Saturday, May 7, 2011

Essie's 2011 Resort Collection!

I have to admit that Essie's 2011 summer collection didn't really excite me, but I immediately wanted/needed the 2011 resort collection!  Every single color in there spoke to me on some level.  Yes, nail polish speaks to me.  It tells me to buy lots and ignore my ragged cuticles' pleas to stop switching polish so often.  So today my polish arrived!  First pic below is with flash and second is without.  From left to right we have Your Hut or Mine, Fair Game, Da Bush, and Lion Around.  Sorry for the crappy photos and lighting but my sister's borrowing my camera while on vacation and lighting sucks because I have bad lighting and was too lazy to get up and take these photos somewhere else.
I kinda love my skittles nails.  Polishes are in the same order.
This is with one coat each, although Da Bush was a bit streaky and so I had to make it a thicker coat so I'll say it's 1.5 coat.  I really thought I'd like Da Bush more than I do since I love Sew Psyched (also known affectionately as duck poo/fungus nails, but in a good way) but it's a bit too pastel-y on me.  Maybe with more coats it looks better.  It's still a nice color, but just not instant love for me.  I also thought I'd like Fair Game more than I do.  Don't get me wrong, I love it, but it's a bit frostier than I thought it would be.  I am really liking Your Hut or Mine and Lion Around and will definitely be testing these out during the week since they're totally office appropriate unlike the other two.  So until Sunday night when I have to switch to a more subdued shade for my alter ego Ms. Office Lady, I am wearing Fair Game.
This was a dream to put on.  Suuuuper smooth and easy and any unevenness smoothed out magically on its own.  I think this does need a good top coat though because when I initially swatched it with the other resort colors I thought it didn't look shiny enough.  I'm down to the last 1/3 of my Good to Go top coat and let me tell you it is a paaaain trying to use it up without totally ruining my nails with smudging and streaks.  Even with nail polish thinner to de-goop it, it's still hard to get enough on the brush.  Sigh.  Is it possible to use up the last 1/3 of a bottle?  I never have used one long enough to encounter this so I'm a bit perplexed.

Oh and here's my pug.  She didn't mind the nail polish so much tonight.  I know this is going to sound crazy but I swear some of the newer Essie polishes smell almost like old school bubble gum!  Weird but way better than some that smell super toxic and fume-y.  So my lil pug was quite pleased with these and decided to snooze next to me.  I love it when a perfect little bit of her tongue sticks out.  It looks almost like a flower petal!

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