I've been desperately searching (and waiting) for Essie Braziliant ever since I heard about it at the end of April. The whole Summer 2011 collection looks fabulous, actually, and I'm not usually into oranges but when I saw this swatched I HAD to have it.
I finally found it at Target today and while I resisted buying anything at both Ulta AND Sally's, when I caught a glimpse in the store, my lack of self control took over and I bought it. Wee! Then I came home and immediately took off my leopard mani and put on this orange. Check it out!
|A bit shiny from the Butter London remover...weird!|
|Ugh..I broke this nail today, apparently I didn't file it well. I had to super glue the left side together haha woops|
Love love love! Braziliant is an obnoxiously loud orange and in the bottle you can see just a glimpse of pink shimmery undertones. It doesn't translate as well to the nail, though, which is fine by me 'cause I was lookin for strictly orange here! It's pretty opaque, but I still used three coats. I used two coats of ORLY Ridge Filler first and I don't think I let it dry long enough which made me have some issues when applying this. I don't know if there's some trick to it or something. Maybe I should've only used one coat of Ridge Filler. Regardless, it turned out okay after cleaning up a bit! I loved this color enough I even wrapped my tips 'cause I'm probably going to wear it a few days while I lay out at the pool!
Anywho, here's a quick photo of what I've picked up over the past several days:
|Essie Braziliant, OPI Turquoise Shatter, Two Wet n Wild Craze Colors, and Wet n Wilds Mermaids Cove Collection Polishes in Waves of Enchantment and Diving for Pearls....and some remover!|
I picked up the Wet n Wilds at CVS on clearance and buy 1 get one 50% off so it was only a few bucks for all those!
I think that's all for tonight, then!
P.S. Have any of you watched My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding on TLC? It's fascinating, hahaha! I've never seen dresses this gigantic in my entire life.