Parent Selected: Charleston Essie – “I’m No CND Shellac, I just can’t keep going as long, why would any women want me?” | Adopt a Polish .org

Parent Selected: Charleston Essie – “I’m No CND Shellac, I just can’t keep going as long, why would any women want me?”

The vote is in! CONGRATULATIONS Andrea trenary, You’re the new parent of Charleston,

Nominees:

Andrea Trenary

“I would love Charleston Essie if I were chosen to adopt him. He would never be banished to a bin, he would have a nice home with a few other Essie polishes (two actually a lone mother and daughter – so you never know what could happen, sparks could fly and they could live happily ever after.) in a nice drawer. The drawer would be opened daily so he could have fresh air and sunlight, and there are other polishes to play with and be friends with.
I’d also wear him on my nails lovingly so that everyone I came in contact with could pause to admire him for his true beauty that I know is there and see, because you can always see a good heart. And I know Charleston Essie has a remarkable one.”

Hannah

“Poor Charlesteon! I am a lover of Essies, and I have three lovely Essie ladies waiting in my cabinet at home…
Lapis of Luxury is a beautiful blue to complement your mauve-y tone. Turquoise and Caicos is a bold, sporty chic who love pairing with others to make beautiful nail art. Watermelon is a flirty hot pink with all the time in the world to catch up. Smooth Sailing, like you Mr. Charleston, is a shimmer who needs a man to appreciate her beauty. WIll you come to stay with these cute little bachelorettes? I promise there will be no fighting (and if there is you can chill with my mom’s stash, she loves neutrals!).
If my bachelorettes don’t suade you, Mr. Charelston, I am a huge fan of unique shimmers just like yourself. My mom loves neutrals and would appreciate the fact that she can wear your neutral yet powerful handsomeness to work without getting in trouble! Call me Charleston!”

Sabrina Oal

Awh, dear ol’ Charleston! I’m such a sucker for the less fortunate, I’ve actually devoted my life to helping these people (or nail polishes). Not only will I love it with all my heart, spoil it AND never let it leave my fingernail’s sight, I will no longer let it stay in the dark. Gone are Charleston’s pointless days, because each day of his life will now be spent with a woman who truly loves him. After all, he is a rare one, one in a million to be exact. There is no other like him, because men like him can’t simply be bought any more!

Victoria

It makes me so sad to hear a story such as this! Charleston Essie will be loved and appreciated in my home. I love all of my nail polish equally as they are beautiful in their own way! Little Charleston will be no exception! He will be lovingly accepted into my growing family of polishes and he will finally find a purpose in life as he will come together with some other polishes in a team effort to create beautiful nail art! Charleston will finally see the sun and let his true colour and radiant shimmer shine in the sunlight! Clearance or not I would surely purchase you! To answer your question, I am sure any woman like myself would welcome you into their home with open arms because unlike a CND Shellac you have a wonderful humble personality that I greatly admire. There are so many pretty pinks and purples here that would love to meet you and some olives and beiges that you will surely be great friends with! In my home you will never be wasted and you will be appreciated for the unique shimmer you are <3

Meet Charleston Essie: Charleston’s life seemed over before it even started. He spent his life in a box only to find out that his kind had been discontinued and nobody wanted him anymore. Charleston is still dealing with the emotional pain of finding out he is only worth ½ of what he originally was. Now Charleston sits at the bottom a clearance bin sadly waiting out his final days.
 

Quote: “I spend two years of my life stacked in a dark room, crammed together with thousands of other just like me, hundreds pressing down on my solders at any given time. I’m a shimmer and I had never seen sunlight in my life. Oh and don’t get me started on CND Shellac, I just can’t keep going long, why would- any women want me”- Charleston Essie

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46 Responses

  1. Christine says:

    Well my sister is a nurse so I think together we can help Charlton heal up and get rid of his crutches. Also unlike some other girls I only have a few polishes which means Charlton will get the love and attention he deserves.

  2. Bonnie says:

    What Charleston Essie needs is a loving home where 10 slim lovely fingers will give him tender loving care. My fingers yearn to be adorned by Charleston’s glorious shimmer. As all ten fingers fly at top speeds on computers, cell phones and tablets, these proud fingers will scream to the world: look at my lovely Charleston Essie! Charleston Essie deserves to live and be free and be loved!

    Let me work my magic, send Charleston Essie up to Toronto. He needs me. I need him.

  3. Melinda says:

    I think I can fix up Charleston Essie. He will no longer need his crutches after I show him off to my girlfriends!

  4. Carolyn says:

    Charleston Essie will find a good home with my collection of polishes. He will be visited often and not kept alone in the dark :[ I would love him forever! And, as a single mother, I would definitely apprectiate him <3

  5. Torrie Jadlocki says:

    Charleston would be a welcome addition to my growing family of polishes that would help him heal. I would gladly welcome him into my growing family!

