|L-R: Mesmerized, Lapiz of Luxury and Turquoise and Caicos.|
It's like they're free, right?
Everyday for the past two months, I've been eating my morning breakfast overlooking the sea, which is (and not to sound smug) friggin' awesome. Even if the English seas are not the most salubrious of waters, and look positively murky, not to mention the condom wrappers on the beach - there's still something romantic about living right on the beach, and the amazing walks along it I've been having (mostly accompanied by a little stop-off for a beer).
There's something a little oceanic about the three Essie polishes I picked and they sort of blend from one to the next like the prettiest of blue-tinged segues (let us not confuse segue, with Segway, the small motorised upward, um, thing, that George Bush famously fell off of).
|I am not very good at photographing swatches, or my own hands in them. Sorry about my piggy fingers :)|
Mesmerized is a beautiful royal blue, so pretty and bright, and not a colour I would ever pick in a million years. Since we've started the (long) process of buying a house, however, I seem to be gravitating towards these kinds of classic primary colours for décor - red, blue and yellow - and I don't know why. Kiwi picked this one out for me, and he did good.
Lapis of Luxury is a colour I've wanted forever. Ever since I picked up Splash of Grenadine in New York a few years ago, I wished I'd gotten this one too. It's the prettiest pale periwinkle, so sweet, and there's something sort of sailboaty about it, but I don't know why.
Turquoise and Caicos spoke to me. Kiwi hates turquoise and deems it in the midst of a terrifying existential crisis (Is it blue?! Is it green?! NO IT'S NEITHER, EXISTENTIAL CRISIS), so something about this (rebellion?) made me swoop on this. Or it could have just been that summer feeling. Whatever. If you ever want an Essie polish to avoid, take my advice. This is the WORST Essie polish I have ever used. This picture took 4 thick, streaky coats, and then I sat there afraid to move or do anything for fear of smudging the multi-layer paint job. Such a shame, although I hear earlier versions of this were perfect, creamy 2-coat formulas, so I guess I got unlucky.
Oceanic blues are definitely suiting my mood over shouty corals and neon brights, there's something just lovely and sleepy about them which suits my mood, and the sea breeze blowing my skirt up at every opportunity.
What's going to be on your fingers and toes this summer?