Monday, July 18, 2011

Essie Shelter Island

I always feel kind of bad when I post a picture of a creme. They just don't inspire to me take as many pictures or to blah, blah, blah quite as much as I do with other finishes. It's not that I don't love cremes. I do! I really do! But with shimmers and glitters, different angles can show the polish differently. But a creme looks pretty much the same no matter what I do. Of course, I have no idea how many people actually read my drivel anyway, so maybe it doesn't matter! =)

Essie Shelter Island is really quite beautiful, a bright blue that is halfway between a creme and a jelly. It's got a lovely squishy finish that I'm quite fond of.

I have lots of light blue cremes in my collection, but I'm happy to say this one is unique. No dupes that I've found so far! I'll try to do a comparison picture with some of my other blues in a future post, I just didn't have time today. The formula on this one is good, though a little thin. I needed three coats for full opacity, and it's still got that jelly squishiness around the edges. Dry time was good, though, so I'm not complaining.

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  1. I read your drivel! I know what you mean about cremes, they're nice but they do look the same from all angles. This one's very pretty! I love blues.

  2. I want this blue! I'm upset that I missed out on it :/ and I totally read your drivel, too! And your swatches are great, I love your nails :)

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  4. Noelie, it's boooring... Another lovely shade! Try sth coral, orange or vampy red :oP

  5. @Laura Yay, I'm glad you read it! I love reading blogs, so I figured the least I can do is share my opinion of the polishes, you know? This one is very, very pretty indeed, and when I look at how many blues I've posted versus other colors, it's actually a little silly! =)

    @All The Pretty Polish And yay, you read it too! Thanks so much for your kind words. =) Are you in the US? This polish has not yet reached the point of impossible to find if so!

    @Pani Skeffington But I don't feeeeeel like wearing those colors... lol!

  6. I loove Essie's jellies! Ok, I lie, I love ALL jellies!! I love the gummy look on the nails and for some reason the consistency of jelly polishes are always nice :) This blue looks fabulous and has the best of both worlds - opacity of creams and the gummy look! Thank you for sharing it.. now I must run to the store..... :)

  7. @YK Yes, I love that gummy look on the nail too, and I really adore these new polishes that have been coming out that are halfway between a jelly and a creme. It creates the sweetest squishy look on the nails! =)

    @Pani Skeffington lol =)


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