  6. Anne S says:

    Don’t fret! I have a lot of pretty gals waiting for you! They all have very different personalities, but they will show you ultimate happiness. You will feel like you are on cloud 9!

  7. I would love Charleston Essie if I were chosen to adopt him. He would never be banished to a bin, he would have a nice home with a few other Essie polishes (two actually a lone mother and daughter – so you never know what could happen, sparks could fly and they could live happily ever after.) in a nice drawer. The drawer would be opened daily so he could have fresh air and sunlight, and there are other polishes to play with and be friends with.
    I’d also wear him on my nails lovingly so that everyone I came in contact with could pause to admire him for his true beauty that I know is there and see, because you can always see a good heart. And I know Charleston Essie has a remarkable one.

  8. Marie says:

    Charleston!
    You have no reason to feel worse because you have been discounted. Of course women would love to talk to you, even wear you, because you a a shimmer, and that sir is a very special talent! I have a couple lovely little ladies who I’m sure would enjoy your company, and, as the case may be, hopefully you’ll enjoy theirs! Of course you’ll have plenty of room and sunlight of course, to show off your shimmery shimmer! I hope to see you soon, and so do a couple of the ladies.

  9. Amanda says:

    Charleston Essie, I promise that I will give you a wonderful home. You are just the loveliest shade of pink and you will have plenty of Essie brothers and sisters to spend your time with. In between the loving I give you, your home will in my beautiful nail polish rack, where you will be snug in between your other Essie buddies!

  10. amanda reyes says:

    This bottle of nail polish would have a good home with me. There is not a single bottle on my shelf that i have not worn or used on someone else. I am simply in love with nail polish : )

  11. georgakis says:

    Charleston would be an amazing addition to my home of Essie nail polishes for many reasons. No nail polish gets neglected or unused. The shelf space I have for you would be an amazing home, where you would be completely comfortable. You did not deserve to be discontinued, and I’m incredibly excited to wear you for the first time, as you are completely gorgeous! You deserve the best home possible.

  12. KnitMaster says:

    I would love to adopt Charleston. My 2 daughters and I would show him all the love in the world. We would show Charleston off in only the best light with never a chip or a smear.

  13. Therese says:

    How fantastic would Charleston feel when I take him back to Charleston?! A great southern city with lots of charm deserves a polish with just the same.

    You’ll see sunshine like never before and feel double what you’re worth!

    No more living at the bottom of the clearance rack for you. I’ll show you the good life with lots of Essie love & TLC. You’ll feel right at home with fellow Essie family members.

  14. Jasmine says:

    Charleston and I would get along great! I can help him get over his anxiety of abandonment and let him shine! We can go on trust building exercises in nail stamping to further strike a bond. After we spend many hours talking and bonding, I’ll take him to my work and introduce him to my female co-workers (wink wink), my friends and then to the bar to let loose and let him shine! After these grueling trust exercises who wouldn’t need a drink!

  15. well i think i can provide a good home to charleston essie çause he would be with other essie and he would never be alone, he would shine in my nails all the time

  16. Sally says:

    I firmly believe theres someone for everyone out there. So what if your not a Shellac! You have your own strengths that Shellac does not have. I will wear you with confidence. I guarantee you will find love in my house.

  17. Lyrissa Smillie says:

    I would be honoured to take you home!! Dont let anyone make you feel like your not as special or pretty as the other nail polishes who leave the shelf faster. You are one of a kind! And need a Mother who is too.

    luckily I have 20 nails that are desperately needing attention from one special nail polish like yourself…your an amazing colour and dont you forget it!

    I would give you a comfy spot on my light lit area shelf for nail polishes like you, you would get used as much as often since you go with almost all my special outfits! you would never be too warm or too cold, never dusty, and never ever ignored again.

    I would love to share my love with you, just give me a chance 🙂

  18. Helen says:

    Oh Charleston Essie, I love others from your family and I would certainly love you, too. I have your discontinued sister, Borrowed and Blue, and I don’t have any good mauves in my collection! You, however, are a perfect and handsome shade for any occasion. You would certainly get plenty of use in my home, I am addicted to painting my nails and I do them at least twice a week! Please bestow your wonderful countenance on my manicure. It would be an honor.

  19. Chloe Eloise says:

    Oh Charleston, you are just the cutest of them all. I would be more than happy to adopt you and welcome you to my family. You would become 1 of 9 in our essie family & would hopefully be able to pave the way for more to come and help them adjust. We would love you just as much and let you shine and never again be left behind!

  20. Lydia says:

    Charly would love to come live with me, I paint my nails at least twice a week, and all my friends nails as well! You would be loved and appreciated for all that youre worth and more!

