Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Essie Smooth Sailing and OPI Navy Shatter


I never thought that eBay would be my preferred outlet for buying any nail polish but gotta say, it does me well for Essie. (The trick is to, um, buy a lot and order from a seller who has a great combined shipping deal.)

Essie Smooth Sailing


Photos just don't do this justice. It's actually a kind of chunky iridescent shimmer that sparkles blue and pink and purple and is so very, very, very pretty. Great application, two coats. This is the third day of wear.

Closeup of Smooth Sailing
You can sort of see the great shimmer in this photo. Just imagine it all over the nail...


Essie Smooth Sailing and OPI Navy Shatter


Am loving the jelly crackles. Some people might be annoyed that there's such a difference between one and two coats of the polish -- the discrepancy is most obvious on my middle finger -- but I kind of like the variation it gives to the polish. At one coat, it's obviously a blue jelly; at two, it turns more into dark navy (almost black but not quite).

Closeup of Smooth Sailing and Navy Shatter


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12 comments:

Laura said...

Jeepers! Leeemmmmiiiinnnnggg. So pretty!

beachgal said...

This was one of 2 shades sold out of the Brazilliant collection soon as it hit my local area drugstore. I finally just ordered it. Plan to wear it with Essie Kisses & /Bisses over it for even more twinkle.

ilexica said...

Loving that colour combo - you're making me want to buy navy shatter!

Danny said...

I'm still waiting for my Smooth Sailing! This is so pretty! Can't wait!

BMR said...

Great combination of the two polishes. I wish I could find Smooth Sailing in my local drugstore. Always sold out.

Persnickety Polish said...

Smooth Sailing is the best! I could stare at that color all day long. Lovely manicure. :-)

Spaceinvaders said...

The navy shatter really finishes this manicure, cool!

Susy said...

I love Smooth Sailing sooo much, I think it looks great with everything!! Great color combination! :)

paint that nail said...

soooooooo pretty!! I am loving the navy shatter too!! great combo they work so well together!:)

AngieP said...

I adore Smooth Sailing! It was a lemming for about a month before I found it! In fact, I'm even wearing it right now- so pretty.
However, I'm not a fan of it with the blue crackle... I can't put my finger on it, but it just looks off to me.
Still, I was thinking about doing white or metallic crackle on it if I get bored with it in a few days.
On its own, it is just such a pretty color!

TikiBarbie said...

I really like this manicure and I love Smooth Sailing. So pretty!

Lucy said...

Love that beautiful polish. I rather not cover it up with the crackle topcoat.

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