|Essie Turquoise and Caicos|
I've been wanting a turquoise/jade/julep color for a while, and never thought to try this one out - in my memory it was a blue-leaning turquoise rather than the green I was looking for. But I recently saw some swatches online that inspired me to try it out, and I have to say, I'm in love.
This shade is quite sheer, but buildable - above is three coats. It has a gorgeous jelly finish. All the photos I took made the polish look much darker and bluer than it really is, so I had to play with the color levels, hence my spookily white skin! I'm pale, but not that pale!!
|One of the original photos - quite a difference! You can also see|
the dent in my index finger from carrying yarn; I spent a couple
hours knitting today!
In other nail-related news, I received the new Bundle Monster stamping plates (thanks to Erika's announcement!) so this one will probably get stamped soon - there are lots of great patterns in the new set, and it seems on first glance that the full-nail patterns are wider than they were in the first set - more in line with Konad plates.