I'll be honest with you guys: Anchors Away did not wow me. The colors in the set of brights looked pretty standard to me. Of course Hey, Sailor! immediately drew me in because it's a warm toned red. I resisted it because I have about a million of those warm toned red cremes (my favorite). As for the more neutral set, Sea Spray, the pale blue appealed to me. The more I looked at swatches the more I decided that it resembles Essie Sag Harbor, which I've had for a couple years. I could be totally wrong about that since I haven't seen them compared, but that nagging feeling that I've seen Sea Spray before wouldn't leave me alone. The one polish from Anchors Away I knew I'd have to scoop up was White Cap. I got it yesterday and I am not disappointed.
It's a sheer white jelly with gold glass fleck. And it is stunning. I'm so in love with this polish. I keep staring at my hands in different lighting, admiring the sparkles. At two coats I could still see a little more of my nail line than I'm usually comfortable with, so I added a third. The formula was wonderful. I had no troubles with it. I can't really rave enough about this polish. I feel like it makes my hands look fresh and clean without looking boring. I don't usually layer glitter over other polishes, but I think I'm going to love layering with White Cap. I think I'll love it enough that I might need a back-up bottle. Layering ideas include over Essie Marshmallow, over Rescue Beauty Lounge Bikini Bottom and over American Apparel Office. I can't wait to try one of those out. I suggest that if you like white, gold, jellies or glass fleck you run out and buy White Cap. Trust me, you're going to love it. Also, I'm pretty damn excited to wear this one on my toesies. I love neutrals on my toes, and this one is a neutral with a little kick to it. Yay!
It's the weekend and I'm happy. This past week was taxing. I've been really emotional and I can't turn my mind off. Which of course means that I can't sleep. Which is not good for my, you know, brain function. My parents are out of town this weekend at their new house in central Ohio and my boyfriend is out of town too. I'm all alone-y on my own-y. And what will I do with my Steffie time? I'll be reading Rembrandt connoisseurship case studies. Probably as I drink cup after cup of coffee. But you know what? My nails are gorgeous and that does help. Plus if I get enough reading done I'll reward myself by trying out one of the layering combinations I mentioned :)
So tell me, what have you guys thought of Anchors Away? Are there any colors I overlooked that I should probably go buy? Are you as smitten with White Cap as I am? Lastly, does anyone know how close Essie Sag Harbor and China Glaze Sea Spray are? I'd be interested to know.
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