Saturday, April 14, 2012

Essie Absolutely Shore





Essie Absolutely shore from the Braziliant collection. I coveted this for ages and was finally able to swap for it. I wasn't disappointed - it's a lovely soft sage that will be great as a pedicure colour. This was three coats and I think it could have done with a fourth, but I can live with that because I love the shade.


(Sorry that my thumb looks weirdly pink - I'm using a Nails Inc top coat which not only bubbles but also picks up the underlying colour terribly, so this has a bit of Illamasqua Lament on it...lovely.)


I also decided to ruin it with a crappy ring accent (China Glaze Cheers to You from Holiday 2010). This was supposed to be a thin line across the nail line, but the first stroke globbed and I had to make it a full french tip. Grr. Just pretend that's not there.

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9 comments:

Nina said...

I think this mint colour matches perfect with the silver tone:)

LabMuffin said...

Oh man, I love green-greys!

Southern Gorgeous said...

Very pretty!!

lilacsrip said...

I love this color! I had it on a few weeks ago and it wore like iron, eight straight days without a single chip! I did an accent nail too, layered CND Jade Sparkle over my ring ;)

Sensible Nails said...

I've been flip flopping on this color. On one hand I need a pretty mint green, on the other it's a very white mint green which might look like chalky paint on me. It's really a lovely color though.

beachgal said...

I am kicking myself I did not pick this up last summer the one time I did see it. It was not in the regular drug store displays I saw. I called all around to find it. Finally got it, and it is great. Does not give that chalky look that light pastels often do.

NY*NAIL*DIVA said...

Awww man, why didn't i pick this up last summer? Cool mani and color!

Sandra said...

Nice mani, loving the accent nail. :)

ilexica said...

Nina - I love the green and silver, too! Just wish I hadn't been such a klutz applying it.

LabMuffin - then you need this one...

Southern Gorgeous - thanks!

Lilacsrip - yeah, the wear was awesome, it lasted ages on me. I think your accent sounds nicer than mine. Did you take pics?

Sensible nails - well it is a very sensible mint! You might like Illamasqua milf too, I swatched that last year.

beachgal - yeah, it's a good one, no? Glad you managed to lay your paws on it.

NY nail diva - it pops up on ebay a lot!

Sandra - thanks, I'm glad no-one's pilloried me over the application!

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