April 19, 2012

Better Late Than Never: Essie Smooth Sailing

A few weeks ago I went to get my nails done with some girls from dance. I rarely get my nails done, as I find that I do a better job than most local nail techs and I also have a better color selection than most local nail salons (LMAO). When I do get my nails done at a salon though, I try to pick colors I don't own so that I can find new polishes to buy test out different colors. At this recent trip, I narrowed my choices down to Essie Smooth Sailing, Essie Braziliant, and Essie Fifth Avenue. I ended up picking Fifth Avenue, a bright juicy corally red orange. But, I couldn't stop thinking about Smooth Sailing and Braziliant (both from Essie's Summer 2011 collection)! So I did the natural thing for a polish hoarder- I ordered them that evening from Apothica.com.

Today I'm showing you Essie Smooth Sailing, a gorgeous deep cornflower blue with lots of silver shimmer. Now that I own this, I have NO CLUE why I didn't buy it when it came out. What was I thinking? This is gorgeous and I adore it.

This is only two coats and the formula was lovely. I was expecting it to be more sheer, I think. I have a weird relationship with Essie polishes. I never seem to buy them, but I LOVE the ones I have. Some of my most-worn polishes are Essie! Like my favorite toe color, Essie Mini Shorts (I'm going to need to hunt down another bottle!).

Bottom line here is that I need to pay more attention to Essie! Stop ignoring them, and buy the gems they come out with right away. I can't wait to swatch Braziliant, I know I'm going to LOVE it.

Essie Smooth Sailing is available at Apothica.com.

I purchased this polish with funds sent to me by a sponsor of this blog, Apothica.com. For more information, please see my Disclosure Policy.

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