27 June 2010

Blue MONTH, Essie Shelter Island and Smurfs and flakies

Essie Shelter Island + Inglot 204 + Chanel Illusion d'or

I have literally been craving blue lately. With my weird work schedule, I have finally accepted the fact that I cannot change my polish every day. So when trying to decide what color to wear for the next few days, my logical brain said to use Essie Pretty Edgy that I recently picked up at Ulta. But when I opened the bottle somehow I reached past Pretty Edgy and grabbed Shelter Island instead. These intense aqua-inspired colors are driving me crazy! There for I am declaring Blue Month. I am giving into temptation. Sometimes I have found it is better not to fight my addictive personality!

Essie Shelter Island

Essie Shelter Island was a slight PITA to apply. I am thinking it has a tiny bit of neon pigment, or something similar, I used 3 coats, and I was concerned that it would turn out bad because it apply rather 'lumpy.' Thank goodness it did an amazing job of self leveling!!! I love my Essies, and this one did NOT let me down. The color actually makes me think of Smurfs!

Essie Shelter Island + Inglot 204 + Chanel Illusion d'or

Did you know that the Smurfs were a comic strip in Belgium many many years before they were a TV cartoon? (I love Wikipedia!)

The comic strip was created by Piterre Culliford (25 June 1928 – 24 December 1992), known as Peyo. Later the comic strip was adapted into the popular cartoon which aired from 1981 to 1990. Being a child of the 80's I loved the Smurfs!

Essie Shelter Island + Inglot 204 + Chanel Illusion d'or
Oh, back to polish. The next day I knew I wanted to add Illusion d'or because I love how it looks over blues (you can see it here over WwtC). But I wanted to bring out the pink/blue hex glitter in it, so first i did a a layer of blue based-flakies, Inglot 204. I really think the 204 brings out the blue in the I-d'or, don't you?

And for any of you still looking for Essie Shelter Island, I bought it here: