Wednesday, August 10, 2011

NOTD- Essie Borrowed & Blue + INM Base Coat Review

Ok this is actually like NOAFWA (Nail of a Few Weeks Ago) because I painted my nails this color when I did this haul. I was able to paint my nails that day (boo for not being able to wear polish at work!), but had to take it off the next day. But I still wanted to share :)

Blue is one of my favorite colors. This was a really pretty light robins egg blue that I got at Bed Bath & Beyond. It was such a pretty summer color, so I'm pretty sad I didn't get to wear it much. I also painted my toes with it and it looked fab :) I'm a fan of Essie nail polishes in general, I don't know why I always seem to gravitate towards them in the store, along with China Glaze. Oh and please excuse my not so good self manicure skills.

Also, I used my INM Clear Bond Base Coat I also mentioned in the haul. I tested one hand with the base coat and one without. Unfortunately, the hand with the base coat had a streakier application, but after applying a second coat it was fine. But, when I went to take the polish off, it was sooo easy to remove, while the hand without the base coat I had to scrub a little harder to get it off. Not a bad purchase, but I'd like to find one that doesn't give me streaks when I paint my nails.

What was your favorite nail polish this summer? Do you have a favorite base coat? Do you feel a base coat is necessary?

Also, don't forget to enter my giveaway if you want a chance to win an Emma Kisstina MAC Print and a MAC lipstick or lipglass of your choice!


Katie said...

Such a gorgeous color, I've picked it up a bunch, but this is making me want to pull the trigger and get it! xo

Rimi said...

gorgeous color!

no favorite shades this summer, but red will always have my heart :)


Miss Caitlin S. said...

I really like this blue, it reminds me of Easter a bit but would look great jazzed up with a variety of outfits. I never paint my nails though because I get so tired of the process.. ugh!

Alynne Leigh said...

I love this color! (:
I think I have a nail polish addiction!

Bonnie said...

The color is gorgeous. I love wearing colors like this on my nails because they are chic but also attention-grabbing.
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Emily said...

Hey! Congrats on 200!!!

Alessandra Mazzini said...

cute nail color!!

Josie said...

That's such a pretty color! I like bright shades in the summer.
xo Josie

Charlee said...

Loving the colour, pastels are great for the summer :)


Vanessa said...

Such a pretty color! I'm always looking for a perfect light blue nail polish. I think I'll give this a try!