So I have a funny story about this one. (Okay, it's not that funny. Or interesting. Feel free to skip ahead to the photos.)
Yun at The Polish Hideout has been posting about the Essie Resort 2013 collection all week and I've been commenting on how pretty it is and how I need to quit tarrying and just get In The Cab-ana already. I picked up the one I've been lemming most on my way home from work yesterday, and as I was drafting this post in my head last night, I had my intro all planned out. It did not occur to me that I didn't have what I thought I had until I went to link back to Yun and found I was in the wrong collection entirely.
SO FUNNY!!! RIGHT?!?!
Anyhoo. Essie Naughty Nautical is what I wanted, and what I got. It's from the summer 2013 collection of the same name.
Naughty Nautical is a gorgeous medium-bright green leaning teal with a subtle shimmer. I feel like it's the standout of this collection and I've got nothing like it in my growing stash of turquoise/teals. I'm totally digging it on my fingers right now but I think it'll be the most awesome summer pedi color, too.
Everything I read about Essie says they have a notorious formula, and this one was... okay. I used two coats. The first was streaky and patchy, but the second evened out nicely. The formula's on the thin side but applies thick. The brush is very thin and is nice for my little nails. I must say also that it looks like it might be a big time stainer, so I used a precautionary two layers of basecoat.
Doesn't it look so perfectly coastal town vacation home summery? :) So pretty. As I was applying this last night, I thought to myself, Self, you should create a scale measuring application difficulty depending on how adroit you are at painting your nails. So, on the newly conceived LLPT Polish Application scale, lol, Naughty Nautical gets an intermediate. This stuff does not apply itself and will likely require some cleanup.
Essie Naughty Nautical retails for $8 at Ulta and Fred Meyer (Kroger).
Thanks for reading and have a terrific day! ♥