Thursday, January 19, 2012

Essie Smooth Sailing

Hello lovelies! It's already Thursday afternoon over here, so technically there's just one day left till the weekend. I can't wait! I also have something amazing to show you this weekend. But in the meantime I have another stunner today. Most of you might know this polish, as it came out in the summer collection from Essie. I'm sure you don't mind seeing it again though, so here it is! 

Essie Smooth Sailing, indoors, artificial light
This is not my first time wearing Smooth Sailing. I actually wore this last summer on my trip to Paris, so you can see how much I love it. It's a lovely cornflower blue with a very interesting shimmer, that almost looks like a fleck. To describe this shimmer is very hard. I would say that it's silver and it shoots different colors in bright light (like a holo). But to experience this you will need to see it in person. In the pictures it just looks like a silver shimmer, very lovely nonetheless. 

I'm sorry I only post artificial light pictures lately, but there's almost no sun these days. And even if there's sun at like 12-1 pm, I'm usually not home to take advantage and take some pictures. 

While applying this, I've noticed some issues with dragging and I had to be careful to avoid bald spots. Drying time was very fast though and wear time ok. I seem to get tip wear very early with every polish lately, so I'm not sure if I can comment on durability. I also don't know what I'm doing wrong (might be the top coat). 

I just love love love this polish and I can't believe I forgot to include it in my top 10 for 2011. Maybe it should have been a top 11. I would recommend this to everyone, but it's especially a must for the blue lovers (you won't regret it, trust me). I'm very pleased with the Essie colors this past year. There's at least one polish in every collection that makes me take my hat off to this brand. 


  1. LOVE Smooth Sailing! It looks great on you. I think I need to break this one out again soon. It is such a pretty blue.

    You are right about Essie, there is at least one polish from every collection lately that I am totally in love with.

    1. I know. It's one of those polishes I would wear like every week. Can't get enough of it!

  2. This is sooo pretty!!! It's one I've been eyeing, but keep leaving. I might get it eventually.


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