Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Turquoise and Caicos

The Yarn Poet told me I had to wear something aqua or turquoise, and I'm happy to oblige:

Essie Turquoise and Caicos
Resort 2010

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.


  1. The Yarn Poet feels quite powerful (and not a bit silly refering to herself in the third person).


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