Saturday, July 23, 2011

essie - smooth sailing

Hi guys! I meant to post this a long time ago but I ended up running some errands and forgetting!

The polish I'm going to show you today is one of my favorites from this year.


This is Essie - Smooth Sailing.
I don't feel compelled to buy a lot of Essie polishes, but this one, I needed.
Essie is quite expensive here, usually $9-12, but then I found out that I could buy them for $5.50 at a professional store. It's good to have friends with pro licenses! (Hi, Kathryn!)


Smooth Sailing is so pretty. It is a periwinkle blue with this awesome shimmer that shines silvery and also sometimes turquoise. (See the turquoise flecks on the middle finger and in the bottle?)
This also makes a great pedi color - I wore it on my Montreal trip!

The formula is awesome, almost a one coater, but you need two for total coverage.

I wanted to jazz this mani up a bit, but with something easy.
That means, glitter topcoat!


I added one coat of Nicole by OPI - Let's Get Star-ted.
This is a polish with iridescent glitter as well as pretty iridescent purple stars!


As you can especially see in the bottle of the first picture, the glitter flashes mostly blue, orange and green, while the stars are purple with an iridescence to them.


The glitter is hard to capture over this color but it is there and it is really pretty!

I will warn you - you must put a topcoat over these stars (or any other large glitter) because they will hitch on your clothes or your hair and annoy you!
(That's what happened to me, and I picked all the stars off within an hour.)

I've got lots of new polish lately! Some things you can expect to see in the next few days are China Glaze OMG polishes, Color Club Wicked Sweet & Alter Ego, and a Kleancolor haul!

21 comments:

  1. I love Smooth Sailing. It's a gorgeous color and really pops on the nail!!

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  2. LOVE Smooth Sailing. Don't have it yet, but will soon.

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  3. Gorgeous color.
    That's why I don't like wearing star shaped glitter - no matter how much topcoat I'll put over it, soon it's still stuck in my hair.

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  4. Smooth Sailing is so gorgeous...I need to move this shade up on my list of untrieds.

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  5. $5.50 for Essie polishes?! You lucky, lucky girl. Oh, I hate star glitters for that exact reason. It's not so attractive having a strand of hair hanging off your finger!

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  6. I absolutely LOVE Essie Coat Azure, so I need to get this one as well. It's similar but not the same.... so I'm sure I'll love it too!

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  7. i love this color! im wearing right now!

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  8. I love Smooth Sailing as well! & I <3 what you did with the glitter.

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  9. this is one of my favorites, too =) looks great on you =D

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  10. I have this but it's untried. You just made me super excited to use it!

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  11. Looks so cute with the stars =D

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  12. wooow, really cute mani and gorgeous color, too!

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  13. I want this so bad. I'm waiting for a sale at ulta lol

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  14. ARRGH I need to sort my life out and get this colour! I've been eyeing it up for sooo long I need to pull my finger out!

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  15. This look is so adorable! And I know what you mean with the stars hitching on your clothes... Sigh. Oh btw, I bought OPI Dim Sum Plum because of your post and I am loooving it. It's so opaque!

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  16. I have Smooth Sailing...it's one of 4 lonely Essies in my giant collection. I have been looking for the star glitter...unsuccessfully so far!

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