Sunday, 18 November 2012

NOTD : Ode to Essie

Hey there guys ! So I'm afraid today's post isn't going to start off as cheery as they usually do here on Try My Hand, and that's because we are officially in mourning. Mourning ? "Why are we mourning ?" I hear you ask.. Well ! Yesterday I walked into town knowing that I would be heading straight to Boots to purchase my very first Essie polishes, so there I was in front of all the Essies when...

Ok, prepare yourselves, grab the tissues : I picked up a rather nice looking bottle of polish, and suddenly a suicidal bottle popped out from behind and plummeted to its death on the hard linoleum floor. Needless to say, I was left speechless, with polish dripping down my shoes, looking at the glass that had shattered on the floor, these were sad times. A fair amount of acetone and tissue paper was used to clean up this mess, and I felt so bad about it, I just had to buy the bottle I picked up first (plus it's a pretty colour) !

So the polish in question is Essie Splash of Grenadine, which is my base colour in today's manicure ! I also purchased another Essie polish (buy one get one half price !) but I'll keep that one for another day ! On top of the Essie base polish I painted on some flowers in OPI My Very First Knockwurst, and then did a couple more little dots in the Essie colour again. I did all the floral detailing using a small nail art brush, as opposed to my usual technique of using dotting tools !

So that's it for today's post, I hope it didn't upset you too much... it was a pretty horrific sight ! Reminiscent of a scene from Dexter but with nail varnish as opposed to blood ! When you think about it, that was £8 worth of polish that just fell to it's death, a nail varnish hoarder in need could have used it ! Sad times...

I'll see you all again tomorrow (this time not with a depressed polish story) ! Have a great Monday !


  1. Haha such a sad story! Hope they didn't make you buy it. Great manicure.

  2. Aww that is sad but great art they look so cute!:)


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