in the entertainment industry.
The project was developed as the brain child of Bebe Neuwirth, who is currently starring as Morticia in The Addams Family on Broadway. Bebe was at the launch, and as a lipstick-challenged person, I can say that she really knows how to wear a red lip. Also, her crisp white shirtdress looked fabulous with a pointy black bra underneath.
The timing for this launch of dark colors may seem strange–middle of summer, nowhere near Halloween–but it makes perfect sense to me. While my toes are still painted turquoise, I’m secretly longing for the dark and dramatic colors of autumn.
The colors are Bone Chilling (white), Midnight Tango (dark navy with a slight shimmer), and Blood Curdling (use your imagination). Midnight Tango is currently gracing my fingers, and while it is clashing horribly with the Essie Greenpoint on my toes, I already received two compliments on it. Apparently everyone else is sick of summery colors, too.
So while I can’t in good conscience recommend Morticia’s severe center part, her nails are, um, fierce.