Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Essie Smooth Sailing!

Hi there! Today I have a simple look for you guys, but one that I think is really pretty. It started with Essie's Smooth Sailing. I picked up this color and instantly loved it. It's a really nice periwinkle blue with a silver shimmer to it. To start, I used a few new products. First I applied Orly's Primetime, which is a chip-preventing primer, to be used under a base coat. Next, I applied Essie's Ridge Filling Base Coat. I don't really have any ridges in my nails, but wanted to try out some different base coats. I'm not sure how long you're supposed to wait before applying polish, but I waited about a minute or so. Then, I applied Smooth Sailing. I was not happy with the first coat. It applied very patchy and streaky, and polish would lift off after going back over a section. I normally use OPI's Base Coat, so I don't know if the problem was my base coat or the polish, so I have some comparing to do. The second coat was fine though, and any bad spots were easily covered up. I also had a new top coat to try, Northern Lights Hologram Top Coat in Silver (By the company "Out the Door"). You have to shake for a while to really mix up all the holographic particles as they sink to the bottom and stay down there, but once it's mixed an on your nails, it looks really pretty!

Have a great day! :)


  1. Pretty! Northern lights looks awesome on top of it! I'm actually wearing Smooth Sailing now too, how funny is it that we both picked it up Sunday and put it on already! I had a tough time with the first coat too, but I was also using Essie ridge filling base coat. I'll be interested to hear if it applies better over an OPI base coat! I will have to get that Northern Lights topcoat on our next polish trip!

  2. oooo I love this blue! I'm going to try and find it now lol. The northern lights brand though I do not know of. Where did you buy it?

  3. I purchased it at a Nail Supply store, but I believe they can be purchased at Sally's Beauty!

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