Essie Smooth Sailing

Okay. So I never got my Friday post up. I was in the middle of a computer switch and let’s just say it wasn’t as simple as I’d planned. I loved the mani, but I made the mistake of getting distracted and cleaning the laundry room floor before I photographed it! Big mistake. That’ll teach me to never clean the laundry room floor again. (Whoops, maybe that’s the wrong lesson learned.)

So today I have an untried, Smooth Sailing, from Essie’s 2011 Braziliant Collection. I didn’t pick this up too long ago – so it’s still available. It’s a pretty periwinkle blue with silver shimmer. The formula was really nice.

Essie Smooth Sailing (work / play / polish)

This is two coats. There’s a little bit of balding at the cuticle. But I honestly couldn’t even see it until I looked at the pics.

Essie Smooth Sailing (work / play / polish)

Curiously, if you look this up on the Essie site…the bottle shot is WAY more purple than real life. I know bloggers toil over getting accurate color (and sometimes it’s just not possible). But you’d think the polish company would have it perfect.

Essie Smooth Sailing (work / play / polish)

My daughter tells me she’s tired of swatches and I need to do some nail art to “attract a younger audience.” LOL. I don’t know about that. I do intend to get off the swatch kick. Plus, Digit-al Dozen week starts 11 February and the topic is Love & Hearbreak. Any ideas?

Disclosure: At this time, I have no material connection to the brand or product used in this post.

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  1. Rachael says:

    I really like your swatches! I do like nail art but i really enjoy reading through your swatches as well to get ideas :)

  2. 10 Nice Nails says:

    That’s a really pretty color!

    And I like your new watermark. Very snazzy!

  3. aaaahhhh what a gorgeous color :)

  4. Cindi says:

    Gorgeous blue. I love the shimmers in it. I love nail art and that’s how I first discovered nail blogs. Swatches are just as fun as I can really see the beauty of a polish so please keep those gorgeous swatches coming!

  5. Beautiful cloudy color! I definitely don’t mind your swatches, your nails are nice to look at haha

  6. Beautiful!!! And sweetie I love your swatches!!!

  7. June says:

    This looks so nice on you! And you have gorgeous swatches, so no complaints from me! :)

  8. Deborah says:

    It looks really pretty on you!

  9. I love your swatches, but also your awesome nail art!

  10. glittersnapdragon says:

    So..I’m old and grey….I love your swatches :))
    Very pretty colour as well: looks great on you!

  11. Kate says:

    This colour is gorgeous! Also your painting is flawless!

  12. Robin says:

    Don’t stop doing swatches! I enjoy nail art as much as the next person, but I rarely do it myself and I count on good swatches when I’m considering buying a new polish!

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