National Nail Polish Day

National Nail Polish Day is observed next on Thursday, June 1st, 2023 (124 days from today).

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National Nail Polish Day has been observed annually on June 1st since 2017 by women of all countries whoever possess a love for nail care and nail art.

National Nail Polish Day is an occasion loved by almost every woman - at least those who love to add some color to their hands. Founded in 2017 by nail polish brand Essie, this festival is about celebrating nail polishes and hundreds of shades for women across the country. And yes, there are more nail polish colors than you can imagine - well, there's enough to go with every outfit in your closet. The day, originally celebrated to celebrate people's 'love for Essie', has now evolved into an event where many brands promote their products and offer special discounts.

History of National Nail Polish Day

National Nail Polish Day was created by the Essie brand to celebrate nail care season. The motive behind this event is also to increase the sales of nail polish which has decreased a lot over the years. Why did this Essie move develop into Independence Day? That's because Essie is one of the most popular nail polish brands in the United States and has been a manicurist since 1981. Also loved and cherished by makeup artists, celebrities and many professionals in the fashion industry, this brand is recognized by its attractive shades of nail polish. Therefore, it is no surprise that a lot of National Nail Polish Day conversation revolves in highlighting nail colors that have been used for decades.

The first National Essie Nail Polish Day was celebrated in 2017 with the hashtag #EssieLove and gained attention across social media platforms. Loyal customers of the brand were asked to share photos of their painted hands with hashtags to qualify for the National Nail Polish Day grand prize - 100 Essie Nail Polish Colors. Witnessing how big the prize pool was, the hashtag took social media by storm and also helped boost Essie sales. Talk about a great marketing strategy!

If you love nail polish, celebrate this day enthusiastically and post pictures of your painted hands on social media. Who knows? This year's awards could be bigger and better!

Interesting Facts about National Nail Polish Day

  • Essie Weingarten founded Essie Cosmetics in 1981, of which only 12 nail polish colors were displayed at the event. Quality standards and eye-catching looks lead to high expectations among Women, moreover, leading to the introduction of some unique colors. Essie includes nearly 1000 nail polish colors and has become a highly demanded nail polish brand. In 2010, L'Oreal, a well-known branded cosmetics company, acquired Essie Cosmetics.
  • The ingredients in nail polish can have serious health consequences. Phthalates found in nail polish can cause endocrine problems and diabetes. The use of colorants is also a matter of concern. Although no standards were followed during the manufacturing process, most brands have stopped using such hazardous substances.
  • Nowadays, the use of Artificial Nails is more and more popular. Sometimes the ingrown nails we love can break and we can feel horrible. However, it is unavoidable since we go out; commuting on the bus, driving a car, we work, at these times the nails can be disturbed and possibly broken. Therefore, it is possible to use Artificial Nails. So what happens if your nail breaks? Go do Artificial Nails, color, draw art if you want, look better.
  • The use of nail polish dates back to 3000 BC. The Chinese royal family started to color their nails with Gold and Silver. Then, Red and Black replaced the Gold and Silver colors respectively. According to Early Egyptian Customs, people of the High society used bright and strong colors while those of the Low society used pale colors. Even now, the most used color is said to be "Apple Red".

How to celebrate National Nail Polish Day

  • Manicure and pedicure

To celebrate this day, go to the beauty parlor with your friends, sister or daughter and get an extremely relaxing manicure and pedicure. Not only will your hands and feet look great, but you'll feel great too.

  • Go nail shopping

Order online or go to the mall - use this day to try on different nail colors and see which suits you best. You can also try different nail polish colors. Remember to choose brands that do not support animal testing.

  • Wear a new color

Never wear a color like black or a bright color like yellow and green? Yes, National Nail Polish Day is the perfect time of year to step out of your comfort zone and try something new.


National Nail Polish Day has been observed annually on June 1st.


Tuesday, June 1st, 2021

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essie in 2017


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