Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Splash of Grenadine

I think this is a first for me: a nails of the day post when I'm still wearing the polish as I type about it. I put on Essie Splash of Grenadine on Sunday and like it so much I haven't taken it off yet—just refreshed it with Insta-Dri top coat this morning and am hoping it lasts the rest of the week. I'm rather surprised by how much I like this—when the Resort Collection came out I was much more interested in the other three colors but picked this one up anyway just to have a complete set (my dad liked to have complete sets of things, too, so no mystery where I got that trait).

This feels really right for the season here—bright and summery, but not too bright to wear to work. I also like that it balances right on the line between pink and purple—it's an interesting color, much more so than it appeared when I looked at the bottle. (It's close enough to purple that my camera got a bit confused by it, so I did a little color balancing on my photos.) I used only two coats—I wasn't planning to keep it on very long.

Essie polish

Here's a bonus shot of it several days after I put it on, after I'd done some painting and other household chores. The background is one of my current knitting projects—socks I've been working on on and off for months.

Essie polish

7 comments:

  1. I badly want this. I love these pinks. In fact, I'm growing ever pinker with the passing of days.

    ReplyDelete
  2. I just discovered your nail blog thanks to Get cha Nails Did. I too live in Michigan about an hour from Detroit.

    ReplyDelete
  3. OMG!! such a pretty color :) love it

    ReplyDelete
  4. That's LUSH.
    Definitely going to be looking for a dupe x

    ReplyDelete
  5. This colour is very pretty! Very feminine...though I prefer brights!

    ReplyDelete
  6. What a pretty colour! And I'm so excited that you knit! I do too!

    ReplyDelete
  7. lovely! been seeing this one a lot lately...totally need to get this.

    ReplyDelete

Thank you for reading and commenting! I greatly appreciate knowing I'm not just talking to myself here. :)