Tuesday, January 31, 2012

I did go a little overboard - Essie Go Overboard

Ahhhhhh I just couldn't resist! I told myself that Armed and Ready was the only polish I was going to get from the Go Overboard collection, but when I saw the collection's namesake in reality, I had to get it. Some of the swatches I've seen of this make it seem like a bright teal, which is pretty unwearable for me. In person, or at least on me, it's actually a rather deep teal. It never ever looks black, which is perfect, but it's still a darker shade. It's like OPI Ski Teal We Drop- which I currently have on my toes! - just lighter.

The formula was truly excellent! Went on easily and covered like a dream - either one thick coat or two thin ones worked for me.

Just curious...but what are you wearing on your toes right now?


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emilee said...

LOVE this color. Go Overboard is what I wished Zoya Cynthia was (Cynthia just looks black on me which was disappointing)
Currently I have Revlon's Blue Mosaic on my toes- did that 2 weeks ago for the Giants play off game, will probably leave it on until after the superbowl is over!

Lindsay said...

I've got OPI's Here Today...Aragon Tomorrow on the toes - dark green/almost black.

I've never gotten into the teals, but they seem like they'd be a good pedi option.

WildHeart said...

Teal (of varying shades) is quickly becoming my 2nd favorite color; LOVE it! (Purple is my #1, though.) I'm wearing Essie Dive Bar on my toes at the moment. Essie has been on a roll for me, kind of: Bobbing For Baubles was awesome, and although I've not liked their formula in the past, it seems dreamy lately.

Out of curiosity, how does Go Overboard compare to RBL Teal? I almost bough GO yesterday, but I got RBL Teal last week; trying not to spend so much!

Gina Marie said...

I've got OPI's Not Like the Movies from the Katy Perry collection on the piggies and I love it!!!

Grace said...

Gah! This is so pretty! I picked up Armed and Ready (and LOVED it), but I wasn't planning on getting this because I have RBL Teal, which I guess is darker, since it's similar to OPI STWD.

I have Essie Smokin Hot on my toes right now, waiting to be paired up with a Merino Cool mani for a conference later this week (one of my favorite work friendly mani/pedi combos). Not that my toes will be showing at the conference, but *I* will know that they are nicely coordinated.

ilovemesomeginger said...

I just put Sally Hansen InstaDri in Brisk Blue on my toes. It makes me happy and reminds me of summer. Im sooooo ready for the beach!!

Elizabelle said...

I'm wearing Armed & Ready on my toes! I picked it up along w Go Overboard, which I haven't tried yet. Looks great!

greeneyespinknails said...

Very nice shade; it looks nice on you. On my toes I have Lapiz of luxury right now but am surely going to put Essie's Bordeaux or OPI's Got the blues for red on tonight or tomorrow.

Laura said...

I think this is such a lovely color. It's like Essie can only do fun, interesting colors in really small collections.

My toes are rocking Meep Meep Meep! I need something bright & sparkly to keep myself happy through the winter months.

The Lacquered Lady said...

I'm wearing CG Brownstone. I have this weird thing where my nails and toes don't have to match, but they do have to complement each other...

Anonymous said...

Very nice color, I'm wearing a similar from Chanel right now :)


kittytokaren said...

@emilee - Sometimes I'm also disappointed by almost-black colours :( (And I'm cheering for the Giants too!!!!)

@Lindsay - Now HTAT is an almost-black that I absolutely love!! There is something very unique about that finish. I usually just wear teals on my toes as well, but I had a moment with this. :)

@WildHeart - I've always been a huge Essie fan, but I have to agree with you, the past couple years have been amazing for them! Unfortunately I don't have RBL Teal any more to compare the two..sorry :( From what I remember I think RBL Teal was darker.

@Gina Marie - Aww nice!! :)

@Grace - Smokin Hot is still one of my faovrite oclours of all time!! And it goes great with Merino Cool for sure :)

@ilovemesomeginger - Haha adorable! I'm not *quite* ready for the beach, but I think I'm going to do something more cheerful on my toes next as well :)

@Elizabelle - Armed and Ready is completely fabulous!

@greeneyespinknails - Aww LoL is such a cute cute colour for toesies!

@Laura - I am all about glitter toes in the winter time - especially gold glitter!

@The Lacquered Lady - You must look very well put-together all the time! I don't change my toes nearly often enough to keep up with my mani changes!

@Pat - Oooo...Blue Rebel??


Honey_lili said...

This color is great on you. I love those dark shades.

I'm wearing OPI - From Monop With Love on my toes right now. This is a limited edition for a retail store in France. You can see the swatches here if you're wondering what it looks like (http://accropolish.blogspot.com/2011/02/we-finally-get-something-that-americans.html). I'm quite happy to have it in my collection, that's nothing terribly unique but at least it something that you guys don't have in the US ;) lol

Lucy said...

It's a lovely shade. I have it on my list to buy. I don't have anything on my toes. I've polished my toes once in about 10 years. GASP! I should start. It's 10 more nails that can wear a different color polish.

beachgal said...

I have and old black label OPI Dressed to Empress on my toes right now!

beachgal said...

I passed this one up - it was one of the RARE shades left on the display at Rite Aide here in my tiny town when I got there. I looked at it and thought of the teals I have already and all but one are creams and in this range. Did not need to spend $8 on another one.

Leisel said...

Any chance for a comparison between Essie Go Overboard and OPI Ski Teal You Drop? The OPI has been on my want list, but I wonder if the Essie might be more what I was thinking of.

Lindsey R said...

I was looking at this one earlier-- glad to know it's similar to Ski Teal We Drop since I already have that one! A gorgeous colour!

kittytokaren said...

@Honey_lili - How cool is that! You EU girls really do deserve some polishes we can't have - there are so many exclusives here! Enjoy it and it looks fabulous!

@Lucy - Oh my!!! You could even use your toes to swatch colours when you were indecisive! :)

@beachgal - Aww yeah black label OPI :)

@Leisel - Made a new post with a comparison just for you!

@Lindsey R - I did a comparison post between those two if you want to check out just how close/far they are!


MariJo said...

This is a great color!!

jaybird said...

My toes are polish-less. Hi! How are you doing?

kittytokaren said...

@MariJo - Thanks!

@jaybird - polish-less?! gah! I'm alright - super busy at work. Always tired, etc. But OK. How are you pretty lady???


Anna said...

I swatched Go Overboard last week, I love it! It's dark but still colorful and pigmented rather than just being...dark.


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