  21. Lisa says:

    I can give you a very warm welcome in my house. I am from Holland and I think you need a new environment, so you are in a great position out here. I am sure that you can find your way with all the cows on the meadows.

  22. Brianna says:

    Charleston Essie deserves a good home, and I believe I will give him that home. As I have no essies in my collection, Charleston will certainley be swatched and worn immediately. He will surely be loved with me.

  23. Peyton says:

    I would love to adopt Charleston Essie. He deserves a home to be proud of, and a loving nurturing owner. Charleston would love the others in my collection, just as they would love him. No nail polish left behind. He deserves to be immersed in a world where he is loved, and feels good about himself. Charleston – you won’t be dissapointed. Just when the polish thought the world was over, it painted it’s way to a brighter future<3

  24. Kerry says:

    I would love to adopt Charleston. I’d welcome him into my nail polish family with open arms. Charleston would adorn my fingernails the second he arrived at my door, and would be a frequent visitor on my nails, as well as my mom’s nails.

    Charleston would love when I run my perfectly polished nails down my kitten’s back, lovingly scratching one cheek, then the other.

    Everyone at work will ooh and ahh over my Charleston and say “Where did you get such a gorgeous color?” And I can respond “I adopted him – I gave him a loving home when no one else would.”

  25. Kate says:

    Dearest Charleston,

    I want to make you happy. I want you to glow. You will adorn my tips and toes for everyone to bask in your beauty. Your timeless perfection will always be a favorite. You don’t need to live in the shadow of others, you need to be the life of the party. You need to be the one all others aspire to. You will be loved and cherished.

    We will go on picnics, walks through the park, we may even go dancing and you can show off your namesake moves! You’re a stunner and will never go unnoticed again.

    xoxoxo,
    Momma Dearest

  26. Jennifer says:

    I could make Charleston Essie a very happy polish. As a girl who loves all things new and exciting I promise to make Charleston very happy in my warm home. Surrounded by the utmost care and kept safe and warm with other polishes *that i’m sure would be happy to meet and spend some time with Charleston*.

    Of course I’d have to show him off to all my friends, and if it was alright with him, i’d be happy to let them share.

  27. cynthia kasper says:

    Charleston will be warmly welcomed to my home. He will not be alone, ignored or neglected. Charleston will have a special spot to sit where all can see & admire his beauty! His lovely color will not be duplicated and his shimmer will shine for all to behold & adore regularly:) This household honors, respects & admires veterans of all kinds & Charleston is a true veteran, thinking he has given up his value so others could go before him. But in this household Charleston will always be valued & appreciated for more than he could ever hope!

  28. Sarah says:

    You are a beautiful polish that never deserves to be in a box! You will get all the care you need when you get to my home! You will be off those crutches in no time! I will take great care for you and I will always have my eye on you!

    Come home with me to have the best polish life!

  29. Hannah says:

    Poor Charlesteon! I am a lover of Essies, and I have three lovely Essie ladies waiting in my cabinet at home…
    Lapis of Luxury is a beautiful blue to complement your mauve-y tone. Turquoise and Caicos is a bold, sporty chic who love pairing with others to make beautiful nail art. Watermelon is a flirty hot pink with all the time in the world to catch up. Smooth Sailing, like you Mr. Charleston, is a shimmer who needs a man to appreciate her beauty. WIll you come to stay with these cute little bachelorettes? I promise there will be no fighting (and if there is you can chill with my mom’s stash, she loves neutrals!).
    If my bachelorettes don’t suade you, Mr. Charelston, I am a huge fan of unique shimmers just like yourself. My mom loves neutrals and would appreciate the fact that she can wear your neutral yet powerful handsomeness to work without getting in trouble! Call me Charleston!

  30. SpicyWedding says:

    I would be the perfect parent to Charleston Essie because I absolutely adore the Essie family. Hearing that one of their members is open to adoption had me jump out of my seat.

    I can give all the love and attention to this darling because my collection is very small which means all my attention would be turned to the few polish family members I have. I’m sure they would get along great together as we are all neutrals.

    Chaleston would see tons of sunlight as I live in a sunshine state where it is summer all year round!

  31. Chelsea says:

    Awww, poor Charleston 🙁 Iknow you’re feeling down, but seeing as I have no shimmering polishes I would love to give you a permanent home and shower you with love and attention! I have plenty of wide open space for you to roam and a few pretty girly polishes that would love to meet you.

  32. cindy hollett says:

    oh sweet essie…..sometimes i think my kind has been discontunied too……but never….you are full of life and colour…a place for you in my heart and nail display……….xoxoxoxoo

  33. Hello dear Charleston!
    Well aren’t you a handsome chap. Run away with me darling, and we will get all the sunshine you could ever want! No more cramped quarters, you will be a star! It’s alright if you don’t last all week, I have no problem reapplying your gorgeous color on my naked nails.

