Saturday, 11 April 2015

Smooth Braiding

I don't own a lot of Essie's. Actually there's a lot of brands I don't own a lot of, but when it comes to Essie I tend to stay away on purpose. I find their formula can be his or miss. The only time I ever buy an Essie polish is if I think the colour is super unique. This is one of those times.

This is Essie's Smooth Sailing. A STUNNING periwinkle blue, with fine flecks of silver, blue and pink. This is probably tied with Lots of Lux for best Essie formula. It was 2 easy coats, and it evened out really well. Funny story about this polish, I hadn't worn it in years because I wore it when I had some tests done at the hospital, and it always reminded me of the hospital after that. But when I was looking at it in the bottle the other day I thought "F**k it! It's too pretty not to wear!".

I also did some nail art that used this polish. I tried out this braid look. I had literally seen it(or variations of it) 4 or 5 times the past week on various social media platforms I follow, so I had to give it a go. I used striping tape, but the lines aren't as crisp as I would have wanted them to be, but as I learnt it's much harder when you start using more colours at once. You need to move much, much faster. For this I used Essence Oh My Glitter(which I need a new bottle of because it's amazing), Sally Hansen's Piqué Side, and of course Essie's Smooth Sailing.


  1. I have the Essie and Essence polishes, I agree I love Essence Oh My Glitter :) I have a few real fave Essie's, like She's Picture Perfect/Using My Maiden Name (pretty much the same color). Smooth Sailing I thought I would love, I guess I was in the mood for something flashier the day I wore it, but it's still a really pretty one. Essie's are kind of expensive in my opinion and I notice I don't tend to wear them as much as other brands, but that's probably due to my holo fixation...I notice Essie has never done a holo...

  2. Beautiful nail polish and I love that braid manicure :-)

  3. i love all those polishes together!

  4. That is definitely too pretty not to wear!
    I am not a fan of Essie either. I have 4-5 ones, but I never wear them.


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