Friday, August 10, 2012

I'm back.....and with Essie Mojito Madness

Hey all - Happy Friday! Sorry for being MIA for the last few days. My boyfriend and I planned a cruise to the Bahamas on short notice (less than a month) so I spent this past week relaxing in the sun and the week before that running around like a mad woman. I had never been out of the country before (except for Canada, which I don't really count) so I was super excited.  I left work last Friday and went straight to the airport and headed to Florida, where we boarded the ship the next day. I'm back and also brought back a lovely case of sun poisoning so my face and shoulders are about 6 different colors (dark tan to bright pink) and I have blisters. My nose had so many blisters that they turned into what feels/looks like hard snake skin. I'm going out with my friend tonight and it's not going to be a pretty sight so be happy that all you have to look at is my nails lol.

Half Moon Cay, Bahamas

Cabbage Beach. Nassau, Bahamas

Essie Mojito Madness was a huge lemming of mine. Every single time I went to the store I picked it up and put it back. I kept telling myself I didn't need another green polish. Eventually, I couldn't hold back anymore and bit the bullet. I woke up one morning that I had taken off of work and drove to my nail supply shop just for this. I went home and used it that night. Could this be the best bright medium green polish ever made? Yes, I think it just may be.

Every single time I use an Essie polish I'm reminded how much I love this brand. The formula and the brush are a total win for me. Sure, they have a few colors that have less than perfect formulas and some of their collections can be a little bland for some of my wild tastes, but Mojito Madness was perfection. The photos below show 2 coats of Mojito Madness.

*You may notice bubbling, but that is my top coat combination. I topped this off with Seche Vite before I went out for the evening and then decided around 4am that I wanted to try my new top coat, Nail Tek Ceramic Glaze. The two together didn't play well together, but this mani did last me FIVE days before I got a chip. The day it chipped I had been cleaning for at least 4 hours. I'm going to test out the Nail Tek top coat again without SV underneath and report back on my wear.





Contemplating picking up Mojito Madness? Buy it! This polish is a win! I bought it for $6 at 8ty8Beauty but I would pay double for this without thinking twice. If anyone picks this up, let me know what you think!  :)

4 comments:

  1. I keep saying I don't need this. Then you guys keep showing me fabulous swatches and making me want it.

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  2. Love this green!!!! Beautiful pics!

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  3. This is one of my fav greens in this hue range - right up there with my love of China Glaze Starboard.

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  4. Ugh, so jealous! And that green, swoon...

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