  34. maria says:

    I was at the store today wanting to buy a new nailpolish, but this adoption much like the SPCA seems like a much better idea. I would call him Charlie and i would take him out in the new year very often!

  35. Sabrina Oal says:

    Awh, dear ol’ Charleston! I’m such a sucker for the less fortunate, I’ve actually devoted my life to helping these people (or nail polishes). Not only will I love it with all my heart, spoil it AND never let it leave my fingernail’s sight, I will no longer let it stay in the dark. Gone are Charleston’s pointless days, because each day of his life will now be spent with a woman who truly loves him. After all, he is a rare one, one in a million to be exact. There is no other like him, because men like him can’t simply be bought any more!

  36. Joy Ella says:

    I am a nail art addict and my polishes are all meticulously (my friends say anally) organized, catalogued, and swatched. I am opening a store on Etsy soon featuring original hand-painted manicures and am always looking for the highest quality nail paints to use both on my own digits as well as on my “tiny canvases”. Charleston would never feel left out as I rotate colors often, especially shades of browns/beiges/greys as they are my favorite to wear. He’d have a nice, safe p;ace of his very own in my organized drawers with lots of other friends to play with. Check out my tumblr to see how dedicated I am to my nail polish. I hate to waste a drop and I am always open to welcoming more polish into my routine.

    <33

  37. Elise says:

    Poor little Charleston! It breaks my heart to hear a story like that. He needs someone to tell him he is worth a ton more than the bottom of the clearance bin. Poor little guy! I think that he would really like staying with me. Not only would he have a loving family from all over the world, but he would also get to help with my art. Charleston would never be thrown away or wasted. He would have a forever home in my heart and in my art. Come on home Sweetheart.

  38. Lexi says:

    Whether discontinued or not, I would want you either way! I don’t have many shimmers, and I would love for you to be one of the prettiest I have ever seen! My bare nails also agree, they would love to have your pretty little self on them. You are one of the most unique colors I have seen, and you would also be my first essie, and hopefully I can bring more into the world so they can join you<3 If I'm chosen, you will NOT be put into any drawer or bag, you will be proudly displayed on my desk so you can see daylight (Or be crushed by others). You deserve the best and you'll get that if you chose me 🙂 I love you little Charleston!

  39. Kimberly says:

    ohh Charleston, be my prince. Love me in good and bad times , because i will do to. You bring back some colour in my life, you can do what other polishes couldn’t, I will stick to you in sickness and in health, and so will my nails. Forever together, I do.

  40. Julie says:

    Little Charleston would fit right in among my other Essies. With other pretty pinks and lavenders he would find to be very unique which means he might get a little more love than some of my others. (But dont tell the others 🙂 lol) He is a shimmer and I can promise that he wont be left in the dark. He would get plenty of sunlight wheather it be going on walks with the dogs, or going on runs, and of course playing in the park. He would get so much love and attention.

  41. Vi says:

    Aww, Charleston. There are plenty of bare nails wanting to accompany you on a night out on the town, a fun day in the sun, a quiet day inside. Whether discontinued or not, you are the one and only who will shimmer and shine the brightest of them all.

    You will be greatly welcomed and adorned.

  42. Victoria says:

    It makes me so sad to hear a story such as this! Charleston Essie will be loved and appreciated in my home. I love all of my nail polish equally as they are beautiful in their own way! Little Charleston will be no exception! He will be lovingly accepted into my growing family of polishes and he will finally find a purpose in life as he will come together with some other polishes in a team effort to create beautiful nail art! Charleston will finally see the sun and let his true colour and radiant shimmer shine in the sunlight! Clearance or not I would surely purchase you! To answer your question, I am sure any woman like myself would welcome you into their home with open arms because unlike a CND Shellac you have a wonderful humble personality that I greatly admire. There are so many pretty pinks and purples here that would love to meet you and some olives and beiges that you will surely be great friends with! In my home you will never be wasted and you will be appreciated for the unique shimmer you are <3

  43. Kaitrin says:

    Charleston is absolutely beautiful! I would love to add him to my family! He will never feel alone or squished again, I have many polishes who would love to share their place with him! He will be on display for all of my friends to see, and will be able to show his wonderful colour on lots of nice nail because all my friends share my polish! He will never feel like he was 1/2 price because in my eyes, he is priceless! He will be the star of the show on my nails, I will take him out to the bars with me and we will have a wonderful time together. He is a wonderful shade and will be put to good use because he will go with a lot of my clothes! I only have one other Essie who is very lonely right now, and I have a feeling Charleston could find a good friend in her!