Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Essie Smooth Sailing

As you can tell from the photo, I chopped all my nails down this week due to some breakage issues. Well, not so much chopped as clipped, but you get my point. Either way, I was in the mood for some change.

Since I'd been wearing mostly heavy-duty glitters lately, I decided to go for a little more subtle sparkle and picked out Essie Smooth Sailing from the Spring '11 Brazilliant Collection, at the local salon late last week.

Smooth Sailing is a periwinkle blue creme finish with the slightest hint of silver glitter. It's subtle enough for an extra pop, but not in-your-face enough to be overwhelming.

Let me start by saying that I like this color, but I don't LOVE it.

I just don't think it suited my nails when they were on the stubby side. I think it looked a little weird in a way, but I can't put my finger on why. However, if my nails were longer, I think it'd look great. I just don't think it works well on shorter nails. Tomorrow's post will explain it a little better and you'll see why I say that.

Also, the glitter didn't pop enough for me. It kind of looked like I had put some polish over a glitter top coat to try and hide it. I'm all for subtle sparkles, but I think this one just missed the mark. In the light, it has a nice glass-flecked finish, which saved it for me. But in the rainy days of September, it just didn't do it for me.

Don't worry, Essie... I love you anyway. And I hear my grandmother just brought home a new polish from you for me to try. Apparently, it was in the clearance bin at Harmons. Go figure.

Until tomorrow!

- Princess Polish

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