Well, after a few weeks of constant gluing and patching... I finally decided to cut my nails. I was really digging the length of my free edge but I just couldn't handle the every day gluing and patching anymore. Boourns! I suppose in the meantime I can go looking for a nail treatment - strengthener, growth solutions - you name it. So if you guys use anything like that, please let me know! I've got a great daily cuticle oil routine going so hopefully my nails will be healthier from now on!
Anyway, another from the backlog. This also best illustrates how long my nails currently are so it feels like it's not a backlog photo! Here's another from Essie's Winter 2012 collection. Again, I am not sure if these are limited edition shades but I really did love them all - even if they were Essie, which I feel is overpriced. This one is Where's My Chauffeur? which resides in that "Tiffany blue" category, which is apparently my kryptonite when it comes to nail polish! This type of shade will always be first to catch my eye! Despite not being a fan of Essie brushes, Where's My Chauffeur? had a decent formula which made up for it. I used two coats and no top coat for my swatch:
One thing that I really questioned was comparing Essie Turquoise and Caicos with Where's My Chauffeur... I will probably be doing a comparison swatch later, but I do remember that Turquoise and Caicos has a more subdued dusty tone, with a more finicky formula. I like them both in their own way.