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essie Salt Water Happy

essie Salt Water Happy The Daily VarnishI believe this is the last polish from essie’s summer 2015 Peach Side Babe collection I have to review. That means there was only one disappoint from the 6 piece collection; Private Weekend. Because Salt Water Happy is perfection.

essie describes Salt Water Happy as a sugar-sweet Atlantic blue. Well, I don’t know if y’all have ever seen the Atlantic ocean but let me tell you….it looks nothing like this polish.

That being the case I would describe this as a light, baby blue creme. No, the color isn’t revolutionary or unique. But, the formula is absolutely fantastic. I used just two, incredibly easy coats in my swatches. A feat for a color as light as Salt Water Happy.

You can pick up the Peach Side Babe collection at Ulta.

Make sure to check out the swatches under the jump!


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Barielle Gemstones

Barielle Gemstones The Daily Varnish I find doing my nails to be so therapeutic. It’s a way to get a little bit of “me time” and nothing adds a little cheer to that time like a glitter nail polish. After I did my nails essie Private Weekend I wasn’t loving my manicure. To cure that I topped essie Private Weekend […] Continue reading →

Nail Art: Floating Neon Polka Dots

Floating Neon Polka Dot Nail Art Oh hey. It’s Alli. Back with another manicure that involves polka dots! I’ve always had a thing for polka dots but ever since I ordered a new set of dotting tools from Amazon I’ve been going a bit polka dot crazy. For this manicure I really wanted the polka dots to look like they were […] Continue reading →

Color Club Wink, Wink, Twinkle

Color Club Wink, Wink, Twinkle The Daily Varnish Katie knows me well. This polish was one of the few still hanging out in my magical bag of polish Katie sent home with me when I went to visit her in Richmond. I haven’t been into glitter as of late but Wink, Wink, Twinkle looked so lovely in the bottle I finally decided to […] Continue reading →

essie Private Weekend

essie Private Weekend The Daily Varnish Y’all. I am so sad about this polish. SO SAD! I thought I was going to love Private Weekend. The description essie came up with is so lovely: pristine and pretty. sparkling and crisp. infused with subtle shimmer, this radiant white is a lovely luxe getaway from the everyday. Sounds gorgeous. Makes all my nail […] Continue reading →

essie Pret-A-Surfer

essie Pret-A-Surfer The Daily Varnish Ok, y’all, I freaking LOVE this polish! Pret-A-Surfer is from the essie 2015 Peach Side Babe collection. It took a backseat to Sunset Sneaks and Chillato because those two polishes are right up my alley. So this one is a bit of a surprise favorite. essie describes Pret-A-Surfer as a marine blue but depending on […] Continue reading →

Wet n Wild – Nuclear War

WetnWild Nuclear War If you follow me on instagram, you know my I have about 3 interests lately: Ryan Adams, my new (& constantly evolving) balcony garden, and my ankle. Which two of these things are related!? Obviously the ankle and the garden… though, it’d make a much more interesting story if Ryan Adams was involved with either my […] Continue reading →

Nail Art: Gray Polka Dot Manicure

Gray Polka Dot Nail Art It’s no secret I’m totally swooning over Orly Key Lime Twist. Because of that Key Lime Twist has spent a lot of time on my nails. But, I got a new set of dotting tools and I was itching to give them a go. And that’s how this manicure happened. Because Key Lime Twist is […] Continue reading →

essie Chillato

essie Chillato The Daily Varnish A few days ago I was buying a fancy new hose nozzle at Lowe’s when the cashier could not stop talking about my nail color. While I love talking nail polish with just about anyone it at least confirmed that my obsession with Chillato isn’t totally crazy. Chillato is from the essie summer 2015 Peach […] Continue reading →

Nailspiration: Flash Tattoos

Nailspiration Flash Tattoos The Daily Varnish Flash tattoos. The trend now that the weather is getting warmer that I can’t seem to get away from! While I like the idea of flash tattoos they’re not exactly practical for everyday life. So I decided to take the idea of flash tattoos and turn it into a manicure. Most of the flash tattoo […] Continue reading →