Essie Smooth Sailing Swatch

August 2, 2011

Essie Smooth Sailing is part of its Braziliant Collection. As soon as I saw the release I fell in love with this unique mix of blue and lavender shade with iridescent reflections from the bottle.


The minute I applied smooth sailing on my nails I literally gasped.  It applies smoothly and evenly.  The blue and lavender shade looks flattering against my skin tone and the fine shimmer particles shows up on my nails beautifully. I am not a big a fan of glittery nails in some funky shades, though it is fun to look at I am just too old to wear glittery nails! On the other hand this lavender shade gives my hand a very elegant and polished look with an edge.

Swatches with 2 coats ( no top coat is applied)




Bottom Line: Love it! One of the most unique shades that has been released recently.


{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

popblush August 2, 2011 at 10:10 pm

This shade looks gorgeous against your skintone hun~

I love nail varnishes that apply evenly, and has a creamy texture- and this seems to do that~ I want to get me some Essie~ ^_^


Reika August 3, 2011 at 12:50 pm

Only this one by Essie has a creamy texture. Most Essie’s that i own have a liquidy texture that dries into a glossy jelly like finish which I absolutely adore.


Amy August 2, 2011 at 11:33 pm

WOW this color is so unique and pretty~ I think I need to get myself one haha 😀


Reika August 3, 2011 at 12:30 pm

You should, before it’s all sold out as I heard that this collection is selling like hot cakes!


Amy August 2, 2011 at 11:33 pm

Oh and I tagged you btw~<3


Reika August 3, 2011 at 12:30 pm

I saw that, thanks Amy 🙂


mulberrytea August 11, 2011 at 5:05 pm

I just ordered a set with 4 of the colors from this collection (Meet Me at Sunset, Smooth Sailing, Braziliant and Super Bossa Nova), and I am waiting for it to ship in a few days.

You’re making me excited to try this! Normally I don’t have good luck with Essie’s blue/purplish shades.


Monica August 12, 2011 at 8:15 am

Hi Reika! I would love to try Essie nail polish, where can you find Essie in Sydney?
Thanks 🙂


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